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Old 08 Apr 2007, 11:27 am
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Default accord v6 vs 4

i want to buy an 07 accord.

i have a 99 v6 camry that requires extreme effort to change rear 3
plugs and $ 1000 + by others to change timing belt.

i hear 4cyl accord has steel chain that does not need replacing at
scheduled interval.

how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?

thank you

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Old 08 Apr 2007, 12:06 pm
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"w" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>i want to buy an 07 accord.
>
> i have a 99 v6 camry that requires extreme effort to change rear 3
> plugs and $ 1000 + by others to change timing belt.
>
> i hear 4cyl accord has steel chain that does not need replacing at
> scheduled interval.
>
> how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?


Easy. It took me all of thirty minutes from the time I picked up the
tools and went outside to the time I came back inside, after the work was
completed.


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Old 08 Apr 2007, 04:10 pm
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Default Re: accord v6 vs 4

Plugs easy.

Still $600+ to change timing belt and water pump. My son as the 4-cyl and
it is very peppy. I still prefer my V6 though.

G-Man


"w" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>i want to buy an 07 accord.
>
> i have a 99 v6 camry that requires extreme effort to change rear 3
> plugs and $ 1000 + by others to change timing belt.
>
> i hear 4cyl accord has steel chain that does not need replacing at
> scheduled interval.
>
> how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?
>
> thank you
>



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Old 08 Apr 2007, 07:01 pm
Don R
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Default Re: accord v6 vs 4

I just bought an 07 Accord 4 cylinder. It has plenty of power for most
purposes. I was going to buy the 6 but they encouraged me to test drive the
4 and I'm glad I did. The 6 costs a bunch more initially and more on
maintenance and with gas prices rising it was a no-brainer. I highly
recommend you try the 4 before you make your final decision. BTW, the chain
is extremely quiet. See for yourself.
"w" <wp51dos@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>i want to buy an 07 accord.
>
> i have a 99 v6 camry that requires extreme effort to change rear 3
> plugs and $ 1000 + by others to change timing belt.
>
> i hear 4cyl accord has steel chain that does not need replacing at
> scheduled interval.
>
> how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?
>
> thank you
>



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Old 09 Apr 2007, 07:56 am
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Default Re: accord v6 vs 4


w wrote:
> i want to buy an 07 accord.
>
> how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?
>


more importantly, how hard is the v6 on tires, gas, maintenance,
wallet, brakes, etc.?

bob z.

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Old 09 Apr 2007, 11:06 am
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Default Re: accord v6 vs 4

On Apr 9, 5:56 am, "bob zee" <bobz...@gmail.com> wrote:
> w wrote:
> > i want to buy an 07 accord.

>
> > how hard is it to change v6 accord rear plugs ?

>
> more importantly, how hard is the v6 on tires, gas, maintenance,


v6 is coupled to an automatic in most configurations,
how hard could it possibly be on tires?
It weighs more than i4 naturally, the front end is heavier
so it will wear the fronts marginally more than i4. People rarely
run decent tires on accords anyway, so it's no big loss.
why do you even care? If you want one and can afford to run
it why not? Judging from your question you might not, therefore
to be on the safe side and allow for the possibility of the
$4-5 gas why won't you do yourself a favor and buy an i4
with a stick?

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Old 09 Apr 2007, 11:29 am
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On Apr 9, 12:06 pm, isq...@gmail.com wrote:

> v6 is coupled to an automatic in most configurations,
> how hard could it possibly be on tires?


~240hp vs. ~166hp - applied to which tires? yep, the front ones.
the same tires doing the stopping and turning.


> It weighs more than i4 naturally, the front end is heavier
> so it will wear the fronts marginally more than i4. People rarely
> run decent tires on accords anyway, so it's no big loss.
> why do you even care? If you want one and can afford to run
> it why not? Judging from your question you might not, therefore
> to be on the safe side and allow for the possibility of the
> $4-5 gas why won't you do yourself a favor and buy an i4
> with a stick?


i love my 4-cyl 5-speed accord.
:~)>

bob z.

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Old 09 Apr 2007, 11:59 am
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And I LOVE my V6. So we are both happy :-)

BTW, I'm getting 29 Mpg on the V6. Can't complain! I think the auto trans
shifts so much smoother on the V6 compared to the 4, but if you are
"Sticking" it, doesn't matter.

One of my sons has the LX4-Cyl 5-Spd (2005) and my other son has the EXV6
5-Spd (2006). I have my old '96 LX 4-Cyl beater and a 2006 EX-V6 NAV. The
wife has an '05 Pilot.

We are a Honda family for sure.

G-Man


do yourself a favor and buy an i4
>> with a stick?

>
> i love my 4-cyl 5-speed accord.
> :~)>
>
> bob z.
>



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Old 09 Apr 2007, 01:03 pm
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In article <131ks7tn5jiuh33@news.supernews.com>,
"G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote:

> BTW, I'm getting 29 Mpg on the V6. Can't complain!


Wow.

I have a 94 Lexus ES300 and I get 27-28mpg on the freeway. Are you
getting 29 on the freeway or in town?

If that's all you're getting on the freeway, try this: do two or three
full tanks of Shell V-Power, then start using Shell 87 octane fuel. See
what your mileage becomes.

Yeah, Shell gas overall is more expensive to buy than the grocery store
gas. But it turned out to be CHEAPER TO RUN than the grocery store gas,
because I got more miles out of each and every gallon.

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Old 09 Apr 2007, 01:20 pm
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It's mixed driving. Probably 50/50. Even my commute has a Mtn. I have to
cross.

I'll give the Comparison with those fuels a try. Right now I use Costco 87
Octane. Yeah, it's cheap gas, but it's always fresh! They pump more fuel
than anyone in town :-)

I used to use HighTest in my sportbike all the time (GSX-R1000), but it
never got any better mileage or performance I could tell. What I did notice
is you can hear more knock in it when the temp is 95-100. In those temps, I
go the higher octane.

BTW, I ran a tank of Nutec race fuel in it once, and on the Dyno, it boosted
the Hp +5. But at $90 a 5 Gallon can at the time, it really wasn't worth it
:-)

G-Man


"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
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> In article <131ks7tn5jiuh33@news.supernews.com>,
> "G-Man" <g_foreman@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> BTW, I'm getting 29 Mpg on the V6. Can't complain!

>
> Wow.
>
> I have a 94 Lexus ES300 and I get 27-28mpg on the freeway. Are you
> getting 29 on the freeway or in town?
>
> If that's all you're getting on the freeway, try this: do two or three
> full tanks of Shell V-Power, then start using Shell 87 octane fuel. See
> what your mileage becomes.
>
> Yeah, Shell gas overall is more expensive to buy than the grocery store
> gas. But it turned out to be CHEAPER TO RUN than the grocery store gas,
> because I got more miles out of each and every gallon.
>



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