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.
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?
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.
do yourself a favor and buy an i4
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.
It's mixed driving. Probably 50/50. Even my commute has a Mtn. I have to
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
The thing with the Shell V-Power is not the octane level, but the level
of fuel system cleaners it has. A couple tanks of V-Power will clean
out any of the Costco-sourced gunk you may have. Then it's OK to go
back to the specified 87 octane Shell, which has more cleaners than a
Costco tank will ever see but not as much as the V-Power. The 87 octane
Shell fuel will keep your system clean after it's been cleaned out.
Get your fuel system clean, and run Shell. Give yourself, say, 4-5
tanks total and see what happens. I'm thinking that if I'm getting
27-28mpg with a 94 Lexus with 175K miles on it, a newish Honda V6 should
do significantly better. But only with the right fuels (and I don't
mean octane rating, which has nothing to do with it).
If you have any questions, see Shell's web site about their Top Tier
fuel specification as recommended by Honda and Toyota.
Neither is built for racing, and in city traffic and freeways under
80mph, you're lucky if you draw even 100hp out of either engine for
more than a few seconds in an average day. Well, maybe if you go up a
mountain pass on your commute. What wears tires is the extra weight
of the six, and whatever stress you get in handling. Or carrying bags
of cement in the trunk.
And that's where I think the four is better, the Accord frame is
better balanced with the lighter engine so there's less weight, less
direct stress, and less understeering stress with the four.
Though who cares, again, in normal use the six will probably get 60k
or more on OEM tires anyway. But just maybe, the four is a little
nicer to drive in some situations. In others, sure, getting another
80hp for a few seconds is more fun!
Would you like fries with that? Gotta wonder how you will
extract those 240 hp with a slushbox.
Besides, the only speed where you can overpower the wheels
is the first one and you need a rowing implement for that
to apply whatever TORQUE the engine can muster
to the LSDless frontend. 240hp sheesh.
I'm not disputing that V6 is pulling harder and the car accelerates
faster, but for shaving rubber quickly wheelspeen helps (as does
ABSlessness of brakes. Not an option on Accord
On Apr 10, 1:05 am, email@example.com wrote:
who is taking my car out of my garage at night everytime 60,000 miles
shows up on the odometer and wears out the tires? I need to get an
alarm on there and hopefully catch the little rascal.
now i know why my tires are wearing out. i knew it couldn't be from
spinning or locking them up.
Holy cow! You get 60k miles out of your tires? What kind of
crap do Accords come outfitted with? I could not get
30k out of crapenza 92 and these tires suck big time.
I dire not to think how 60k tires perform.
On Apr 13, 2:55 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
i don't get that mileage out of my tires, but tire wear is not
strictly a function of the speed differential between the pavement and
the tire. my previous posts were lame attempts, on my part, to prove
that the v6 accord /will/ wear out tires faster than a 4-cyl accord.
I got 100,000 out of a set of Bridgestones on an '80 Corolla. Needless to
say, I even called Bridgestone to get another set, and of course they were
discontinued! ("we need to sell tires!" the Factory Rep told me!)
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