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post #1 of 31 Old 02-22-2010, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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2010 EXL V6 Sedan or 190hp I4

We are ready to trade up from a 06 EXL sedan V6 to a 2010 V6 sedan or 4cyl.

I noticed the gas mileage was about the same. Same wheel size and features. I guess the diffrence is 81Hp and alot of torque. Anyone with the V6 regret it ? Whats the diffrence in 0-60 times between the two.

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I got a 2009 coupe 4 cyl for $23500 out the door (Honda had $1500 rebate), the cost differents was the deciding factor. I also have a 2001 CL-S with headers and intake. Yes there is a big differents in power. I do miss it when getting on the HW and passing. My 4 cyl coupe's RPM is around 2400rpm at 70mph and I get 26-27 mpg's. My Cl is at 1900 rpm and I get 26- 29 mpg's. (Both using regular) CL has even more power on premium fuel.

BUT my added issue was not power, it's road noise.

My CL at 70 has 71-73 dBs road noise inside the cabin. My coupe is 74-77 dB's over the same roads. I did get new Michelins under warrenty for being to noisy. I had to pick any other Michelin, didn't work. I completely removed the interior and trunk panels and added dampner (more to what Honda has put on), added foam and then mass loaded vynal for sound blocking. Now I'm at 73-76 dB's. I still need more blocking material under the dash. Tire noise is a big differents between Honda and Acura.

I took a part my Cl and found the carpet was lined with mass loaded vynal and foam,, so Honda knows how to make cars quite. This week end I was in an Acura dealership and the comparable TSX (4 cyl over 200 hp but premium fuel) was over $30k,, this car is known as a Honda Accord in Europe go figure they get the better car.

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I'm not a hp lover. However, I'm happy with my V6. A bit disappointed in some sense that I was expecting a "pocket" rocket - coming from a Sentra SE-R Spec V. Numbers don't lie, so the Accord V6 is way faster (0-60 in 6.5), but just don't feel it unless you jump on the gas. I guess the V6 (auto) is tuned for MPG IMO.

Why did I get the V6?

Honest answers.

1. I did not like the front end of the 4 cylinder fog light area. Love the V6 front end.

2. Dual exahust tips. I don't mind single. But figure I would crave for dual look later, so might as well spend the extra ~ $2K+.

So the reasons are all cosmetic for me.

The only down side on the V6 is the VCM. Mine is agressive and I do feel it (maybe it's just me). Then again, I'm sure that would also keep me from complaining the MPG since VCM does make MPG better.

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Give it break-in time. My car at 70-75mph gets 34-35mpg. I also keep my tires (not michelins) pumped to 35psi. My doors were covered with dynamat with my speaker install which im sure helped. My car is 1-2db above the V6 now. What model Michelins are u running now? Nice car btw.

I must segway to this question...

How does your car feel now with those mods? I had an 03 CL-S 6-spd myself at one point. Miss it.

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Give it break-in time. My car at 70-75mph gets 34-35mpg. I also keep my tires (not michelins) pumped to 35psi. My doors were covered with dynamat with my speaker install which im sure helped. My car is 1-2db above the V6 now. What model Michelins are u running now? Nice car btw.

I must segway to this question...

How does your car feel now with those mods? I had an 03 CL-S 6-spd myself at one point. Miss it.

My car now has 14 k miles, well passed break in. I drive 85 miles rt daily mostly at 70 mph,, best I ever got was 29 mpg. I added 85 lbs of sound material. I have used 6 sheets of dynamat but that's sound deadning for vibration not stopping sound. It's only needed 30% coverage to stop panels from vibrating. The vynal and foam stops sound. I used sound deadner show down as a source for data and material. I was going to 100% coverage with dynamat BUT I did more research and saw thru the SALES gimmicks.

Michelin pilot AVS (?) went with 245 / 45 17,, car handles tighter,, same rolling diameter and on 10 mm wider so I don't think that's killing my mpg's,, tire rack rated these as quite ??



The CL-S with headers, intake and 1.5 in lowering springs/swaybars (all Comptech Stuff) still feels great after 180 k miles,, gave car to my 21 year old for a college car.

I drive to much so I needed a newer car. Went with 4 cyl because of economics, coupe because there's still spark in my bones somewhere.
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Prefer Honda's I4 engine, this is my thrid I4 (current purchased in 2009). One month after owning a 1999 Accord EX V6, I wish I had purchased an I4. Why? because an I4 is sufficient for my driving, and with 190 HP has plenty of get up and go. Regards

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No regrets love my 2010 ex-l v6 even more then my tsx which cost more.

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Direct to OP, .5 sec 0-60 time. I prefer the tsx k24a2 engines to the z3's found in the accord, but the 4 cylinder still is a nice engine to hop around in. I opted away from honda's v6 coming from my 06 tsx this weekend because the v6 just felt heavy and sluggish. Given would need some break in time, sure, better oil, sure, things like that as a new car. Nonetheless, it just felt heavy and I have a sneaky feeling it is because of the AT. However, wife has to be able to drive our new cars and she does not like 6 speed like we had on the 06 tsx. I bet if you were able to get the v6 accord with manual it would be a totally different experience than what I went through this weekend. In the end, we have our 04 tsx and the 10 accord coupe lx-s. I'm happy and no regrets not getting the v6; the gas mileage on the accord i4 is just GREAT.

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Prefer the I4. If I wanted speed (acceleration), would go for something else. Also I4 has cheaper maintenance in the long run. Aesthetically, however, I do like the dual exhaust and front bumper of the V6.

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My car now has 14 k miles, well passed break in. I drive 85 miles rt daily mostly at 70 mph,, best I ever got was 29 mpg. I added 85 lbs of sound material. I have used 6 sheets of dynamat but that's sound deadning for vibration not stopping sound. It's only needed 30% coverage to stop panels from vibrating. The vynal and foam stops sound. I used sound deadner show down as a source for data and material. I was going to 100% coverage with dynamat BUT I did more research and saw thru the SALES gimmicks.

Michelin pilot AVS (?) went with 245 / 45 17,, car handles tighter,, same rolling diameter and on 10 mm wider so I don't think that's killing my mpg's,, tire rack rated these as quite ??



The CL-S with headers, intake and 1.5 in lowering springs/swaybars (all Comptech Stuff) still feels great after 180 k miles,, gave car to my 21 year old for a college car.

I drive to much so I needed a newer car. Went with 4 cyl because of economics, coupe because there's still spark in my bones somewhere.
Have you thought about upgrading intake? At least with a K&N drop-in filter?

Desmond,

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5000k HID's, Leather seats, Full Harmon Kardon System System, Cusco Mid-Brace. 10mm rear spacers, Tanabe Medallion Exhaust, HPS short ram intake and Tein S-Tech springs with race header and more to come

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auto for auto, i went with the i4, the vcm v6 review numbers all seemed to have pretty poor acceleration relatively speaking.
the V6 auto sedans seem to have problems breaking 15.0 sec/quarter mile, and magazines already test/correct their numbers in ideal conditions.

plus the v6 still has timing belt, i4 has timing chain.
manual is a different animal, but costs even more and harder to find.
I needed a car on short notice, good luck finding and getting a deal on V6 6MT in that case.

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Direct to OP, .5 sec 0-60 time.
Are you kidding? Both cars being automatic, the difference is almost 2 whole seconds! The V6 is definitely worth the extra money.

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TEST DATA
Acceleration to mph,
0-30 2.4
0-40 3.5
0-50 4.9
0-60 6.5
0-70 8.4
0-80 11.2
0-90 13.9
Passing, 45-65 mph, 3.2 sec
Quarter mile 15.0 sec 94.1 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 131 ft
Lateral acceleration, 0.81 g (avg)
Top-gear revs 60 mph, 2100 rpm


4-cyl. :

TEST DATA
Acceleration to mph
0-30 2.9 sec
0-40 4.3
0-50 6.2
0-60 8.2
0-70 10.5
0-80 13.8
0-90 17.4
Passing, 45-65 mph 4.1
Quarter mile 16.3 sec 87.0 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 130 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.84 g (avg)
Top-gear revs 60 mph 2050 rpm

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manual is a different animal, but costs even more and harder to find.
I needed a car on short notice, good luck finding and getting a deal on V6 6MT in that case.
OP wants a sedan. Manual trans is not an option on the V6 sedan at all.

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Have you thought about upgrading intake? At least with a K&N drop-in filter?

Looked into the Injen design, I have been a AMSoil wholesalers for ten years and they have a very good cone filter that is used on the InJEN. InJen $300 is way to much,, my design is to use the upper air box (filter removed) and connect AMSOIL cone filter ($50) to the lower box,, Noise baffels boxs are removed. Might put a tube thru the box to the cone. This will keep all the Honda sensors in place. This is my next project. I saw some data and reports that not much increase in mpg's.
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If I had to do it again I would buy the V6 over the 190HP I4. The EX-L V6 gets a power passenger seat, some insulation panels (no big deal for this one) and standard Homelink buttons compared to the EX-L I4 that I have.


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