Hey brother, thanks a lot man. Means a lot. Awesome you're in B.C.! I was just there 3 weeks ago haha.
That's my car there, it is the i4.. I settled for it because to be honest I'm not going to speed, never have.. Never will.
I truly wanted the v6 just because of the DEEEEEP rumble the exhausts can produce..
I heard a magnaflow can produce that for me on the i4 but I haven't seen any youtube videos yet.. What do you think? Any idea?
Did you enjoy the rain? Must be nice to have rain instead of the nasty white stuff.
The 8th Gen V6 pulls pretty hard and sounds great. One small regret I have is that my car has the automatic transmission. I recently started taking driving lessons for standard, and I actually enjoyed it. 8th Gen V6 with the 6-speed standard(we call them 6/6 here) goes even faster than the V6 with the automatic. That said, automatic transmissions on Accords had issues in the past, but anything beyond late 2005 is good and reliable. The one in your car will serve you well.
Aftermarket exhausts are expensive, and you could end up with a very terrible sound(something like a fartcan) if you buy the wrong thing, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend them. If you just want a different sound, you could go with a CAI(cold air intake) or SRI(short ram intake).
Congratulations on your new (to you) car! I bought my 2012 coupe (EX-L V6 5AT) in May of 2015, and I really enjoy driving it. In 20 months, I've driven it about 33,000 miles, and I've been to 15 states. I live in NJ, and I've taken it as far north as New Hampshire, to a wedding in Wisconsin, the Honda Heritage Center in Ohio, Gettysburg National Battlefield, to see wild horses in Virginia, and lots of other cool places in between. It's been through days where the temperatures have reached 110 degree Fahrenheit, snowstorms (a good set of Nokian winter tires make this thing into a tank in the snow), tunnels under mountains, and lots of highway miles. Through it all, the gas mileage has been terrific, the car is in great shape, and aside from routine maintenance, the only expense was a new rim when a pothole on the freeway bent one of my wheels out of round, past the point of repair (sigh). I have no complaints (well, ok, I have some minor complaints, but they are few and far between).
I second what JinX said about modding vs. ricing- so much truth here. Spend your time carefully evaluating where you want your money to go. If you want an exhaust, ok... but if you go crazy hacking stuff off your exhaust system (guys that go,"OMG! I DELETED all my exhaust. SO awesome rasp! zOMG! NOM NOM NOM") you're going to have quite a droning racket, especially at highway speed. If you want to go performance, be mindful of how you build it. It's easy to bolt on "go faster" parts, but honestly, much of that stuff accomplishes very little. Start with a clear goal of what you want to do, and build from there. And as JinX also says, a good tune is a great place to begin.
Good luck! You'll find tons of advice on this board, and the search feature is going to be your best friend.
Your car is essentially his car's style(8.5th Gen) + my car's powertrain. Nice.
Gas mileage wise, V6s do really well on highways, but with my more aggressive driving style in the city, the gas mileage isn't that good in city driving. I4s having better gas mileage in the city, but I heard V6s are more fitted for highway driving than I4s in general.
I feel your pain on the bent rims. Had a bent rim that was, fortunately, fixable, and that cost me CAN$200. There is a big street with an insane amount of potholes around here. Really trying to avoid driving on that street now. Stuff like this makes me wonder where the 7% provincial tax(2nd highest in Canada) went.
And totally agree with your input on the mods and upgrades.
Finally to OP: like jimjam said, check all the fluids before delivery.
Oil level should be at the top hole(check it when the car is cold) and shouldn't look black. The dipstick is at the top of the engine with an orange handle on it.
Automatic transmission fluid should be a pinkish-red
colour and the level should also be at the top hole when the transmission is fully warmed up. If it's brown
, it needs to be changed. The dipstick has a yellow loop on it.
Power steering fluid is stored at a little white reservoir with a red cap on the passenger side under the hood. Shine a flashlight into it, and make sure the colour isn't too dark.