Join Date: Oct 2015
location: Acworth, GA
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"Gentle" mods to 6-6 coupe?
OK gang, follow up question to my first post about having a 6-6 coupe as a fun daily driver.
I've test driven a bunch of cars and narrowed down the list. Ruled out the Mazdaspeed3 and Focus ST because with the amount of driving I do (35k/year), I donít want to deal with a turbo direct injection motor. Just too many issues waiting to happen. Test drove a í12 Infiniti G37. Really liked the car, but just wasnít the right fit for me. Took a second test drive in a 6-6 coupe and came away with the same impressions. Itís a jack of all trades. Thatís not damning it with faint praise, I really like the car. As soon as I got in it, the first thing that came to mind was ďThis is a car I could live with for yearsĒ. Just does everything well. It has surprisingly good power, though not a complete rocket. I then went and test drove a í12 Mustang GT Premium because a nearby dealer had one at exactly the same price as the í13 6-6 coupe I drove. The Mustang is obviously a much better sports car. Itís incredibly fast and pure driving fun. It had me giggling the whole time. I loved it. ButÖitís got a much smaller back seat, is thirstier, has a so-so interior (even in Premium trim) and isnít quite Honda slick.
So at this point, Iím 50/50 torn on the two. The Honda is much more logical. But the Mustang is a car guyís car. If I went with the Accord, are there any reasonable mods I could do to improve handling? Unless Iím wrong, there isnít much you can do with the 3.5L without doing major upgrades, which I donít want to do. Obviously, I can replace the all-season tires with summer tires (I live in Atlanta, have no concerns with winter driving). But anything else thatís subtle/gentle? I wouldnít want to ruin the ride quality, and Iím not at all a fan of the import tuner look. Iíd want to keep my car looking 100% stock. Would a rear sway bar make a big difference in handling for the 6-6?