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post #1 of 48 Old 01-03-2018, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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2017 V6 worth extra upgrade for 2K

Only issue is, its white color - I would have loved black. I don't drive on the highway, ( Vancouver BC doesn't really have big highways ) and I work from home at-least for now. But from Engine POV, is it massive difference in performance and features so stick with 4cyl or upgrade

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Is it a massive difference? My guess would be yes.. it's massive. For 2K I would do it easy. I think they look great in white too.

But that's just me. My last car had around 190hp and was about the same size, the Accord V6 has around 280hp and it is immensely faster. I can't imagine not feeling that way about coming from the 185hp 4 cyl CVT and going to the V6.
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It really depends on what the OP wants. When shopping we looked at both, 4 & 6 cylinder models. Dad was old school and felt the 4 cyl would be insufficient. Last 4cyl car he drove was a early 90's (late 80's?) olds cutlass ciera. That was truly a pos. After test driving both, and considering all/most of his trips were short/around town the extra power would go to waste. Not to mention poorer mpg around town, potential vcm issues. With dad's driving style, he really didn't notice much difference in power. It will be 3 years in april, no complaints.
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Only issue is, its white color - I would have loved black. I don't drive on the highway, ( Vancouver BC doesn't really have big highways ) and I work from home at-least for now. But from Engine POV, is it massive difference in performance and features? so stick with 4cyl or upgrade?
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I'm driving an 2015 Accord Sport, wanted to switch over to the V6 but after talking to mechanics and considering how bad the traffic is in Vancouver, I decided to stay with my I4. Gas consumption is gonna be a huge difference with the V6 when I'm stuck on Granville Street at 8am and 5pm
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If all you’re doing is urban driving in and around Vancouver, you’ll never notice the difference of the V6. The V6 offers nothing really in constant stop and go urban traffic. If that’s your major or only driving situation you’d do best overall with the hybrid actually, IMO.
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Accord #1 was a I4
Accord #2 is a V6

8G, but 9G ain't all that different.

The V6 is far more fun and the power difference full bolt on I4 vs stock V6 is dramatic. As ^ said, if all you do is drive in traffic then the V6 makes no difference. In AZ we have freeways that you can blast at ludicrous speed and need to do a pass at 85mph or more where you need the V6 power. The I4 can do pretty deep triple digit speeds given enough time but it's that transient acceleration that it's pretty bad at once you get to freeway speeds.

For me I'd say it'd be worth an extra $2k. The problem was when shopping new that the V6 vs. LX ends up being something like $8k difference where it's not really worth it. (Another discussion going from LX to EX-L where I don't really care about any of the feature differences).
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Drive both, you'll see. I bought the V6, not because of the power or acceleration, but for it's velvety smooth delivery of power. The 4 and 6 are not the same car. I got the V6 because it's just so much nicer.

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Get it. $2k to me anyway is not a lot to get the instant power of a V6. I live in a large city with plenty of freeways and fast, heavy traffic. I'm a, ah, spirited driver. When I need to merge, do a lane change or other such maneuver, I could never do without it.

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Only issue is, its white color - I would have loved black. I don't drive on the highway, ( Vancouver BC doesn't really have big highways ) and I work from home at-least for now. But from Engine POV, is it massive difference in performance and features? so stick with 4cyl or upgrade?
in my opinion black does not look good on Accords. Look good on Mercedes. Having sad that I used to own black MB, when it is new it looks good but after a year or so it shows chip marks more than lighter color. It is so difficult to clean black as it shows swirl marks . I bought champagne accord and vinyl wrapped roof with black. It looks beautiful and eye catching. Try black roof wrap it will look good.
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I drove through Vancouver BC this holiday and there's nowhere to use modern V6 power during waking hours. There are no freeways that go through the city itself and the outside highway speed limits are 100 KPH (62 mph). The city only has surface streets and there are no left turn lanes/lights which means the left lanes are usually stopped. Vancouver is full of AMG CLA45s and other luxocars stuck in traffic. There was no chance to even hit my usual 7K rpm redline on my 4 banger.

I will say beside the engine, you could make the argument the 6 speed auto itself is worth 2K over CVT.

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What's the extra upgrade? Is it from an i4 to a V6? If so, then yes. Please clarify.

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yes it's worth it - get the 6 - you'll be happy you did

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For 2000, I think it's worth it. The V6 is smoother, sounds better, is effortless and never leaves me wanting for more. It really is a completely different car to ME with the larger engine and this is true of just about any model by most manufacturers. I wouldn't think twice about it.

My wife wouldn't notice the difference at all and she would likely appreciate the extra mileage around town.

It's about priorities. If you list "driving experience" as one of your priorities, even in the city, get the 6.

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