Join Date: Jan 2016
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Yes, EX and above are 1.5 turbo. We wouldn't have gotten the EX anyway for reasons mentioned above but the deal breaker for EX was the 1.5 turbo. I talked to my Honda mechanic and got his advice, he told me in order to get almost 200 hp out of that 1.5 motor, that turbo is spinning crazy fast and hot and it has to cool off before shutting the car off at least 2-3 minutes. Those 2-3 minutes are fine for me and some other people but for a mom of two that's usually running from a place to place, that's just not going to happen. Without proper cooling off procedure, the oil starts to build up and by 40-50K miles, turbo goes out and here comes a few thousand dollars of repair, if not more. Besides, the 2.4 is what I call a tried and true motor, no nonsense about it. No need to experiment with turbo Honda when turbo was (as far as I know) never a Honda thing until the Acura RDX. Turbo and Honda just don't make sense to me.
2016 Accord Sport 6MT, 2017 CR-V LX AT, 2011 Accord LX-P AT, 1995 Accord EX 5MT
2003 3.2CL Type S 6MT, 2003 3.2TL Type S AT, 2005 Accord EX-L 6MT, 2003 3.2TL AT, 1999 2.3CL 5MT, 1998 Accord LX 5MT, 1994 Accord LX AT