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Yo I'm looking into accords but I don't know what's faster to get a K24 or a J30. Also if you know the stock 0-60 time for accords for these engines let me know thanks.
 

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Yo I'm looking into accords but I don't know what's faster to get a K24 or a J30. Also if you know the stock 0-60 time for accords for these engines let me know thanks.
Coupe or Sedan, Auto or Manual?

My guess is Auto 4 cyl: 8.0 sec 0-60
Manual 4 cyl: 7.5 sec 0-60
Auto 6 cyl: 6.7 sec 0-60
Manual 6 cyl: 6.0 sec 0-60

These numbers should be correct +/- 5%.

* FYI a V6 engine is called a "V" 6 because there are two banks of 3 cylinders each attached at the crankshaft in the shape of a "V"

The honda 4 cylinder - is 1 bank of 4 cylinders - commonly referred to as an "I" 4.

In the early 1970's, Saab actually did make a "V"4, which was two banks of two cylinders each, attached at the crankshaft in (you guessed it) the shape of a "V".
 
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The V6 manual is the fastest I believe. For 2003, a sedan V6 is only available in an auto, which I would recommend avoiding due to transmission failures.

However, the K24 4 still has good power, especially with the 5spd. For a sedan 03, I'd recommend k24 5spd, or coupe v6 6spd.

Either way, you need to test drive both IMO.
 

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After having both...the 4 is a pig below 2500.

GET THE 6
 

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if you're concerned with 0-60 times the accord isn't for you.
 
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Let me know if you ever find a V4 :D

I4 = 4cyl (in line, forming an "I")
V6=6cyl (3x3 mirror image, forming a "V")



I4 - gas saver, good power

V6 - less MPG, more power


Choose your pick.
 

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i4 5spd is the most economical and reliable option in coupe or sedan. not a super car, but faster than most of the other cars. its a 2.4L, so a big 4 cyl.
in addition I4's are all timing chain, so does not require maintenance.
any year is good 2003-2007
 

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I4 is WAY easier to maintain, (no timing belt to replace) and easier in general to work on.
AND it doesn't chew through transmissions like the V6 likes to do.

The I4 isn't exactly underpowered either.

I4 all the way.
 
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No V4 for this model. I love my I4 5spd, although I haven't driven any v6. It's faster than a Civic of the same generation. I do agree, it is a little sluggish below 2500rpms, but is fine for highway cruising IMO.

Do keep in mind, that while the 4cyl's do have a timing chain, make sure the oil was changed regularly and it wasn't run low, because this can cause the chain to stretch, needing an expensive repair.
 

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No V4 for this model. I love my I4 5spd, although I haven't driven any v6. It's faster than a Civic of the same generation. I do agree, it is a little sluggish below 2500rpms, but is fine for highway cruising IMO.

Do keep in mind, that while the 4cyl's do have a timing chain, make sure the oil was changed regularly and it wasn't run low, because this can cause the chain to stretch, needing an expensive repair.
Yep I always keep the oil .5 of a quart above the full mark. No problems.
 

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V6 - known for more Transmission problems in Auto.

if you plan to mod it performance wise, V6 is the way to go
 

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V6 - known for more Transmission problems in Auto.

if you plan to mod it performance wise, V6 is the way to go
v6 is good for power no doubt, but what good is it if you're beating on a knowingly weak transmission?

if you want a race car then buy a race car.
 

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v6 is good for power no doubt, but what good is it if you're beating on a knowingly weak transmission?

if you want a race car then buy a race car.
I wouldn't buy a V6 auto unless it was an 06 or newer. I believe they worked out most of the issues later on.
 

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v6 is good for power no doubt, but what good is it if you're beating on a knowingly weak transmission?

if you want a race car then buy a race car.
You're not if you get a 6spd
 

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You're not if you get a 6spd
this, if you've never driven a 6 speed, its loads better than a 5 spd. and those that argue why, it just is overall a better more in tuned driving experience

6 speeds are rare to begin with too

i agree that if i were to go back in time, i wouldn't buy a Auto unless it had super low miles so i could make sure i did EVERYTHING to prolong the transmission but to lose the amount of Horsepower you would from driving a non V6, sometimes guys have dropped lots and lots of money on Forced Induction just to get normally aspirated V6 numbers


its all about what your looking for long term. dropping thousands on Forced Induction on non V6 can be fun and probably even better than a OEM V6 Auto but to think a V6 w/a couple bolt ons would probably beat most FI non V6s is something i would take into consideration
 

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v6 is good for power no doubt, but what good is it if you're beating on a knowingly weak transmission?
BS! You REALLY need to read more than three posts on a forum and comprehend what you have read before you go regurgitating all over the place. I've owned mine for 7 years now and have not had one hiccup from the AT. :x
 

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