I almost LOL'd with you, until I remembered that this "theory" sounds good in theory. However, that sure isn't the case with DA members' experience with their own 7G Accords. Maybe we need a poll of 7G owners that have actually been let down fast by a chain or belt?!?!? :cryingLOL, the problem is not the chain, the problem is the care. A belt will let you down faster than a chain.