You are way off base with your initial statement. The first V6 honda built was the C-series engine, which had a Vee angle of 90*. This is the V6 design used in the NSX (which had a DOHC variant) as well as in the 5th gen Accords and earlier Legend (now the TL). All current Honda V6s from 1998 on (with the exception of the RL until 2006) are J-series V6s, which use a 60* bank angle, resulting in a more compact engine.Belts are no doubt much cheaper implement. Not to mention Honda did not change there V6 block design since it was intro. in 1992. There are minor changes as time went by but pretty much the same block. All their V6 blocks are belt driven. Belts are quieter but is like a ticking time bomb in the engine. With the current 8th gen accords we just got new heads bolted onto a true and tried block. It looks like it was a cost move. Im not worry at all because I use to have a integra gsr before it was totaled. The b18c1 DOHC belt driven engine took every beating. Spirted driving, autox and hpde events. I have never snapped a timing belt no matter how hard i drove.