I don't want power. I just want my car to give me good mpg, good handling, and keep it in good running condition.If by performance, you mean power, then you aren't going to come close to what your car would be if it had two more cylinders without going completely broke. And even if you had deep enough pockets to add some good power, your car would be a ticking time bomb and a membership in AAA would be a wise investment. Focus your resources on looks, handling, and getting it in top running condition where you can achieve the best MPG.
I have not checked the owners manual. But I will. I bought the car with 144,000 miles from a honda dealership but I do not know what maintenance has been done to it so far. It runs really smooth, the power steering feels a little hard compared to my girlfriends civic. Besides that everything is running great.Which maintenance procedures does your owner's manual inform you to do based on mileage? (what is your mileage?)
You do have an owner's manual, right? If not, eBay is your friend.
Everything is easy on a 4 cylinder. Every single maintenance procedure. You can do EVERYTHING for under $250 in one day...no kidding.
Easier than selling it and buying a V6
+1 for cleaning it up ... I'm sure the OP won't mind his post getting deleted to make way for a sticky thread ? The greater good and all ... I've spent a far bit of time searching the forum for some of this info, kudos to Rick for pulling it all together.Create a new thread for it maybe so it's the only post and Rick can update as he acquires more knowledge of the venerable 7th gen Accord?