It's i4, not V4 :thmsup:Lookiong at '07 Accord EXL V4 and V6. The V4 has 29Kmi, the V6 has 37Kmi. both would be private sales, V6 is $900 less needs new tires - both are priced just below market value. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Who da heck does your servicing?? The timing belt change is included in the price of the 120k service at my dealer and that service only runs about 650!Plus the timing belt needs to be replaced on the V6 at 120k/7yrs with an average cost of $1200.
Most of all the transmission problems are with the V6. Pull the dipstick for the trans and make sure the fluid is pink to med. red and NOT brown or black. aranoid: The d. is located down and to the right of the oil d. and is slightly smaller.
Also ask about service records. Hopefully the car has not been to any quicky lube places. Usually dealers, quality indy shops or diy's are your best bet.
The V-6: (1) does need a T-belt at 105k. (2) Has a little less mpg potential than the four. (3) Can turn the 1/4 mile in about 14.5; leaving the 4 far astern.Who da heck does your servicing?? The timing belt change is included in the price of the 120k service at my dealer and that service only runs about 650!
I used to have an I4 and finally upgraded to the V6, I will never go back! I just love the extra power, and honestly the mileage isn't that bad. So far my best on the highway is 29 mpg (with K&N CAI and a 2 in. drop.) Have only had it for a year, so not sure about the tires wearing more yet, but they are gonna any because I am a "spirited" driver. haha. So me bein into power my vote is for the V6, but the I4s are no slouches, so its your pref that really matters, either way both the same good lookin car.
I would get the V6 without question. Like some others have stated the difference in mpg between the I4 and the V6 is maybe 3-4 mpg (give or take).
Sure the cost of changing the timing belt, water pump, etc. will set you back some $$$, but I feel it is worth it for the extra power of the V6. Also, I have no issues with the auto trans (so far, so good, knock on wood). But hey, its your money and your call so good luck.... :yes:
Mechanics told me to walk away from the V6 and then I lost the I4