As a I4 driver it sadness me to say but I agree. If you gonna go all out on v6 mods might as well buy one. Selling your car plus the " mod " money you got yourself a v6. Or swap out engine and tranny. Timing belt you gonna have to do on any car at some point so yeah can't really save there. I got a 2000 Accord that I had for over a year in that time I put on 50k. All I replaced was the two belts, upper control arms and radiator plus the hoses and front rotors with pads and just drums in back. All that thru out the year costed me $1000 if I was to added to the 1800 I spent when I got the car well it wouldn't be a I4.. however my plans is to run my car for as long as I could with only repairs that A needed cause i do drive between four diff states for work so I put on miles quick. Once it gives up on me my next thing put a v6 engine with 64k on it for $500 and another 1k let's say for labor. Sounds crazy right ? But I'm saving in long run from doing repairs that I have already done on my Honda. The usual wear and tare.and what may that baggage be?I don't want the baggage that comes with it.
2 less miles a gallon?
a timing belt once in a couple of years?
2 extra spark plugs?
Do you realize that you put more money in repairing yours than me in my timing belt?
In my 10 years of owning this Accord since 27k miles, I have put $900 in it...that is parts and labor together.
That excludes regular maintenance such as fluid changes and filters.
You know what comes with baggage? VW, Audi, BMW, Fiat!!! You haven't seen baggage until you paid 5K for a clutch replacement on a BMW. Calling trifles baggage is absurd.
Maintenance? Please! At least I don't have to worry about a rubber belt snapping, or shooting a spark plug out if I don't torque it every so often. Or eating a transI don't think the OP could handle the refined engine and extra power of the V6 so he's prolly doing it right by just sticking to the "V6 mods". Not sure why he's trying to mod his way into one other than he must be trying to compensate for something. Perhaps the maintenance and repair on his i4 is getting too out expensive and time consuming.
But if you have the v6 sized battery...Yes, but our battery is much smaller, so we don't need it. :lmao: