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|13th May 2010, 11:19||#16|
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My vote would go for the VTEC too. A few months ago, when I was looking for another car, i found a few Honda's. One was an automatic for about 2.4L. Could have bargained for about 15K odd, but decided against it. Gotta buy a Honda some day!
In the end, my pocket stayed dominant over every emotion I had. Went in for a 2001 Alto VX 1.1 with CNG . Indulge in the smaller pleasures of a 1.1 mill when I like and the greater pleasure of economy for my office travel. Been about 60 days since the day the Alto came home and the ODO has traversed 3200 kms already.
|13th May 2010, 19:44||#17|
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It's the Vtec without a second thought for your friend. However, get the car checked out thoroughly by an expert. In addition to the usual stuff:
a) Whether its an original Vtec. Too many rebadged regular 1.5s posing as Vtecs in the used market.
b) Verify the mileage. That engine ages so well, that even a 1,20,000 km car feels like its run only 60,000. Under-clocking the odometer is a common malpractice with the OHC (and Qualis).
Clean Vtecs are now a rare breed (like Classic 4x4s). If you find a good example, pay a premium but pick it up. Wide smile everytime you high-revv guaranteed. Even the Civic doesn't provide that kind of raw acceleration. The OHC Vtec is an absolute maniac at full clip.
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|17th August 2010, 15:55||#18|
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Hi, sorry for bumping an old thread, but I have a similar query, the only thing I'm worried about is the fact that these are second hand cars, what is the maintenance scene like for the accent vis-à-vis the city considering the fact that fact that the Honda has been replaced 2 generations back, the factors I am worried about are:
|18th August 2010, 22:43||#19|
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Dont know if you are still in the market. But i would suggest a used VTEC for sure. But get it thoroughly checked before you buy it
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