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Old 24th May 2020, 07:33   #46
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Not. Hot. Reason. Automatic, heavy. I know a guy who fell for this love and got his engine blown. Now he his parting out his car. He can source another engine but he doesn't want to take that route.
I have seen v6 go next to nothing as well.
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Old 24th May 2020, 07:53   #47
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My vote is YES - with a difference!

I own a 2007 v6 and is my daily drive. Was holding out for quite some time to get the right one in the used market and once I found it I just had to buy it

Previous owner had barely driven and was mostly in storage so ended up getting a bargain on a 9 yr old car (bought 2016) Is a factory Mugen spec (yep!) in Nighthawk black. Didn't think twice before buying and no regrets, extremely reliable as long as maintained well and on time.

Personally a fan on the 2007 Accord V6 (7.5gen) looks over 8th gen but the engine is where all the beauty is. Not a great handler (I switched up from an Accord EuroR CL7) so thats obvious. I think 7.5gen is the best looker of all Accords to date.

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bonus pic with the 2 Accord next to each other at the end.
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Old 24th May 2020, 08:13   #48
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Hot. I had an Acura TL with a V6, 270 hp and 6MT (which made a huge difference) and it was an amazing get.
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Old 24th May 2020, 10:18   #49
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Forgot to mention the Mugen exhaust makes a hell lot of difference to the driving experience.. almost a Japanese muscle car!

Dare I say spoils the buttery smooth refinement of the v6 with its raucous and raspy tone while giving you the feeling of driving something special. Itís a beautiful feeling

On highways, maintaining the speed limit feels no trouble due to the big displacement. Plenty of power available on demand. Different engine tune and fuel grades mean FE is always in double digits.

Btw, we also had a Mugen spec for 8th gen Accord v6 with an overly loud spoiler. You cannot miss it! I had a choice when purchasing mine between the two but went with the 7.5 as it had done lesser kms, even being older and was in pristine condition, leather and all. Not a fan of 8th gen interior either.

Hereís what the 8th gen Mugen v6 accord looks like, the one I didnít buy. Plus the beige doesnít go well with Mugen spec IMO.

May I add the Mugen spec is rarest of the rare to own and spot

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Old 24th May 2020, 18:06   #50
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Voted for HOT!! Every generation Accord has impressed me with its proportionate looks and suitable powertrain. A used Accord purchase makes sense for me due to -
Low resale value = low money spent
Superb cabin comfort and acres of space
Statement it has!
Well kitted for its era
One of the limited options with mantra "There is No replacement for displacement" within 5-6 L budget (used ones)

But primary car - no way! It has to be my secondary car.
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Old 25th May 2020, 00:08   #51
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Voted Not.

The V6 with 275 bhp is all good on paper. But the slow 5 speed autobox on the car kills it. Totally. I have owned the other rarer rival to this car in India- the V6 Superb with 3.6 ltr. 265hp engine. It is faster to the tonne by over a second at 6.5 secs.

And I am not even talking handling here. The Superb with its 138 mm gc with AWD will kill the Accord and other V6 Germans around corners any day of the week.

I have seen the 275 bhp Accord go for as low as 5 lakhs in good condition.
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Old 25th May 2020, 03:16   #52
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I have seen the 275 bhp Accord go for as low as 5 lakhs in good condition.
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There is a reason why cars at the higher end of the price spectrum loose their resale value significantly as they age.
Low fuel efficiency is expected for a V6 and should not be an issue. However, maintenance would be at best a gamble for these decade+ old vehicles with expensive and possibly spurious spares at FNGs and dwindling service expertise for these cars. Buying these old cars second hand and maintaining them is just asking for trouble.

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Voted HOT! One of the best examples of the V6 out there!

As hot as this maybe, I may think a bit before taking the plunge into this machine. I've seen a few examples at TechnoKraft's garage in JP Nagar Bangalore that come in for regular maintenance. The workshop owner did mention that service is fairly simple and reasonable on the pocket, but when it comes to parts, there is simply no option but to bite the dust and wait until it arrives. Most parts are ordered from Singapore or Thailand and take minimum 6-8 days to reach and replacements are pretty expensive. There have been certain scenarios where parts had to be sent back due to manufacturing defects and this has delayed the process upto a couple of months. Now that's a lot of waiting! I've seen some of these beasts wait a month to under go a timing belt change or a suspension replacement. The FNG is brilliant, but they too can be helpless when parts take a while to arrive.

But that said, I did get my hands on a car to drive for a day, a one that had 1,00,000+ kms and it was absolutely insane! Despite the old 5 AT TC gearbox, there was absolutely no dearth of pure and raw acceleration. You could literally zoom at any gear and any rpm. The pickup is simply flawless. The gearbox does take some time to change ratios, but the free revving spirit of this engine literally makes you fly, and is way more addictive than the turbo charged engines! There is simply no replacement for displacement. Period.

Yes at 5L, it does sound like a steal. Getting a deal at 4.xx L would make it even better. I would only pause when it comes to thinking of parts. That said, I'm sure this engine can do atleast 3L kms without a doubt.
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Voted Hot. An easy no brainer pick anyday. I had owned a 4-Cyl model until couple of years back (Not I India).

However, I would like to mention a downside about VCM technology (Variable Cylinder Management). It is infamous for premature failure of spark plugs, increased oil consumption, vibration etc.The issue is not very rare too. Far too many cases to ignore. Faced it personally. Currently, I own another Honda with the same V6 engine. I retrofitted a specialised device to disable this tech and the difference like night and day.

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Voted Hot. An easy no brainer pick anyday. I had owned a 4-Cyl model until couple of years back (Not I India).

However, I would like to mention a downside about VCM technology (Variable Cylinder Management). It is infamous for premature failure of spark plugs, increased oil consumption, vibration etc.The issue is not very rare too. Far too many cases to ignore. Faced it personally. Currently, I own another Honda with the same V6 engine. I retrofitted a specialised device to disable this tech and the difference like night and day.
I have read this, too. I think the 2004-07 model with full-time 6-cylinders firing is a better bet. It may be low on FE but this car should only be bought to supplement your daily driver. As a weekend drive car when you just have the urge to sample that crazy acceleration.

I always wondered how CMS-variant would not vibrate with just 3 cylinders firing and dragging the deadweight of non-firing 3 other piston/conrods.
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Old 27th May 2020, 04:15   #56
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Voted as "Hot".
I live in the US and I had a 2004 Accord V6 (3.0L Vtec) which I sold off to a friend when I had to move out of US for a short period, My Brother-in-law has the exact model as pictured above which is 2008 Accord V6 EXL(3.5L Vtech with Variable cylinder management aka VCM), both of these cars were driven more than 130,000 Miles and still running silky smooth. Every time I put my right foot down this car zoomed forward like a rocket and never failed to put a smile on my face.

Now I am drivng a 2019 CRV with a puny 1.5L Turbo petrol engine and I always miss the mighty V6.
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Old 27th May 2020, 09:56   #57
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Voted HOT!!

A brilliant V6 and a long low slung comfortable car. Makes for easy cruising on the highways and insane bursts when the mood kicks in. There are issues, but compared to the price one can get it for, its worth it.

Never purchased a used car in India, hence would have to think long and hard before getting it home.

And, its not a primary car for sure. Good for weekend drives and vacations only.
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Old 2nd June 2020, 15:19   #58
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I am actually not sure which to vote for.
Heart says Hot because of the powerful engine and space.
Brain says Not due to scarcity of spares.

If the spares were readily available, the choice would have been a no-brainer.
I am not taking into account the price aspect into account because both spares and the engine's appetite would dig a hole in the pocket.
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I have the 3.5 liter v6. Its sluggish because the engine makes good power only in top end, which we rarely use in our roads. Sluggish gearbox, spongy brakes and pathetic suspension. Engine is also very rough compared to Toyota.

A potent 4 cylinder with better low end torque , manual box , better suspension and brakes would blow this badly engineered peace of junk, it s a dangerous car with that speed it can achieve with those brakes and suspension.

I have brand new OEM discs , pads, complete suspension etc replaced , still badly engineered.

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Old 3rd June 2020, 15:22   #60
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I voted not, due to personal preferences. I would rather buy a newer hatchback rather than a decade old car for the money, unless I have sentimental values attached.

But for those who are considering, see this video. Honda definitely built tough engines back then, and hopefully same even now.
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