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98-02 Accord V6 pros and cons

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Old 12-06-2006, 05:12 AM
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v-6 vtec on the J motors is weird...
 
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:59 AM
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pros:

200Hp on 87 octane

quiet engine

nice looks

very good fuel economy

Cons

TRANSMISSION
 
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:15 PM
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you have a 1 in 1 chance :P in all honesty it is highly unlikely for the car to make it 150K on an original transmission.
 
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:06 PM
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did you buy the car new? it is highly likely that a V6 accord with 13x K on it has had the trans replaced. I had a '98 and it ate 3 transmissions within 11K miles.
 
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:56 PM
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harsh reverse engagement

longer shifts when unit is cold

jerking when taking off from a "rolling stop" (you know where you are slowing down but not completely stopped and start to acellerate)

jerking when comming to a complete or near complete stop (usually the 2-1 downshift)

slippage when accellerating...
 
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:12 PM
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not ALL of them are bad transmissions but yes that year/engine of accord is MUCH more prone to tranny problems than it should be... enough that there is a class action suit about it.. as far as how the dealership handles it (loaner car etc.) is all up to the dealership.... Personally I'm scared of the V6 automatics and so I won't own one but not everyone has a bad experience... research and knowledge save you money!
 

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