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Old 06-06-2007, 03:05 PM
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I realize you are looking at used cars, but if you were to test drive two newvery similar cars at a dealer (one Vtec, one not) you wouldnotice that the Vtec engine really comes to life after around 4500 RPMs compared to a non Vtec.

 
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:09 PM
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tkundert2 is right. But trust us, VTEC is a completely different world. VTEC should DEFINITELY be considered when you're buying a car.
 
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:22 PM
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ORIGINAL: hawwk11

Thanks, alot guys... But to help me understand are you saying that vtec wears off after a few years or are you just talking about the power loss associated with used cars? Also if there were to be two used accoerds one vtec and one not would i notice the difference?
Here is an oversimplified explanation:

Vtec engines have a second camshaft (w/aggressive profile) that is engaged only at higher RPMs; you get the mild profile at lowRPMs. Non Vtec engines only have a single cam profile.
 
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:32 PM
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there is no 03-05 accords without vtec... well I-Vtec and they arent even vtec they are Economy Vtec... get a civic SI sedan
 
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:28 PM
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What does VTEC stand for anyways? i -> Intelligent?

Variable Timing..( ).Control
 
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:00 PM
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engine lift control
 
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:32 PM
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Lol it's funny, VTEC even though it's four letters stands for Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control. Amazing how I got that memorized.
 
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