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      10-18-2011 01:24 AM #1
      I have the opportunity to purchase a 2007 Accord V6 6-speed from a co-worker. It has low-miles and is a one-owner garaged specimen. It has everything except navi which I don't care about anyway.

      After researching the car for a few days I am hard pressed to find many consistent negative themes. Either I am looking in the wrong places for information or these cars are really that good. And yes I have done an extensive search here.

      What I have found is the following:
      - mediocre MPG
      - Timing belt change is costly

      So I ask you TLC, please school me on the 2007 Accord EX-L, V6, 6-speed. Is there anything I should keep an eye open for? Thanks...

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    3. Member VR6boi65's Avatar
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      10-18-2011 01:29 AM #2
      Price of a tBelt change isn't that bad. And any aftermarket Honda specialist can do it.

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      10-18-2011 01:32 AM #3
      We have an auto. It's rock solid. The only complaint I have is it's a tiny bit floaty at speed. Mileage is not a complaint of mine, near 30's cruising in the mid 70 mph range.

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      10-18-2011 01:35 AM #4
      I own a 2004 V6 EX-L 6 Speed. Same as the car you're looking @ except my has navi.

      Bullet-proof.

      I have had the tires changed, the oil changed, and the timing belt changed.

      That's all.

      Never seen a shop for any other reason.

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      10-18-2011 01:36 AM #5
      P.S.

      With the sport suspension they put on the 6 speed, much more fun to drive.

      And...

      Most comfortable seats I've ever been in, and most of my car-guy friends say the same.

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      10-18-2011 01:38 AM #6
      Oh, I do hire a paintless dent guy every few years. My wife parks the car at her school and students swing doors into it daily.

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      10-18-2011 01:43 AM #7
      The 6-speeds came with red "V6" badges to denote them from their more plebeian slushbox brethren.
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      10-18-2011 03:26 AM #8
      I drove the coupe version 6spd and the whole time I was like WOW.
      It had a short shifter and I don't rem if it had aftermarket suspension or not but it was damn quick and an awesome drive. Everything else was stock. I have a feeling that suspension was stock too but judging from the way it handled, I'm not too sure.
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      10-18-2011 04:20 AM #9
      This is my favorite generation Accord. My sister owned the Coupe and I loved it. Great choice.

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      10-18-2011 10:21 AM #10
      I drove one back to back with an 09 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE and the Accord was much, much better in every way. Powerband was very linear plus the handling, ride and steering were all better than average. I probably would have bought it but I really don't like the looks.

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      10-18-2011 10:43 AM #11
      I have a nearly identical drivetrain in my car, and I love it. The timing belt/water pump replacement can easily be done for 600 including parts at your local indy mechanic. I average 25 mpg around "town" regardless of how I drive it. At 80 on the hwy I'm usually around 28.5 to 29 mpg. Go for it...they are basically bulletproof.
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      10-18-2011 10:52 AM #12
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    14. 10-18-2011 11:30 AM #13
      my brother had a 2006 v6 ex 6-speed that he got rid of last year. i didn't get too much time behind the wheel, but we did take it on a few road trips and all i can say is that its exactly what i expected from an accord. obviously not the fastest car in the world, but i always enjoyed driving it. 6 speed was always smooth, ride was quiet, suspension felt balanced. put up with a fair amount of abuse from my brother. the only down side i can point to is that its not a super fun sports car. it is however a very practical and solid daily driver and performs exceptionally in this capacity. if thats what you're looking for, i dont think you'll be disappointed.

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      10-18-2011 11:31 AM #14
      I had a 6 Speed coupe, 2003. Car had a ton of power, an open diff, a great shifting six speed, and handled like a land barge. All in all not a car I would want to own again, but I can see it filling a certain void as a daily driver. Got great gas mileage.

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      10-18-2011 12:08 PM #15
      I think its a sleeper, and a rare one at that if its the 4 door. Not too many sold, and something I would seek out if I was looking for a fast manual transmission 4 door.

      I do think they need a few mods to "finish" it, since as-is I think they are a blank canvas. Definately needs some subtle aero work, some nice wheels, and a proper sports suspension on it.

      I drove a same-vintage V6 6 speed coupe, and I felt the car was very enjoyable to drive. Its not the fastest, not the best handling, not the best braking, not the best looking, but add it all up and its an extremely competent sporty sedan.

      I'd put one in my garage.
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      10-18-2011 12:09 PM #16
      A lady friend of mine has one with the automatic. I've driven it a fair amount of time, mostly highway, and its not a bad little drive. Plenty of power around town and most enough to comfortably pass those terrible New Jersey drivers I have to deal with every time I'm down there. For a young female, it's held up spectacularly (though she doesn't abuse cars like most 20-something year old females), and isn't bad looking either.

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      10-18-2011 02:50 PM #17
      Thanks for the comments, TLC. Much appreciated.

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      10-19-2011 04:24 PM #18
      Steering feel and shifter feel are the hallmarks of this rare bird, for this 7th gen I think Honda ditched the front double wishbones so I suggest Eibach Springs with either Koni or Tokico adjustable shocks to tighten the freeway speed handling.

    20. 10-19-2011 04:56 PM #19
      The car is wonderfully balanced and integrated for a car of its size. It also has the best seats I've ever been in. I have a 4-cyl EX-L, but have driven the 6-cyl before. Just make sure you change the automatic transmission fluid every 35K or so, along with the filter.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
      It really is the perfect, no excuses all-rounder for the rich guy who's accustomed to having it all - the Hybrid version especially. It's like an F-150 Raptor banged an M5 in the men's room of a biker bar. Nobody really wanted the results, but damn - what a set of genes.

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      10-19-2011 05:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by maskedSONY View Post
      The car is wonderfully balanced and integrated for a car of its size. It also has the best seats I've ever been in. I have a 4-cyl EX-L, but have driven the 6-cyl before. Just make sure you change the automatic transmission fluid every 35K or so, along with the filter.
      This thread is about the 6 speed, which I would argue is an entirely different car than the automatic V6 accord.

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      10-19-2011 05:01 PM #21
      ****ing bomb proof.
      Now go get your shinebox

    23. 10-19-2011 07:44 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      This thread is about the 6 speed, which I would argue is an entirely different car than the automatic V6 accord.
      stupid me.

      I second the bombproof reference. You will love the car.
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
      It really is the perfect, no excuses all-rounder for the rich guy who's accustomed to having it all - the Hybrid version especially. It's like an F-150 Raptor banged an M5 in the men's room of a biker bar. Nobody really wanted the results, but damn - what a set of genes.

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      10-29-2011 04:44 PM #23
      I decided to buy the car and I picked it up this morning. I haven't taken any pics yet due to the snowstorm but I will try to post them here when I do. Thanks again for all the responses.

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      10-29-2011 04:56 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Mononym View Post
      This is my favorite generation Accord. My sister owned the Coupe and I loved it. Great choice.
      I generally prefer the practicality and even the looks of a sedan. That being said the coupe was a much better looking car in my opinion. Especially from the rear.

      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are in the land of rust and honey.

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      10-29-2011 07:09 PM #25
      For some reason I find myself wanting a sedan exactly as pictured, over the coupe.

      Somewhat related to the OP's request, my dad bought his '04 V6 EX coupe brand new, but it is a 5spd auto. No issues other than him having to replace the rear main seal and the auto trans.... The car drives excellent outside of that and gives decent mileage.

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