So, a few months ago, I upgraded from on older 1996 Honda Civic to a 1998 Toyota Camry (yes, a minor upgrade, but an improvement all the same!).. And I can't help but notice how different the acceleration is in these vehicles, it's like night and day! I've driven other Hondas and Toyotas too, even a Toyota Tundra, and I always notice that Toyotas seem to have a much quicker, smoother response in acceleration, whereas, with Hondas, I generally have to really hit the pedal and gas it up to get it accelerating with the same force..
I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this really? And, if so, is there a reason this is true? I'm just curious!
You may want to try this theory out on similar models such as compare the civic to a corolla and the accord to a camry. Also pay attention to the size of the engine. I assume that all of the Hondas you drove had smaller 4cyl and the Toyotas had the larger 6cyl..... Just my observation:2cents:
V-tec takes too long to kick in, obviously :laughing:
The only Vtec that will help with acceleration is in the Civic Si and the S2000. The Vtec in the regular Civics only help with fuel economy.
It was a joke. And all the Si's minus the EP3 ('02-'05) would be a bit
more accurate :doh:
Why they bothered to put that varition of V-tec in my car I'll never know, it's terrible.
Huh. I didn't know they didn't include it on those models. That's a bummer. Ya, I wish I could find and Si head to swap into my 01 EX.
Good luck swapping a B or K series head onto a D series block :banghead:
It's still got V-tec, it's just the same version that's on the "economy" cars.