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Old 02-11-2009, 05:29 AM   #1
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Smile Honda vs Toyota Acceleration

Hello everyone...

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!
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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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
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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V-tec takes too long to kick in, obviously
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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It was a joke. And all the Si's minus the EP3 ('02-'05) would be a bit more accurate

Why they bothered to put that varition of V-tec in my car I'll never know, it's terrible.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:30 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:38 AM   #7
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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
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:38 PM   #8
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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.

It's still got V-tec, it's just the same version that's on the "economy" cars.
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