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Published on Jul 22, 2011
Well that is rather embarrassing, I always knew my Accord felt downright slow below 3500 rpm but here you can really see the damn lack of torque and that stupid 4AT really keeping the engine out of the VTEC range. I start to catch up past 80 mph but there was a red light ahead so we had stop. I'm really interested to see where I would catch her if we didnt have to stop. I'm sure my V6 Accord would have been quicker when it was new but 125k has def made the engine lose some power lol
I'll have to do a rematch with her when I get a Volkswagen GTI or Focus ST early next year ;) All I know is, her Mazda 3 drives well, and is peppy for a small car, but even my friend is saying its a gas hog in these high gas prices. She used to drive a 2000 Honda Accord V6 and she said the MPG of her new Mazda 3 is only slightly better.