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it wasn't just the automatic, or the buggy VCM. (I knew the automatic held it up big time--the car was a complete dog). It was the complete lack of aftermarket support, at least at the time, and the lack of mod potential. The head design is not conducive to modding.I'm assuming yours had an automatic transmission. Until their recent 10-speed auto Honda's automatics have always been underwhelming. Also, the J-series V6 begs for and shines with a manual. When I was looking to buy, I drove two identical cars other than one being an automatic and one being a manual. Pretty much a night and day difference. If automatics had been the only choice I would have shopped elsewhere, the manual sealed the deal though and really lets the V6 show off its capabilities.
If i had to choose a honda engine, i would rather have a turbo k-series motor.