SPECS
Horsepower
278 HP
Torque
252 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3400 LB
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3.5 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
22 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

The car started as a lease vehicle through a special program at work. After the lease was up, I bought it out and soon after started making small changes and modifications to it. Nothing crazy and nothing that will compromise the character of the car. This is my daily driver year-round in Ontario. It takes me reliably to and from work every day and was a perfect companion when I drove it solo to the east coast of Canada from my home in Ontario.I have given it a full LED light swap, inside and out. The LED fog lights and high beams match much nicer to the stock LED projector low beams and help give it a more premium look, in my opinion. The LED interior and "puddle lights" (on the lower part of the door when the door is open) also help give a more upscale look.Performance mods started with (and for a long time until recently also ended with) a K&N short ram intake. I cannot feel any difference in performance with that intake, but it definitely sounds much better than stock. It adds a nice growl under moderate throttle input, and under high acceleration it can really scream. All while being quiet when I'm not heavy on the throttle or just cruising. It also makes the VTEC switch very noticeable to hear. While stock, VTEC is almost inaudible. With the new intake the difference in sound is loud and abrupt, and almost barks when it opens up. I also have a Magnaflow j-pipe / catalytic converter and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system waiting to be installed. Will talk more about that when I get it on the car.In the future I plan to put a set of performance tires on the car. Currently the tires are just the stock all-season tires, but I've decided to wait until the the current tires are in need of replacement before I spend the money on stickier summer tires. I would also love to swap in a limited slip differential (perhaps from a ~2008 Acura TL Type S? Someone please correct me if that wouldn't work, but my research so far seems to indicate it would...). Haven't decided on doing any suspension work to it. Practicality comes first and I need it to remain comfortable and not pose any issues with speed bumps or snow fall, etc.

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