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Scion Tc vs Accord

Discussion in 'Engine Performance' started by mmapride, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. mmapride
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    I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question, but my friend and I were arguing about this and were not able to get an objective opinion.

    What I would like to know, is which car has a tighter handling / suspension, speedier, faster of the line and better overall performance.

    Stock 2007 Honda Accord Sedan V6 Automatic (EX-L) or
    Stock 2007 Toyota Scion Tc Automatic

    Is there an objective way to answer this?

    Any opinions will be GREATLY appreciated
     
  2. carboncrazytc
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    run em : )
     
  3. Nick06tC
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    They dont have the newer accords listed but here are 0-60 and 1/4 mile times for stock

    2001 Honda Accord LX V-6 8.3 16.6
    2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 Coupe 6.2 14.5
    2004 Honda Accord EX Sedan V-6 5 Speed 7.0 15.5
    2004 Honda Accord EX Coupe V-6 6 Speed 5.9 14.5
    2003 Honda Accord Sedan (I-4) 8.0 16.0


    So it will be close on the drag race.
     
  4. mmapride
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    What about things like handling and suspension?
     
  5. Nick06tC
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    Alot of that is personal preference. And a person who owns one will say theirs is better.
     
  6. mmapride
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    I am not asking which car is better, I am asking which car is faster and handles better. I believe this can be settled objectively with some numbers, am I wrong?
     
  7. Nick06tC
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    It can be, but stuff like that is so dependent on driver. And since they arent race cars, they are very rarely ever on a race track with identical drivers.

    I autocross my tC, and it hangs with the big boys, but its far from stock, so the comparrison isnt fair.
     
  8. navylife59
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    An auto tC is limited in performance by the ECM and shift control module. Suffice to say, I believe that the Honda has the advantage. Throw a stick tC in the mix and I would have to say the tC as the overall winner for racing. Of course, 3rd gear plays out way too long on the stick and that is where the Honda will close the gap.
     
  9. ac3 b00gi3
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    i wud say an Accord EX .. i hav a 5 speed RS1 ('05) (modded) and i ran a V6 auto Accord EX (stock) and it had me by a door .. we ran around curves and between traffic .. i was ahead bcuz our cars are a lot lighter & smaller .. wen we hit the straight strip, V-tec opened and he held me by a door until traffic became heavy .. it was a great run :D
     
  10. navylife59
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    He got you by gearing. The tC just isn't geared properly for highway passes.
     
  11. ac3 b00gi3
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    You think so bro ?? .. i just thought it was bcuz he was faster
     
  12. carboncrazytc
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    gearing has alot to do with it while ur havin to shift hes still pullin.
     
  13. ac3 b00gi3
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    yea ur right .. i 4got about that .. theres alwayz that mili-scnd loss wen shifting
     
  14. carboncrazytc
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    yeah and im thinking they have a higher rev limiter our oem limiter is pretty low.
     

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