I have my dad's car for a while, a 2006 Accord V6 EX-L. He passed away unexpectedly early last month. I've been getting his car caught up on maintenance and doing a full paint/headlight correction. He really liked this car and drove it for over a decade. It makes me happy to brighten it up and work on it. I know that the V6 Accord transmissions don't have a great reputation but I've read that the 06+ are more durable? My dad was an easy driver who did mostly rural or highway but he didn't do his first trans fluid change until 80,000 miles (didn't listen to me) But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life. I know there is an external filter that Honda doesn't acknowledge as a maintenance item. I'm going to change that during the 3rd drain/fill. I was also wondering if a bottle of Lubegard is Honda friendly with this specific trans? What is the realistic life expectancy of this trans and what is the ideal change interval? My mom will eventually upgrade her CRV. (she will keep the CRV over this Accord, doesn't like driving sedans). I will keep the Accord myself even if it needs a transmission sooner rather than later. Sentimental value. It did get a full timing belt service and the car really is a runner. Trans behaves great. Honda left the gearing pretty aggressive for the power level, probably why the fuel economy is so bad for what it is. Zipping around, it makes my CTS-V feel lethargic.