From the pics it seems like the engine space is pretty cramped. I thought it is odd where they put the battery--right next to the engine! Anyone know if the engine is transversally mounted (how's it in the Pilot)? I'm curious...how many people work on their own cars (oil changes, minor maintenance etc.)? I don't change the oil on my civic for two reasons: the location of the oil filter and it only costs 24.00 to have someone else do it.