I know in my 7th generation Accord, the engine (K24) is mounted "backward" from the usual layout. I have wondered, why did Honda choose to do this? Do other car companies do this, and what benefit is there, if any? Also, is the engine truely mounted backward, or is the engine engineered to "spin" the opposite way. Which begs the question...does the crank spin toward me, or away. I was just watching a review of the 2013 Accord and it looks like the 2.4 in it is mounted like other 4 bangers. This is all for curiosity sake of course.