I have a 2012 EX-L, and like many of us I would like to able to buy a cold air intake. None are available yet to my knowledge, so just for the fun of it I started to examine the factory system on Honda's 1.8. From the intake manifold running backwards the intake goes right into the filter box, and from there a tube comes out and turns down to go under the battery tray and turns again towards the fender. It then reappears wedged between the battery and the front fender via a vertical tube! This long route cancels all intake sound and costs maybe a few horsepower. It is water ingestion proof, I'll say that. So anyway, I removed the rubber bellows looking connector from the filter box to the tube that goes down under the battery tray. As you open the hood it is right in front of you. I knew that warm under hood air will be sucked in, but it will be filtered. I went for a short drive and couldn't stop laughing. The 1.8 makes a great intake sound! Tomorrow I'll work on getting the tubing hooked up to pull in cooler air down a little lower below the engine...but not too low. I'll leave it like that until a real CAI comes out. Did it feel faster? Hard to say since the sound messes with your judgement, but it for sure wasn't any slower.