check engine light on. on 2005 Honda Element

autozone checked it and the man told me it was a code he never saw something like vtec motor "variable timing" can I still drive this until I get paid ?

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Go to a reputable independent repair facility and a get a professional diagnostic test done. You'll learn alot more, and get a knowledgeable opionion on what the problem really is, what costs will be to correct it.
As long as your check engine light is not flashing, you'll be ok to drive it.