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Pros: heated leather seats
Cons: the REST of the vehicle
Advice: Investigate very carefully whether it has improved significantly since its debut model year.Test drives great--it's owning one that's a hassle. I don't know about later model years, but I've HAD IT with this car. The car has been to the dealership 4 times for the brakes (pads and rotors replaced 3 times), 3 times for the heat not working, 4 times or the sunroof, 2 times for the driver-side speaker . . .sadly enough, the list goes on! Looks great, rides great, but expect all the nice little options that you pay extra for to break down. Kinda frustrating.
Pros: ease of getting in
Cons: 3 pushes to get rear door open
Advice: it is a great carit was what i expected.
Pros: Both the navigation system and rear camera are amazing!
Cons: I would like to have the option of disabling the side mirrors from turning down during backup. This feature takes a while getting used to.
Advice: Don't hesitate to get this SUV.Has a very comfortable and luxurious 'car-like' ride for an SUV. It handles very well around turns as well as up hills. It's a true pleasure to drive. It is one of the more interesting-looking, stylish SUVs on the road.
Pros: Good offroad, if you want to drive a truck.
Cons: Limited back seat room; hard to get in and out of back seat.
Advice: Look elsewhere. There are much better choices for $40,000.Questionable quality for a $40,000 vehicle. Alarm system shuts down vehicle if parked for more than 10 days, requiring a road service call. Several problems;loose steering assembly had to be tightened, loose interior trim, oil leak, several rattles and squeaks. Poor gas mileage. Hard to get a comfortable driving position. I traded this vehicle after 11 months of regular dealer service visits.
Pros: Too many to choose from
Cons: The accessability to the third row seating
Advice: Before test driving the MDX, test drive the other SUVs and compare the difference.The MDX is the one SUV that you should consider to buy. The acceleration is great. Very smooth riding SUV, cannot tell that the transmission is switching gears. Has a very quiet engine. It's cheaper than the Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes and MDX has more features. Has enough room to accommodate 7 passengers and I like the versatility of 50/50 fold third row seating. Very efficient gas mileage. Very sporty SUV. It's $7000 more than the Honda Pilot, but it is worth it.
Pros: The comfort
Cons: Too little head room for my spouse.
Advice: Drive it and you're sold!!Best I have bought, esp. for the price! SO smooth and easy to drive. Love the sound system and luxury feel. Solid feel as well. My husband who is 6'0 ft tall, feels it's a bit of a pain as far as head room goes (esp. getting in and out), and so does my tall teenager--- but it is a wonderful vehicle that I plan on keeping for at least 10 yrs, and the price is WONDERFUL when compared to the other vehicles you would pay the same amt. for. LOVE it!!
Pros: Comfort, visibility, power hatch.
Cons: The operating controls are not logically placed. Their operation is not functional. Controls on steering wheel, too small as are buttons for heated seats. When it rains, and the windows are lowered water drips in.
Advice: Try this out and see if the controls makes sense and the size of the buttons are small. Tough for big hands.Test drove RX 330 in 4/03. Purchased because of comfort and visibility. Drove navigation/ back upcamera version - but did not purchase. As you own a vehicle, and put it through the day to day routines - I found when it rains and you lower the windows water drips in. The controls from defroster/fan speed/wipers/speed control are not placed or function logically. The buttons are too small on the heated seats (not in close position for passenger), the controls on the steering wheel were probably designed thinking people use their pointer finger to operate - when in fact people use their thumbs. Mercury Mountaineer got the controls correct (too bad Lexus) didn't. I have disliked all the control features and went to see the new Cadillac. However, will keep the Lexus because of the extreme comfort and visibility. I am learning to adapat to the poor functionability of their controls.