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Pros: Car's performance and handling
Cons: Design of the car from the front
Advice: We can highly recommend this car but don't buy over MRSP.We owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd but had nothing but trouble with it. We spend huge amounts of money for very costly repairs (air conditioning, transmission, etc) and wanted finally a very dependable and reliable SUV. Initially the good reviews brought us to the Acura dealer to test drive a MDX. We were extremely impressed by the cars performance and feel as well as the quality. We ordered the car and got it delivered within 2 weeks as another customer changed his mind and switched to another color. We paid MRSP but nothing more. We own the car now over six months and are still very impressed and happy! We have only been at the dealer for an oil change! We can really highly recommend this car!
Cons: turning radius
Advice: buy it if you can afford itThe vehicle is fantastic. The only downside I can find is a very large turning radius. My last car was an Audi A-4 with the 2.8 driving package. The Acura has better pick up.
Pros: All wheel drive
Cons: Small third row seat
Advice: Don't pay over MSRP. Stay away from dealer installed options.Test drove vehicle.Impressed with ride, handling, quality, comfort. Extremely outraged with excessive dealer mark up. If you are too write or call American Honda Co. and voice your opinion on their pricing practices. Whatever you do don't let them get thousands of dollars in extra profit from your pocket. If no one buys at these inflated prices, the prices will drop.
Pros: comfortable seats
Cons: wide metal area between front and passenger windows makes it a little difficult to see on the left of you
Advice: I know I'm buying one!!!I test drove this vehicle this week. Haven't bought one yet, but plan to by summer's end. The thing I liked most was how the seats extend all the way to your knees - not halfway there like most cars nowadays. VERY quiet. I was amazed at how quiet the engine runs. And I tested it on really rough interstate highway. I wish it had daytime running lights, and maybe it does but I didn't find the switch. I am currently very pregnant, and didn't have any trouble climbing into the driver's seat. Back seats recline too which is something I am not accustomed to.
Pros: Easy flip-down rear seat for additional cargo room/seating
Cons: No good place to put my left foot
Advice: Buy it. It's a great vehicle with far more versatility than the other luxury SUV's.We needed seating for at least 6, more cargo room than a sedan, and some degree of pampering, but the small Lexus SUV didn't have the seating, and the big Toyota/Lexus SUV was just too big, expensive, and fuel-hungry. We didn't really want a minivan, but we were prepared to buy a Toyota Sienna. But we couldn't get over the *experience* of driving the MDX in test drives. We eventually swallowed hard and paid the extra $$ to get the MDX, and we've been deliriously happy since. The MDX drives smoothly and quietly; it feels more like a car than any other SUV we tried except the small Lexus, but even the Lexus felt less stable than the MDX.
Pros: The extra seating when taking more than 5 people, anywhere.
Cons: Dashboad is a little plain
Advice: Be willing to wait for delivery. By far the best buy in this price range.Handles like a dream. Even the wife can feel comfortable in this SUV. Make it her primary vehicle and get yourself a great sports car!
Pros: The Bose Audio System
Cons: Front cupholders only hold small cans or water bottles
Advice: Go for the Touring package and sunroof visorThe MDX drives like a touring sedan. Firm and responsive steering with lots of power. You sit up high for a good view of the road. The leather seats are very comfortable and are easily adjusted. The 3.5 V-6 has as much pick up as the 5.4 V-8 I had in my Ford F-150. The perfect match of comfort and usefulness in one great looking package.