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Acura MDX 2007

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  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    Actually, the DC area dealers all require a $1,000 deposit ~ although they stress that it's entirely refundable, if you don't like the vehicle for any reason.

    The dealership that I went to is expecting to have at least fifteen MDXs beginning October 17. I have already seen their allocation list, with color schemes, features, et al. I'm no. 5 on the list!
  • I'm going to an Atlanta dealership on Saturday to pick up a brochure. I'll ask about the deposit requirement.

    Did the DC dealership say if the deposit would hold a preselected color/features? Or only what is left in available inventory?
  • I'll be checking out a dealership in Phoenix to see what they are doing for waiting list/deposit. Looking to replace our 2002 CRV. Can't take the road noise and lack of power any more.

    Here's the Honda News link that breaks down the pricing:

    http://hondanews.com/CatID3001?mid=2006091539650&mime=asc

    2007 Acura MDX Pricing

    MDX $39,995
    MDX with Technology Package $43,495
    MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages $45,695
    MDX with Sport Package
    (includes Technology Package features) $45,595
    MDX with Sport and Entertainment Packages $47,795
    Destination and handling charge $ 670
  • wopelwopel Posts: 92
    I've been to Criswell Acura in Annapolis, MD and they "warned" me to put down a deposit NOW! What dealer in DC did you go to?
    I have to say it worries me to get a vehicle so soon after it's birth! This isn't just a remake, isn't this a new engine?
    Also, I want the power lift gate, but I don't need/want the DVD system - what a strange, strange package. Otherwise, the '07 seems like everything I want, including the price.
    I've looked at the Lexus suvs, and they seem so behind the times. As well as their uglier twins at Toyota. The new MB GL is great - but $65,000+ - don't want to do it. The X5 has too many unhappy owners, it would seem. The Q7, I also don't trust. The American suvs are too big/wide. So the '07 MDX sounds like a winner! And it seems trust in Acura is high.
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,269
    Don't be warned by any dealer to put a deposit down NOW!

    In 6 months you can tell them what to do with their deposit and negotiate a deal lower than MSRP.

    There are so many SUV's out there and sales have been slow.
    Don't fall for that high pressure stuff.

    A year from now, they will be very nicely discounted and anyone who buys one now will be kicking himself for not having a little patience.

    I also don't care much for the Acura packaging.
    A power liftgate should always be available.
    I had my heart set on ordering the sport package only to see I can't have it unless I order the technology package with it, which I don't want.
    Why the sport package couldn't be made available separately, I haven't a clue.

    So, I will probably be forced to order the base MDX.
    I will not be conned into ordering an extra package that I don't need just to get something else that I want.
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,269
    The new MDX will have its "first drive" on this week's MotorWeek TV show. Of course, this means they will show it inside and out, and riding picturesquely down a rural road, but will say nothing critical about the car.

    During the week of October 27th (ages from now!), MotorWeek will finally be doing a complete test drive of the new MDX.

    By that time we should be seeing quite a few full road tests.
  • wopelwopel Posts: 92
    I don't think Motorweek says anything bad about any vehicle. It must be a kinder, gentler Motorweek!
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,269
    True.
    They are TV's answer to New Car Test Drive.
    I don't think I have ever read a bad review on that website.
  • Just got back from the dealership in Atlanta. Picked up the brochure and placed a refundable $500 deposit down. This did not hold a specific type/color. Salesman indicated that I was number 13 on the list. Also, stated that they are expected to receive 25-35 SUV's.

    Since I am interested in the Sport model, he indicated that approximately five would be available around October 17. Unfortunately, my first color choice was not on the list.

    No ADM's were included in the price. Stated the same prices which were listed on this board. On a positive noted, the salesman indicated that an Atlanta MDX dealer showing was expected to be held in the coming weeks. He extended an invitation but he did not have a firm site as of Saturday (09-16-06). Hopefully will be able to attend and get a sneak peek.

    One last comment concerning the brochure. Was disappointed that not all of the interior/exterior colors were shown in photos. Also, did not have a full picture of the sport model interior.
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    Actually, if you listen carefully, Motorweek does make some good critical remarks during their commentaries about the vehicles they test drive. However, it's true that they do not make recommendations about any vehicle to their viewers either way!
  • wopelwopel Posts: 92
    It was another fund raising day on MPT so no Motorweek yesterday. I think it's shown again during the week in the evening. So I will try again. Although I believe I will check their website - it might be there.
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,269
    In my neighborhood they show MotorWeek at 4:00 PM and 4:30PM on Saturdays.
    Got a double dose of a sparkling new silver MDX and it looked great-inside and out. :surprise:
  • Does anyone in Northern California have input re wait lists for the '07 MDX in our area?
  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    did you say 39,995 base price? impossible!!! now I want one! now if only there was a way to defy Acura nonnegotiable pricing and take 2500 off!
  • It raised almost $2000 than current models..probably that's price of SH-AWD? I really wanna try those SH-AWD later. :D
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    There's quite a few differences beyond SH-AWD. Every vehicle should improve a bit in most ways (performance, interior, features, etc.). That's to be expected, along with a modest bump in price. However, it appears this new MDX is improved by leaps and bounds in several areas.

    I'm still amazed they got the base price so low.
  • Yeah, I fotgot MDX got 300hp, and specs....by the way, do you think I should wait after 3 month to fix all first model bugs?
    I don't think acura does have first year bugs as other cars...

    :sick:
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Oh, sure they do. Every new vehicle will have first year bugs. The question is whether or not you're willing to put up with a few extra glitches to get the vehicle when you want it.
  • They eliminated the base model and it now starts with nearly the same equipment as last year's Touring model. If you think of it that way the price increase is $45. Not to bad for an all new model!!
  • So when is the best time to buy this model? The reason why I am asking this because trying to avoid first production bugs.
  • I bought a first year Jeep Cherokee LTD after a a complete retool and it was the worst auto experience I have ever had. The Jeep that was replaced was flawless as was the second year Jeep after the retool. As a first year buyer you will be the "de-bug" buyer. NEVER AGAIN will I buy a first year car after a complete revision. Be prepared for any small problem to be turned into a big problem because there will be no fix until the second year when the new car comes out with the basic problems solved!
  • Then should I purchase Audi Q7...:) which is most unstable vehicle I ever know. I asked to my wife wait until first year end, then she complains a lot... :sick:
  • I'll throw my two cents in the discussion since thats about all its worth. If you have done comparison test against competitors, and have concluded the MDX is possibly the best SUV. Then it comes down to a preference as to options and colors. If you wait, it's possible that they may not be available. If this is not that important, then it would be wise to wait a few months or at least see how initial sales go. My guess is that the sport package will be a hot item.

    The other point about first year production is something that I'm a bit concerned about also. But the way I see it is that most major components on the car (SH-AWD; transmission, most electronic elements, and to a certain degree the engine) were either a carryover from previous years models or were on other Acura cars and that limits most major glitches. However, with any new platform some problems are bound to creep up. I don't think it will be a major problem.

    The reason I went ahead and got on the waiting list is that the SUV had the space, options, and apparently handling that I was looking for in a SUV. Since I wanted a specific color and option package, I'll take the first year production risk. Also, I did not want to put additional money in my current car (Volvo S80) that would include tires and at least three maintenance checks.
  • I will wait 2-3months after debut, see what is really con and pros. Also, I would not wait until one years to get less risk because MDX is 'too hot'. :P
  • hpowdershpowders Posts: 4,269
    to check the MDX Problems & Solutions thread through December to see if any negative trends have developed with this vehicle before committing to purchasing.
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    IMHO, it all depends on the manufacturer! All three of my Lexus RXs were first-year models ~ 99, 01, 04 ~ and I've never had any problem with any of them.

    Now, maybe it's just my luck but I do believe Japanese luxury brand manufacturers are very conscientious about bad publicity and will do anything to minimize customer dissatisfaction! Take it for what it's worth!
  • nxs138nxs138 Posts: 481
    A good indication of reliability might be the RL, which did not have real major issues when it first came out. The RL was loaded with gadgets and a fancy new SH-AWD system, all of which could have been reliability issues, but overall it has done well, even in its first year.

    It'll be interesting to see how the Audi Q7 fares in terms of reliability: at ~$40k, Acura is pricing its base model the same price as the Audi. Guess we'll see who wins the "most first year problems" award (I'm betting Audi wins that award, he he he).
  • I went dealership and checked out where exactly manufactured on the RL, it's 95% assembled in Japan. I also checked that MDX is more than 80% assembled in U.S or Canada, don't remember exactly. :cry:
  • This one is somewhat negative...tell me what you think

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  • Does anyone know why Acura has left OnStar out of the MDX for 2007? I have owned 3 MDX SUVS since 2001. I bought my 2005 because they finally added OnStar! Onstar is very important to me and I do not understand why Acura would add it in 2005 only to drop it for 2007. I will not buy another MDX or any other Acura car that does not include OnStar!
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