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Acura MDX 2007

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  • 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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