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2010 Acura MDX



  • go_mdx1go_mdx1 Posts: 135
    Wow....paying MSRP for a 2010 MDX would be crazy. If you wait a few more months into 2010, you'll be sure to save yourself thou$and$ of dollars.
  • Take this FWIW...

    Several friends own MDXs, and they alternate between premium and regular on fill ups. I believe if you do a google search you'll find threads on various forums on this topic, and it seems to be up in the air as to whether it's safe or not.

    I'm not quite sure why people do this, though. When gas was above $4/gallon, the gap between premium and regular where I live was more narrow than it is when gas is less expensive. The delta was about .25-.30/gallon above $4/gallon whereas today where I live it's about .50-.60/gallon with regular at $2.6/gallon.

    And at current prices, assuming one drives 12k/year and gets 18mpg, the difference in fuel is roughly $334/annually. So they're saving maybe $10-20 month on fuel at the potential risk of damaging their vehicle longer term. Plus, if the MDX is anything like any other car I've had requiring premium fuel, it will not get as good gas mileage on regular as it does on premium.

    Lastly, if fuel spikes to $10/gallon, then I'm guessing the collective 'we' have some serious inflation problems in the US and the cost of fuel will be the last of your worries.

    I'd say a better hedge for $10 gas is to buy a good,cheap, fuel efficient used car and keep it for an expensive day. If gas hits $10 then the dollar will be worth nothing and a fuel sipping used Civic, even if it's 5-10 years old at that point will be worth its weight in gold.
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    One solution is to get the Sunoco Premium which is rated at 91 octane (with its Ultra at 93 which is what everybody else sells as Premium), and sells at 0.5 cents per gallon less than the Ultra (and everybody else)!
  • aka57aka57 Posts: 10
    I was looking at 2009's and a CPO 2007 yesterday - failed to see if the dash/interior on the 2010s was updated - specifically if they got rid of the (reflective) glossy finish on the wood trim on the dash....
  • jtb6jtb6 Posts: 3
    Does anyone know why there are no MDX's on dealer lots even after it was supposed to be there on December 11?
  • lewis3lewis3 Posts: 25
    It could just be your dealership. All of the Colorado dealerships got thiers in the last two weeks. They have very few and most have been sold at MSRP or just under. Check around at some other dealerships in your area.
  • 10sfan10sfan Posts: 136
    Just looked at the 2010 MDX in the lot at the Milwaukee, WI dealer. MSRP on the base is $43,000 and for what? None in the showroom however,they had a ZDX in the show room, priced at $58,000 which was marked sold. "Beauty will have to be in the eye of the beholder" on this THING.
  • lacolaco Posts: 28
    Local dealer here has several 2010's. Drove one, nice ride, but like others, I wish keyless igniton was part of the MDX. We are torn between the MDX with the tech package, and Lexus RX450h, which does fairly well for fuel consumption. We have driven and ruled out so many, but these two still in the running.
  • Has anyone confirmed what the delay was that caused to MDX to not be released until mid-December? If it was the transmission, as was speculation, has it been fixed? I have a lemon now, so don't want to buy another one and would rather wait until this is straightened out.
  • fumdxfumdx Posts: 7
    Not too sure but I heard rumors about the transmission issue. Correct me if I am wrong.
  • Does anyone know if Acura really corrected the problem, or didn't want to wait any longer to get the car out? I know there were other issues (unions and layoffs in Canada where the MDX is made), as well as a large number of orders piling up.
  • jvettejvette Posts: 70
    I was talking to the dealer after looking at one this weekend and he told me that it looks like they have the transmission problem worked out but they are told to check out each one before adding them to the lot. After talking to him I feel it is best to wait a couple of months before purchasing. I have seen this transmission thing raise its ugly head before.
  • 10sfan10sfan Posts: 136
    They still have not resoved the transmission problems on the 2003, etc and people are having costly issues. Happy I have an extended warranty on my 05'. They need to include a 100,000 mile / 7 year PT warranty on all MDX's at a minimum especially since even the base model has a MSRP of $43,000
  • My lease on my 2007 Acura MDX base model will be expiring in the spring. I was not too thrilled the first time with the nickel/diming of adding additional accessories that should be on a vehicle of this price.

    On my 2007, I had to add reverse sensors, running boards, hitch, and a roof rack.
    I wouldn't expect the hitch to be standard, but am I going to have to go thru the process of adding these items on again? I installed the roof rack on my own the first time around because they wanted 750. I paid 110 and installed them myself.

    Please advise.
  • jvette - Thanks for this information. Very helpful. I just drove a 2010 MDX this evening. I asked the salesperson about the transmission issue, and he looked at me like I had 3 heads. I was at least expecting him to address it in some way rather than deny it ever existed. He said there are no transmission problems or Acura would not have released the vehicle for sale. He also told me not to buy in on the VTEC blog as there is alot of misinformation there.
  • jvettejvette Posts: 70
    That's interesting. Most of these sales guys don't have a clue. In almost every case I know more about a car than the staff at the dealership. My local Acura dealer has become a very good friend of mine and are very honest and above board with me. It may help if this sales guy did a little research on the subject before he made a fool of himself. Customers are much smarter than in years past.
  • better consider buying a bicycle - or good walking requires premium fuel......gas is $3 per gallon......and if it goes to $10 it will cost you $.75 /mile to drive it......excluding the price of the car, and the cost of depreciation.....
  • What's the problem?
  • I got a quote after negotiations 44,600 for MDX 2010 tech with rear dvd system,
    Is that a good deal ?
    Should I go with it? I am supposed to sign the papers tomorrow morning the 25th of Jan.

    Give me your thoughts thanks.
  • igiban1igiban1 Posts: 24
    For those who got Tech or above pack, do you feel that the ELS audio is really that superior than base? Anyone did a comparison? I sat on a tech and listened briefly to FM radio and it's nothing that special. I did not test base audio. I listened to ELS on old TL once (05 or 06) and it's pretty good. I'd think new MDX's be even better but is it?
  • Keyless start is something I miss from by BMW (my 535 had "Comfort Access) and I got pretty used to it. But it is not a big deal and so far I like my 2010 MDX Tech a lot.
  • I haven't done a comparison, but I wouldn't expect the sound difference to be that dramatic with standard FM music. I got the tech more for all the other goodies than for the ELS system. I mostly listen to sports talk and music on my iPhone. As an aside, the iPod integration is as easy as it can get.
  • buyusedbuyused Posts: 11
    I have an '08 Sport with the ELS and it's a fantastic sound system. Elliot Schyner really did a nice job with the multi-channel arrangement. This comes from the guy who's stereo was worth more than his car until I graduated from college and got a real job. The base stereo, which I had in my previous TL, was pretty good, but not near this ELS. The THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) is relatively low which allows you to turn it up quite loud without it hurting your ears. However; it will really only move you if you are a music enthusiast, otherwise I wouldn't sweat the decision.
    One complaint: there are a lot of acoustic "decisions" to me made during set up, and no quick way to switch to another format for different kinds of music and talk. The Dolby Pro Logic II function is pretty neat, but I honestly can't decide whether or not I want it switched on or not as it sounds great either way. Bottom line: if you're into simplicity, skip it. Hope it helps.
  • fumdxfumdx Posts: 7
    That's pretty reasonable pricing. Good luck.
  • I'm looking for the same deal. Can you share where you got your quote?
  • At Paragon Acura, Queens, NY
    Good luck, its arriving tomorrow woooohoooo lol
  • When trying to play songs on my iPhone 3g via the USB connector, I encounter the following scenario. If I start the MDX with the iPhone plugged into the car, the audio starts playing, but as soon as the 'USB load' message appears, the audio stops and will not resume. Turning off/on the stereo, switching to another song does nothing. The only way to get the audio to sound through the speakers again is to unconnect/reconnect the iPhone to the USB adapter.

    The same thing happens if I plug in the iPhone after the car is started. Everything is normal, except no audio until I plug in the iPhone a second time.

    This does *not* happen when my iPhone is plugged into other vehicles.

    Also of note, the above doesn't happen when using my wife's second generation iPod. Everything works has expected.

    iPhone is running latest software.
  • According to acura website. acura mdx required octane 91 or higher..mdx have high compression ratio..

    I have 2010 honda pilot ex-l 4wd.. the car required octane 87 or higher.. But I always use octane 91 chevron..

    If you are concern about gas price, you should get a pilot...
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