2008 Sport Suspension - on hold?
We ordered a 2008 with sport suspension and have been waiting now for nearly 2 months. Our sales guy says that the sport suspension models have been and still are on hold. Does anyone know why? Are they trying to fix the clunking noise that I read about on this forum? Having trouble getting parts? Just curious if anyone knows more than I do. Thanks.
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I am not sure why the Sports are on hold...my dealer told me that the Sports are hard to come by and that Acura is not producing as many. Coming from a Manufacturing plant myself...this could be due to:
1. A design / manufacturing issue with the sport suspension (Active Damper) and Acura trying to minimize the Sports population.
2. Acura is having part availability problems with the active damper (or the leather that comes with the Sports package).
3. Acura is losing money on the Sports package.
Of course, these are all guesses...but are the reasons why we minimize production for the machines we sell. As you know...any companies main goal is to make money...if there is demand for a product, the companies usually increase production, not limit it.
fabvsix, Sports are not that hard to come by or there wouldn't be '07's left on dealer lots. As I said in a previous post, while looking for an '07 leftover the base and Tech packages were quickly snapped up but the Sports are still available.
Now Did Acura's dealership properly sell or advertise the "Sport" model, HECK NO. Acura Marketing sucks ! No badge to distinguish the sport from the tech, other than the sport rims. I know plenty of buyers swapping out their Tech rims for Sport rims.....POOR marketing by Acura.....
I wonder if this issue is true. Or the salesman just wanted me to buy the car in their lot.
Any comments would be appreciated. BTW, we really want the Sport package.
I think the best answer/guess we heard was that there were 2007 Sport suspension models at dealers and they didn't want to bring over 2008s until the 2007s were gone. That makes sense considering the economy and our dollar's worth...
I can't wait and hope it was worth it!
You do realize the MDXs are made in Canada, right? It would go to Chicago first and from there onto CA. I was able to get my Sport/Ent in two days (midwest). Are 08s Sports that scarce in CA or is your dealer unwilling to lcoate and ship one in for you? (Or maybe your color combo isn't a common one?)
BTW, it is very much worth it!!
Reading this forum reinforces our decision to buy the MDX Sport... sounds like it lives up to expectations. How rare is that?!