After shopping all the others for over
6 months, we decided on the Base MD-X
(2002). We almost bought an X5 4.4,
but it is too costly and no where near
enough room, (and the 3.0 doesn't have
enough power). After almost a year of
ownership, we like it even more than we
thought we would. Incredibly smooth
and effortless power/torque, great gas
mileage (up to 26 average on highway),
pretty good handling (but not quite as
good as X5), and plenty of room for
hauling, tailgating, etc. The base
sound system is more than adequate, and
by buying the Base MD-X instead of
Touring, you make up some for paying
close to MSRP.
Torque/Power, gas mileage, room, easy
to service, good long-distance runner,
easy on the eyes.
Brake assist, Traction control & Tire
pressure monitor should be added
standard or available as options.
(Stability control is supposed to be
added for 2003.)
I have been driving my MDX for 2 years
and have loved it. This vehicle is so
big on the inside and still fun to
drive. You can handle it with ease in
a parking lot or a winding road.
Better gas mileage than many cars. I
have even seen 29.5 mpg on a couple of
highway trips. Usually 24-25 mpg on
hgwy. I have had it on dirt roads and
fire trails as well as family trips
with golf clubs and gear for six. This
vehicle is great. Bigger second row
than Tahoe and easier to get in and out.
I had owned 4 american cars before,
they gave me a lot of mechanic
problems. Inspite of a lot bad commends
about this MDX, I think this is the
BEST car I ever own. I got no problems
with the engine so far.