Fun to Drive, but Expensive
By mattb on
2002 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
My first time with a luxury SUV, which I researched prior to buying. At 40K miles, the transmission needed to be replaced!!! But they did it thanks to buying it pre-owned, pre-certified - would have cost 7K. This car handles very well and has gotten me out of more than a few accidents. Power about right and handles extremely well, is extremely comfortable.
Sporty ride and feel. I liked the navigation and control features. 3rd row was nice, but a little cramped and difficult to access.
Paint does chip a little easy. All owners beware about the transmission problem. Routine maintenance is very expensive and so is the premium fuel.