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By barg
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2003 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is awesome. We went to many places with this car. I would recommend.


Favorite Features

DVD Entertainment


Suggested Improvements

Auto door locks


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Boy am I sorry I bought this lemon!
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By MelMel
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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There's alot to love about this car- wonderful ride, it's really comfortable, nimble, handles like a sports car & has TONS of space. I could quibble about little things like the faux wood trim or the miniscule cup holder, or that the heated seats can suddenly get REALLY hot but the real problem w/this car is that I had tons of problems in the first few months. The window up/down thingy has been replaced THREE times & still doesn't work. There's a rattling problem that took the service dept a couple of trips to fix & another rattling thing they CAN'T fix. All this on a relatively new car-wish I'd bought a Lexus or Infiniti!


Favorite Features

Nimble and quick for a SUV; loads of space; very comfortable seats; great navigation system -- lots of bells and whistles for the price


Suggested Improvements

I'm in the shop once a month getting something fixed (or not, as the case may be) in a car that's not even six months old; fake wood trim; bigger cup holder; heated seats can suddenly get VERY hot (ouch!).


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REALTOR praises his MDX
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By Marcel
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Tremendous quality! Former Jeep Grand Cherokee owner. I will never go back. Great traction, superb handling, no noises, best gps out there. Value packed with style.


Favorite Features

responsiveness.


Suggested Improvements

rear hatch pull down bar.


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More Than Satisfied!
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By Rhinoact
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Outstanding automobile! Extensively researched and test drove Acura, Lexas, BMW and Mercedes SUV's. Much to my surprise, the clear winner MDX. Have made numerous eight hour family trips in the MDX from our home in S. Calif. to our Lake Tahoe cabin. During these trips, the MDX has experienced temperatures of +115 F through the Mohave desert to -5 F in Lake Tahoe. Nothing seems to phase the MDX. We average 21 - 22 mpg on these trips and the ride is comfortable and quiet. The engine is powerful and has plenty of passing power when needed. My wife and I both agree that this is by far the best vehicle that we have ever owned.


Favorite Features

DVD system, fold-in-floor 3rd row seats, spacious interior, smooth and quiet ride, powerful engine.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Pleased, but engineering lags BMW
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By Castanha
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Generally very pleased with my MDX after six months. It has met expectations. Excellent performance and handling for this class of vehicle. It does fall short on a number of fronts to my BMW540i. Significantly more engineering, refinement and execution in Bimmer sun roof, doors, heated seats, and auto wipers, for example. A lot less wind noise from open Bimmer sun roof, better controls, and cleaner less "industrial" look from interior when open, for example; BMW auto wipers that perform much more consistently than on Acura. Also, get some excessively wind noise (off roof rack, I think) at around 70 mph.


Favorite Features

Auto on headlights. Light sensitive rear view mirror. Visibility.


Suggested Improvements

Heated steering wheel. Telescoping steering column and tilt as part of memory adjustment. More power seat adjustment options. (i.e. more like my Bimmer!)


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Solid Car
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By Jamesbuffalony
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2003 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased the Last remaining 2003 model left on the lot for about $700 less than TMV. Car has been wonderful, great in the snow, great ride, wonderful interior quality, engine smooth, transmission pretty good, suspension excellent for an SUV. interior room great, rear seats ok, last row good for kids. mileage typical for an suv (poor). Accidentally closed the garage door on the roof. Acura service was top notch. Very honest professional and courteous. This car is A STEAL for the $$$. And you don't have to deal with the pretensiousness from the german dealers.


Favorite Features

Fully Loaded, Base price. fold flat seats. looks great in black


Suggested Improvements

wish they had better looking wheels


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By okidoki4
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2003 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very well built, solid vehicle, lots of cargo room


Favorite Features

traction control-it took over when a semi ran me into the median and kept me straight and slowed me down until I could ease back on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Would like a place to plug in an mp3 to the stereo system and a way to use the trip screen for a pda.


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By Donna Middleton
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2003 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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There need to be improvements for better gas mileage. Also, the tires need to be improved for safety and over all performance.


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By sluggo
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I traded from my 2002 TL sport to the 2003 MDX touring package. I love the car so far and I am especially enjoying the AWD since this is my first snow storm, two weeks after getting the car talk about timing! I expect the quality and relaibility to be similar to the TL. I did purchase a floor model leftover from the dealer and one disapointment is that the handel to the gas release did already come off, but thats a minor repair. Love the sound of the Bose stero system and especially like the way it handels the potholes of NYC.


Favorite Features

like the compass display on the dash easy to read. The controls for the vehicle are well within the drivers reach.


Suggested Improvements

The truck should come with the high intensity xeon lights because this makes a great difference for night time driving. They could design the truck to operate on two wheel drive with a switch similar to the Ford explorer to shift into 4 wheel high and low.


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By stop/handle
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the car for my wife. Love the ride and seating, but what is with the step on the left hand drivers side floor?


Favorite Features

Dashboard, power


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of that step on the drivers side floor. Anyone over six feet needs to extend their legs!!!!!!!!


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