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2005 Acura MDX - Consumer Reviews

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looking for another newer one.
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By bill bbbb
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2005 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is good looking not trendy, dependable, strong and luxurious. What else could you want.


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Yes , the transmission is a problem
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Kevin M
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very good Suv. Love the AWD. Felt safe going down the road, it feels like driving a tank. But, the transmission failed at 160000 and we were left stranded on the side of the road. Also, some other little issues. Used regular gas. It did a good job towing. We finally did trade it in at 200000 miles and Lindsay Acura Cols. Gave us 5000 for it. It had a lot of bumps and bruises on it from towing and parking lots. Overall a good suv if Honda would solve the transmission problems that the MDX has.


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Love my Acura!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By cfischer15
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am the original owner of my 2005 Acura MDX. Love my car! I have owned this car for over 10 years with no problems. The only thing has been the electric door locks that needed the actuator replaced. Other than that issue, this car is so reliable and comfortable to drive. Love my Acura!


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XM satellite radio and OnStar. OnStar helped me when I had an accident and provided immediate support.


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Lots of mechanical issues
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By MHirt1
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I am the original owner of my 2005 MDX, and currently have about 130,000 miles on the car. We have had many mechanical issues with this car, including:

- failed torque converter at about 55,000 miles
- failed transmission cooler at about 85,000 miles which caused intermingling of transmission and radiator fluids - not good
- failed electrical harness unit - had to wait to get one from Germany!
- numerous suspension issues
- rust appearing on front of hood and in all four wheel wells starting at around 100,000 miles

Even my 15-year old Saab has had far fewer, and less expensive, mechanical issues. I am not sure whether I will buy another MDX.


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someone will sue Acura
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By unhappykris
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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second MDX, 7th Honda vehicle, last one had tranny issues, this one had the tranny noise slightly.
2012 I get a letter saying transmission software upgrade, so I took it in.
Especially in case I had tranny issues in future they would say that I had not done this upgrade they suggested.
The upgrade made the 5th gear come on at 45 MPH instead of the original 40 MPH.
This removed the noise, but, the gas consumption is terrible now as 90% of my city driving is below 45 MPH!
The should fix bad designs, not make us pay for it.
Also, I cannot prove this yet, but another "recall software upgrade" has disabled my Vehicle Stability Assist".
This is NOT how a luxury make should do things!


Best Features

ride, navigation and entertainment system.


Worst Features

Completely re-do your transmission design! Stop making the software adjust shifting to mask the noise.


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