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By Love It!
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Reliable, smooth drive, great pick-up when needed. All I do is change the oil and rotate the tires. I'm following the maintenance program and I bet this vehicle will last forever!


Best Features

Ride, reliability, navigation, sound system, heated seats.


Worst Features

Don't bother with the 3rd row seating. It was folded down the day I bought the vehicle and I haven't used it yet.


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This Car Rocks!!
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By Jack Mark
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My MDX is so smooth and the bluetooth works very good. I love the looks! I pretty much love everything about this car!


Best Features

Smooth ride, looks, bluetooth, fast, everything!!


Worst Features

Center arm rest in front is not split.


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Great Car
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By Brocktune
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this car new in March 05 and have loved every minute of it. My only regret was not talking the wife into getting the Navi. Test drove all the competitors, but the MDX blew them all away. I love the car-like handling. The bluetooth can have trouble picking up my voice when the air or heater is on. It has led to some frustrating exchange (me--"dial 911" MDX--"now calling 753." Also, there is a sloshing sound from the gas tank. I took it back to the dealier shortly after purchase, but there was nothing they could do about it. Eventually, I just got used to it, and I no longer notice it.


Best Features

Bluetooth, smooth ride, car-like handling. Blue ambient light is an elegent touch. Lots of storage room.


Worst Features

Removable (or fold-down) second row seats. The sound system is great but the display on the radio is very small.


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Solid overall, room for improvement
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By txguy
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Got it with the nav and RES options. The RES is a must if you have kids. Ride is still smooth after 2 years and 35K miles. Averaged 24.8 MPG at steady 70 mph on last freeway trip with wife, 2 kids and cargo. Still love the MDX and we've had zero issues with the car. I use the Bluetooth often to talk hands-free and the Bose stereo sounds great. Only things I should have gotten up front were a cargo net for the back and running boards to help boost the little kids (under 4) and great-grandma.


Best Features

Nav and RES are worth the extra, although I don't use the voice command much except when using Bluetooth. Great dependability. Holds value well. I decided to buy new when I saw the asking prices of 2 year old MDXs.


Worst Features

$40K+ vehicle should have HID lights, tri-zone climate control (see 2007). Nav user interface not very intuitive but it is functional, e.g. showing pizza places 750 miles away when doing search. People would think I had my headlight brights on when they weren't. Third row seats best for kids.


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A great all-purpose SUV
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By JCPHX
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Extremely comfortable, quiet ride with excellent performance. I purchased with all the bells and whistles, including DVD with rear speaker control - perfect for long trips with kids. Also, with two rows of seats that fold down, easily converts to a good SUV for hauling stuff. Bluetooth for the mobile phone is now a must-have. The voice-activated nav system seemed cool at first, but it was the one thing that didn't always perform perfectly. Still, this is my first Acura and the best vehicle I have ever owned.


Best Features

Overall ride and performance, DVD, Bluetooth, fold down 2nd and 3rd seats.


Worst Features

Keep working on voice-activated system, and make nav menus less complicated.


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