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2005 Acura MDX SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Acura MDX SUV

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


Review

Bought this car in February of 2005. Haven't had one problem with it since! Very reliable and very luxurious. Was coming from a 1998 Toyota Camry LE. Compared it to the Lexus RX 330. While the Lexus was nice, it couldn't fit 3 people across the third row comfortably. But my Acura can. The Bose stereo in my MDX simply superb and this car handles so nicely. The nav system is also extremely easy to use. Like the V6 and the AWD. I also like the visibility that comes with being higher off the ground. Will never buy anything other than an Acura. Unfortunately the gas mileage is around 12 MPG. I do mostly city driving but I was expecting more like 16 from a mid-size SUV with just a V6.


Best Features

Back-up camera, heated seats, nav system, bluetooth, visibility, great headlights, love the fog-lights, sunroof, stereo, everything about this car is amazing!


Worst Features

Fit and finish could be better. Would like auto up/down on all windows, not just driver's. Slightly better gas mileage would be nice.


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Kumho Tires Transform the MDX
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By nIKKIMACH
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2005 Acura MDX SUV Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Michelins lasted 50,000 miles; at that point, I was thinking of trading the car. Too much road noise, and a jarring ride. Then I put on Kumhos and my MDX was transformed. The road noise I disliked was cut in half, the handling got sharper and the ride improved enormously. Replacing the windshield, which we have to do every few years because of grit on the highways in winter, costs a cool thousand bucks. I like the auto wipers, but it would be $500 bucks cheaper without them.


Best Features

Rock solid, great seating position, XM (escape from the soul-sucking garbage on AM/FM), nav system, build quality, value. Resale.


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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned
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By Love It!
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2005 Acura MDX SUV 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 SUV 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 SUV 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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