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2009 Acura MDX SUV

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You won't be disappointed! Great handling SUV!
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By Gerald Kershner
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Best SUV I've ever driven and owned. Take a test drive and see for yourself. Bought it used with noisy directional tread tires, replaced them with Acura OEM tires ... wow, what a difference.


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235,000 miles
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Shandu
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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There is a common electrical issue. From the first 3000 miles there was a short in the radio meaning, when it get hot the sound would skip like a turn table skipping. The XM radio, CD player, AM/FM and DVD player sound would skip. Took it to several dealership from Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester Acura. No one could find the reason, each saying to return the car at the time that the sound is skipping. Replace the first battery within one year. Twice the battery was dead within six months. Second time, dealer replace under warranty. Third time, the discharge of the battery even though the vehicle was off cause my a/c compressor to blow. The dealer said that the unit was drawing power even though it was off. The pressure build to the point where it cause the unit to blow. Dealer replace the battery and the A/C relay. Also the constant drain on the battery which maybe linked to the HLF/blue tooth system. I had to disconnect the HLF/blue took system. Gas mileage is very weak. Average about 15 miles per gallon on high way, due to heavy foot. Keep in mind I travel at least 160 miles per day. Yes, gas prices are high but I love my MDX. It corners like a dream at 65-70 mph on a curvy two lane country road. I am 6'1" and sit very well In my captain seat. The second row is hard to move forward for rear entry into the third row. Michelin Tires are the best so far in terms of gas saving and road noise. Have changed the following, tire road, oil plan, a/c relay switch, 3 battery on my fourth. Wanted to be the owner who reaches over 500,000 miles but it will be expensive.


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Worst SUV/auto I have owned
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Stanley Eilers
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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My experience with a 2009 ACURA MDX with 71,000 miles driven
1. AC Unit had to be replaced
2. Struts had to be replaced
3. AC Control module had to be replaced (illumination led lights on control board did not work)
4. Control module overhead had to be replaced (illumination lights on control board did not work)
5. Front wheel bearings had to be replaced
My best advice to anyone buying an ACURA MDX is to buy their platinum extended warranty. If you have the experiences I have had with this vehicle it will set you back a pretty penny.


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Worst I have qwned
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By Terry Gonsalves
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Thud/scraping noise from front wheel when driving from cold.Driver side window rattle. Dealer says that these are the characteristics of the vehicle. Acura Canada not responsive.Why is it only a characteristic after you buy the vehicle. Very poor fuel economy. Worst vehicle I have owned. Definitely a do not buy.


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As above


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Not what I expected from Acura
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Papa Leo
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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13 months into ownership and I have nothing but a trouble with that car. One week into ownership, Air Bag warning came up. It was found that side B-pillar air bag was lose. Another 2 month, car started to pull to the side badly (car had only 3K miles on it), it was found to be misaligned. Another 2 month, gas door wouldn't keep close (replaced under warranty). Another 6 months into ownership and drive side window wouldn't open (window motor bad). My previous '03 Mitsubishi Montero didn't see repair shop for 6 years I owned it (55K miles), only oil changes, tire replacement, and one new set of brakes before drunk driver plunged into me and totaled it. This is my first and the last Acura.


Best Features

Seating for 7. SH-AWD 300 hp engine


Worst Features

For the price of the base model ($40K) it could at least include backup assistance and not being a $1000 dealer installed option.


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