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Not what I expected from Acura
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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.


Favorite Features

Seating for 7. SH-AWD 300 hp engine


Suggested Improvements

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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The Ususal Well Built Honda
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By acurahappy
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Have owned two Honda's before the MSX, and have been happy with the reliability of both vehicles. Was looking for another SUV, but more upscale from my 94 explorer. All the other stuff out there didn't appeal to me or was too expensive. Since I have had the mdx (sept. 09) I am completely happy with my purchase. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. Has been a pleasure to drive in the city, long trips and in the mountains. The all wheel drive system makes it handle very well on turns of windy roads. My mileage in the city has averaged 18-19 mpg, and up to 25 on the hwy. Impressive for a 300 hp motor. I like the style. Don't mind the "beak" in front. It gives it its character. A lot of car for the money.


Favorite Features

Sh-awd system. Separate ac/heat/thermostat controls for the back. The ability to roll the Windows down with the remote is great on hot days when the car has been sitting closed up in the sun. Storage in back behind 3rd seat. One touch open and close on the sun roof, and with key off. Too much to list.


Suggested Improvements

Key fob/switchblade too big. Prefer push button start, or separate key like old days. Back window separate from the lift gate. Used a lot on the explorer. Did it with the pilot, and should have followed suit with the mdx. Separate compartments in the center console. Nothing major needed, all is good.


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Overall, a great vehicle
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By Yoshodeep
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Having driven the car around town as well as some long trips, I am satisfied with the vehicle. 3rd row seating works fine, albeit not for tall people by any means. Nice pick up. More spacious than I thought from the outside. SH-AWD works great in slick snowy condition. I bought the base pkg, and the sound quality is plenty good. Leather seats are not at par with BMW standards. Bluetooth is somewhat cumbersome (voice recognition only). Can't say enough about the leg and shoulder rooms enough. It is fun to drive, from the SUV perspective. At this price, expected scheduled free maintenance though. Overall one of the best buys in the segment.


Favorite Features

Front and rear legroom and climate control, peppy pick up, storage, price


Suggested Improvements

Interior build quality (check how BMW does it's leather seats), Simpler Bluetooth, better gas mileage (should be at least 3 mpg more than it currently is). Need at least a simple compass in the base configuration.


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First Time Acura Owner
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By cegledi
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I'm excited to finally own an Acura. It's my first glimpse into the luxury world and am not a least bit disappointed. Wish they beefed up the standard features (back-up sensors, power tail, USB cable, etc.). However, I think the overall value and the performance of that sweet V6 makes me not care about much of the other stuff. So far, so good. Life is good.


Favorite Features

Engine sound and performance. Bucket seats grip everything nicely. Service at an Acura dealership.


Suggested Improvements

Need more definition on the sides of the body. Some things should just be standard.


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New and nice
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By fishin8tor
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Only had the car for two weeks, but really like all the features, especially the way this car customizes everything from the drivers seat, ac, and keyless memory system. Steering is accurate and direct on center, but took some time to get used to as used to drive a Odyssey. Power is soft at first, but comes on strong when you push it. Love the transmission and shifter as it is quick on the shifts and doesn't hesitate like other systems. The SH-AWD is kinda neat, and haven't used it but once in a turn, but it's nice to have and gives great confidence when driving. Mileage on is 20 on trip to bay area, and city seems around 16. So far, so good! I am looking forward to years of driving.


Favorite Features

Keyless memory, power, steering, rear ac for rear, shifter.


Suggested Improvements

More hooks in back. Provide a mechanism to hold up the rear small cargo hatch so that it can be used in the open position like the pilot.


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