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2002 Acura MDX SUV

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Good vehicle but not a great vehicle.
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By Outlaw 06
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2002 Acura MDX SUV Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My wife drives the MDX primarily for
shopping and shuttling around our 3
children. I drive it primarily on
weekends. Like all Hondas, the MDX
offers good reliability and value
(dealer price gouging
notwithstanding). The MDX is built
well and has a very good engine and
drivetrain. The MDX's interior quality
and ergonomics are also very good.
However, performance is average,
handling is unimpressive and the
vehicle is noisy at highway speeds.
Braking is HORRIBLE, the MDX takes
forever to stop! Additionally, the MDX
is not very stylish when compared to
other "luxury" SUVs such as the BMW X5
or Mercedes-Benz M-Class (regardless of
the price difference).


Best Features

Reliability, Interior Comfort, Engine.


Worst Features

This vehicle rates a respectable 7 or 8 (5 being average). For the MDX to rate a 8+, performance, handling and braking would all have to dramatically improve and road noise would have to significantly diminish.


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Honda/Acura has come a long way!
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By cachupin25
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2002 Acura MDX SUV Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

In my opinion best SUV for the price if
compared to many European, American,
and other Asian SUVs. Performance is
great, has great trailering ability,
all though, if at the limit of the
trailering weight, the rear suspension
lacks strength. Maintenance is good if
compared to any European vehicle.
Honda/Acura has re-engineered all their
vehicles to add a european flavor to
them and has also strengthened the body
strucutre if compared Honda/Acuras
built in the 80s.


Best Features

Excellent sound system, reliability, spaciousness.


Worst Features

Power/Torque, fuel economy, and strengthen suspension, trailering capacity.


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An SUV for all the right reasons!
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By DallasMDX
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2002 Acura MDX SUV Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My wife wanted a vehicle that is easy
to manuever (not a tank!), nice
looking, has a well appointed interior,
will haul around our 3 kids plus junk
and friends, and above all - is safe.
And, she refuses to drive a van. Well,
the MDX is the only vehicle that meets
all the above criteria. And is does so
with great style, and attention to
detail.


Best Features

Heated seats, multiple cup holders, great handling for a vehicle this size. Gets much better gas mileage than others in its class. It is one of the safest SUVs, and has low emmissions - see the latest Time Magazing article on SUVs.


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MDX
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By ElKay
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2002 Acura MDX SUV Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We have had our MDX for almost a year.
We have had no problems with our
vehicle, and have really found it to be
better than we anticipated. We have
made numerous long trips and it has
surpassed all expectations.


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Very pleased
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By MDX Rocks
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2002 Acura MDX SUV Touring 4WD 4dr SUV w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Just had our 7,500 mile service, and I
can't praise this vehicle enough. Great
power, looks, comfort, reliability.
Having driven 330 miles through a
serious snow storm on Christmas Eve, I
feel qualified to say that the 4WD
works extremely well. You can buy an X5
with options to match the MDX for
thousands more, and you still won't be
able to do anything about the space
deficit. The extra seats and cargo
space are VERY nice to have. If you
want to be able to say "I drive a BMW",
that's understandable - my wife and I
just bought a 530i. But if you want
value, the MDX is the clear choice.


Best Features

Reliability/quality, 4WD system, navi system, engine power, six-disc CD changer, sound system, seat comfort, third row seats.


Worst Features

Get rid of the fake interior wood (either use the real thing or replace it with some other type of trim)and see if you can fit a full size spare. My other thoughts are taken care of in the 2003.


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