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


Review

We purchased this vehicle for the supposed
reliability and extra seating capability. After
approximately 1,000 miles I began to notice
a high pitch ringing noise when going over
30mph. I have taken the MDX back to the
dealer 3 times for repair to no avail. Also,
whenever I change gears (i.e. go into
reverse after being in park) the is a loud
thud when braking. Dealer tells me this a
normal characterisitc of the MDX's brake
callipers (sp?) adjusting. Who knows?
What I do know is that I am unhappy with the
entire Acura experience. I paid close to
$40,000 for a noisy vehicle which I do not
enjoy driving.


Best Features

Third seat. Exterior styling.


Worst Features

Engine noises! More durable interior. Make an engine that will accept regular fuel.


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MDX rules over any other SUV.
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By tedpacificNW
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After owning a 99 Ch-eep Grand J-erokee
for 3+ years and spending WAY TOO MUCH
MONEY on minor and MAJOR repairs (after
the warranty expired, of course), I
purchased the 2002 MDX. Although the
price on the MDX is much more than the
Jeep, I'll most likely be saving money
over time. The quality and
craftsmanship of the MDX is by far
superior than the JGC and I believe 90+
percent of all suv's on the market.
This is the best SUV for golfers,
because golf clubs fit like a glove in
this SUV. If you're looking for a
smooth, comfortable, no-rattle, luxury
ride, this is the SUV to buy.


Best Features

Room, comfort, stereo 6 disc changer, no rattles, bun warmers, powered memory seats, the list goes on and on.


Worst Features

When making sharp turns, there's a lull as if the front wheels were turned 90 degrees.


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No complaints at all
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By JohnT
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After two years with my MDX I'm pleased
to say that I have not had a single
problem with this vehicle.

It's fun to drive and has a lot of
space. I put two child car seats in
the back and still easily fit an adult
in that row.

Downside: It's not truck-like enough
to be "cool" and it's not mini-van-like
enough to be superbly useful. I was
looking for a hybrid of these two
things and while this is the best
compromise there is, the MDX is
not quite the best of both worlds.

More luxurious than an Explorer, more
spacious than an RX300, less expensive
than a BMW, cooler (somewhat) than a
minivan.


Best Features

Drives well, strong engine, great heat/AC system, Great Stereo, very comfortable.


Worst Features

Road/wind noise need to be muffled. I've gotta turn that stereo way up when I'm on the highway! City gas mileage is a disappointment


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


Review

It's been a wonderful SUV. Good
acceleration and car-like handling.
Lots of versitility with the third row
seating. The only suggestion I'd give
Acura would be to have a bit more
storage space behind the third seats
(almost none when the seats are in
use). I test drove all of the
competition and it blew them all away,
and has lived up to my expectations.


Best Features

I'd have to say the favorite features is the excellent Acura/Honda build quality. The materials are very well put together, and the vehicle has a very tight feel.


Worst Features

Give them away to people who love them as much as I do (hint hint hint).


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MDXcellent
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By 2002 Black MDX
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Vehicle

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


Review

We're very pleased with the MDX, it it
spacious, well designed and extremely
comfortable to drive. The 240 hp
engine provides excellent fuel economy
and enough power to handle any driving
conditions. Can't wait to try it in
the mountains this coming winter.


Best Features

The trip computer/control center screen is well placed and provides great information. Front seats are very comfortable, adjust easily and are heated.


Worst Features

The vehicle will roll back on a hill when releasing the brake pedal, this can be alarming the first few times. Would suggest "hill hold" feature as offered by Subaru.


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