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2003 Acura MDX

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By cavender
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After having owned Explorer Limiteds,
and having driven Lexus, Mercedes, GMC,
Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, and other
SUV's, this is definitely and clearly
the best luxury SUV for the money.
Extremely low maintenance and excellent
dealer service. Very quiet but
powerful. Comfortable ride, high
visibility, well-built, good tracking,
very versatile, packs a lot of gear.
Have never used the thrid seat, and
luckily, it folds flat so it offers
good storage in back. This is easily
the best SUV on the market. I told
Ford I would never be back.


Best Features

Powerful, quiet, smooth engine.


Worst Features

None. Can't wait to see the next version.


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I Love My MDX
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By Sandranna
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Researched cars 3 yrs, chose MDX.Waited
9 mos (switch from '02 to '03,delayed
it a few months).Well worth the wait! I
accessorized it so it's the sharpest
one I've seen yet.Very sporty!I'm 54,
had a Buick LeSabre for 11 yrs.Needed
something sharp, sporty. I drive safer
now: with it's weight, it's a weapon.
It's L/W are same as my Buick, but it
took me a long time to get used to driv-
ing it.I did purchase a larger rearview
mirror for help with backing up. Didn't
know about the rear camera when I
bought this; that whole package is EX-
PENSIVE but I’d now consider it to help
with backing up. A great car,passengers
love it, & I plan to keep it 15-20 yrs!


Best Features

Sun roof, interior (so comfy), constant mileage gage (I'm more conscious about not wasting gas now), sound system: AWESOME, love the controls for the Radio et al on the steering wheel & although I didn't love the looks at first, now I think it's the nicest looking SUV of it's size.


Worst Features

Larger rear view mirror. If it's going to have the 2 extra seats in the back, it should allow more leg room and an easier way to exit in case of emergency exit. Can't think of anything else!


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My First Acura MDX
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By Poppa Mike
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Probably will never buy anything
other than an MDX. Love it !
Wish we had ordered the entertainment
system.


Best Features

Enjoyable, smooth and comfortable ride Sound system is great.


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What constructive criticism can I find?
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By djcurrie32
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Acura MDX is second to none in this
price range for a luxury SUV, Acura has
always fitted its vehicles with
standard options that would be a la
carte on most luxury lines, example
heated seats, sunroof, memory seats, 6
disc CD changer, rain sensing wipers,
rear view camera etc...After extensive
research and with the fold down third
seat this was the vehicle for my
family, it rides smooth, great
acceleration and handling, outstanding
exterior styling..


Best Features

I'm a TL w/nav owner so the new Voice- activated nav system is great, The fold down third row is an outstanding feature, our most recent SUV was a Tahoe and we had to take the seats out or leave them in..my wife loves the rear view camera.


Worst Features

with the touring model you get a multitude of appointments you would not find anywhere else, Acura can improve on the wood accents, it doesn't suit the stature of this vehicle. the fact the AC system leaks since Acura has elminated the drip pan is embarassing, the car is 41000


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Gas Mileage Rip off
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By WALF3
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2003 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had my MDX for 5 months and am
truely dismayed at the gas mileage. The
sticker reads 17 to 22, but I get 13-14
mpg driving 70/30 city/hwy. And when I
bring it to the dealer, they have some
excuse like its winter gas or we can't
know your driving habits. Well I've
been driving for 30 years and never had
such rotten gas mileage. And it takes
premium gas to make it worse.
Don't believe that sticker.. you're in
for a shock.


Best Features

The versatility of seven passengers or loads of cargo space. Best in class in that regard.


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage and listen to your customers


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