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By fred
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2004 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The MDX is exactly what it purports to be, an extremely reliable, attractive, solid SUV with a well laid out, good looking interior and exterior, good handling, a wonderful driving feel, a first rate navigation system and mediocre gas mileage (but it's an SUV so what did you expect!) I'd buy another, although I'm particularly interested in the new, smaller Acura SUV promised for later this year - so long as it's not too small. Typical Honda quality.


Best Features

reliability, handling, navigation system, looks


Worst Features

re-locate the foot brake or substitute a hand pull parking brake


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Great Vehicle
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By Nice Vehicle
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2004 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Very satisfied owner after 18 months. Great combination of utility, quality, performance, and reliability. Recently completed a long holiday trip in inclement weather, which highlighted this vehicle's value proposition---car handled great, giving the driver (me) reassuring confidence, while four other family members stretched out comfortably to snooze, leaving room to spare for holiday luggage/gifts. No regrets thus far on this purchase.


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Best SUV I've owned
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By GMZ
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2004 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We purchased our 2004 MDX w/touring new for 41 grand(about $900 under MSRP). It has been a wonderful vehicle, with a powerful engine, a spacious, functional, and quality built interior. It is very family friendly, with a complaint ride and many cupholders and storage areas. The driving dynamics are also impressive, with balanced steering (though not X5 level) and sporty handling. I have just 1 problem with the MDX. It's interior may be high quality, but lacks some of the classy-look of the BMW X5. The AWD will make for a sure friend, and the MDX handles much better on snow than Lexus RX330. Throw in a bargain price, and it's easily a better buy than the X5, RX, or Pilot which I test drove.


Best Features

265 refined horses, good acceleration, smart AWD, smooth ride, versatile interior, room for seven, legendary honda reliability(this is my 7th big H product), good looks, comes fully loaded at base X5 price. Finally, the MDX proves very car-like in nature, a welcome departure from my old Jeep GC.


Worst Features

The fuel economy is just okay. Acura service is not as good as BMW or MB(I have CLK and 750). no Xenon headlights.


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2 Years of Flawless Ownership
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By PC MDX
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2004 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have to admit. This is my first SUV, and it is the best on the market by far. I have had no issues, no complaints, and dealer service as been good as well. Buyers of SUV's should evaluate before purchasing, since it took me 3 months to decide between the Lexus RX, the MDX, and the Pilot. The MDX has the best overall performance, features, turning radius and off road ability as comparable to the Pilot. If a person would like to have simple styling, then go with the Pilot. Better exterior styling then go with the MDX, which was the deciding factor for me.


Best Features

On road performance, and driveability.


Worst Features

Bose Audio could use better speakers.


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It's the ultimate driver's machine
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By carmin ator
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2004 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The MDX is the ultimate driver's machine. The "ultimate driving machine" might be good for short hops from the mansion to the golf course. But the MDX is perfect for hauling 6 humans and luggage for a 10 day road-trip. Handling is crisp and taut. Interior room is adequate for 6 - if you put the kids in the last row. The convenience package is adequate neither underwhelming nor overwhelming. The safety features crumple zones, breakaway mounts, full curtain side airbags, etc. are uptodate. Mileage was a paltry 12-13mpg street and 20-25 hwy. For absolute comfort buy the Navigator; for raw power buy the X5. But if you're on a budget and want an all-round SUV that's awesome to drive buy the MDX.


Best Features

-Absolutely responsive silky smooth quiet engine that purrs when cruising but can roar when pushed. -Kids and adults alike will love these options: 6-disc CD changer sound system and the DVD rear entertainment system. -Handles superbly. Even the wife agrees that the MDX feels and drives like a car


Worst Features

-Lift the last row seats a little higher so an adult wouldn't have to sit in a fetal position. -Smoother shifting 6-speed auto transmission with electronic shifting or a manual 6/7-speed transmission. -Ability to switch between 2WD and AWD.


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