2004 Acura MDX Consumer Review: Pretty Good - but NOT perfect

2004 Acura MDX - Consumer Review

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Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Pretty Good - but NOT perfect !
By Baltimore Owner on


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


Bought in Nov 2004 as leftover - got excellent deal (below invoice). Vehicle has had several problems since then: 1. Tire(s): Touring was supposed to have Michelin ONE of the 4 tires was a GOODYEAR !! (dealer fixed) 2. Despite VERY VERY gentle driving, developed shimmy at 7k miles and had brake rotors cut (dealer fixed) 3. Interior speaker cover fell off spontaneously (dealer fixed) 4. Headliner rattles VERY loudly on left side when going over large bumps or RR tracks - Dealer could NOT fix ..

Best Features

1. Great handling and engine 2. VTM-4 is GREAT system for snow, and unbeatable on icy roads 3. BOSE stereo sounds very good 4. Mileage is pretty good - we get 20- 24 on highway if keep speed under 75 5 Side-curtain airbags (hopefully will never need) 6. Sunroof

Worst Features

1. Quality is not so great - my 4Runner was much better built, had NONE of problems above 2. Dead pedal is NOT in correct spot, is too FLAT 3. Roof rack is a joke - can't even carry a couple kayaks. Make a Thule or Yakima an option and drop the non- standard junk that's up there now ...
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