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2005 Acura MDX

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'05 MDX
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By mdxer
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Replacing Cadillac Eldorado and more than happy with the change. The MDX had 82,000 miles when I got it, 97,000 six months later without any trouble, except with an a/c vent cover. Early on I had the opportunity to drive for several hours in a blizzard with complete confidence. I have also had it on unimproved old logging roads with equal confidence. I would not take it where I would take a 4Runner, but I prefer cabin comforts. The cabin is awesome and the toys are awesome. Front seats are 5 star. This is my favorite car ever. I installed after market transmission and power steering filters as a precaution. The tranny's are suspect. I drive in D4 around town and D5 only over 60 mph.


Best Features

tow pkg, built in NAV, bluetooth, XM/Sirius, rear DVD, split 2nd row, having a 3rd row, consumer reports highest rated mid-size SUV


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Transmission vibrates/grinds at 35-40 mph
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kpsmith
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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At approximately 30,000 miles, upon acceleration, the transmission would vibrate/grind until 45 mph. I have found this to be a common problem on many Acura forums and there are 11 reports of this exact same problem on the National Highway Transportation and Safety (NHTSA) website. The problem seems to be the transmission torque converter.


Best Features

NAVI, interior and exterior styling.


Worst Features

Can hardly hear the turn signal. Suggest a warning feature that the turn signal has been on for an extended period of time. Almost impossible to change the rear wiper blade.


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Great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jbgraw
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great car. Plenty of room, hard to fit seven passengers and luggage. excellent fuel economy. 15-18 in town, we consistently get 25-26 on the highway. Average tank is always around 21. Super comfortable on the inside. Great in the winter.


Best Features

Rear A/C controls. Sitting up high. Good view out. Fuel economy.


Worst Features

Transmission issues. Started having troubles at 120K miles with transmission sticking. Heard from lots of other MDX owners that it is a common issue. Heard '07 and newer MDXs are just fine with this though. Also annoying that there is no front passenger temperature controls. AUX input would be nice.


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2005 Acura
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DMP
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love this vehicle. Have 77,000 miles on it and no problems whatsoever. Love the touchscreen navigation that can be operated on the go. Bluetooth and Address Book are great too. Leather still looks like new and gas mileage has been great. Averaging over 20 mpg in city and highway driving. Have taken on several long road trips and the seats are great! Best I've ever sat in.


Best Features

Bluetooth, Navigation, Comfortable seats, available 3rd row.


Worst Features

Get rid of fake wood trim and put in real wood.


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Loved this SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By CaptReg
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought MDX because it could be towed behind my RV and provide an upscale trim/features than other towable vehicles. Loved this vehicle. Never had a single problem in over 5 years of driving and towing, just scheduled maintenance. Interior has everything and well designed. I'd definitely buy a new one, but the new ones can't be towed - too bad. I highly recommend this vehicle - great family SUV.


Best Features

Full-featured interior: satellite radio, nav, DVD, rear display screen. Very smart inside and out


Worst Features

I like the body style of the later models a bit better.


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