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2005 Acura MDX

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Been a Good SUV
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By GatorJeff
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Overall this has been a solid vehicle. The only problem has been the torque converter at 57,000 miles. Acura paid a large portion of the repair cost though. I really love the MDX and can't seem to find anything worth selling it for. I usually keep cars for three years but after 5 I want to hang on to it for a while longer. I really like the design and interior technology.


Best Features

Bluetooth (though will not import contacts or display who is calling), Nav is easy to use and really nice, voice command is cool.


Worst Features

Transmission problems should have been fixed since they started in the early MDXs. Hands-free needs to import contacts and display who is calling, would like softer ride but sporty feel is fine.


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


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I bought my pre owned MDX at 62000, driving it since then for 10 months I am a satisfied customer. I like the build quality and handling. at 69000 it still runs quiet on the road. during the recent snow it drives superb with great AWD controls and traction.


Best Features

Automatic wipers, bluetooth iPhone / Blackberry connectivity, voice recognition, rear view cam, Nav, rear entertainment and the Boss audio. Great power, 23 on highways and 17 on rural roads. No maintenance even for a used one!!


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Trouble with transmission
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By driddle
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great car, but have had trouble with transmission. Has been replaced once already at 50000 miles, still makes hard shifts when shifting down.


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Extended warranty
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MDX man
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2005 Acura MDX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have this truck for over 4years, I took to dealer at least 5 times for various problem.... Nice design, need to improve quality... Starter, Valve, Transmission, shock-- etc some of the few problems that have with this truck....


Best Features

Ride is O.K.


Worst Features

They need to work on transmission.


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Outstanding Family Vehicle
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By IZJ
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The MDX is overall a truly outstanding family vehicle. Ours has 74,000 miles of intense use and wear. The balance of comfort, utility, passenger space, cargo room, handling and performance is remarkable. Honda is a packaging genius for figuring out how to create so much space in a reasonably compact vehicle. Acceleration is good for a heavy vehicle. Interior room is excellent and the leather seats are comfortable and durable. Many long road trips have been completed with enjoyment and ease. My wife and I have 3 children, aged 4-11. Gas mileage is solid, 16 city, 24-25 pure highway. An early electrical problem was fixed and we have had no other issues. We will keep our MDX for years.


Best Features

Comfort, passenger room, cargo room. Driving position and view. Exterior design (roundly criticized as dull, but I think just the right look for this type of vehicle).


Worst Features

Softer touch plastics on the dashboard and center console. Replacement of plastic wood with real wood or metal.


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