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Acura MDX, SUV
#6120 of 6477 Re: MDX Front Seat [dean7]
Sep 02, 2005 (4:36 am)
A rather drastic move, to be sure. But I know of two parents of our daughters' friends that had such severe difficulty with Japanese seats that they traded the cars and went Euro. One had bought a 2004 GX470 SUV and he is now in a 2005 Volvo XC90 V8. He had back surgery for a slipped disk and the Lexus seats offered poor support in spite of adjustable lumbar settings. The other couple traded a 2002 BMW 530i for a 2005 Acura RL. Less than two weeks later, they went back and undid the trade.
According to my orthopedic surgeon, anyone with back, knee or joint problems should not drive in any car for more than 1-2 hours without stopping and stretching. But he also has a low opinion of Japanese car seats and recommends Volvo and BMW to his patients who have difficulty driving in comfort. Unfortunately, we like the other Acura attributes - including reliability - too much to make seat comfort the top priority.
That said, perhaps having the MDX seats modified in some way is feasible. If you have success in investigating this option, please let us know.
Sep 12, 2005 (10:52 am)
I have taken several long trips with my 2004 MDX and have had no problems with the seats. They are very comfortable.
I guess European cars need extremely comfortable seats for all the rides you'll need to take back to the dealer for service....
#6122 of 6477 Re: MDX Seats [otis123]
Sep 12, 2005 (6:06 pm)
Regarding the 2005 mdx front seats. I had the front cushion replaced under warranty - the previous was defectively thin. It still has a "boundy" feel to it when going over bumps, etc. and I believe that, although much better than before, the three coiled springs under the seat are not supportive enough....they are not nearly as supportive as the passenger seat (my only comparison) and this doesn't seem right....and I only weigh 150 pounds. Although okay for now, I may take it back in the future and ask to have those supportive coils replaced.
#6123 of 6477 Re: MDX Seats [dean7]
Sep 12, 2005 (6:07 pm)
should read "bouncy"...not "boundy"...sorry
#6124 of 6477 Re: MDX Seats [dean7]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2005 (6:39 pm)
After posting, you may edit your post for 30 minutes.
Just a little fyi for future reference.
#6125 of 6477 Vibration at 1500RPM
Sep 13, 2005 (7:31 am)
I have 2002 MDX with 47,000 mile. I am noticing coarse vibration coming from engine at about 1500 RPM . It happens mostly during shifting the gear from 2nd to 3rd. Does any one else had the same problems. looking to find the answers and solution. Took it to the dealer but they could not re produce it. Thanks.
#6126 of 6477 Color of the steering wheel and column
Sep 17, 2005 (10:06 am)
I have a question to all of you regarding the color of the steering wheel and the column for the 2004 MDX.
We have Sage Brush Pearl 2004 MDX with the Quartz interior.
I took our MDX for service to address the problem with volume control on the steering wheel, which was sticking. When I would try to increase the volume it would change the channel instead.
According to the dealer, they repaired the problem by tightening up the ground wire.
Next day when I was doing cleaning of the MDX, I noticed that the color of the steering wheel and the column is different. It was all black. My wife who drives the car everyday is states that it used to be quartz (grayish).
I went back to the dealer and they insist that it was always black.
Can someone confirm for me the color of there steering wheel and the column.
#6127 of 6477 Re: Color of the steering wheel and column [oren1]
Sep 17, 2005 (6:46 pm)
I noticed that the color of the steering wheel and the column is different. It was all black. My wife who drives the car everyday is states that it used to be quartz (grayish).
It is supposed to be black. I also own an '04 SageBrush w/ Quartz interior. The Quartz interior is two-toned with a black dash-board and black upper door panels. The steering column projects out of the dash and thus the proper match is black.
#6128 of 6477 Re: Color of the steering wheel and column [msu79gt82]
Sep 18, 2005 (2:10 pm)
it's all black...couldn't imagine it quartz......
#6129 of 6477 Realistic Gas Mileage on MDX's
Sep 19, 2005 (5:18 am)
I am hoping to get people's experiences with mdx's and Gas Mileage on Highways. It would ultimately be a commuter car for me and I am on a budget. I spend 95% of my time on the highway.
Car anyone help me with real expectations for highways mileage.