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Acura MDX, SUV
#513 of 552 Re: running board vs. step bar [dyc3]
Dec 26, 2008 (11:19 am)
A lot of it is personal preference, went with the MDX Sport Running boards on ours, mostly because I liked the look. Most adults really don't need them, your kids will love them. As an adult, I find myself naturally stepping directly down to the ground, if the running board is wet or muddy, your pant leg touches it if you aren't careful.
If you aren't in a big hurry, watch ebay, there are some dealers allowing their parts departments to sell anonymously to move inventory. Got mine from a dealer in the NE for $380 (delivered).
A couple on-line sites are www.acurapartssuperstore.com & handaaccessories.com. If you want to give your local store a shot, see if they will match an offer you see on-line, their prices aren't written in stone. Good Luck.
#514 of 552 what is a good installed price on these accessories?
Apr 22, 2009 (3:09 pm)
What is the best installed price ppl have paid (for an 09 MDX) on thse accessories:
1. Sport Running Boards
2. Cargo Tray (no installation neccessary so just need invoice price on this)
3. Fender Garnish
4. Front Lower Garnish
5. Rear Lower Garnish
6. Body Side Molding
7. Roof Rails
8. Hood Air Deflector
9. Cargo Cover
11.Door Edge Guards
13. First Aid Kit
On the 'Roof Rails' for an 09 MDX I've seen ppl say they paid $271 installed and I think some have gotten lower then that but I had a dealer try to charge me $346.50 for the same thing.
for the 'Body Side Molding' I've seen ppl pay $238 installed but I had a dealer try to charge me $282 so there seems to be a wide range of prices for the accessories which tells me its an an area that consumers overlook, because they are concentrating on getting a good price on the vehicle.
I think some dealers try to gouge the customer who gets a good deal on the vehicle even more with the accessories because ppl don't do their due dilligence on accessories and it seems to be harder to find out the invoice price even on these accessories let alone what ppl are paying. Plus there can be a difference in installation/labor cost from one area, state , or dealership to the next.
Please let me know where I can find the invoice price on the 09 MDX accessories and better yet what ppl are paying plus how to figure out what is a fair installation cost on these accessories.
#515 of 552 Re: running board vs. step bar [mdxrrrrr]
Apr 22, 2009 (3:24 pm)
www.acura.bernardiparts.com is cheaper then acurapartssuperstore.com and handaaccessories.com
#516 of 552 prices on installed accessories
Apr 29, 2009 (2:22 am)
please list your installed price on any of the MDX accessories.
personally I am looking to compare installed price on the following:
1. Fender Garnish:
2. Body Side Molding
3. Cargo Cover
4. Moonroof Visor
5. Front Lower Garnish
6. Rear Lower Garnish:
7. Hood Air Deflector
8. Door Edge Guards
I have been using www.acura.bernardiparts.com as a reference for price on the part but its hard to determine the installation/labor cost for each as it seems to vary depending on dealership.
I may just order from there as long as the shipping is free or cheap and then take to a shop to have installed or try and do myself or at a friends shop.
but please share your installed price on factory accessories here.
#517 of 552 Re: prices on installed accessories [x5killer]
Jun 28, 2009 (5:20 pm)
I paid $97 for the sports running board installation. The front and rear lower garnish cost $190 total for both to be installed (the bumpers have to be removed before they are installed) by an Acura dealer.
The cargo cover should cost $0 as you should be able to do it yourself, just make sure you buy the right type (with or without power tailgate).
Haven't bought any of the other accessories so can't help you there.
#518 of 552 Ping Pong table moving.
Jun 29, 2009 (9:48 am)
I have a question, but, I didn't know where to post it. Sorry if I am posting it in the wrong forum.
I was planning on moving a ping pong (table tennis) table using my friend's Acura MDX. Has anyone been able to move it successfully? Or should I find a pick up truck for moving the table?
#519 of 552 Re: Ping Pong table moving. [rputtagunta]
Jun 29, 2009 (10:14 am)
Try Acura MDX Towing.
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#520 of 552 Need for Back-Up sensors, even w/Camera 09 MDX
Aug 11, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I have an '09 MDX Tech. The rear camera has a fantastic wide (and to the side) view...BUT distance to the rear appears much FARTHER than it actually is. This make it totally useless in parallel parking in tight spaces, etc.
This was very disappointing to me. My previous (GM) SUV had audible rear sensors, plus a visual 3-light system visible in the rear view mirror. That was a 2002 Buick. Acura is supposed to be so advanced.
There are optional "accessory" back-up sensors available from Acura, for about $500 installed. The money isn't the issue, my problem is that it involves removing the rear bumper, drilling holes in it, removing the tailgate weatherstripping and left rear seat, as well as cutting into a section of wiring to get this installed. Will they be able to do this carefully, neatly, and safely?
Anybody have experience having these sensors installed???
Lou in NY
#521 of 552 2009 MDX tech (need recs for DVD entertainment)
Aug 14, 2009 (10:35 am)
I recently bought a 2009 MDX with technology. Want to get the after market DVD entertainment system put in. Which system do you recommend? How much is usual installation? Do dealers install (if you buy the system)? I am in Atlanta area.
Also, do you recommend any kind of accesory to be installed which can music from USB flash drive...maybe convert my aux jack to usb or something?
Aug 18, 2009 (8:53 am)
I'm in the market to buy a new car and have decided on 2010 MDX once its available. From what I've read HD Radio isn't an option, but I'm sure there are people who have added it already to the '08-09 models. I'm curious if anyone has tried adding HD with an 09, especially in conjunction with RES and Nav.
I know there's a whole new telematics system for '10 model year, but am curious if someone has tried with the current year, how its worked out, what issues there were. I don't want a debate on the merits of HD vs iPod vs Sat Radio, I know already that I want HD (along with XM and iPhone/iPod integration). I'm also curious if anyone knows if you can split the audi feed front to back (so the kids can watch their DVD while we enjoy XM/FM or CD). Thanks in advance for the commentary!