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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!
#523 of 552 Re: Adding HD Radio [accordfreak]
Aug 18, 2009 (10:27 am)
If you like HD radio or any other sort of decent quality listening, you will not want to buy the MDX. Listen to the Bluetooth first and then ask why they have not done anything to make the sound at least as good as whats in the other Acura models. Its so blurry / dull that you can barely understand a conversation while driving at low speeds. They port the sound through the AM channel of the radio and as such the AM radio sounds piss poor as well. Just check it out. Thats all I'm saying. I own a 2005 MDX and made the mistake of buying a newer one thinking it should be at least as good as the 2005 and there are so many things that still are not as good as the older models.
#524 of 552 Re: Adding HD Radio [youdrive]
Aug 21, 2009 (8:28 am)
Youdrive, thanks for the insight. I haven't found a bluetooth solution I liked yet. While not critical, its important to me. My wife had a loaner X3 and for fun I tried the phone link through bluetooth and thought it wasn't half bad. Last night she told me she was more interested in an X5 than an MDX, so we'll have to see. Off to reading more posts on X5s...
#525 of 552 grille guard/bull bar for 2009 mdx
Sep 18, 2009 (7:38 am)
Any suggest for 2009 mdx grille guard/bull bar? just protect the car when park on the street from time to time. Or i have other options?
#526 of 552 Re: grille guard/bull bar for 2009 mdx [ez123ez123]
Sep 22, 2009 (11:40 am)
It's a sophisticated crossover vehicle, please don't put a cow catcher on the front or I will have to laugh at you.
#528 of 552 Looking For 09 MDX Door Edge Guards and Body Side Molding
Nov 08, 2009 (10:29 am)
I am looking for Door Edge Guards and Body Side Molding for my 09 MDX in Dark Cherry Pearl. Need to find the best price for them. So far I have found
Door Edge Guards $68.88 plus shipping
Body Side Molding $175.00 plus shipping
Please help me save some beans.Thanks In Advance