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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#9224 of 13267 Re: offer [sasc]
Dec 10, 2009 (9:45 am)
I have been researching 2009 MDX TECH for 3 months. If I have a second option to buy another model like you have Odyssey touring, I would wait until at the end of December 2009(I do not care about a color option). Now all dealers put more price for 2009 MDXs in December 2009 than in November 2009. They said the reason is there is low stock for 2009 MDXs. Let's see if they sell all 2009 MDXs at the end of this month.
I do not care about what they are saying right now because, if all 2009 MDXs are gone at the end of this month, I will look at another option. I mean Acura MDX is not a one and only option for me at all.
Right now I wait and keep looking for 2009 MDX in my budget.
#9225 of 13267 Re: offer [sasc]
Dec 10, 2009 (10:58 am)
Tech pkg includes:
-Solar sensing climate control
-Easier cellphone address book importing
Only you can decide if those options are worth the extra $4k or so. IMO you are paying mostly for the nav system. An audiophile might appreciate the upgraded sound system but if you are toting kids how much are you going to notice. The others are small beer, worth a few bucks maybe but not for me.
Up to you, I didn't want the Nav so I went with the Base model, and it still has enough tech - bluetooth handsfree phone, sat. radio, tri zone climate control, power seats/windows/mirrors/steering wheel, remote entry, 2-person driver seat/mirrors/steering wheel memory, auto dimming rear view, AUX input port. I couldn't justify the price difference + depreciation.
#9226 of 13267 Re: offer [sjcjml]
Dec 10, 2009 (7:19 pm)
Did you consider buying a Buick Enclave? It is an excellent car and may cost less than an equally-equipped MDX. I bought a top of the line (means Sport and Ent.) MDX myself, but I could have easily bought an Enclave (the reason I did not was that my local Buick dealer was offering less for my trade-in). Don't be put off because it is made by GM. It is an awesome car and by far the roomiest of all mid-size SUVs. Some people may make a big deal of the MDX's SH-AWD, but would you really have noticed anything different about the handling had this not been dicussed ad-nauseum on blogs? If you don't believe me, just test drive an Enclave and then decide if it's for you or not.
#9227 of 13267 2010 MDX online now, ugly wood dash only option?
Dec 10, 2009 (11:54 pm)
The 2010 MDX is online on the US site now.
I was really looking forward to it. We have prepared to purchase one end of Dec - beginning of Jan.
I had come to accept the new grill, but is the wood grain dash really the only option?
It is hideous and doesn't fit with the interior. This really is probably a deal breaker for me and especially my wife. Now what should we buy?
#9228 of 13267 Re: 2010 MDX online now, ugly wood dash only option? [barleyman]
Dec 11, 2009 (4:12 am)
All MDX models come with wood trim. It is not an option. In 2009, the wood trim was an ebony wood. In 2010 it is more of a brown-ish mahagony look.
I agree, the new wood trim looks 'off' with the grey interior. I think it might only go well with the parchment or maby the black as well.
#9229 of 13267 2010 v 2009
Dec 11, 2009 (6:55 am)
ok looked at the pricing for 2010 and the base seems to only have gone up by around 400 or so -is that right? Was set to puchase 09, but now wonder if the additional things on the 10 make it worth getting, worried about the new transmission though, even if it is covered, has anyone heard how it is working out?
#9230 of 13267 Thanks to Forum Posters
Dec 11, 2009 (3:52 pm)
Wanted to thank everyone who posted their information here about purchases/leases.
Talked the local dealer into selling me his 2nd to last 2009 MDX Base Black/Parchment for $36,562 inclusive of all incentives and a set of roof rails. Without the info on the forum I wouldn't have known how hard to push before I got a decent deal.
Regarding 2010s - Dealer told me financing deals remain in place from 2009 on APR and money factor (.00162). MSRP on Base is up roughly $1,200.
Good luck to all those looking to buy MDX's.
#9231 of 13267 Re: Thanks to Forum Posters [skivt]
Dec 11, 2009 (4:09 pm)
were did you buy your mdx-sounds like a good deal
#9232 of 13267 Re: Thanks to Forum Posters [sasc]
Dec 11, 2009 (5:26 pm)
Sasc - Purchased at Jones Acura in Lancaster PA. Got roughly the same deal from Piazza Acura in Reading PA.
#9233 of 13267 Re: Depreciation - section 179 alternative [suharsh]
Dec 12, 2009 (10:33 am)
2010 MDX curb weight is UP compared with the 2009 model.
It is possible that a 2010 MDX packaged to the max could be over 6,000 lbs GVWR, and thus full under section 179 expensing rules. Maybe. Does anyone have the GVWR for a 2010 MDX?
Curb weight mdx 2009: 4564lbs
GVWR mdx 2009: 5952 lbs (just 48lbs short)
2010 curb weight:
MDX with Advance Package 4,603 lbs
MDX with Advance Package and Entertainment Package 4,627 lbs
MDX with Technology Package 4,550 lbs
2010 MDX GVWR: unknown. Does anyone have this? The 2010 MDX with Advance Package and Entertainment Package will likely have a GVWR above 6000 lbs.