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#497 of 1262 MDX and OnStar
Sep 20, 2006 (9:39 pm)
Does anyone know why Acura has left OnStar out of the MDX for 2007? I have owned 3 MDX SUVS since 2001. I bought my 2005 because they finally added OnStar! Onstar is very important to me and I do not understand why Acura would add it in 2005 only to drop it for 2007. I will not buy another MDX or any other Acura car that does not include OnStar!
#498 of 1262 Re: Another 2007 MDX Review [robinsradar]
Sep 21, 2006 (5:56 am)
Actually I don't think it was that "negative" ~ I think it's more of a tongue-firmly-in-cheek kind of review !
#499 of 1262 Re: MDX and OnStar [jdennis2]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:04 am)
If you have a cell phone and order and Acura with Navigation, you've covered most of the features provided by Onstar. And the people I talked to that have it are displeased with the service, their customer support is atrocious.
As a current owner of an 03' Touring model MDX with roughly 86,000 flawless miles, I'll be the first to admit this new one is a HUGE improvment in both exterior and ESPECIALLY on the interior. I look forward to checking out the new model. My only disappointment so far is the Sport package is not available without the Ent. package.
#500 of 1262 Re: Another 2007 MDX Review [robinsradar]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:14 am)
It's not a bad review. That's just Anita's thing. She (sometimes with her husband) usually publish articles from a purely family or consumer oriented point of view. They attempt to represent the "anti-enthusiast".
My problem with the review is that she got her numbers messed up. The price for the RX350 is wrong and her quote of the original MDX's towing capacity is wrong. Wouldn't surprise me if she got a number of other things wrong, too.
#501 of 1262 Re: MDX and OnStar [anythngbutgm]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:17 am)
"My only disappointment so far is the Sport package is not available without the Ent. package."
I think you've got that backwards. You can't get the ENT without the either the Sport or Tech.
The one included in the Sport package is the Tech.
#502 of 1262 Re: MDX and OnStar [varmint]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:27 am)
Oops, my bad. I was just looking at post #470 too quickly.
Sep 21, 2006 (7:37 am)
read several reviews from the detroit newspapers husband and wife team. They never fail in making themselves appear to be the most ignorant people at their job [sans current politicians]
It's hard to even find a place to start but comparing this car to the Lexus, it's obvious that Acura is moving away from that market with this car but somehow they still try to compare them.
When reviewing the Infiniti FX 35 [A car that my wife owns] They said it had a hard time keeping up with other cars on the freeway. Without getting in to a huge debate, this is laughable.
In short, I wouldn't take anything that these two say to heart. They are easily the most clueless people on the planet.
#504 of 1262 Re: Best time to purchase, to get a stable conditioned model. [nxs138]
Sep 21, 2006 (7:44 am)
Pinkmelrose may have a point regarding reliability and origin of manufacturing. The RL was mainly built in Japan whereas the MDX is going to be built in their Canadian plant. Will this matter? Who knows.....
#505 of 1262 Re: MDX and OnStar [varmint]
Sep 21, 2006 (8:45 am)
Wait wait wait...so I can't get the base MDX with just the ENT package? I have to get another package on top of that?
From that article that was linked here I thought there were 3 major option packages (Tech, sport, ENT) that could each be bought separately. The ENT package could be added to the sport or tech, as well.
If that's the case (no base MDX with just ENT), I guess no MDX for me A little too much for what I had budgeted for.
#506 of 1262 Re: Another 2007 MDX Review [varmint]
Sep 21, 2006 (8:58 am)
Yea, I was just trying to stir things up a bit. Agree with you on the RX comment. Ran numbers on comparable option packages for both SUV's and came up close in price for both SUV's. Found base comparison a bit misleading. She has a thing for simple instrument controls. For instance in the Q7 write-up fails to mention that it has voice commands.
Her only point that I will review is the visability issue during the test drive.