Last post on May 24, 2006 at 6:33 AM
You are in the Acura MDX
What is this discussion about?
Acura MDX, Lexus GX 470, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#40 of 49 hopeitsfriday
Feb 07, 2006 (8:01 pm)
I agree with that. I do miss the fold flat seat option, but I guess with the truck layout on the GX they couldn't do it. Made for some great cargo space in the MDX. But, hubby has a Titan, so he we can haul junk with that one, ha ha.
Feb 08, 2006 (4:32 pm)
Yes, the GX has a real axle connected to the rear wheel unlike the MDX which links the rear wheel by wires. Thats why the 4WD system on the GX works much better in the snow and it can be lock in at any speed. The disadvantage of the GX's 4WD system is added weight and it takes up more space which is why the 3rd row seat cannot be fold down.
#42 of 49 Re: anythngbutgm MPG [davidc1]
Jul 29, 2006 (9:48 am)
GX is a great road trip vehicle. And you can adjust the suspension tuning depending on speed and surface. But I doubt it gets better gas mileage than the MDX.
My girlfriend's mother has a GX470...I drove it from Montgomery to Birmingham (Alabama) recently, and was surprised at how numb the controls all were relative to our old 2000 Odyssey (the platform and vehicle the current MDX is based on). The steering felt numb, with late turn-in in response to my inputs. I've driven Suburbans and such, and know how a "truck" drives, and guess I expected better from Toyota. I do realize that it is a "truck" in the literal sense, based on how it is built, but the "SPORT" suspension setting did nothing to make the car handle more crisply...it just made the ride more jiggly, which really made the rear jumpseat/bench things rattle even louder than they already do (it has 51,000 miles - 2004 model).
Her average MPG commuting from the suburbs is 15MPG, BTW.
#46 of 49 04 Acura MDX or 04 Mercedes ML500?
May 24, 2006 (3:55 am)
hi everyone...this is a great forum...i'm glad i stumbled across...
i'm debating between an 04 mdx touring (with nav, dvd, cd changer etc...) or an 04 mercedes ml500 (nav, dvd etc)...both are similar in price...the ml500 is around 32,000 and the mdx is around 30,000...
any thoughts would be much appreciated...