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You are in the Acura MDX
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Acura MDX, Mazda CX-9, Car Comparisons, SUV
#32 of 69 Re: Finally pulled the trigger [tastycakes55]
Nov 24, 2009 (6:55 am)
Last week I went back and forth between a fully loaded Mazda CX-9 Vs the Toyota Highlander. I don't know if it was the dealer (or lack of them) but I was't confident in the Mazda build quality and all the complaints I have been reading. I went with a car which is a whole different story.
Be glad you didn't go with the BMW X5. After owning 2 of them I will never buy another BMW as long as I live unless I hit the Lotto. The up-keep for repairs gets out of control and they are constantly broken.
My 2007 MDX (first year of this build) had really loose steering when going down a road or highway over 45 MPH. I was always adjusting. Did they solve this problem?
The MDX was flawless...never anything but oil changes in the 3 years I owned it!
#33 of 69 Re: Dilemma [koho955]
Dec 01, 2009 (4:19 pm)
In that case, a better tire will surprise you even more.
The bad reviews from tirerack.com on the Bridgestone Dueler was not all done by me. The score of 4.x vs 8.x is shocking to say the least.
#34 of 69 Re: Finally pulled the trigger [koho955]
Dec 01, 2009 (4:26 pm)
You needed to own TWO BMWs to learn the lesson?
I owned one ('98 BMW 540iA) and that was enough for me.
BMW = Break My Wallet.
I lost count of the amount of problems I had with my 540iA.
After owning it for 9 years, I finally got rid of it.
I estimated that I spent about $4000 on repairs AFTER OE warranty.
That is not a lie. No major issues, just a bunch of smaller ones (except for the entire cooling system needed to be replaced).
Early models of CX9 have some minor annoying issues (mainly electronics integration and noises in suspension, etc.) The transmission is as solid as Lexus (same supplier), the engine drinks 87 octane and yet it is responsive, powerful and torquey.
My 2008 CX9 with 23K miles had only 1 small assembly issue inside the rear doors. Other than that solid still, no rattling, noises, in the cabin. Can't say the same thing about my wife's Toyota Prius... (lots of rattling, but 0 problem).
Dec 01, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I visited SF Autoshow this past weekend, and I own a 2008 CX9.
I have to admit that the interior quality of MDX is one-step ahead of CX9 (though 2010 CX9 comes with a much nicer leather - softer).
I guess that is where you spend the money on. I am sure the stereo system is better also. However, the 3rd room remains pretty tight for MDX.
I hope the new MDX had better transmission that the infamous ones on '01-05 MDX (and many other Hondas). I had a '01 Odyssey. At 80K, the transmission started to show slow engagement. I traded it in within days. I heard that the new 2010 MDX has the new Honda 6-speed transmission. Hopefully, Honda has learned their lesson from the transmission failure before.
MDX is really nice, but I needed the extra space of a CX9.
I was also disappointed that some features I like such as the SmartKey remains unavailable on Acura MDX (only RL and ZDX).
The ZDX when fully loaded costs about $57K. I don't know what Acura has been drinking, but for a luxury "wagon" with 3.7L V6, who is going to pay that much $$$ for it. We will see.... Compared with ZDX, MDX certainly is a much better value.
Dec 02, 2009 (7:35 am)
"The ZDX when fully loaded costs about $57K. I don't know what Acura has been drinking, but for a luxury "wagon" with 3.7L V6, who is going to pay that much $$$ for it. We will see.... Compared with ZDX, MDX certainly is a much better value"
...not to mention that the ZDX is:
1) not in the same class as the MDX or CX-9 because Honda/Acura considers it a sports sedan with a hatch crossover (which in my opinion is a big mix of uncertainy to define WHAT that thing really is).
2) ZDX only seat five versus 7 like the MDX and CX-9 and,
3) (subjective) that thing they call ZDX is by the far the ugliest creation yet by Honda/Acura also trailed by the "Accord Crosstour" which is essentially a badging engineering.
No thanks...I will kepp my CX-9 anyday, anytime!!
Dec 16, 2009 (7:14 am)
We were looking the Q7, MDX and CX9. Test drove all of them.
Q7 was overpriced and underpowered for the V6. Then Acura came out with the 4K incentives putting the CX9's cheaper pricing completely moot.
Picked up a spanking new MDX for 33K + 0% financing. Was a no brainer at that time. Love the car.
#38 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:33 am)
Can you share the name of the dealersip with me?
#39 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:49 am)
Can u pls share the dealer. That is the best price I heard so far for new MDX Base.
I believe the financing is not 0 % , i only heard of 0.9% & 2.9%.
If possible the salesman, pls email capricorn-70hotmail.
thx in advance
#40 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (11:16 am)
Could you share the dealer information with me as well at gracewbgmail.com? BTW, where I can find that $4000 incentive information?
Thanks a bunch!
#41 of 69 Resale value
Apr 05, 2010 (8:20 pm)
I leased my CX9 in 2007 and the lease end is coming up in June this year. This time I'm planning to buy the vehicle and surprisingly for what we are looking for the choices right now are coming down to the same 2 vehicles that we had come down to in 2007! The CX9 and the MDX. Right now we are slightly leaning toward the CX9 again though it has some shortcomings, as it seems to be the best value for money and the features we are looking for (specifically keyless start, Xenons, rain-sensing wipers and BSM).
I typically don't give too much importance to resale values as we have typically kept our vehicles for a long time in the past - except of course this CX9 which we have leased. But I just compared in kbb.com the resale value of 2007 CX9 (GT AWD) and 2007 MDX Tech models. When I shopped in 2007 the best deal I got for the MDX was about 4.5K more that the price I could get for the CX9 both new at that time. But I was shocked to see in kbb.com that the trade-in price of the 2007 CX9 comes in at 11K less than the 2007 MDX (I put in 40K miles which is what I have on my CX9 now)! Is this for real? I thought kbb.com isn't necessarily accurate for used car prices but at least a guideline? Is kbb.com completely off the mark here, anybody have any comments on this?