Last post on Jan 22, 2008 at 5:29 AM
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Acura MDX, SUV
#15 of 24 Re: MDX Sport suspension issue [clembo]
Jan 17, 2008 (6:37 am)
Your salesman is full of COW SNITZ OK. I belong to an exclusive MDX forurm that's been in existance for years now since the first gen MDX. NOT one mention of this on our forum, nor have I heard of such nonsense! I've had NO issues with mine since YTD. Sales people esp. now since the economy is in question, will TELL YOU ANYTHING TO SELL YOU WHAT THEY CURRENTLY HAVE ON THE LOT. Word of advise being a Hard core Honda fan, always buy the vehicle they CANNOT keep on the lot (SI, Sport model etc.....) because they are the most bang for the bucks and hold excellent value......Go to another stealership or fire your salesman and deal with the Sales manager!
#16 of 24 is this true ?
Jan 17, 2008 (7:30 am)
Just got a quote on a '08 acura MDX (Sport/Ent package) but was told by the dealer that i would have to wait about 2 months for the wood grain steering option. does anyone know if there is actually a recall and what was the reason for the recall ?
#17 of 24 Re: is this true ? [kurtkbee]
Jan 17, 2008 (8:03 am)
I got a quote on the same package with the wood steering wheel and shift knob. My dealer promised to deliver the car in 5 - 7 days. I'm going to finalize the paperwork within the next few days. I'll have to double check with him regarding the availability of these items.
#18 of 24 an update from the one who started this thread
Jan 17, 2008 (8:39 am)
I'm excited! We just heard from our dealer and supposedly we're FINALLY going to get our Sport 2008 at the end of February. We ordered it in October! They are in very short supply so when this shipment was released, our dealer had to grab the one I wanted from a shipment that was going to Chicago. I live in California. Now, I'm guessing it gets unloaded in Benicia and then put on a train/truck to Chicago. Apparently we have to wait for it to get to Chicago, and then they turn it around back to Seaside.
I think the best answer/guess we heard was that there were 2007 Sport suspension models at dealers and they didn't want to bring over 2008s until the 2007s were gone. That makes sense considering the economy and our dollar's worth...
I can't wait and hope it was worth it!
#19 of 24 Re: an update from the one who started this thread [mandjb]
Jan 18, 2008 (8:51 am)
You do realize the MDXs are made in Canada, right? It would go to Chicago first and from there onto CA. I was able to get my Sport/Ent in two days (midwest). Are 08s Sports that scarce in CA or is your dealer unwilling to lcoate and ship one in for you? (Or maybe your color combo isn't a common one?)
BTW, it is very much worth it!!
#20 of 24 Re: an update from the one who started this thread [phins2rt]
Jan 18, 2008 (9:12 am)
NO! I didn't know they were made in Canada. Duh! Makes sense then that it is coming through Chicago. If you read the thread from the beginning you'd learn my saga of trying to get an '08 Sport. They were on hold is what I was told, but never really told what the reason for the hold was. Speculation ranged from '07s on lot, so not wanting to bring in '08s to difficulty in getting some part. I don't care now, as long as I see it the end of Feb. I was particular on pkgs and color combo, so maybe the ones that were destined to CA didn't match up.
Reading this forum reinforces our decision to buy the MDX Sport... sounds like it lives up to expectations. How rare is that?!
#21 of 24 is the sport package worth it?
Jan 20, 2008 (5:22 pm)
So here is the question - is the sport package worth the extra $2k?
#22 of 24 Re: is the sport package worth it? [nowakj66]
Jan 21, 2008 (4:21 pm)
Yes, absolutely, especially if you want the NAV. It really isn't that much more if you are going to buy the NAV anyhow. I drive mine in Comfort most of the time, but it still drives so much better than the standard one. Plus, you get better rims, better tires, better leather and the massive amount of plastic on the dash is reduced, replaced with much more substaintial feeling metal. It's a really neat system that coupled with the SH-AWD is really worth having. I don't understand why they don't sell more. Don't make a mistake, you must buy the Sport.
#23 of 24 Re: is the sport package worth it? [dms9]
Jan 21, 2008 (5:13 pm)
One reason they don't sell many is when Mommie and Daddie drop $45K plus they want Suvish rather than Sport/Spirited driving esp. when you have 2-3 kids in the back.......I'm single but like THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! GET THE SPORT AS IT RULES! Some will swear up and down they would never pay an extra $2 grand for that, but they are the first spending thousands on Fugly rims and tires....
#24 of 24 Re: is the sport package worth it? [nowakj66]
Jan 22, 2008 (5:29 am)
I third that opinion and agree with fabvsix about the fugly tires. The sport rims are much more attractive and clean up easier too. I also advocate for the ent. package as well. That auto tailgate comes in handy when you have a little one on one arm and a bag of groceries on the other.