Last post on Jan 05, 2012 at 5:01 PM
You are in the Dodge Durango
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Durango, Acura
#12 of 14 Re: need your opinion.... [lilredcorvt]
Nov 16, 2011 (6:48 am)
That 10k you "saved" is a direct result of the different "value" the buying public sees in buying an Acura vs a Chrysler product....a CHRYSLER product..???
On the other hand the MDX seems to be experiencing a serious level of failures in the driveline, specifically the torque converter, and even moreso the early VTM-4 systems.
Although there appears to be a not insignificant number of newer MDX torque converter failures being reported.
#13 of 14 Re: need your opinion.... [wwest]
Nov 22, 2011 (2:59 pm)
Understand where you're coming from, the public view the Acura brand as a luxury marque....what I'm trying to say for similarly equipped vehicle comparing the MDX and Durango with all the bells and whistles that I have on the Durango, the MDX was around 51k while my D was OTD for 42k. The MDX doesn't even have a push button start, skid plates, tow package, roof rails w/ integrated crossbar (if available).....you have to order these things a la carte and it pushes the price of the MDX. In addition Dodge provided a 1 year free subscription on Sirius Radio/Traffic & Travel link. Believe me I was ready to pull the trigger on the 2011 MDX but after seeing the Durango and did a test drive I was impressed...LOL said the same thing it's a Dodge/Chrysler product!!! it's my first Dodge I have to say been a loyal Honda/Acura fan....but Dodge/Chrysler have really made a huge improvement to the materials/engineering of their vehicles IMHO.
Been driving my Durango with just over 4k miles since picking it up April 2011 and have been problem free. Still seeing other drivers stretching their necks to catch a glimpse of my Durango. In a couple of years they will incorporate a ZF 8 spd AT and DI on the V6.
#14 of 14 Re: need your opinion.... [lilredcorvt]
Jan 05, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I am facing the same decision. My lease on a 2009 Acura TL is ending and I need an SUV. The MDX seems very dated, boring, and noisy. The Citadel was a real surprise. Better Technology, safety, quiter ride. The name plate is very important to a lot of people but I believe Chrysler has nice products.
Acura seems to be falling behind.