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2003 Acura MDX

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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GAS GUZZLER

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Jul 26, 2006 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: GREAT PRICE LUXURIOUS INTERIOR DEPENDABLE 3RD ROW SEATING
Cons: POOR GAS MILEAGE 17-18 MILES PER GALLON
The Bottom Line: PURCHASE THESE TRUCKS IF YOU WANT A GOOD TRUCK FOR THE MONEY. JUST THINK ABOUT THE GAS MILEAGE IN THESE SUV'S

---- VERY NICE SUV ---- GOOD PRICE ---- HATE STEERING WHEEL DOESNT EXTEND TOWARD DRIVERS SEAT ---- HATE GAS MILEAGE IN THIS SUCKER.MINE READ 17-18 MILES PER GALLON AND RECOMMENDS PREMIUM GAS ONLY, WONDERING WHAT WHILE HAPPIN IF USE 87 GRADE ... read more

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Great Handling, Great Quality, Good Power, Great Car

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Nov 30, 2003 - Updated Dec 2, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Handling, Quality, Power, Space, Attention to Detail
Cons: Navigation system is ok, but could be better, Fake wood trim in cockpit
The Bottom Line: A great Car

If you are looking for Great handling, fast, high quality SUV for part time off-road, but mostly on road, and are willing to spend the $$, the MDX is a great choice. Like typical Honda/Acuras, the handling/steering and overall road behavior is ... read more

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Love My MDX

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Nov 21, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stereo rocks, acceleration great for an SUV, navigation is handy and accurate.
Cons: no telescoping wheel, room behind 3rd row seat is only big enough for duffle bags
The Bottom Line: Don't buy it. I want to enjoy the exclusivity of my MDX for awhile longer!

I looked at all the SUVs offering a third row before choosing the MDX. For the money it is by far the best on the market. You can't beat the reliability and resale value and the market hasn't been saturated with them yet. (i.e. Expedition) I agree with ... read more

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Best SUV value on the market, we've owned two already!

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Nov 14, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Quality, reliability, fit and finish, ride, handling, comfort, ergonomics and updated electronics systems.
Cons: The Acura dealers are a greedy bunch. Still sticker-price only. 2nd row seat should recline.
The Bottom Line: Buy it, you'll love it. As a fickle car owner, I've loved this one for over four years and had two of them in that time.

The Acura MDX is the most unassuming, nimble, and cost-effective luxury SUV we can find. We traded our 01 for the 03 when Acura upped the horsepower and added a rear-view camera. After looking at the late-comers to this group, we still bought another MDX. ... read more

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Good Family Car...

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Jul 28, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great size, smooth ride, modern interior...
Cons: Heavy body roll, not for a BMW driver...
The Bottom Line: Good for family....not for style or engineering...

If you want a good family car and really have seven people to haul go out and get this...also, Acura ... read more

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Excellent SUV but with a price

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Jun 29, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfort, space, and handling
Cons: fuel economy, feels heavy and interiors
The Bottom Line: Best SUV out there in terms of value with exception to Honda Pilot. Precision crafted performance at its very best.

The SUV competition is heating up with quality vehicles from a variety of manufacturers. And in this ... read more

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Beautiful vehicle

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Jun 18, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth, quick responsiveness. Quiet ride
Cons: Fuel consumption higher than expected/posted. Poor steering wheel button functionality
The Bottom Line: Buy it. You won't be disappointed, except for the fuel economy.

I love this vehicle. With its 260HP it has great response. It also handles wonderfully and is a quie ... read more

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Love it. Best midsize SUV.

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May 30, 2003 - Updated Dec 31, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Handling, Price, Features
Cons: Fill up the gas tank often
The Bottom Line: Best in Class.

We have owned our 2003 MDX for around 6 months. We purchased from the local dealer and we really couldn’t negotiate much more than $1100 off list, dealer installed options at dealer cost, and we negotiated the extended warranty price down ... read more

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An Excellent Midsize SUV

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Apr 26, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth handling, roomy, plenty of standard features
Cons: Gas mileage poorer than stated, no offroad capability
The Bottom Line: A great SUV to take around town and drive, quality ride and materials lead to an "A" class SUV.

When shopping for a SUV there are several offerings in the Lux-ute category. The BMW X5 (3.0i,4.0i,4.4i,4.6i), Mercedes ML (350,500,AMG55), Lexus RX 330, Porsche Cayenne (S,TT), Acura MDX, and the Lexus GX 470. The Porsche is a tad bit pricey and ... read more

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Acura does not stand behind their product
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Aug 8, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: Comfortable
Cons: Poor Acura customer service
I have very low mileage on my car (37,000 miles in 5 years), but I have to completely replace my engine now. Head gasket blew at 37,000 miles. Acura has not stood behind their vehicle. The dealer lied to us when we took it in to be fixed, and Acura ... read more
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Love my MDX, except for the gas consumption
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Oct 3, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Comfortable, quiet and reliable
Cons: Low gas mileage
I bought my MDX used a little over a year ago. I still love it. It is very comfortable, quiet, reliable and I feel very safe. I bought this car because the review rated it very well. They are correct. I have had no problems with the car. The only ... read more
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Very surprised!!!
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Jul 17, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 
Pros: Styling, power, comfort and versatility
Cons: Poorly made components, lack of dealership and corporate concern.
My wife and I bought our new 03 MDX with the touring package as well as about 5k in additional extras for a total of about $47k...The very night we drove it home we heard noises form the front end and from there it was down hill. We had to take it back ... read more
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Great Value for 7 seater SUV
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Mar 30, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: seating for 7, powerful engine, car-like ride, all wheel drive
Cons: Standard radio as well as Bose upgraded stereo do not do justice for the vehicle
The 2003 MDX is an all round great value. After three years of ownership I have no issues to report. It is a very comfortable 7 seater with great ergonomics on the fold away rear seats. Comfort is fair in the rear fold away seats, although probably ... read more
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MDX is the BEST of the BUNCH! You won't be sorry you bought one!
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Sep 3, 2005 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Smooth ride, expensive-feeling & looking, great stereo, better gas mileage than reg sized SUV's, powerful!
Cons: NONE!
I bought my 2003 Acura MDX Touring w/ Navi and I absolutely love it! I looked at so many mini SUV's and drove the lot of them but the MDX blew them all away. It is beautifully designed, not "space-aged"-cheap like the Nissan Murano. It is very ... read more
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Great car
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Aug 8, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Handles great, reliable
Cons: Doors don't lock automatically when you drive. Second row seats don't fold.
We've had our Acura now for over a year. It rides great. My husband is thinking of buying another one for himself. ... read more
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2004 MDX with touring package, entertainment system.
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Feb 13, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 
Pros: Nice compact SUV for the money with a comfortable ride and lots of safety features.
Cons: Lacks the dealers committment to customer satisfaction that one would expect for $50,000. car.
I bought the MDX fully loaded with all bells and whistles and my moonroof leaks everytime that I go through the carwash. The dealer (Acura of Memphis) has been less than helpful and a case manager for Acura USA suggested that the leaking moonroof is an ... read more
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Pricey but Worth It
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Nov 13, 2003 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Honda quality, great resale value, luxury and gadgets, great Navigation system
Cons: Sluggish acceleration, not a lot of leg room, average fuel economy
I couldn't talk my wife out of test driving one of these vehicles. The handling is very good although the acceleration was sluggish (I'm the one with the lead foot, but it's my wife's car so she is satisfied). Even though I'm a technobuff, I find that t ... read more
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