Criteria when looking for the MDX is:
Under 50K or a certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (miles dont matter too much if CPO) with 12 month/12k miles bumper to bumper warranty (I believe if its CPO, I am eligible for Acura Care, is that correct?)
Min. of Tech Pkg + Ent
Based on that info, using autotrader, cars.com, cargurus, craigslist and ebay, I have yet to find a vehicle within 100 miles of where I live.
When searching, I found one in CA (sold), IL (waiting to see if in stock, will know today) and some other in NY, GA etc...Basically, all over 500 miles away at least (well except for the one in IL which is 300 or so miles away)
I was really hoping not to owe more than 10K after 15K down but that went out the window after finding out the vehicle must still be under warranty to be eligible for Acura Care (which is bumper to bumper warranty, sans wear and tear stuff?). Because of this, I bumped my search up to $27K and still found no vehicles within 500 miles, except for 1 in IL, which isnt confirmed available yet.
Ive already been approved with PenFed @ 1.49% for 60 months and just waiting to find the right car. They will also be willing to blank check me for a private party purchase (have yet to find anyone willing to sell me their MDX)
I did find a salvage MDX 2008 sport/ent pkg for $19K @ 46k miles and a salvage R350 also loaded with 45k miles but I dont think that will be eligible for any warranties plus salvage makes it harder to insure.
for my search. When I wasnt ready, the car was available. Now that I am ready, the car isnt available. Life has a tricky was of playing games with you
In the meantime, the misses is getting frustrated and she wants a GL or R series Mercedes; even though I would be driving it the most.