Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada
It's taken a while, but I finally found the right combination of condition/price/colour and picked up a silver 2007 MDX Elite yesterday with 150,000 kms, good service history, and an original owner who traded it in on another Acura. It all came down to the interior. In my price range, the Pilot and Acadia had the best third row leg room, but their interiors (especially the dash) just couldn't compare and seemed dated in comparison. All the electronics included with the Elite won me over, and in the end what actually tipped the scale was the heated second row seats for the kids. Also, it's icing on the cake that the 2014 redesign isn't drastic, so hopefully this will continue to age gracefully. And yes, we realize we will be paying more for fuel, but this is something we seriously considered and decided it was worth it. Hey, nothing's perfect!
So thanks for everyone's input. Your comments, and those of other in this forum, really helped in making the final decision. And after driving it around for a full day, it seems it was absolutely the right one.