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I just placed my order for a '02 MDX touring w/navi, white. I am told I may have it in mid-December. I currently have a '01 CL Type S black/tan and a '97 Carrera coupe white/tan. I am looking forward to the MDX. I shopped them all and Acura, by far, leads the pack.
 

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Great Choice!!!

Welcome to the club, MichaelH! We'll have twin cars when we get them!

BTW, at which dealership did you place your order? Delivery in 4-5 weeks is a shorter wait than most folks have.

I'm expecting my 'X to show up next week. It's been on order since the summer...

--Marne

P.S. If you ever travel to the wine country, stop by! I can show you our vineyard, and if you want, give you a tasting tour of some special wineries. Or cheese makers. Or artisan bakeries. Or...
 

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Well, almost!

Robyjo: You get the fraternal, older-sibling package, since you've got an slightly more seasoned 'X with a slightly (sensationally!) richer color. Of course, that package differs only in name.:D

--Marne
 

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Marne, Thank you. I bought my 2001 CL Type S from Mike Harvey Acura in Burlingame, specifically from Spencer Chan, their new car sales manager. He took good care of me and got me a car that at the time was "impossible" to get according to the other Bay Area dealerships. On top of that, there was no dealer mark-up, (which I liken to extortion).
He told me MSRP on the MDX with no forced accessories. That seemed reasonable to me given the supply/demand situation. Unfortunately, it seems most local dealerships have added several thousand dollars worth of accessories that, though I might want some or all of them, I don't like having them shoved down my throat.
I will keep the forum appraised of the end result. Have a good day. MichaelH
 

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MichaelH said:
I just placed my order for a '02 MDX touring w/navi, white. I am told I may have it in mid-December.
That sounds great. If you are to receive you MDX in mid-Dec, the dealer should have build date of your car. You may want to ask to be sure. I placed my order with Steven Creeks since Oct, no news so far. :eek:
 

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I'm glad that you are getting a fair deal. May be because you are a pass customer. I have never had and good experience at Mike Harvey. I still remenber they want $4K over MSRP last year.
 

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Dealer Mark up

Wow, I would never shop at any dealer that tried to hit me with a dealer add on just because they have or can get a car. I will tell you that I see the RXS (Integra replacement) that I have seen in their dealerships all have a 2K add on. I don't know if they actually try to get that or not. I always considered buying a car a process of negotiation. I think some people actually walk in and just ask How much? Then write a check or sign he papers. Not me. But I do appreciate all of those "rich" people who can afford to do that so I can buy one at a better price. Good luck.
 

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Car sales must be really bad right now.. Mike Harvey is by far the most expensive place.. They sold an Integra Type R for $10,000 over MSRP. And also the S2000 were $10,000 over...And $4000 over was what they wanted plus a couple of Accessories..

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2002-MDX

Congrats, Michael. Let us know when you take delivery.

I just ordered, for my wife, a Nighthawk Black MDX tour/navi set for delivery in late February. We are tired of her '98 Durango, especially after experiencing my '02 3.5RL (b-on-b).

Very happily paying 'only' MSRP for the MDX (especially when others, including Carsdirect.com, are asking 2-3k above MSRP). We're also getting the Protection pkg (wheel locks, cargo tray, rear mudflaps), cargo net, rear spoiler, side-step runners and door trim.

N.B. LOVE Acura's Navi system...got to be about the best in the business; it's saved my bacon on more than a few rainy dark nights already. My brother in Canada just got a silver/black '02 MDX touring but no Navi available there (where MDX's are assembled!) and he's desperate for a comparable after-market system (e.g. Kenwood's DVD nav with touch screen $3,500-$4,800 before labor - what a steal from Acura).
 

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Almost ready to buy

I've never been excited about an SUV until I laid eyes on the MDX. The 2002 w/touring but no navi appeals to me A LOT. The new color for spring, Havasu blue only further reinforces my choice. This will be my first SUV purchase, and a dealership in my area (on the peninsula) suggested I check out this website since I'm still in research mode. I checked out the MDX "problems" board and wonder about one problem in particular: a "whistling" noise issue when you hit 70+MPH. Unfortunately I have a lead foot and I'd hate to be dealing with undue static noise while freeway driving (no matter how pretty it is!) I did test drive one today and didn't notice the whistle, although the one I drove didn't have a roof rack, which I hear is partly a cause of the problem.

Would any of you happy MDX owners care to comment? Has this been an issue? And if so, on a scale of 1-10 (ten being worst) how big of an issue is this freeway whistle thing? Thx in advance. -pbug
 

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Welcome to the boards pbug,
My understanding from reading the posts is that the whistling occurs at about 75 MPH in a strong cross wind. It seems that these two need to happen simultaneously. A Search may yield more details.

I also typically drive around 70-75 MPH and have not heard this whistling yet. And I have the roof rack.

Also, the 2002s were supposed to have moved the roof rack back a bit to help with wind-noise.

That's my experience, at least, others may have experienced differently.

I am extremely happy with our 'X in the soon to be one year we have had it. Cannot complain one bit.
 

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Whistling

Hi pbug, I have a late '01 with no whistling problems. Currently I also own a late model TL and a gorgeous '96 Legend, as well as a '97 Montero SR. The Montero is a typical boxy SUV at speed: noisy! the MDX, by comparison is reasonably quiet, not as quiet as my Legend, but relatively still compared to most SUV's. The X is the best luxury suv for the $ out there. The only problem I am experiencing is an annoying "Check Engine" light that the service dept can't seem to fix (4 visits so far). Other than that, the X has been fun to own and operate.
 
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