Like many of you I have been reading this forum since its inception. The information exchange has been very useful and informative. As a longtimeHonda/Acura owner, I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the MDX ever since Acura announced they were going to build this vehicle and my plan was to wait for the 2002. However, with the proposed changes planned for 2003 I now have now shifted gears. Even with the increased competition (Volvo XC90, Lexus RX300 redesign, Honda Pilot) I am not anticipating much, if any, price negotiation - there is just too much demand although I will certainly try. I was thinking about placing an order in the April/May timeframe to get one of the first 2003's. What do you think?