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I've put a refundable deposit down on a 2011 MDX with Advance package, 85,000 miles. It appears to be pristine. The carfax shows a 1 owner car and being dealer serviced its entire life. I know people go to boards like these in search of problem fixes, but there still seems to be mixed reviews on these - especially the ones with the Advance package and the SH-AWD. So, does the MDX really have that many problems, or are those who are unhappy in the minority? For one, spending $4k on suspension replacement is a little absurd on a car I'm about to pay $19K for.

While I'll be moving to Texas soon, where the roads are better than in most places, I'll be driving it in norther NM for a couple of months. In between Los Alamos, where I live, and Santa Fe (the only place to go if you don't want to eat bar food) there's a dip/road transition while going over a bridge that does compress the suspension pretty hard when you go over it. That one little transition is making me worry that I'll blow out the magnetic suspension.
 

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What are you concerned about? The advance shocks? They should be as durable as a standard unit. They just cost much more to replace. Goes with the territory, the damping range will be much better than the standard shocks, but that may not be worth the risk to you. You could always replace them with standard shocks if need be.
 

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What are you concerned about? The advance shocks? They should be as durable as a standard unit. They just cost much more to replace. Goes with the territory, the damping range will be much better than the standard shocks, but that may not be worth the risk to you. You could always replace them with standard shocks if need be.

Correct, you want higher tech, be ready to pay. I think he would have a 7 year or 100K mile warranty on them anyways...so a while longer at least. Electronic shocks go bad, it goes with the territory.

Love my 11 MDX Tech...great vehicles.
 
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