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I am attending a round table with Acura tomorrow.

They want to discuss features and upgrades we'd like to see in future MDX models.

Any comments and suggestions?
I will be more than glad to forward them to Acura tomorrow.
 

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Tailgate improvements should include a window that opens and a tailgate release button accessable from the driver seat.
 

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comments thus far

comments I've received from MDX drivers thus far:

* YELLOW fog lights
* HID headlights
* third row all-weather mats
* radio control buttons on steering wheel that can change media (go between CD, tape, radio AM/FM), not just stations and tracks
* rear intermittant wipers (I think 2002 model has this already)
 

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Heres a few features I'd love to see:

1. Drivers seat should slide back further
2. Go back to the standard, straight shift-column (the European notch method sux)
3. Voltage indicator
4. Qwerty keyboard on NAV
5. BSM should be stock, and removable as an option
6. Temperature knob instead of +/- buttons
7. Manual fan controls with attenuating speed knob
8. Better Dew wipers (the stock ones suck)
9. Multiple power sockets in dash
10. Cell phone holder
11. One-touch windows and sunroof
12. Longer mats for the drivers side and relocation of dead pedal
13. Color matched leather on shift knob
14. Coin holder in top part of console
15. Extensions on visors
16. Screen saver on NAV when shutdown
17. Gas cover release more accessible
18. More upfront compartments and storage spaces
19. Tilting headrests
20. Faster window motors

Most of these features were stock in my 99 Honda Accord EX Coupe that I traded in for the X. I'd really like to have some of these features in the X, and most of them I've had to add aftermarket.
 

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better lumbar support

In addition to above -- better lumbar support.
 

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new features on MDX

How bout :

A performance version - S type

A Rugged Off-Road version

A Total Luxury Urban version.
 

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Rear DVD Entertainment Center (It's available on the Honda Pilot)

Base Carrier like that of the Honda Pilot

Accesories to match the Saddle Interior (All weather mats, Cargo Liner, Cargo Tray)

Chrome Plated Rims

Real wood in the interior

Fender Flares that Match the exterior color

If this is a Luxery SUV, let's make it really look like it, inside and out.
 

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A real emergency/parking brake -- a lever on the console instead of that Buick-ish push/push pedal (look at a '99 Accord to see what I mean).

More lumbar adjustment, and on both front seats regardless of trim level.

Driver's seat should have 2-3" further rearward travel.

Optional high-grade cloth interior instead of leather.

Switchable manual/automatic A/C-heater temp control; the rear seat can be switched to manual control, why not the front?

Voltmeter and oil pressure gauges (in addition to the idiot lights).

Optional non-auto-dimming inside mirror (again, like the '99 Accord and most other cars).

I agree with the other comments about index shifting and straight-line shifter.

KEEP the engine sound!
 

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I'm not asking for much, but one thing that should be on any $40,000 vehicle is

1: Automatic On/Off Headlights (and ones that go on with the wipers if possible)


And by just comparing the MDX to my wife's Town & Country, it would be nice to also see...

1: Dual zone or triple zone air conditioning (driver, passenger, rear) with all automatic digital temp. settings, with manual over-ride.

I figure if a Chrysler minivan can put in something like that, so should Acura. Right now they only have single zone automatic temp. in front and manual hot/cold controls in back.

2: Power trunk.....sounds stupid at first, but after lugging large, heavy items out to my wife's car, it REALLY comes in handy.
 

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Hey TeamTMS, in addition to your list, how about:

1) INTEGRATED PHONE ON NAVI that will give you the option to dial the number that's displayed

2) EXTERIOR OPTIONS PAINTED TO MATCH like fender flares, running boards, mudflaps, lower trim, and rear tailgate deflector
 

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hope it's not too late...

I second one touch up & down for all windows & sunroof. My RX has it & I love it - also I can open all windows & sunroof from remote.

better quality woodgrain & leather
 

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Just curious about the status of these suggestions?

BTW for SW of DVD nav make tolls and freeways different color, like in a atlas green for tollroad, red for freeway.
 

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Separate heating/air controls for driver/passenger.....like on Chrysler T&C.
Color matching flares and mud flaps.
Non-perforated seats.
 

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I think the xenon head lights should be standard as with all other acuras, and memory seats and mirrors should be standard on all mdx's. Even the base model costs more that $36,000.

MDX should come standard with wider tires and rims. 6.5 rims don't cut it on a 2 ton truck. The rims should be at least 7.5 if not 8.0
 

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increase in production, but do not sacrifice any reliability or quality, do not increase price

better color choices: darker (more masculine) colors.

a sport model (type s??): 300+ hp, 300+ torque



**i would be great if there was DUAL tilt/sliding moonroofs
 
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