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A Honda dealer told me today that their version of the MDX was shown in a Los Vegas Honda dealer show, and that it is expected to be out before spring 02. He said that it is 6" longer and has the same engine. Can anyone confirm or add.
 

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Unless Acura/Honda decides to follow in the steps of Nissan (i.e. making the Altima more desirable than the Maxima- IMHO) I would not think Honda/Acura would put the exact same engine in the Honda version, as well as make it bigger, thereby making it possibly more attractive than its more expensive counterpart (MDX). But...stranger things have happened.
 

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Unless Acura/Honda decides to follow in the steps of Nissan (i.e. making the Altima more desirable than the Maxima- IMHO) I would not think Honda/Acura would put the exact same engine in the Honda version, as well as make it bigger, thereby making it possibly more attractive than its more expensive counterpart (MDX). But...stranger things have happened.
Not as strange as you might think. The Highlander vs. the RX300 same engine, bigger cargo area (OK, the identical V6 is an optional engine on the Highlander but most people get it that way).
 

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Just my opintion ;)

The honda version will get the same engine as the odyssey
The honda version will receive a few goodies that the mdx doesn't have(dvd)....but the mdx will be superior for 03 model.

cya
 

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This is going to be a treat to see if the Honda version will be like the 2002 MDX.. I'm not plaining on buying till spring when the new colors get offered, but I will have to seriously look at the Honda version if it's 10k less than the MDX.

-Mango:confused:
 

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C&J01MDX said:
Just my opintion ;)

The honda version will get the same engine as the odyssey
The honda version will receive a few goodies that the mdx doesn't have(dvd)....but the mdx will be superior for 03 model.

cya
Ahh, another teaser from C&J01MDX!

Any updates on the external dimensions/sheetmetal of the Honda?

More please on the scoop on the MDX '03!
 

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Honda version of mdx

Please advise the specs and est. avail. dates if known. Thanks
 

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unfortunately this vehicle is not my project...so i can only gather info from co-workers.

I believe m/p is still end of april. and like mentioned previously the honda version is slighlty larger....maybe between the mdx and say an expedition.

I would say most definately it will be at the detroit autoshow this year.
 

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Hmmm Accord -VS- TL?

TL BY FAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :cool: :cool: :cool: :D


TECK!
 

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If Honda sells its version of the 'x for ~10k less, and it is larger, well.... that really chaps my hide(say it with your best rawhide accent).

I refuse to believe that Honda would do something this stupid! Then again look at the Highlander, and the Altima.

stranger things have happened.:mad:
 

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Dear C&J01MDX,

Do you think production will start in april? Honda was planning to produce it in the new factory (southern US). When is the Detroit show? Any web sights known for more info?

Thanks
 

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Yes this will be another accord vs tl

The cheapest honda may be around 5k cheaper but I can't see being 10k cheaper.(no leather, no woodgrain, no cd, no VTM, etc)

Currently, production is still april.
The new plant in alabama is only scheduled to produce the odyssey at this time. The mdx and honda version will be produced at honda canada. The detroit autoshow is always the first-second weekend in january.
No websites that i know of.

cya
 

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go2ron said:
Dear C&J01MDX,

Do you think production will start in april? Honda was planning to produce it in the new factory (southern US). When is the Detroit show? Any web sights known for more info?

Thanks
Detroit show is second week of January.

If Honda makes an "MDX" where would they build it? If the MDX/Odyssey line is sold out, why build a less profitable vehicle on the same lines? If the Honda version shows up at all, it may be only when the MDX demand starts dropping off.
Just my .02
 

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Honda Version

The plant in canada will have added capacity when the odyssey production moves to the new alabama plant.
 

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C&J01MDX

Thanx for your reply.

makes me feel a little better. If production starts in April'02, will the Honda be in dealerships by may? Another question, is their any history of Honda having delays in launching products?(in other words, what is the likelyhood of their being a delay in the launch?)

Heck, if i was waiting on a march or april delivery date for a '02 MDX, i might as well wait for the Honda to come out.

as usual, just my 2 cents worth.:)
 

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It is very possible for a delay in production...I would suspect the honda if on time will be at dealers during the month of may.


If you remember the MDX was slated for production around this same time frame and was delayed until sept/oct. Mostly due to the development of the new Tranny (VTM-4).
 

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Why would you choose the Honda over the Acura?
I wouldn't. I already have an 'X. But, If it is larger and is 5-7k cheaper, and has the same drivetrain(engine, chassis, tranny) then it would be something to consider. In other words, if you are already waiting for a '02MDX until april or may, then u might as well wait and check out the Honda SUV.

btw, anybody know what its going to be called?

cya
 

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Boy I hope that is not it, but I really don't think so, because Hondas model is supposed to be from the same foundation as the MDX, kind of like the RX and Higlander.
 
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