I had a thread on this topic in the past but thought it might be a good idea to get some updates now that we have more usage and mileage on our SUV's. I actually am very happy with the MDX, but yesterday I drove my wife's 2000 Maxima se and was very impressed. It has only 15,000 miles but the drive is so quiet and squeak and rattle free in all respects. I still wish Acura would of assembled the MDX in Japan. I feel there quality control is much better than where it was assembled in canada. It's still an excellent SUV, but the Maxima cost almost $20,000 less and IMO is superior in it's assembly and contruction. Just some food for thought. Would like to hear some of you're opinions also.