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A to Z-- Wishlist for MDX '03: (as options/standard)

a. 3rd.row windows partial open
b. trunk door - glass open feature
c. regular unleaded gasoline
d. side mirrors fold during engine off / park
e. side mirrors/rear view mirror in memory(touring)
f. 280hp & 3.8 L
g. 2nd row moving -forward/backward
h. gearstick move forward( make more room in mid/rear row)
i. gearstick (P-R-D-5 then sideward feature)
j. smartcruise
k. HIDs
L. two moonroofs?
m. 2nd row windows half open feature
n. sport meter dash
o. acura emblem (metal) on stering wheel
p. Acura logo on seats
q. tire pressure display
r. auto audio level with speed
s. auto windshield wiper speed(rain/speed)
t. more color choice leather interior
u. leather 3rd. row
v. rear parking distance indicator
w. chrome/ suv color BSM with acura/MDX logo on chrome
x. full size spare tire
y. downhill/uphill speedset auto control
z. more wood inside
Next time I may use numbers 1 to ....., if i remember more features?
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Let me guess, a cruise control that will auto-engage when all the right conditions exist.
1) Brakes not being applied (and clutch is engaged for a stick)
2) Vehicle is above a minimum speed
3) Distance sensors (why not?) detect a safe distance in front of vehicle.
4) Vehicle stability system determines no wheelspin is detected.
5) Steering wheel is within a limited arc from left and right of 'straight ahead'.
6) All passengers are belted and air bag sysems are normal.
7) No abnormal conditions are noted relative to engine/trans cooling, tire pressures, etc.
8) You could integrate radar/lidar outputs
of an on-board detector including road services (SWS).
 

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oceanMDX said:
What is "smartcruise"?
Smart cruise control is engaged the nomal way you woudl in any car. The car though has sensors in teh front and if it detects you are to close to the car in frotn of you, depeding on the car you are driving, it will sound an alarm and/or start applying the brakes for you.
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My biggest wish is the LCD ....
1. License the Palm OS and make it work as a Palm, which mean....I can enter or beam an address from my Palm to it Navigation system....And there will be lots of Palm coder outthere to write cool applications for MDX from the data that it collect from the its trip computer.....
2. Display the audio control of the CD/Radio, just like the Mercedes ML.
3.
 

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SOUNDS GREAT!!!!

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1. License the Palm OS and make it work as a Palm, which mean....I can enter or beam an address from my Palm to it Navigation system....And there will be lots of Palm coder outthere to write cool applications for MDX from the data that it collect from the its trip computer.....
I am sort of amazed that Palm has not done this yet.

Lord knows they HAVE to do something to keep WinCe and the Redmond Wrecking crew from dominating every corner of computerdom.

You should send this suggestion to Palm & Honda!
 

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If it aint broke . . .

I think this car has the optimal mix of features for its pricepoint, but in the spirit of this thread I would like to see the following additions:

Anti-gravity module
Invisibility cloak
Ablative armor for protection from photon torpedoes
Flux capacitor (for time travel)
Ejection seat
Oil slick generator
Warp drive
Shiatsu and vibrating massage built into the driver and passenger seats
Food replicater
On-board DVD-ROM based GPS navigation system (oh wait, I think it has this already)
 

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How about that explosive armor on advanced tanks? I don't remember what it's called, but the idea is something like when an anti-tank missile's detonator hits the armor, the armor explodes outwards, defeating the missile's shaped charge. Granted, when some @#@! dings your door, you may get a bigger ding from the explosion, but you can have a DNA analysis done on the charred remains to see who the @#@! was!
 

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How 'bout these safety items?

- Inflatable side head curtain (for all 3 rows, just like in XC90)

- Stability control system (anti-roll)
 

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More '03 wish list items.....

Here's a few more for the '03 wish list:

Xenon headlights
18 or 19-inch wheels with 245-55 tires a la Tire Rack option
Manual transmission 5 or 6-speed gearbox
4.4L V8 engine
real spare tire (encore :D )
sport suspension
sport seats
better bolstering and support in back seat



So....who's sending this thread to American Honda folks??
 

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Did acura release anything on the new 2003 MDX yet?
 

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I've had my MDX almost a week. Here's my wish list:

-- Color matched cargo liner, tray and net. (And I mean color matched even if you don't have the black interior :) .)
-- Color matched door handles.
-- Bigger cup holders in front. Where's my BigGulp going to fit?
-- Double visors.
-- Display the actual gear that's engaged.
-- Add the compass direction and outside temp to the simple clock display.

As for the Star Trek/Wars type options:
-- Electronically controlled window darkening. No more carboard windshield sun screens!
 

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Less is more.

Remember, the more stuff you put into an SUV, the less reliable and more expensive it becomes.
While several of the "wish list" items might be nice, adding a whole host of extra goodies would push the MDX out of the price-range Acura designed the car for.
Having driven an ML-320 for three years before switching to the X, I really do believe that less is more.
 

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Facts

Forget the wishes, I'm dying to know what they are actually going to change. How long are they going to make us wait till they anounce it?
 

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wish list for 03 MDX

How about curtain airbags for driver and passenger?

Plus

- That 3.8L Engine with 290hp
- Vehicle stablity Control.
- More room to accomodate that 4' X 6' piece of wood
- More richer wood trim
- Better quality leather. All leather no plastic seat backs.
- Navigation standard on Touring.
- Camera for backing up shown on the navi. monitor.
- Larger rims with Michelins.

(pricing is not changed much from right now).
 

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wish list for 03 MDX

How about curtain airbags for driver and passenger?

Plus

- That 3.8L Engine with 290hp
- Vehicle stablity Control.
- More room to accomodate that 4' X 6' piece of wood
- More richer wood trim
- Better quality leather. All leather no plastic seat backs.
- Navigation standard on Touring.
- Camera for backing up shown on the navi. monitor.
- Larger rims with Michelins.

(pricing is not changed much from right now).;)
 

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Dang that Hurts man. That just makes me wanna get up and go stand in line for that 2003 MDX. Hey maybe I can have something on my Graduation Gift List... 2001 MDX + 2003 MDX hehe O well
 

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The 3 things I'd really like to see is.....

1)3.8L V6 with around 270 or more bhp with torque to match
2)optional side curtain airbags
3)vehicle stability assist (VSA)

............it would be really nice to see HIDs as an option as well

That's all the MDX really needs to make it an absolutely perfect vehicle!!

I am almost sure (gut feeling) from all I've heard the 3.8L V6 will materialize

sure hope the VSA and Side Curtains make it!! :17:
 
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