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Dear Experts,


I'm a single guy who want to have good space in the car. At this moment I don't have a car & don't commute much.


Had plans to get married this year or next so more members are going to join.


I decided to purchase an used MDX but would like to justify about Price, Year, Package, Features, Miles ..etc


# Features


Good Engine Capacity
Good Cargo space
Rearview camera
Blind spot assist (Optional)
Adaptive cruise control
Power Liftgate (Optional)
Good Audio system
Navigation
Heated Seats
Decent mileage & maintenance
LED Lights (Optional)

(a) Year & Price based on Engine , Performance ..etc - We can get First (2001-2006) / Second Generations (2007-2013) MDX for lesser price. Do i need to spend more money, Is this required & wise to spend more money on the MDX ? Also which year are the better models in the terms of Engine, Performance...etc ?


(b) Test Drive Engine Speed Pull - I did test drives for Acura MDX & RDX. I noticed when i drove RDX after giving gas speedometer at 30 or more (couldn't remember) i could feel the speed pull of the vehicle which i enjoyed the ride. Likewise can i expect the speed pull in MDX if so i need to look at which year ?


(c) Trim or Package - Technology / Sport / Touring / Advanced / Entertainment ..etc
Which Package i need to choose, Is Sport package have good suspension , Could you please help me to understand more about these packages & which is the ideal one. ?


(d) Miles - I can look for used MDX upto how many miles, Is 100 - 150K miles on MDX is safe bet ?


(e) Safety with features, less recall & Issues - Which year model is safer with features, less recall & Issues ?


(f) Issues with Used MDX - I think need to look for Tyres usage, Timing Belt.. Could you let me know what other issues i need to be careful to avoid any breakdown ?


(g) Used Vehicle Inspection for Purchase - Do Acura does used vehicle insapection before i make purchase ? Any other service which does inspection ..
Much Appreciate your reply.


Thanks,
Chris
 

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I have seen my colleagues at work have purchased used MDX both First Generation 2005 & Second Generation 2009 btw prices $4k - $12k with miles around 150K have seen them using for a year by now ...

As Cars depreciate faster , Is it worth to spend more expense around ($20k - $30k) or get something for a reasonable price ?

I'm thinking to go with either First Generation or Second Generations but which one i need to go with.

(1) First Generation - Among the years (2000–2006) which year i need to choose ?



(a) Decent Features



(b) Trim or Package - Technology / Sport / Touring / Advanced / Entertainment ..etc

(2) Second Generation - Among the years (2007–2013) which year i need to choose ?



(a) Decent Features



(b) Trim or Package - Technology / Sport / Touring / Advanced / Entertainment ..etc

(3) Miles - Getting Acura used MDX Car for 150k miles , Is that a good option ?



Much Appreciate your reply.

Thanks,
Chris
 
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