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Tonight(4/13)at 10pm when I was driving in Queens 108 St, The big Apple, I heard sirens and saw flashing lights from an undercover, emergency vehicle passing by me. It was a silver colored Acura MDX... Can you believe it? I've never seen a person or agency using such a luxurious SUV for emergency causes.

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Very cool. I want that accessory! An automatic lane opener! Do you think he had it programmed into his Homelink? ;)
 

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I see quite a few "unusual" vehicles being used in "undercover" :) operations in NYC (in Brooklyn in particular). The people driving them are usually working for various Volunteer Ambulance Services. Granted, I have not seen an MDX yet, but Toyota Land Cruisers, Lexus LX470 (?)(not to mention a number of RX300), etc.
 

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emergency vehicle lights

Is there a company that produces the kit to turn the MDX's lights into flashing lights? That would be so cool to have on an MDX for gatherings, moving slow SUVs out of theway, etc....
 

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Re: emergency vehicle lights

Angus said:
Is there a company that produces the kit to turn the MDX's lights into flashing lights? That would be so cool to have on an MDX for gatherings, moving slow SUVs out of theway, etc....
Hopefully not the same company that made TheWorm's DRL system that almost took out the stock electrical system. Better stick to the horn and flashing them manually.....if you are real good you may be able to flash out S O S .
 

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Better stick to the horn and flashing them manually.....if you are real good you may be able to flash out S O S .
...which less than 0.03% of the population would understand!
 

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I wonder if they're just private vehicles that they use to get to the firehouse when there's a call.

I also wonder if they just installed them to get through traffic. Last year on our San Francisco trip, coming back from Napa I pulled over for flashing red lights and a siren behind me. It turned out to be a crane (not a fire truck) just trying to get through faster. I can't imagine how it would be legal but it worked.
 

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What I saw had red lights all over it, much like a fire engine. But it was owned by a private firm.

Cool though. Could have used these guys when I slid into a ditch last winter with my Taurus.
 

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Come on. It makes the X look that much better in the garage. But it's my second one. What about the oval glass in the back isn't just awesome ? :D It was beautiful until I lost a wheel cover yesterday.
 

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Come on. It makes the X look that much better in the garage. But it's my second one. What about the oval glass in the back isn't just awesome ? :D It was beautiful until I lost a wheel cover yesterday.
I had a 91 wagon. Actually, it drove quite nicely when it was running...I have to laugh when I read about tranny problems on MDXs....they have no idea what real transmission problems are (were)....No wonder the Ford dealers were so scared...it must have been like an a cadre of vehicles lined up everyday with bombs that needed defusing.

You obviously have a later model. I always thought for it's time the Taurus was a great concept that failed in execution.
To think I previously owned Toyotas and wanted to give american cars a chance. They got it.....no more chances for me...but I do like the looks of the Dodge Magnum....something about cubic inches, american V8s, and custom styling that still has appeal.
 

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I had a 91 wagon. Actually, it drove quite nicely when it was running...I have to laugh when I read about tranny problems on MDXs....they have no idea what real transmission problems are (were)....No wonder the Ford dealers were so scared...it must have been like an a cadre of vehicles lined up everyday with bombs that needed defusing.

You obviously have a later model. I always thought for it's time the Taurus was a great concept that failed in execution.
To think I previously owned Toyotas and wanted to give american cars a chance. They got it.....no more chances for me...but I do like the looks of the Dodge Magnum....something about cubic inches, american V8s, and custom styling that still has appeal.
Ah, but my grandparents had an '87 Sable Wagon. I'm really not sure why my grandfather had the lapse of reason. Something was wrong with that thing since day 1. The steering wheel would move back and forth on cloverleafs, the odometer had an 'S' with a circle around it as though it was a replacement (second) odometer and it ended up rusting like a beeyotch. I remember that car being parked at the dealer more often than in their driveway. That car always had a real unique car smell to it. I assume the Ford did as well.
 
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