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After owning the Red Rock Touring Navi for about 3 months, I am still very pleased with this car. 3500 miles later, I am listing the following things that ran through my mind from time to time since I have the 'X.

#1. I am just about getting used to the size. The MDX is BIG.. compared with a regular sedan. Heck.. I feel bigger too. "I am the mountain man... living in the city. "

#2. On a six lane street or highway, I learn to be on either side of the road, but not in the middle lane. Still feel "squeezed" in a tight traffic with such a big car. "Hey.. don't hurt my 'X"

#3. The MDX really accelerates nicely. I feel it is even better than my BMW 325i. I guess the four wheel drive just "locks" the ground on quick acceleration situation. I can pull out of traffic jam in a heart beat. People talking about more house power for the MDX are crazy, IMHO.

#4. I feel safer when heavy rain with lots of water on the street. On a regular car, I can definitely feel like the car "float" on street water. The MDX does not seem to be bothered in the same situation. The rain begins to remind me to buy a boat, however.

#5. I can't reach some of the stuff in the MDX any more. The inside of the MDX is like an auditorium. Getting the Kleenix box is a bit of hardwork. My right hand is not long enough. If I reach hard to the passenger floor, I may flip over. :) I need a fishing pole. I don't know how many times I see Kneenix box but I can't reach it.

#6. The front cup holder does not seem to hold those plastic bottles tightly. It seems to be designed for the big cup from Burger King.

#7. People who know cars *know* what you got there. The MDX blah blah... People who never know Acura has an SUV think MDX is a space ship or something. "Oh.. a truck.. or what is it?"

#8. I finally don't care about didn't buy BMW X5 anymore. Am I glad that I made the right decision.

#9. The MDX is my friend to home depot. I just have to park the car VERY FARRRRRR from those trucks! Oh.. People who want a beemer X5 should also buy trailor to carry stuff.

#10. Owning the MDX somehow makes me feel closer to the Honda Oddesey van drivers. That is really funny since I never care about van. But I think those Ody van moms still don't know me from Adam. Hey why are you so nice to me? (Hey I am your car's cousin!)

#11. Many people on this forum are rather picky. Yes.. I do begin to notice some "hair" on the car seat's holes! And that drive me MAD! Honda should give me a refund! :p

#12. Being able to change CDs with the in-dash six CD changer is a wonderful thing. I wonder how I was able to live with the magazine in the trunk! OkOk... my daughter wants that Britney Spears CD goes into the player now!

#13. The navigation is so nice I wish I could make every day drive an out of town trip. Sometimes I wonder how she looks like?

#14. Have not figured out how to use the top rack for anything. I do notice it is hard to reach that spot to wash it! :-(

#15. The back seats and 3rd seats all lay flat nicely. Why do they not have a bunk bed option?

#16. Other big Acura sedan begins to look very cool..

Original Buying Experience Post link at :

http://www.acuramdx.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3718

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I second that emotion!

I absolutely agree with you, especially on #8 and #10. I too feel a strange kinship with odyssey owners--- which struck me as odd too because I don't like minivans. I guess it's that cousin thing!

As for finally forgetting about the X5, I'd add that I've finally gotten over the "what-if"s about the Benz and the Lexus too. On several occassions I've parked next to both and after looking at the difference in size, walked away thinking "what the heck was I thinking??". The other day I parked next to an RX300 (I don't know if it was an older model or what), but it seemed tiny! My MDX dwarfed it! I'm convinced more than ever that I made the right choice. :D

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Thanks for taking the time for the update, Red....I am sure you helped a lot of people in the MDX queue or ones that soon will be.;)

I had to laugh at your "hair in the seats" comment, until I looked very closely at my seats. I, too, found hair in the back seat. Fortunately, it matched my wife's color. Whew!;)
 

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Hehe... I guess your girlfriend has the same color hair??

I have noticed how wide this tihng is... I seem to park ontop of both yellow lines in the mall... Oh well, a little walk never killed anyone...
 

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I agree. This thing is BIG. i never thought so because by itself it doesnt seem that big, but I parked next to my colleague who has an X5 and the X5 seems puny. Before I though it was a gorgeous car, now it looks so plain. And to think i was going to purchase one. What a Joke!! For those debating between the bimmer and the MDX, go to bimmer.org, you will find all the dirt there.
 

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octavian said:
Thanks for taking the time for the update, Red....I am sure you helped a lot of people in the MDX queue or ones that soon will be.;)

I had to laugh at your "hair in the seats" comment, until I looked very closely at my seats. I, too, found hair in the back seat. Fortunately, it matched my wife's color. Whew!;)

Glad to do it... I just thought some of you (ok ok Y'ALL) will *get it*.

As for the hair or the hair looking things, I thought it is some kind of leather hair coming out from inside the holes, not the hairs from your wife or your girl friends. :p Your wife must have white hairs.

I would be really interesting to see on the accessory list:

Optional accessory : Tiny hair removal ...

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Red...my wife with white hairs? No, not yet.....uh, at least I don't THINK she does. But then again.......:D

You sure you didn't spill any Rogaine on your back seat....? It's pretty powerful stuff. Didn't do anything for me, though.....sigh!:(
 
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