Ya, the voice can be hard to hear. Since it only comes through the front door speakers, I believe that we are suffering a side effect of the speaker replacement! Before switching out the rear door speakers, they were barely audible, now with the Infinities they can be heard. Purhaps this is why the navi is more difficult to hear.DaleB said:I don't have a problem with it. I wish I could adjust it even louder at times, it's at max now.
The primary market for a 4WD vehicle designed to "defeat winter" (Acura's marketing materials) is California? I think not. Without New England's snow and ice, I could not justifiy that added costs (initial and maintenance) of 4WD. See synonyms below.The MDX was designed in California, and while I don't have the data, based on population and popularity of the MDX and Acura in California, the largest market for Acura is probably California. Therefore the rest of the country is stuck with our term for a road with many lanes and limited access - a Freeway
I believe all MDX'ers are buying for the following reasons:megabuck2 said:Paul123,
Yeah, I know there is a volume control but even at max, sometimes difficult to hear at freeway (highway) (expressway) speed. I sometimes wish it was a bit more louder.
Thats what the brochure says alright. But 4wd was also desgined for offroad adventures...at least in CA, I think 90% of the SUV never see the trail. So, many of CAs buy Luxury SUVs for (1) prestige (2) sitting high (3) occassional inclimate weather and or trips to Tahoe(or to other mountain vacation spots).
It would be interesting to know what the sales volumes are for the MDX (or any 4 wheelers) between states.
Let's factor in some other age groups here:paul123 said:
I believe all MDX'ers are buying for the following reasons:
2. Sitting High
3. Room when you have children
4. Psychologically can't deal with a minivan yet!
5. Handling in dry, wet and snow conditions.
6. Ability to carry large items home for the children.
8. Comfort, driver's room
9. Gas mileage
I don't believe anyone in New York is buying for any off-road adventures. If they wanted that they would of purchased a real off road vehicle not a luxury MDX.