Well, we test drove a '02 touring model yesterday and the wife gave the OK for the MDX as our first vehicle purchase (kind of an important hurdle to cross, as it theoretically will be hers). We have decided on a base starlight silver. What I want is to get it (at the least) with the roof rack, cargo net, and free regular maintenance/service for life of warranty, and I will not pay over MSRP (in fact, although probaby delusional, first offer will be below MSRP); plus I want them to hold and not cash my deposit (no fair for them to earn interest off my money! Question is, do I settle on these terms (or some of them) before I place the order, or should I wait to negotiate after the vehicle has arrived? Anyone with any exprience in this? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, bdmd.