Hello everyone. I've been getting great info from this site since 2012. That is when I bought my first MDX, a 2012 base model in dark cherry pearl. In April I traded it in for a 2016 tech SH-AWD in graphite grey. I decided to stop lurking and participate a bit. Especially to defend the 9 speed. It's definitely not perfect, but IMHO it's very nice and doesn't deserve half the badmouthing it gets.