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'11 MDX - really enjoyed owning it but within the last two oil change intervals I have not made it to change time without the oil light going on and finding the dipstick bone dry. The first time I hoped it was maybe an error on refill by the dealership as there are no leaks or a sooty tailpipe but it happened again. With 104k miles and impending 1000.00 belt service at next visit plus some front end noise of unknown origin, I am trading it in.

As well due to the less than stellar reliability ratings across many sources for the newer models , I am sadly leaving it altogether.
 

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Sorry about your oil burning difficulties. I have a 2009 MDX Tech and just had the 105K service done. I was on the fence about spending the money and holding onto the vehicle, but I have had no real issues with it up to this point so I did the deed. Also, it sure is nice not to have a monthly new car payment staring me in the face. I'll continue to hold out as long as it makes financial sense to do so, but I doubt I will be back to the Acura trough for a new SUV when the time comes. Acura/Honda has slipped dramatically in Consumer Reports and J.D. Power quality surveys, and the Pilot seems to be getting the features that belong in Honda's "near luxury" SUV first. Finally, there are beginning to be additional seven seat alternatives to the MDX out there. I can't see spending around 50 large and have the kinds of issues I routinely read about on this and other sites. While I now stand ready to get flamed by Acura fanbois for my comments, I wish you good luck with your search for a suitable replacement.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about letting your 11 MDX go. We both have about the same mileage and my +$1000 105K service will be due around X-mas time. I don't have that kind of oil consumption (yet) on my MDX. So far, around 1/2-2/3 of a quart between changes. Did the MDX change in any way once the oil consumption got really bad (drop in mpgs, slow starts, sooty tailpipe, drop in power, etc...). Just want to stay alert if my X starts doing the same.

I like the +17 MDX sh-sh-awd with 7DCT and sport+ mode compared to the regular 9AT versions. I like them; but, hate having to pay that much for a new one. Not a lot of choices for 7 seat SUVs with decent mpgs, room, power, safety, reasonable price range, and long-term reliability like the 2nd gen MDX back in the day.

I've heard the new wave in the future is forever lease program to upgrade your vehicle yearly when new models come out like you can do with certain iPhone plans. The monthly payment would include up to maint and insurance with the options to upgrade every 12 months or so. I think Volvo and Caddy are thinking about starting this in the states soon? Might be an option if the payment are close to what you are looking for down the road?

LINK: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256223-volvo-xc40-suv-lease-plan-new-car-every-year-one-price-lease-insurance-maintenance

LINK: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-volvo-service-care-is-bad-deal-consumers-2017-9
 

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'11 MDX - really enjoyed owning it but within the last two oil change intervals I have not made it to change time without the oil light going on and finding the dipstick bone dry. The first time I hoped it was maybe an error on refill by the dealership as there are no leaks or a sooty tailpipe but it happened again. With 104k miles and impending 1000.00 belt service at next visit plus some front end noise of unknown origin, I am trading it in.



As well due to the less than stellar reliability ratings across many sources for the newer models , I am sadly leaving it altogether.


Honda’s quality has indeed suffered a lot. I don’t blame you jumping ship. If u think your mdx is bad, wait till u visit the 2018 odyssey forum, it’s like Chrysler squared. A good rule to follow is to avoid anything from the Alabama plant. I don’t know why, but that place churns out nothing but junk.

Which car/suv are you going to buy next? No Japanese suv look good now. I like Toyota truck suv, but they are gas hogs. I might try some German or domestic brands next, but it is scary as well. Maybe cars are disposable now, long term reliability doesn’t count.




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Honda’s quality has indeed suffered a lot. I don’t blame you jumping ship. If u think your mdx is bad, wait till u visit the 2018 odyssey forum, it’s like Chrysler squared. A good rule to follow is to avoid anything from the Alabama plant. I don’t know why, but that place churns out nothing but junk.

Which car/suv are you going to buy next? No Japanese suv look good now. I like Toyota truck suv, but they are gas hogs. I might try some German or domestic brands next, but it is scary as well. Maybe cars are disposable now, long term reliability doesn’t count.




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I have looked at newer X5’s, not nearly as comfortable as my 11 MDX to me...not sold on the 3rd gen MDX either...here is to my 11 continuing to treat me right.
 

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Honda’s quality has indeed suffered a lot.
I don't think it is limited to just Honda and cars. My less than 5 year old Amana fridge, GE stove, and GE dishwasher all needed costly repairs this year outside the 1 year standard warranty and any 2-3 year extended warranty I could (but didn't) purchase. I had to replace the fridge because it was too much $$$ to repair compared to replace. ABSOLUTELY nothing is built to last much past the last payment and/or shorter warranty periods anymore. :crying2:
 

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^^^Because consumers continue to demand and pursue the lowest possible price. No one wants to pay for quality, so the market has followed and made things cheaper and cheaper. So instead of a durable metal bracket on the dishwasher door its cheap plastic that lasts 18 months.

Back on topic, I think all cars are significantly better than they used to be, but are also more complicated. Also, the way information is exchanged (social media, these forums, etc) is not scientific so perception is in fact not reality. We sold our 2007 MDX and got a 2017, couldn't be happier with it.
 

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Sorry to see you go, but completely understand. My wife's car is @ 250K, and we have had some issues but despite I have decided to keep the car and no car payment. I have been thinking about this over and over and over..new car / keep / used car. She loves the car anyway. What would I buy to replace? If I replaced, it would most likely be a used in great condition older2 gen MDX
 

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2 posts total?! hmmmmm...we hardly knew ya!....well if you're a legitimate user, then farewell and good luck... :29:

now if on the other hand, your sole intent is to bash the '10-'13 Acura MDX's then you really ought save that bent up hate for the 2014 (3rd Generation) MDX- the new MDX designer (aka Jim 'The Stiff' Miller) at Acura, really dropped the ball on that ugly beast!!! :laugh:

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my '09 MDX is approaching 100K and is still running like new! (post HFL Bluetooth/battery drain drama, and few other minor quirks)....:29:

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Not feelin' the 3rd gen hate over here but the low post count skepticism more than makes up for it! The 3rd gen section is filled with single digit post count trolls.
 

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Legit for sure just mostly read posts but really never had an issue to discuss until the oil consumption.

BTW, had oil changed two weeks ago , went about 600 miles and was already down to mid range on dipstick
 

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Which car/suv are you going to buy next? No Japanese suv look good now. I like Toyota truck suv, but they are gas hogs. I might try some German or domestic brands next, but it is scary as well. Maybe cars are disposable now, long term reliability doesn’t count.




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I am going back to a sedan and non premium gas! Instead of a " luxury" vehicle l am buying a Toyota Avalon, relative to a Lexus ES for much less $$ and loaded with options, hopefully continued good reliability and 20k less than other considerations that I steered myself away from. Really not a comparison with MDX but just passing on my choice. Thanks!:smile2:
 
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