I've been contemplating that one too, actually. This has all been an exercise in just a little more money....hahaha..
I guess all the MDXs are not that different from each other. But they are so unique that just owning one makes a statement.
It's nice to give your own it's individuality.
Meter trim is ok. I am not that enamored of the full wood trim. Almost seems too much but certainly a personal thing. There are tons of shift knobs out there. Some are just neat to look at, especially the machined aluminum with carbon fiber inserts. Some are really works of art, but one has to find something that works with a given interior.
Well... it turned out a different topic from a shift knob to...... congratulations!.
Now, you've got yours finally, and don't need to worry about 2002/2003 model.
Didn't you say yours will be available late June/Jully?
Anyway, it seems that the production gets speedy (or you picked up someone's cancellation. I think the latter...)
Good to hear from a Bay Area guy that he's going to be a MDXer.
I hope to be, too.