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Hi everyone!

I've been lurking on this site for sometime now while I had my deposit down at Ball Acura in San Diego. Even though I was concerned of the MDX being wide, I took you guys suggestion and bought it, but after living with it for one month I find it TOO WIDE to live with. I just sold it yesterday - didn't lose too much though. I'm MUCH HAPPIER now with RX 300 I bought instead.....much more fun and easier to drive, park in my garage etc. (also to park in parking lots and street areas) I'm sorry too because MDX was such a good car with nice styling and performance. Navi system was also really great, but oh well :(

BTW this is a really great site. The best I've seen. Too bad I don't have the MDX anymore :(

Goodbye and Good luck
Timmy
 

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Timmy--
I have an MDX on order and have the same concern about the width. What exactly did you find difficult? Was it the handling or the parking? If it was the parking, was it in your garage or while you were out? My main worry is how hard it will be to park in LA's mini-malls/supermarkets. Thanks for your help, and sorry you had to sell.
 

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I think Timmy's a hoax. His profile shows we regisitered on the 8th. Ya think someone with an MDX would at least post a question before selling.

Freakin' RX-300 Owners........
 

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Yeah right

I'm with dbarry, I think Timmy is a hoax. Or even more, a double naught spy!

Go enjoy your camry, um, I mean RX, Timmy.

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Too Wide

Not really sure what the big fuss is about the width of the MDX. It is a tight fit in my 2 car - 2 door garage but I seem to have more trouble getting my Maxima out then the MDX...strange....

If the parking is too small for the MDX, it will be too small for any midsize (including the RX...) car...


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I think MDXsold and misterjon are both phonies - and the product of one mind...

I'm also with dbarry. :D Timmy sounds more like a dummy to me. One tip off is the "much more fun and easier to drive" comment, when it is clear due to the MDX's much better turning radius that it is easier to drive than the Lexus. That statement suggests that "Timmy" never owned an MDX or he would know better.

In another thread MDX owners were joking around about what MDX stands for. Misterjon was the only one who made a pejorative comment by saying, " MDX = Major Dealer X-tortion?" I also submit to you that the times between the first and second posts on this thread were so close that it is suspicious and suggests one person may have made both posts to potentiate the first. :eek: Just how many people from southern California log on at about the same time with the same concern - width? :confused: And linguistic analysis shows similar style between the first post and the posts made by misterjon.

I wonder if misterjon was interested in the MDX, but was angry about dealers charging more than MSRP - in addition to the width issue - so he decided to buy a Lexus and create Timmy to vex those who may have been willing to pay over MSRP for an MDX. :(

The plot is starting to thicken here at AcuraMDX.org :D
 

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FOR THE RECORD!

I LIVE IN SAN DIEGO....and parking is NOT a problem...AND San Diegans are dumping their RX300 waiting to get MDXs

San Diegan is a VERY contemporary town when it comes to owning materialistic thing. And let me tell you. The RX300 is not the "IN" thing right now its the MDX when it comes to midsize lux.
 

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MisterJon here. I am not MDXSold. I would be willing to submit any and all posts to linguistic analysis to prove it.

Yes, MDXSold and I both live in Southern California, but many people do, many people who drive cars, and many people who drive MDX's. I have one concern about buying an MDX, and that is its width. If you've ever tried pulling into a minimall to pick up your dinner with a screaming baby in the back only to find every available space is labeled "COMPACT", you'd understand my worry. When MDXSold posted something expressing a similar concern, it seemed reasonable that I should ask him about this. That's what's so valuable about this site -- it gives us a chance to share information about the MDX, both positive and negative.

As for my comment that MDX stands for "Major Dealer X-Tortion", I don't think I'm alone in being frustrated with Acura dealers; at least I've kept my sense of humor about it. So far, I've been faced with MSRP + $2000 in accessories, or MSRP + $1000 for undercoating and leather protectant, or MSRP + $400 for mud flaps/wheel locks. Luckily, I just got my build date from a more honest dealer, and should take delivery April 1 (at MSRP, no forced add-ons.)

Perhaps when I finally own mym new car, I will be able to clear my good name by posting a picture and my MDX next to MDXSold and his RX. Until then, I continue to maintain my innocence. :)

Timmy

Uh, I mean MisterJon
 

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MDX too wide.

This is one of the reasons that I bought my MDX. Seriously.

My sales guy used it as an enhanced feature over the RX300 and
X5. When I test drove it, it felt like a car in corners and braking
without the dip I experienced in the RX300 and poor cornering in
the X5. I am a pretty aggressive driver so this is more important
to me then some extra space when parking.

It was an interesting comment though because people are all
different and have different motives and uses for their vehicles.

That guy probably didn't take his MDX over 80 when he owned it
and won't do the same with his new RX300. So I would have to
say good luck with the new car and be sure not to take corners
too tight as it may roll. lol.

-Theory
 

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Maybe "Timmy" and "Lester89" are one and the same....
 

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I've never had any issue with the width. I was concerned about dinging cars in my garage, and in parking lots. 4 months and no dings yet. It fits in my garage fine.

I love the width. I like the roominess inside, the wide armrest, and most of all, the cornering. I throw the car into corners without a thought, something I'd never do in a 4Runner or other similar SUVs. I remember reading that the MDX had a lower rollover rating than some cars. Guess why . . . . Answer: The Width!

I don't know how anyone can bring up the issue of width, or even big size, with the MDX. There are so many freakin Expeditions, Excursions, Suburbans, Tahoes and clones (Escalente) out there that are so ridiculously big, the MDX is a great mid sized car, er . . . van, er . . . truck,. . . whatever. I wonder how many people that critisize the width of the MDX either oogle or have these other obscenely big utes. :rolleyes:
 

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timmy confirms it:

Everytime an MDX owner sells their MDX and buys a RX300, the average IQ of BOTH groups goes up...



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Among other benefits, I bought the MDX because of its width too. I think the MDX is the smallest SUV of its class that can fit items with a plywood width in the trunk. When I bought new furniture, the width was the exact size of those big boxes. So I don't know how you can get a smaller SUV and have the same capability, if this type of things are important to you. If I don't need the powerful space design, I would have gotten a BMW X5.

My wife came to enjoy the MDX even though she still think the MDX is big. That is because she has no use of the utility side of the 'X. The RX seems to be very female friendly and yes with Camry flavor. Let's not beat on RX just because. I am sure the buyer of the MDXsold would be as happy as we are.
 

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HI..

HERE'S THE THING.. MDX IS WIDER, YES.

BUT WHY GET A SUV IF IT'S JUST A TALLER CAMARY?

LIKE MY POST SAID BEFORE, I DROVE A RX300 BEFORE,

YES IT'S NOT A "BAD CAR" BUT IT'S NOT EASIER TO TURN THEN MDX..

MDX IS MUCH EASIER TO TURN THAN MAXIMA OR ALTIMA
(BOTH ARE 4DOOR SEDANS)

AND HOW MUCH BETTER CAN A SUV GET?

IF YOU CAN'T PARK.. THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM..

IN THAT CASE.. MAYBE GET A FOCUS? OR EVEN THE BENZ A CLASS?

SO IT WON'T BE TOO WIDE?

I MEAN.. WHY GET A BIG CAR AND THEN SAY IT'S TOO BIG?

IF ONE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PARK, ANY CAR COULD BE A

PROBLEM.

BUT GUYS.. GO EASY ON THEM.. AFTER ALL

IT'S NOT OUR LOST TO NOT HAVE A MDX..

BEST WISHES FOR ALL

^___^
 

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MrPrescott said:
I don't know how anyone can bring up the issue of width, or even big size, with the MDX. There are so many freakin Expeditions, Excursions, Suburbans, Tahoes and clones (Escalente) out there that are so ridiculously big, the MDX is a great mid sized car, er . . . van, er . . . truck,. . . whatever. I wonder how many people that critisize the width of the MDX either oogle or have these other obscenely big utes. :rolleyes:
I've always wondered why there is such a big deal made about the width of the X - it's NARROWER than my Suburban. It's only four-tenths of an inch narrower so I doubt I'll notice it but it just isn't that wide. I've had my Suburban since '95 and haven't had any problems parking it unless some idiot decides to park over the line into the space I want. Maybe it's an optical illusion though - my husband is convinced the X is wider than my Suburban; you would think an engineer could be convinced by showing him the actual measurements.

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Width

Ya get used to it. True, at least for my wife and I (wife being the primary driver) found the width just a tiny bit daunting at first, realized it was in fact just an adjustment that had to be made. Now it is a non issue and in fact viewed as a distinct advantage over the X-5's and RX's we were first looking at. Example, just yesterday I was coming down Clayton Street in the Haight and there was several slower autos that insisted on driving down very very slowly (looking for spaces), double parked, and just plain stupid. I listened to my instincts and used my mirrors and zigged and zagged out of it. The X proved to be just as quick, and athlectic as my old '84 RX-7 GSL-SE in congested NARROW, SF traffic. Width? Not an issue IMHOP.
 

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take it easy guys. No need to accuse poeple of phony user names. I would like to think that people on this web site are above that(using phony names, and acussing people). I have to agree with misterjon, charging $2k above sticker is B.S!

Finally, to address the issue at hand. It appears to me that people who live is Socal have more parking issues to worry about than the rest of us. In Tx, most parking spots are designed to fit Suburbans. So, the MDX's width is not an issue. Again, i don't live in Socal so i am not going to try to convince potential buyers that the MDX is not wide. You have to decide that yourself.

btw, people have made fun of the whole "can fit 4 foot wide plywood sheets". But, let me tell u, this thing can haul a lot of stuff. Last wknd. i helped my sis-in-law move into her own apt. it took 3 trips in the 'X, but it was no problem. it took twin mattresses, a dresser, bed frames, etc. etc... This wknd, i went to dallas, I bought and hauled back many large framed prints(the largest were 3' x 6') without any problems.

The 'X fits me just fine.:)

PEACE!
 

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Wow, all this hate against the RX 300.....
Hey people, if the RX 300 was not so successful, I doubt Acura would have made the MDX.
Funny some of ya'll talk about the styling and the MDX's A B and C pillars mimic the RX 300s.

I don't know if the guy is real or not, but some people have no desire to drive bus's (suburbams' Expeditions etc) or wide body trailers (MDX's Tahoes etc)

Some people have no problem driving a small SUV (RX 300, X5, ML).
 

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Wow - Keeps Getting Better !!

To 1SICKLEX: You WERE doing good, I agree that the RX300 is a fine vehicle. Then you labeled the MDX a "wide body trailer" -- now that's "name calling". Why are you wasting your time on the MDX web site? Can't get a date to ride in your RX? Please get a life.

Re MDX Width: Yes the MDX is wide and we LOVE IT. Claustrophobia does not come with the 'X, space does. Width apparently does contribute to roll resistance [take a look at the ratings]. Width apparently does contribute to stable ride [based on experience]. We have received a side ding, but then again our narrow 2001 Accord has several. Seems to me that this is function of life and those that populate it, not the vehicle.

Competition is Good: I am glad that there is a demand for the RX300, maybe Acura will work harder to improve the MDX [always room to improve]. Maybe the competition with Lexus will motivate Acura to improve customer service/satisfaction [definately room here].

Soooo ...... to those who love their RX300, enjoy .... to those who own an MDX, please keep sharing, you help us increase the enjoyment of the MDX experience.
 
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