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Just some pics to show how small a garage the MDX can fit into:

Our garage door opening: Width 89.5", Height 72"
MDX (Touring): Width 87", Height 72.5" :eek:
 

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No, that isn't perspective distortion, that's actually less than 1.5" on either side of the side view mirrors.
 

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And to reduce the "extra" inch or so, we have to bend the tip of the antenna down (or else it would actually catch in the loop of the garage door inside handle when backing out - making a heck of a twang!)
 

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Donsev... I have a dualie garage, but each is 90.5W x 81.0H so I guess mine (due in 8/28/01) will fit....but I was always worried about it. Thanks for your post....btw, the factory list says the width is 77"....I gues that is without mirrors...do you mean that the side mirrors add 10" to the width?
 

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octavian said:
...btw, the factory list says the width is 77"....I gues that is without mirrors...do you mean that the side mirrors add 10" to the width?
Yep, well actually I haven't verified that the *factory* spec is correct but I can verify that the MAXIMUM width is 87" b/w the ends of the side views.
 

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WOW! Now that is TIGHT!
 

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There's Tight & Then There's Tight

AtlantaMDX said:
WOW! Now that is TIGHT!
But You'd Better Not Be When You Drive In :D :D
 

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But You'd Better Not Be When You Drive In :D :D
Actually, IN is the easy part. OUT is the nail-biter. But it is amazing how quickly you get used to threadin' that needle.
 

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Actually, IN is the easy part. OUT is the nail-biter. But it is amazing how quickly you get used to threadin' that needle.
This is so true! Our garage is behind the house - the width between our neighbor's and our house is 8' Max (not allowing for the odd downspout, electical box, etc...) Houses are pretty deep too. Driving through this laneway was a little tough at first (as a matter of fact, my wife scraped the mirror of the demo, when we first test drove the truck - delayed our purchase by 5 months because of the psychological trauma!), but now we just breeze through. Fortunately, we have enough space to turn around in front of the garage, wouldn't want to back out!

Looking at your pics, I will definitely stop complaining about space in our garage. Question - what do you do, climb out the back hatch?? :)
 

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Don't kid yourself. Donsev *lives* in the garage! ;)
 

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Ooooo, that looks tight!

You could always bore couple of holes in a shape of the side mirrors on the garage door trims on both sides. This'll give you at least few more inches to play with while backing out. Just suggesting...
 

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brr...
that is one tiny hole? what is this - a refurnished clothet? what gets me even more that there is plenty of space on both sides of the wall!!! c'mon, even for a geo metro there would be just about enough room to squize out w/door half open.

how DO you get out of there? you must have a helluva of excersise to get IN/OUT (who needs Bellys now?) trully, your MDX adds another meaning to MuiltiDimensional X-trainer termin!
 

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To all of those who are curious

There actually is quite a bit of room inside the garage - there is about 3' on either side (so I can open the side doors, don't even *think* about the rear hatch) and it is quite deep. But what gets me is that the house was built in 1935. Weren't automobiles even LARGER then??
 

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Donsev, I feel your pain. I think that your garage qualifies you for a new custom avatar especially designed to honor those that have a TIGHT FIT to overcome.
 

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Thanks, I think.

Roadrunner,

umm, thanks for the avatar. I hope you don't mind if I "think about it" before updating my profile. Not sure what my wife would think if she saw that ;)
 

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Sgtglok,

TOO FUNNY!
 

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donsey, my MDX brouchure (the big book) shows the 77 inch dimension looking at the front of the vehicle, and the dimension is from tip to tip of the mirrows. Have you actually measured your MDX and got 87 inched?
Went out at noon and looked at my MDX, I think your 87 number is correct. For some reason the picture in the big book is a misrepresentation! Thanks for bring this to our attnetion. JFK
 
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