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2008 Acura MDX Consumer Reviews

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Aucra MDX

by from Potomac Falls, VA on May 10, 2010

I have a 2008 and I love this SUV. I've owned a Highlander, Explorer and a Redeo and this truck is by far the best. Granted it is a better quality to begin with. Handling for a SUV is great. Fast, com...
I have a 2008 and I love this SUV. I've owned a Highlander, Explorer and a Redeo and this truck is by far the best. Granted it is a better quality to begin with. Handling for a SUV is great. Fast, comfortable and gets 21MPG combined city/highway around Tysons Corner VA.
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Wife's Car

by from Denver on May 15, 2011

Purchased an 08 MDX, with 45K on it, drives like a dream, has Nav., DVD in the rear, and the power tail gate. Seats are very comfortable, the heated seats are wonderful, not too hot, just right! My wi...
Purchased an 08 MDX, with 45K on it, drives like a dream, has Nav., DVD in the rear, and the power tail gate. Seats are very comfortable, the heated seats are wonderful, not too hot, just right! My wife loves being seated higher than the 4 door Infiniti that we had. The controls are placed in very good positions, and the suv has no rattles or noises at all. Going down the highway, the car is very quiet, all in all a very nice suv, just wish it got a little better gas mileage.
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So far Perfect

by from Denver on December 27, 2009

I had my MDX for 2 years now, and so Far Love it. Love all the Features the easy Navigation, Stereo System, the Remote Control Left gate, I am also starting to use many of the Voice commands(very Cool...
I had my MDX for 2 years now, and so Far Love it. Love all the Features the easy Navigation, Stereo System, the Remote Control Left gate, I am also starting to use many of the Voice commands(very Cool. I had no issues with my MDX at all. the Super handling 4 wheel drive system is GREAT and sure footed on Colorado Snow and Icee roads. I learned to trust this SUV in adverse weather conditions.
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Most Techno Fun Car Ever Owned

by from Washington on November 18, 2007

Bought a 2008 MDX Tech/Entertainment package after an 2003 Audi A6 with many problems. Acura is a great car with more positives than negatives about it. Very quiet including road noise for a Honda pro...
Bought a 2008 MDX Tech/Entertainment package after an 2003 Audi A6 with many problems. Acura is a great car with more positives than negatives about it. Very quiet including road noise for a Honda product(I also own Toyota's) and loads of fun to drive. The technology in this car is fantastic. The ELS sound system is awesome but good luck finding DVD-Audio discs to bring it to the full potential!! Bluetooth works great, Nav system is very cool. There are alot of buttons in this car but very easy to navigate around. The engine is a little lagging on the low end torque but the more I drive it the more power it seems to get. Handles great with no body roll at all. Our 6 person family fits in it quite well, looks small on the outside but very big inside. I only have 2 complaints with the car. The rear suspension is noisy when going over bumps, kind of a thunking noise that I didnt notice on the test drives. Once you spend time in it you will know what I'm talking about, big flaw for a luxury vehicle! The other is a poor designed steering wheel, from the shape, the lack of tilting/telescoping enough leads to uncomfortable hand/arm placements for long road trips. I'm 6ft tall and the wheel doesnt drop low enough and come close enough. You end up raising the seat height to accomodate after awhile, bad design indeed and my wife agrees. Oh yeah, one other thing, don't put anything that can melt in the center console, it cooks in there. Overall great car but it should be for the big price tag! Tried other cars in this class but there was really no comparison. Ive always good luck with my Honda's in the past so I'm hoping Acura is even better.
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Awesome!!!!!!

by from Mount Laurel, New Jersey on November 30, 2007

I have owned a 2000 Lexus RX 300, 2004 Acura MDX, 2006 Toyota 4 Runner and now the 2008 Acura MDX for a month and I love the car since I first had it as a loaner. It is a vast improvement over the pre...
I have owned a 2000 Lexus RX 300, 2004 Acura MDX, 2006 Toyota 4 Runner and now the 2008 Acura MDX for a month and I love the car since I first had it as a loaner. It is a vast improvement over the previous MDX models (prior to 2007). The handling, speed and interior design are awesome. Love the manual/automatic transmission. The sound system, navigation system and HFL are also extraordinary. Would buy this car again in a heartbeat and would recommend this vehicle to anyone who loves driving and wants an awesome (did I use this word yet?) experience!
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Great Car

by from Bristol, WI on June 10, 2010

This is a Car any Guy could love. It has great handling and the best inside on any car that I have owned. The only things I would improve on would be the steering wheel rim is too thin needs to be thi...
This is a Car any Guy could love. It has great handling and the best inside on any car that I have owned. The only things I would improve on would be the steering wheel rim is too thin needs to be thicker, and for a car that cost $50,000 It should have push button starting other Acura's have this feature why not the MDX! I have the Sport package on the new one they call it the advanced package it comes with the active shocks, this is the the best thing about this car, I drove a 2010 loaner car without it and that thing was like driving a ocean liner, the system cuts out almost all body roll and make the car handle like a sports car.
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The ACURA MDX is a keeper!

by from Minnesota on September 22, 2007

I owned 2 BMWs before the Acura. While I really enjoyed my 3 series Bimmer and X3, I have got to admit the Acura MDX is in a class of its own. It is the best value for money and comes with sufficient ...
I owned 2 BMWs before the Acura. While I really enjoyed my 3 series Bimmer and X3, I have got to admit the Acura MDX is in a class of its own. It is the best value for money and comes with sufficient label prestige to boot. When I signed on the dotted line for the Acura, I felt I was giving up some prestige going from the Bimmer to the Acura, but that lasted only till I left the dealership and drove home. The first ride made me forget my buyers remorse and I was all excited to show of my new toy. The ELS surround sound is the best I have heard in a car! I consider myself an audiophile and have a 3 dedicated 7.1 systems (Canton, Klipsch and Sunfire systems) in my house complete with a home theater but when it comes to car audio this one takes the cake! If you are thinking about an SUV this should be on your list to test drive.
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Excellent Vehicle

by from Mcallen, TX on March 21, 2011

MDX is a phenomenal vehicle. Luxurious, great performance for an SUV, reliable, and about the best resale value you can find. Third seat is not very accessible when 2 carseats are in 2nd row.
MDX is a phenomenal vehicle. Luxurious, great performance for an SUV, reliable, and about the best resale value you can find. Third seat is not very accessible when 2 carseats are in 2nd row.
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The Ultimate driving machine !

by from KY on October 9, 2007

I am very hard to please driver , I did drive Mercdes M, BMW X5, and other SUV , By far this is the best driving machine ! It combined easy handling (when driven by my wife)and will satisfy the aggres...
I am very hard to please driver , I did drive Mercdes M, BMW X5, and other SUV , By far this is the best driving machine ! It combined easy handling (when driven by my wife)and will satisfy the aggresive driver as well . The sound system is superior, I actually enjoy it more than my Bose surround system at home , It is packed with so many advanced tech features that is not even advertised by Acura !! I feel lucky having taken that test drive , I ended up in getting the 2008 MDX with sport/techn/ rear DVD , my only take on Acura is that the parking sensors are not standard ..but even after spending $600 on these sensors , Its an excellen deal . even compared with other SUVs in the $$75,000 range ...
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Great SUV

by from Va on March 19, 2012

Excellent all around suv...fast and sure handling. Exterior styling leaves something to be desired and gas mileage not favorable.
Excellent all around suv...fast and sure handling. Exterior styling leaves something to be desired and gas mileage not favorable.
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