2004 Acura MDX Base 3.5 V6 from North America
Updated Aug 2013:
Electrical - The volume and channel changer needed work, but was under warranty.
When jump starting the battery, the audio didn't work at all. Just called a parts guy to punch in a code. Fixed in ten minutes.
The window washer line to the rear window froze up twice now. They ran hot water to thaw it out.
Left headlight has condensation due to bad seal. Left it.
DRL light came on. Broken relay - $200 job.
One tire pressure sensor starting to leak due to corrosion. $100 job.
One plastic vent tilt thing snapped. I'll just leave it.
Front right tie rod - $100.
Front right wheel bearing - $250.
ABS sensor adjustment - $40.
Not really any rust yet.
All wheel drive is all right, but not a true 4 wheeler (Nokian WR G2 tires helped a lot).
Still holds up in style, still gets noticed.
At 6'1", the driver's leg and head room is limited.
On long trips, the 2 kids folded down the middle seats, and only had the 3rd row up so that they could stretch their legs out.
Fit and finish is superb.
Dealer costs are a little on the high side, but it is a luxury brand after all.
Paid $51,000 in Aug. 2004. So far I've got 203,000km, and only about $800 in faults. I think I'll keep it forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th May, 2011