2007 Acura RDX 2.3 turbo from North America

Summary:

Acura out did itself

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

I had to get out from my BMW X5 due to repair costs; wanted to get something that doesn't break. Looked at and drove Toyotas and Hondas, and when I drove the RDX, I was in love.

This car does everything; best of all worlds. I live in Montana, and have snow and long road trips. I've owned Acuras in the past, and loved them. It's quick, quiet, tight, and sharp.

I just did a full tune up, since the car has 20k miles and I wanted to know where I stand. Kind of a pain with the spark plugs, since they are under the cooler, but got it done in an hour.

These must be rare, because I don't see them around.

Drives much better than my past BMW X5's and Audi A6 quattro.

Sound system is amazing, and it has a comfortable ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2013

2007 Acura RDX Tech 2.3 turbo from North America

Summary:

Well crafted machine with nice options

Faults:

Brake rotor was warped, and the front seat heater was not working. Dealer repaired both under warranty.

The running boards get easily corroded in the winter.

General Comments:

The performance from the turbo is awesome.

The transmission occasionally shifts to a higher gear in city traffic and lugs.

Even with all the adjustments, I personally find the seats a little uncomfortable.

The shocks are quite stiff like my Volvo, but it never seems as jittery on the bumps.

The SH-AWD is really great, and this thing corners like crazy. The vehicle feels like you will never really push it to its limits, which builds confidence.

The cabin is very nice, and it takes a while to get used to all the buttons.

I personally do not like the heater controls, except the dual climate is great.

Stereo system is unreal.

Storage is adequate, but can be a little tight with two kids and a dog.

We had deep snow last week, and we were able to easily plow through some horrible ruts and deep shifting snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2011

2008 Acura RDX Tech Package 2.3 turbo from North America

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This is a great vehicle. It handles like a car, has storage like a SUV (a small one), and has tons of power.

The interior is absolutely gorgeous and well laid out.

The AWD works well in winter conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2011

27th Mar 2012, 11:53

Just a quick update. Turned over 115,000kms this week. Still runs like a top. No repairs so far.

25th Jul 2013, 10:29

140,000km update. Still no repairs. Averages 11-12L/100km around town. 8-9L/100km on the few highway trips we take.

It seems to eat through tires in ~60,000km, but other than that, we've had no issues.

Runs like a top. I'll be running this one to 300,000km at this rate.

5th Jan 2014, 21:57

Another update, 156,000 km. No issues or repairs. Even the brake pads are original.

I'll be looking for another set of tires in the spring. This last set got about 80,000 km and are worn right out.