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#1 livingez_123

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:50 AM

2011 to be exact. I was just wondering who on here has a Acura and how they like them I'm sure there as Dependable as a Honda beings they are one in the same just curious what other people think. Comfort level fit and finish V6 performance just looking for info in general.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

It's been years since I had an Acura. I can't remember what year it was, 01 maybe? Acura legend v6 5 speed 2 door coupe. It was fun to drive. My biggest complaint was parts cost. From what I recall they are expensive and weren't the same as regular Honda parts. Very possible that has changed over the years though. Sorry not much help.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

I have a '14 TL SH-AWD

 

It probably have very similiar drivetrain to the MDX - J37 V6, mine has a 6sp slushbox, and fully torque vectoring awd system.

 

In general I give it a Meh....

 

The J37 engine with 305hp can be quite exciting

The tranny is not awe-inspiring like the DCT on the Passat was - that was a great self-shifter...  It works though, and if you put it into sport mode, it can be entertaining.

Mine is a base model so the center console stack is boring.

Very nice leather seats - beat my VW's hands down.

Somewhat boring styling inside.  I've seen fancier Accords. 

The doors don't shut like a German car - they shut like a Japanese car - which isn't bad, just different.

Everything works as it should - no little problems that are a PITA.

It's just meh...

 

It does handle like it's on rails

It can make some pretty cool noises out the exhaust pipes.

It can do a four wheel drift in the rain :)

 

It gets 17-18mpg in the city and about 26pmg all highway.

 

The only problem I'm having with it is a Michelin that trying to tear itself to pieces.

 

It takes a timing belt every 120K miles - doesn't look too hard to change.

It's got a mechanical overhead - so a valve adjust needs to be done occasionally. 

The Honda dealer up here is about half price on service... 

 

I'm sure it'll make it longer than I care to drive it. 



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Neighbor had an MDX; older than a 2011 but he had over 200k on it and it never spent time in the shop.  He drove it everyday, while his wife's Camry had several problems.  Interior held up well too.  I liked the Honda Pilot body style better personally, but I couldn't fault his MDX for reliability. 



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:23 AM

I have an opportunity to pick one up with less the 60k miles and the premium technology package... whatever that is, it's body and interior are in mint condition. It has more bells and whistles then my Denali.
Private party price is anywhere between 17-21k.
Now comes the rub, it has a siezed engine. Not covered by warranty because it was due to owners negligence.
So it could be mine for xxxx.xx amount of dollars. It would be a flipper for me but I might like it and want to keep it and that wouldn't be smart. I'm working on and end goal and keeping it really isn't an option...but...

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

The motor is a J37A1 3.7l V6 - Call Pacific Japanese Engine in Gresham and see if they have one.

 

Premium means Nav/Keyless/blind spot/etc and is the top level of options



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:30 PM

Does it have a pancake griddle? What am I thinking?!
It will have one lol

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:40 PM

Does it have a pancake griddle? What am I thinking?!
It will have one lol

And syrup dispenser!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

Pancakes and syrup?
That could get kind of messy!
I'm working on the numbers to see if I want to dive in or not. There needs to be enough profit considering the pain and suffering that I'm sure will be endured...or maybe not, it could be a piece of cake!




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