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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5221561 09/24/19 04:40 PM
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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5221635 09/24/19 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jstert
thank you zolton, but no snow, sand or off-roading so believe that i don’t need awd. im looking for a taller station wagon for reliable, paved, serene suburban erranding and highway cruising, hence a fwd suv works for me. is there something inherently unstable or mechanically unsound about a fwd rdx? i’ve had several cpo mercedes, imho mb, bmw and audi are great gobs of fun to drive, more expensive and less fun to own, been there, done that.

It rains though, and that matters. I had a FWD car once. In Louisiana. NEVER again. No thanks.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: Ws6] #5221639 09/24/19 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ws6
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thank you zolton, but no snow, sand or off-roading so believe that i don’t need awd. im looking for a taller station wagon for reliable, paved, serene suburban erranding and highway cruising, hence a fwd suv works for me. is there something inherently unstable or mechanically unsound about a fwd rdx? i’ve had several cpo mercedes, imho mb, bmw and audi are great gobs of fun to drive, more expensive and less fun to own, been there, done that.

It rains though, and that matters. I had a FWD car once. In Louisiana. NEVER again. No thanks.


What are you doing in rain that requires any more grip than FWD? Going 140 mph maybe?

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thank you zolton, but no snow, sand or off-roading so believe that i don’t need awd. im looking for a taller station wagon for reliable, paved, serene suburban erranding and highway cruising, hence a fwd suv works for me. is there something inherently unstable or mechanically unsound about a fwd rdx? i’ve had several cpo mercedes, imho mb, bmw and audi are great gobs of fun to drive, more expensive and less fun to own, been there, done that.

It rains though, and that matters. I had a FWD car once. In Louisiana. NEVER again. No thanks.


What are you doing in rain that requires any more grip than FWD? Going 140 mph maybe?


Just driving in traffic. Congested, side streets, etc. All that little sand/gravel gets pushed into the shoulder of the road and in the rain it really sucks when you're trying to merge off of a side-street, etc. At least once FWD almost got me in a wreck because I was used to RWD and my car just sat and spun with the nose in the lane. I threw it in reverse and barely saved myself from a problem at the last second. Never again, thanks!


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5222785 09/26/19 06:52 AM
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Zolton let's use our brains here. Actual reliability is not in the toilet. Infotainment issues (which sometimes are just the user not knowing how to use it) are known to have polluted several reliability metrics.

My parents are now on their second 2G RDX. They absolutely love both of them and have had no reliability issues to speak of. The only things they've needed over a total of 5 years of ownership so far is a piece of exterior windshield trim replaced and a rear wiper arm replaced.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5223692 09/27/19 05:58 AM
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for those of you who have direct experience with the acura rdx, can you discuss the timing belt issue? i tend to keep my cars awhile and prefer not to have this significant maintenance expense staring at me. thanks.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5223716 09/27/19 06:31 AM
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Are you referring to this year’s recall of 2018/2019 vehicles? Not aware of any issues in prior year RDX’s.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5223851 09/27/19 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jstert
for those of you who have direct experience with the acura rdx, can you discuss the timing belt issue? i tend to keep my cars awhile and prefer not to have this significant maintenance expense staring at me. thanks.

We had an MDX with J series V6 engine. As long as you know going in you shouldn't be surprised that when you hit 100k miles you have a recommended service that will cost you $800-900. Many DIYers do this successfully for a lot less, a dealership will have it done in less than a day. The engine was refined, powerful, and relatively fuel efficient so I wasn't upset about keeping it running at its peak.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: gofast182] #5226027 09/29/19 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by gofast182
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for those of you who have direct experience with the acura rdx, can you discuss the timing belt issue? i tend to keep my cars awhile and prefer not to have this significant maintenance expense staring at me. thanks.

We had an MDX with J series V6 engine. As long as you know going in you shouldn't be surprised that when you hit 100k miles you have a recommended service that will cost you $800-900. Many DIYers do this successfully for a lot less, a dealership will have it done in less than a day. The engine was refined, powerful, and relatively fuel efficient so I wasn't upset about keeping it running at its peak.

In this area, market price for the timing belt, water pump, valve adjustment, hydraulic tensioner and spark plugs totals about $2500 at a dealership.


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^ WOW! Ours was $900 (albeit with a coupon) from the Acura dealer.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: jstert] #5226332 09/30/19 09:23 AM
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That must be for timing belt, water pump and tensioner only. Valve Adjustment runs around 400 at dealer and plugs probably couple of hundred (complete ripoff)

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But I thought Acuras were so easy to own...?

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^ WOW! Ours was $900 (albeit with a coupon) from the Acura dealer.

Originally Posted by Vikas
That must be for timing belt, water pump and tensioner only. Valve Adjustment runs around 400 at dealer and plugs probably couple of hundred (complete ripoff)

Sounds like the price is for the timing belt, w/p and drive belt only. Valve adjustment runs another $5-$600 and they usually try to get another $400 for the plugs.


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Re: cpo 2017 acura rdx? [Re: gofast182] #5229895 10/04/19 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by gofast182
Zolton let's use our brains here. Actual reliability is not in the toilet. Infotainment issues (which sometimes are just the user not knowing how to use it) are known to have polluted several reliability metrics.

My parents are now on their second 2G RDX. They absolutely love both of them and have had no reliability issues to speak of. The only things they've needed over a total of 5 years of ownership so far is a piece of exterior windshield trim replaced and a rear wiper arm replaced.


Yeah because anecdotal evidence is so much more credible than J.D.Powers.

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Yeah because anecdotal evidence is so much more credible than J.D.Powers.
IMO, credibility and JD Powers should not be used in the same sentance.

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