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Old 08 Jul 2004, 07:12 am
BobT
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Default MDX or Pilot or RX300

Hi
We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
(Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
difference in price. What is the difference?

Thanks,
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Old 08 Jul 2004, 09:46 am
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300


"BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
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> Hi
> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
> difference in price. What is the difference?
>
> Thanks,


I am not trying to stir the pot or anything, but why an SUV?

Have you thought about a pick-up at all? The Nissan Titan is AMAZING!!! As
much room for passengers as an SUV and much more versatile.



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Old 08 Jul 2004, 10:25 am
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

Hi
A Pickup just doesn't suit our lifestyle ... we really need enclosed
space to haul cats & dogs to a second home etc. We appreciate the
imput ..
Thanks,

On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:46:52 GMT, "Lattes"
<d2do2dmtakethispartout@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
>news:cheqe0h406ocslm3emp3bn9tbolpig522g@4ax.com.. .
>> Hi
>> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
>> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
>> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
>> difference in price. What is the difference?
>>
>> Thanks,

>
>I am not trying to stir the pot or anything, but why an SUV?
>
>Have you thought about a pick-up at all? The Nissan Titan is AMAZING!!! As
>much room for passengers as an SUV and much more versatile.
>
>


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Old 08 Jul 2004, 12:58 pm
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

>My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
>> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
>> difference in price. What is the difference?


From what I have heard, they are roughly equal. Personnally, I'd go with the
Honda version.

Walt
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Old 08 Jul 2004, 01:08 pm
Nick Cassimatis
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

I got an MDX. Would have had the Pilot, but just couldn't get the seat
comfortable.

Biggest difference (beside the seat) is the sunroof - MDX has it, Pilot
doesn't. Also, Pilot runs on 87 octane, MDX recommends 91 (never seen
that), and definitely runs better with 93 than 89...
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"BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
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> Hi
> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
> difference in price. What is the difference?
>
> Thanks,



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Old 08 Jul 2004, 02:32 pm
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

My wife looked at both and bought a 2004 MDX on the basis of sunroof and Acura
loaner car while the car would be at the dealer for service.

We just got back from a 3000 mile trip, Michigan to Rocky Moutain National
Park, and the car was flawless. Even the Navigation system is cool.

Adam
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Old 08 Jul 2004, 06:48 pm
Carl S. Moore
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

Looked at both and went with Pilot. Less
expensive and has the 8 seats vs. 7 for the MDX.

Carl


"BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:cheqe0h406ocslm3emp3bn9tbolpig522g@4ax.com...
> Hi
> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
> difference in price. What is the difference?
>
> Thanks,



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Old 09 Jul 2004, 10:08 am
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

I choosed MDX and will buy it again because it got VSA, better handling,
sporty looking than boxy Pilot, Seat memory system, Nav system with voice
recognition and Rear view cam, Larger wheels, tire pressure monitor, Rain
sensing wipers, moonroof, etc.. And I get better service.

"WPWise" <wpwise@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
>>> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
>>> difference in price. What is the difference?

>
> From what I have heard, they are roughly equal. Personnally, I'd go with
> the
> Honda version.
>
> Walt



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Old 12 Jul 2004, 07:23 am
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

Hi,

We (sort of) went through the same routine 1.5 years ago, except that we
looked at "all" SUV's. Quickly narrowed it to MDX and RX300. When it comes
to a Nissan product (Nissan or Infinity) there is no question, always go
with the Nissan. They are nearly identical (also Nissan as a company is
always a distant third in that three man race. If you want to see what I
mean, go into a Toyota and Honda dealer and look around (people working
there, environment (ie, cleanliness), etc. Then go into a Nissan dealer.
It's like night and day. However, this is not true with Honda/Acura and
Toyota/Lexus. I have had three Lexus and will be buying another Acura (TL in
addition to the MDX) in the Fall and the arguments I see hear about "same
car but cheaper", etc. just do not apply to those two manufactures.

We went with an MDX and couldn't be happier. One major difference is "the
buying/servicing experience". If you have never bought an Acura or a Lexus,
you are in for a surprise. These companies know how to treat a customer. Are
you paying for that? Absolutely. Is it worth it? In our minds, yes.

Besides tweeks that are mentioned from others in this string, you also have
two big differences in justification for the price difference, big time
luxury (the vehicle itself as well as customer buying/servicing experience)
and 24/7 roadside assistance. If you are a past luxury car owner, don't even
consider the Pilot. (Doesn't it look like two cardboard boxes taped together
on wheels? Like something you made in the back yard when you were a kid!!)

The only complaints I have (and I do truely mean the only ones) are the lack
of a full size spare (comeon, a $40,000 vehicle and no full size spare!!)
and the relative easy way to leave the lights on. If you are using the Auto
on/off feature (which we do to fool the system into thinking it has daytime
running lights...by placing a small square of black electrical tape over the
sensor on the dash) you need to remember to never do two things (at least
that we have found, there may be more!). Always open and close the driver's
side door after the engine is off for the light sytem to auto-off. For
example, let's say you pull the car in the garage and leave the motor
running because you need to run inside the house quickly (insert your reason
why here). Then you go back outside to turn the car off but you do that from
the passenger side door. Your lights will stay on and the battery definitely
will rund down (see Roadside Assistance comment above!). Second, if you
don't shut the driver's side door all the way, the lights will stay on (and
you don't even get a warning beep!!). We have two teenage driver's and both
of these have happened to us.

Hope this helps

PS: When will Acura finally figure out that daytime running lights are a
necessary safetly feature?!?!?!?!?!?!?




"BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:cheqe0h406ocslm3emp3bn9tbolpig522g@4ax.com...
> Hi
> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
> difference in price. What is the difference?
>
> Thanks,



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Old 12 Jul 2004, 04:04 pm
Richard DeFacendis
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Default Re: MDX or Pilot or RX300

I agree with the post of Time1217... There is NO comparison between the MDX
and the Pilot when it comes to interior finishing and luxury - they are
night and day... Lets also not forget the additional horsepower in the MDX
as well.

For me it was a very close call between the RX330 and the MDX. What turned
my off the Lexus was the rediculous pricing of the options. They get you
in the door with a reasonable price and before you finish trying to option
up your 330 to match an MDX - you are up another $15,000...

As for the daytime running lights - never an issue... Can't imagine pulling
into the garage or anywhere else for that matter and not getting out of the
driver's door - one should never let a vehicle like this idling unattended -
anywhere. Teenager driver - are you joking??? You let a teenager drive the
MDX - man oh man you are a trusting sole... I wouldn't let my 23 year old
female daughter ANYWHERE NEAR my MDX - other than in the passenger seat.
EVER.

Cheers

R.

On 7/12/04 08:23, in article gpvIc.63300$IQ4.46300@attbi_s02, "Tim1217"
<murphy.tim@nospam.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We (sort of) went through the same routine 1.5 years ago, except that we
> looked at "all" SUV's. Quickly narrowed it to MDX and RX300. When it comes
> to a Nissan product (Nissan or Infinity) there is no question, always go
> with the Nissan. They are nearly identical (also Nissan as a company is
> always a distant third in that three man race. If you want to see what I
> mean, go into a Toyota and Honda dealer and look around (people working
> there, environment (ie, cleanliness), etc. Then go into a Nissan dealer.
> It's like night and day. However, this is not true with Honda/Acura and
> Toyota/Lexus. I have had three Lexus and will be buying another Acura (TL in
> addition to the MDX) in the Fall and the arguments I see hear about "same
> car but cheaper", etc. just do not apply to those two manufactures.
>
> We went with an MDX and couldn't be happier. One major difference is "the
> buying/servicing experience". If you have never bought an Acura or a Lexus,
> you are in for a surprise. These companies know how to treat a customer. Are
> you paying for that? Absolutely. Is it worth it? In our minds, yes.
>
> Besides tweeks that are mentioned from others in this string, you also have
> two big differences in justification for the price difference, big time
> luxury (the vehicle itself as well as customer buying/servicing experience)
> and 24/7 roadside assistance. If you are a past luxury car owner, don't even
> consider the Pilot. (Doesn't it look like two cardboard boxes taped together
> on wheels? Like something you made in the back yard when you were a kid!!)
>
> The only complaints I have (and I do truely mean the only ones) are the lack
> of a full size spare (comeon, a $40,000 vehicle and no full size spare!!)
> and the relative easy way to leave the lights on. If you are using the Auto
> on/off feature (which we do to fool the system into thinking it has daytime
> running lights...by placing a small square of black electrical tape over the
> sensor on the dash) you need to remember to never do two things (at least
> that we have found, there may be more!). Always open and close the driver's
> side door after the engine is off for the light sytem to auto-off. For
> example, let's say you pull the car in the garage and leave the motor
> running because you need to run inside the house quickly (insert your reason
> why here). Then you go back outside to turn the car off but you do that from
> the passenger side door. Your lights will stay on and the battery definitely
> will rund down (see Roadside Assistance comment above!). Second, if you
> don't shut the driver's side door all the way, the lights will stay on (and
> you don't even get a warning beep!!). We have two teenage driver's and both
> of these have happened to us.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> PS: When will Acura finally figure out that daytime running lights are a
> necessary safetly feature?!?!?!?!?!?!?
>
>
>
>
> "BobT" <ebco@(nospam)prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:cheqe0h406ocslm3emp3bn9tbolpig522g@4ax.com...
>> Hi
>> We're looking at getting a new SUV .. right now we have a Mercedes
>> (Ugh). My choices are the MDX, Pilot or Rx300 ... The RX may be a bit
>> small ... Pilot and MDX seem to be close in look but $10,000
>> difference in price. What is the difference?
>>
>> Thanks,

>
>


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