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Old 04 Jun 2007, 01:52 am
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Default Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

With all the great stuff I read here and on the various sites ("It will pin
you in the seat!"), I was expect it to jump out at me and it just didn't.

In high school, a buddy's father had a '72 LT-1 Corvette...that f**ker
pinned you in the seat.

I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm going
to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my list right
now.
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Old 04 Jun 2007, 01:06 pm
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Default Re: Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in
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> With all the great stuff I read here and on the various sites ("It will
> pin you in the seat!"), I was expect it to jump out at me and it just
> didn't.
>
> I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm
> going to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my list
> right now.


The much more maneuverable RDX is going to run circles around a Pilot or MDX,
but obviously these are SUVs, not sports cars. If you want overpriced, look
at the BMW X3.
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Old 05 Jun 2007, 06:30 pm
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Default Re: Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

On 04 Jun 2007 05:52:11 GMT, Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

>With all the great stuff I read here and on the various sites ("It will pin
>you in the seat!"), I was expect it to jump out at me and it just didn't.
>
>In high school, a buddy's father had a '72 LT-1 Corvette...that f**ker
>pinned you in the seat.


The RDX is never going to do that, I haven't even driven it, but most
anything with VTech or turbos (or both!) is going to deliver big power
only after a pollution-limiting delay and probably higher RPM, did you
have a chance to get the engine up into that range?

Even my Accord 4-cylinder, when the revs get into the vtech range
above 4k, suddenly feels a lot faster. Add a couple of turbos to
that, and I imagine it would be fun. Problem is finding a use for it
in normal driving, it's not there right when the red light turns
green.

J.

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Old 07 Jun 2007, 10:01 pm
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Default Re: Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in
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> On 04 Jun 2007 05:52:11 GMT, Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>With all the great stuff I read here and on the various sites ("It
>>will pin you in the seat!"), I was expect it to jump out at me and it
>>just didn't.
>>
>>In high school, a buddy's father had a '72 LT-1 Corvette...that f**ker
>>pinned you in the seat.

>
> The RDX is never going to do that, I haven't even driven it, but most
> anything with VTech or turbos (or both!) is going to deliver big power
> only after a pollution-limiting delay and probably higher RPM, did you
> have a chance to get the engine up into that range?
>
> Even my Accord 4-cylinder, when the revs get into the vtech range
> above 4k, suddenly feels a lot faster. Add a couple of turbos to
> that, and I imagine it would be fun. Problem is finding a use for it
> in normal driving, it's not there right when the red light turns
> green.
>
> J.
>
>


Yes, I got the rpms up, but there wasn't anything special going on up there
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Old 08 Jun 2007, 09:26 pm
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Default Re: Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

On 08 Jun 2007 02:01:51 GMT, Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:

>Yes, I got the rpms up, but there wasn't anything special going on up there


Well, I don't know, I can never tell, by the time you get the revs up
in so much as second gear, I find myself pushing the local speed
limits. Which is why I'm happy with the (non-turbo) 4, I guess.

J.

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Old 10 Jun 2007, 08:42 pm
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Default Re: Test drove an RDX...what's the big deal?

On Jun 4, 1:52 am, Nobody <nob...@nowhere.com> wrote:
> >

> I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm going
> to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my list right
> now.


Why not buy an Odyssey? The Pilot is just an Odyssey with a less
useful SUV-style body. Need AWD, get an AWD Sienna.

Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CRV are doing rather well; they deliver
pretty good value. The V6 RAV4 moves out well but Corvettes have
nothing to fear. If you think about it, why would you want a fast SUV?
High center of gravity, lots of mass; pretty much the opposites of a
sports car.

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Old 11 Jun 2007, 07:44 pm
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IMHO, one reason to get a "fast" SUV is to handle steep mountain roads with
some passing power in reserve.

On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:42:17 -0700, ACAR <getoutanpush@yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Jun 4, 1:52 am, Nobody <nob...@nowhere.com> wrote:
>> >

>> I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm going
>> to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my list right
>> now.

>
>Why not buy an Odyssey? The Pilot is just an Odyssey with a less
>useful SUV-style body. Need AWD, get an AWD Sienna.
>
>Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CRV are doing rather well; they deliver
>pretty good value. The V6 RAV4 moves out well but Corvettes have
>nothing to fear. If you think about it, why would you want a fast SUV?
>High center of gravity, lots of mass; pretty much the opposites of a
>sports car.

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Old 11 Jun 2007, 11:18 pm
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Sparky <pannetron@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> IMHO, one reason to get a "fast" SUV is to handle steep mountain roads with
> some passing power in reserve.


The RDX is agile and fuel efficient enough to be an every day car (unlike a
monster SUV). If you're driving the car every day, who doesn't mind a little
more speed sometimes.
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 12:39 am
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JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in
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> On 08 Jun 2007 02:01:51 GMT, Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>>Yes, I got the rpms up, but there wasn't anything special going on up
>>there

>
> Well, I don't know, I can never tell, by the time you get the revs up
> in so much as second gear, I find myself pushing the local speed
> limits. Which is why I'm happy with the (non-turbo) 4, I guess.
>
> J.
>
>


What vehicle do you have? I owned a 2002 RSX Type S and the RDX
accleration seemed in line with that.
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 12:41 am
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ACAR <getoutanpush@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> On Jun 4, 1:52 am, Nobody <nob...@nowhere.com> wrote:
>> >

>> I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm
>> going to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my
>> list right now.

>
> Why not buy an Odyssey? The Pilot is just an Odyssey with a less
> useful SUV-style body. Need AWD, get an AWD Sienna.
>
> Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CRV are doing rather well; they deliver
> pretty good value. The V6 RAV4 moves out well but Corvettes have
> nothing to fear. If you think about it, why would you want a fast SUV?
> High center of gravity, lots of mass; pretty much the opposites of a
> sports car.
>
>


Nah, I test drove the 2007 CRV and did not like it. I have a 2006 CRV
right now and I don't know where Honda is going with the '07. It sits
lower than my 06 and has less cargo space so that's out. It drove well,
but that's because it's more like a Civic than my 06 is.
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