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Old 05-31-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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What did your RDX replace?

Saw a similar thread on the forum for my other car. Curious to know what everyone had before the RDX. For me it was a 1998 Saturn SL2.
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'15 RX350.
After having two RX's,I didn't like the new design of the RX. So I went with the RDX.
I'm usually a Honda/Toyota guy.
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Probably will save some more money and pick up another sports car in the next few years. Loved that 350z.
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Replaced an 08 TL Type S 6MT.

i miss it everyday BUT..i just moved from house to house and the RDX proved invaluable in transporting big items. I would never have been able to pull it off in a sedan.
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Replaced an 08 TL Type S 6MT.

i miss it everyday BUT..i just moved from house to house and the RDX proved invaluable in transporting big items. I would never have been able to pull it off in a sedan.
Completely agree, I have had the RDX for less than a year but it has already proven invaluable for transporting large items.
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Replaced a 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited. The RDX is essentially the same size but a LOT more advanced as you'd expect after a 13 year gap. The Toyota had well over 100,000 miles and we never had a single issue with it. We'd have gone back to Toyota for a new one but the new Highlanders are much larger and the smaller RAV4 only comes in a 4 cylinder flavor so Acura got the nod. We're very happy with the choice.

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Replaced my wife's 07 Lexus ES350. She had an MDX before the Lexus and wanted back in an SUV. We too have made multiple large item moves just since picking it up at the end of January.
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2014 buick encor great compact suv but just needed larger cargo space.
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2009 Dodge Journey with 125,00 miles.Bought new.The 2013 RDX is the second used car that I have bought in My lifetime.First thing I noticed was after emptying the storage areas of the Journey, there was no place to put stuff in the RDX.I have learned to carry less stuff.
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2010 TSX V6... Almost get the same mpg with the RDX but not enough space (cargo and passenger) in the TSX !!
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1994 Volvo 850, 244,000 miles. Had driven it since 1998.
that's awesome!
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a 2011 toyota highlander v6 4wd base model, paid off, but no options (even a outside temp indicator) and horrible gas mileage.
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'13 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Great vehicle, overall, with lots of room, nice ride and excellent mileage. Headliner fell down and Toyota would do nothing about it (even though we had the extended warranty and the headliner had earlier had a service notice regarding failing headliners). It's more than just that; however, that was the tipping point and we abandoned Toyota, for good, based on how we were treated over several issues with a new '16 Tacoma Limited and the Avalon. Wife wanted a small SUV type vehicle with 4WD (happy me....I wouldn't have to drive her to work except in the heavier snows, either). We drove lots of options. She fell in love with the RDX. Says it's her favorite vehicle, ever.
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Interesting that there are a lot of Toyotas as previous rides. Speaks to the Acura power of dissuading from upgrading to a Lexus.
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The 2016 RDX replaced a 2015 Audi A3, which replaced an Audi Q5.
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The 2016 RDX replaced a 2015 Audi A3, which replaced an Audi Q5.
Didnt like the A3?
seems as if you moved on fast from the A3, just curious on why.
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Didnt like the A3?
seems as if you moved on fast from the A3, just curious on why.
I had a number of build quality issues. I had it ordered the way I wanted it--took forever. Then the disappointments of a host of issues. I know Audi is reputed to have upped it's quality game in recent years but that hasn't been my experience as an owner of two recent models. For example the A3 left me sitting because door trim affected the system because the door didn't seat itself properly. But it took several trips to the dealer and they could never figure it out. I finally discovered it. The transmission at times locked in 3rd gear (automatic). Stuff like that. The Q5 needed the sunroof removed and reset. It had a bunch of annoying rattles. Etc. I couldn't be happier with the RDX.
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2016 VW Tiguan. Needed a little more space. MPG was about the same. I cross shopped the 2018 Q5, but couldn't justify the 10k+ markup. Plus built in mexico.
I have a 2015 S3 as my fun car and haven't had much issues at all with it.

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A 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited.

In my 20's & 30's I always bough Camaros and Trans-Ams. I had a job that required me to be out in the worst blizzards of the year, so I switched to 4WD/AWD SUV's. I still had a need for speed though, and always bought the fastest SUV that was available (compact/midsize) that was available. The RAV4 was the last of a series before getting the RDX. I normally only keep a vehicle 3 years, but I couldn't find anything that was available that was faster then the RAV4.

I eventually came across the specs of the 2016 RDX and found that the 0-60 times were comparable to the RAV4 so I bought it. I am also a real tech geek (IS/IT background) and the RDX offered a lot of great tech at an affordable price.

So far I would say the RDX is at least as fast as the RAV4, but sounds a whole lot better getting up to speed. With a little extra pressure in the tires it handles considerably better as well.

I know I have given the impression that I only bought the RDX because of it's speed, but I also wanted to take advantage of the Honda reputation, and to get a much quieter vehicle for taking longer trips in my retirement years. The RDX fits that requirement very well. It was also one of only a handful of SUV's that would fit in my garage.

The only disappointment is that the LKAS only works hit and miss. Often I can only take my hands off the wheel long enough to open a soft drink. The automatic AC works OK, but the temperature swing up and down is several degrees. The RAV4 was always dead on, and I really didn't need to touch the setting over the entire year. It's funny that the RDX uses the GPS system to increase the blower speed when you turn south. The idea behind this is that the sun will be coming through the windshield when facing south. The RAV4 simply had a light sensor on the dash that would increase the blower speed whenever bright sunlight came through the front window. That worked well no matter what direction you were heading, and it didn't increase the blower speed on cloudy days.
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The 2016 RDX replaced a 2015 Audi A3, which replaced an Audi Q5.
I was between the RDX and the Q5. It was a very close call.
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It's an addition to the family. It joins a 2003 BMW 325CiC convertible and 2004 V8 4Runner. It was between this 2017 RDX or another 4Runner.
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2008 RDX base. Traded it in for my 2016 RDX Advance. Only thing I really miss from the 2008 was the SH-AWD. The 2016 is so much better in every other way.
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i didn't like how the toyotas from 2007-2013 were calling it 4wd and now the models (rav4 and highlander) have AWD. the 4wd in the 2011 highlander was lame with only offering a snow button.
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Interesting that there are a lot of Toyotas as previous rides. Speaks to the Acura power of dissuading from upgrading to a Lexus.
I had an Acura and a Lexus dealer pretty close to each other. Driving the NX and RDX almost side-by-side over the exact same route was quite telling. NX was not a bad vehicle, it just wasn't as roomy, smooth and comfortable, to us, as the RDX. Now, I might think differently if I was 30 years younger; however, we were also put off by the polarizing styling, too. The RDX blends in nicely, and not in a bad way. The NX sticks way out. Just not what we were looking for.
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Replaced my 2012 VW GLI with a 2107 RDX w/ Technology package this past weekend. This is my first Acura and so far all I can say is that this is a wonderful vehicle.
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Replaced my 2012 VW GLI with a 2107 RDX w/ Technology package this past weekend. This is my first Acura and so far all I can say is that this is a wonderful vehicle.
So, how many changes has Acura made between now and 2107? Do you even have to drive the car?

Sorry, had to bust yer chops.

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Interesting / eclectic assortment of vehicles the RDX has replaced in this thread.
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So, how many changes has Acura made between now and 2107? Do you even have to drive the car?

Sorry, had to bust yer chops.

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I saw that too, but decided to cut the noob some slack...........
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