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Old 06-02-2017, 07:03 PM
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2013 RDX Tech, sold to my son who replaced his fading 2008 BMW 328i. (My other son has a 2014 RDX Tech which replaced his (my old) 2001 TL.)
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My brand new 2017 RDX Advanced replaced my '08 TL with 103K miles. My wife's Lexus RX350 has 113K miles. We make half a dozen long trips a year and I wanted a reliable, yet fun, cruiser for those long trips. The one thing I know I'm going to add is a hitch for my bike rack.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:27 AM
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We replaced my wife's 2002 Volvo S60 with a '13 RDX Tech. A world of a difference for her
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I didn't do a full replacement- I gave my 2008 CRV to my wife -450k miles-runs great!
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:11 PM
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I didn't do a full replacement- I gave my 2008 CRV to my wife -450k miles-runs great!
450,000 miles!? Seriously? That CRV looks mint for that many miles. Id say contact Honda ASAP and have them sponsor it in an Ad. Honda/Acura reliability. Maybe you can even make some coin off it.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:34 PM
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The Hendrick Honda in Bradenton knows about my CRV, they performed most of the maintenance but all they wanted to do was sell me a new honda......I wanted an RDX.
It's in great car, that's why my wife wanted it.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:51 PM
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Impressive. Looks like we traded our 08 CR-V a little early...it had about 30K mile on it.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:08 PM
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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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Stupid Ipad keyboard, though it was most likely operator error. I bet the 2107 would be awesome though!
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:56 PM
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Great results, thank you all!
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:31 AM
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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 just wasn't thrilled with the styling of the RX350 and I did not want a turbo, so that ruled out the NX200. Having worked on both Toyotas and Hondas, I prefer the Toyota product.

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Old 06-09-2017, 11:02 AM
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I had a 2012 Subaru Impreza premium with 77k on it and 10k on a dealer replaced short block when a woman in a 2017 Honda Pilot slammed into the back of my car (she had collision avoidance system) so i guess she thought she didnt have to pay attention
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:15 PM
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Traded my 2014 Honda Accord Sport with only 35,000 km (20,000 miles) for my 2016 RDX 'Tech'. The one thing I miss about the Accord is that it's TPMS was ABS based, not requiring those expensive sensors in the wheels. A great system for anyone with separate wheels for their winter tires. Would be interested to know why Acura has not adopted this system for their vehicles.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:22 PM
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Would be interested to know why Acura has not adopted this system for their vehicles.
My guess is customer preference and wanting things to be "automatic." Most folks don't want to be resetting the system or making sure everything starts out the same. This article describes in a little more detail - Direct vs. Indirect The Schrader Difference TPMS Made Right Sponsored by Schrader
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by NBP04TL4ME View Post
My guess is customer preference and wanting things to be "automatic." Most folks don't want to be resetting the system or making sure everything starts out the same. This article describes in a little more detail - Direct vs. Indirect The Schrader Difference TPMS Made Right Sponsored by Schrader
Thank you for that information. I have been wondering about this TPMS system for a couple of years now and this article explains it all. I was sure that there must have been a reason but had no idea what it might be.

Thanks again.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:45 PM
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:00 PM
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My wife traded a 2011 TSX Wagon for a 2014 RDX.
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:20 PM
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Traded in a 2014 Ford Escape Titanium for a 2017 RDX AWD base. Lost a few features and doesn't handle as well, but am very pleased overall.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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Traded in a 2014 Ford Escape Titanium for a 2017 RDX AWD base. Lost a few features and doesn't handle as well, but am very pleased overall.
What features were lost?
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:16 AM
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What features were lost?

Was thinking the same thing and will let matman1215 answer but did note he traded in a Titanium trim level Escape for a base RDX.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:08 AM
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Yes, it's due to going from a top line Escape to a base RDX. Missing panoramic roof, touch screen stereo and sync interface (Acura's system is archaic in the base in my opinion), 19" rims, kick to open tailgate (super useful and not as gimmicky as it seems), ambient interior lighting and factory remote start. Some you can get on higher level RDX's and some you can't, which will hopefully change in the next gen.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by matman1215 View Post
Yes, it's due to going from a top line Escape to a base RDX. Missing panoramic roof, touch screen stereo and sync interface (Acura's system is archaic in the base in my opinion), 19" rims, kick to open tailgate (super useful and not as gimmicky as it seems), ambient interior lighting and factory remote start. Some you can get on higher level RDX's and some you can't, which will hopefully change in the next gen.
Curious why you traded in the Ford?
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:47 PM
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I test drove one of those Escapes before buying the RDX and was impressed with the handling and pep. The RDX feels more substantial due to size and weight differences. Escape was too small-feeling for me but the main deal killer was that the rear seats didn't fold flat like my Murano did...but then I went on to discover that no other SUV I looked at had fold-flat seats either...lol...but then I discovered the ELS audio and used that as a primary reason to stop searching and start buying.
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I test drove one of those Escapes before buying the RDX and was impressed with the handling and pep. The RDX feels more substantial due to size and weight differences. Escape was too small-feeling for me but the main deal killer was that the rear seats didn't fold flat like my Murano did...but then I went on to discover that no other SUV I looked at had fold-flat seats either...lol...but then I discovered the ELS audio and used that as a primary reason to stop searching and start buying.
i also looked at an escape (for my wife) before my accident and i was impressed. Everything about it was right except for what i predicted as the reliability of the 1.6L turbo charged engine or even the 2.0 turbo. Granted i own a 1987 Porsche 944 turbo and i love that car and know it inside out the ford engine's just look like they were engineered to the brink and dont look over designed.. Also dont buy a ford focus they are on their 6th redesign of the dual clutch trans and still havent gotten it right (my uncle is a parts guy at a ford dealership)
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:26 PM
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Curious why you traded in the Ford?
I usually get a new car every 2 years and I was at 45,000 miles on the Escape and desperately needed new tires which were going to run about $1,300 for the 19's. Knew brakes were coming soon, too. Being out of warranty, I thought it was a good time to trade and I really liked the RDX and got a good deal. I had transmission problems with the Escape, too. All covered under warranty but was at the dealer 7 times for same problem until they finally fixed it (torque converter needed to be replaced). Was worried about the longer term reliability after all that.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:10 AM
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Here's hoping you got a good RDX. Ours was at the dealer many times within the first 6 mths. Seems to be better now except the transmission may be acting up now.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:44 AM
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2010 CR-V EX with 125K, drove like new. Loved the CR-V, but it's still in the family, gave it to our daughter. Must say, I do like the RDX V6, otherwise would have bought a new CR-V.
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Didnt get a chance to post a pic of my Subaru that my RDX replaced. I do miss the 5 speed.

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Old 07-02-2017, 09:55 AM
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Traded an '11 Q5 for a '17 RDX Advance AWD a few weeks ago. Actually loved the Q5, styling, handling. Although it had many comfort features with the premium plus option, it lacked a backup camera and safety warning features, no nav. I didn't have any problems with it, except the '11 2.0t can potentially develop an oil consumption issue that Audi is aware of. I didn't have faith that if I held it long term it would get fixed under the extended warranty they offered. 8yrs. They have to determine it's excessive.
So, having owned Acura (still have my 05TL) I traded and got a nice deal on a '17 RDX. Love all the features and tech. Acura is much more responsive to customer concerns and service than Audi. Hated going to the dealer.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:52 PM
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Replaced my 2010 TSX V6 with a 2015 RDX certified used - needed more room, like the V6;s reliability and respectable fuel mileage.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:38 PM
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:01 PM
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Got rid of a '04 Murano for a '15 RDX Tech ... couldn't be happier.
Damn Murano had so many stupid little things fail - ALL THE TIME - it was something new every month.
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Got rid of a '04 Murano for a '15 RDX Tech ... couldn't be happier.
Damn Murano had so many stupid little things fail - ALL THE TIME - it was something new every month.
Definitely an upgrade! I hope it never caught fire
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Replaced this 2011 Lexus ES350. My wife had a bit of a right-of-way disagreement with a Dodge Ram. She walked away and the car was driveable. We looked at Lexus, but the RX350 was too big and expensive, and the NX was too small. The RDX is just right!
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Replaced this 2011 Lexus ES350. My wife had a bit of a right-of-way disagreement with a Dodge Ram. She walked away and the car was driveable. We looked at Lexus, but the RX350 was too big and expensive, and the NX was too small. The RDX is just right!
I am sure you mean the car was not drive-able... right?! Glad she is ok!
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I am sure you mean the car was not drive-able... right?! Glad she is ok!
We actually drove it out of the intersection to a nearby parking lot. Other than some sheet metal rubbing the tire, it seemed to drive just fine. The tow truck driver drove it up on to the truck and was amazed that it was still moving under it's own power. Some high-mileage Lexus is going to get a sweet new motor, since this only had about 50,000 miles on it.
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2006 Honda Accord. Going from a 10-year-old 4-cylinder to a V6 that had Bluetooth and all the bells & whistles in terms of driver-assist features, I feel sometimes like I went from the smartest thing in the car to the dumbest.
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2005 Mazda6 Base to a 2013 RDX w/Tech Package. And it is night and day on the features I was missing. Something as simple as Bluetooth.. Also having my first leather seated car. Heaven.. Lol. I actually loved my Mazda, it treated me well, had pretty good mileage and I only had 113k miles on it. Helps that I could pump 87 regular too. Actually still have it and just haven't put it up for sale yet. I was looking at a fully loaded 2018 Santa Fe Sport at first (my buddy can get it for $30k not including taxes, license, fees etc. since he works for them) but in the end it was still just a bit out of our price range even with a $10K discount.

I'll have to admit, Hyundai got it right when it came to features. The car was $40K msrp but it came with panoramic sun roof, blind spot detection, lane keeping assist, auto braking (like when waiting at a red light you can take your foot off the brake pad) 360 degree camera, parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, dynamic cruise control (it will brake and speed up for you automatically), rear sun shade visors, Apple and Android carplay... Pretty much everything you could think of. I'm still not sold on the Hyundai cache of a name but they're definitely starting to make a name for themselves.
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