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Old 10-24-2018, 09:44 PM
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Current RDX owners/lessees only -- what vehicle did your RDX replace?

I came from a 2015 BMW 328i M-sport with a manual transmission, and I had two other 3 series cars (2003, 2014) prior.

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I developed some severe back issues that required moving to an SUV to ease getting in and out of the car, and reduce pressure on the low back. I had been using Lyft to get around because the clutch, low seating position, and uncomfortable seats in general, were aggravating the back pain.

I saw the RDX online and the seats looked cool. I test drove it and I liked it. I know myself and I'm prone to OCD so I decided not to test drive anything else. I compromised on price paying more even though I knew I could do better just to get the car sooner and from the closest dealer, and here I am. Overall, I'm as satisfied as I can be moving to an automatic transmission SUV. I used to think less of folks that owned SUVs, but now I'm able to appreciate the comfort since I have low back issues. It's nowhere as pleasurable at the 328i in terms of engine/transmission, or being stable in curves, but it is way better in terms of seat comfort and the suspension comfort. A HUGE plus with the RDX is that it draws zero attention. I did not like the kind of attention the BMW got from other drivers and friends/neighbors. Ironically, the cost of both was nearly identical because the 328i was optioned very lightly. My insurance dropped by 20% moving to the RDX.

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2008 535.

It was outmoded and time for a modern car. The 540 set up with all the modern driving aids as I would want it was close to $70K. I feel I gave up a little when I went with the RDX tech but saved ~$25K.

I buy my cars and tend to keep them for 8-9 years. The bimmer made it to 11.

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2017 Acura RDX Advance AWD in Fathom Blue Pearl. Owned it for barely over 2 years and right at 25,000 miles (and some change).

I paid it off in full and could’ve driven it a few years, but just couldn’t stop thinking about the 2019 - how amazing it looks and the mind-blowing upgrades!

I got $29,000 trade-in for it, though, so with the money I saved to add to that, it was a painless and easy decision to make. Blessed...
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2017 Subaru Forester XT Touring
I almost bought one, always wanted a Subi. They dont make the turbo engine anymore.
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I almost bought one, always wanted a Subi. They dont make the turbo engine anymore.
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2011 Audi S4 MT, I have only owned manual transmission sports cars since college, this is my first automatic, and SUV, love the tech and looks, but obviously does not drive like the Audi. Needed more space for kids, gear, etc when biking / camping.
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by birdonamission View Post
2017 Acura RDX Advance AWD in Fathom Blue Pearl. Owned it for barely over 2 years and right at 25,000 miles (and some change).

I paid it off in full and could’ve driven it a few years, but just couldn’t stop thinking about the 2019 - how amazing it looks and the mind-blowing upgrades!

I got $29,000 trade-in for it, though, so with the money I saved to add to that, it was a painless and easy decision to make. Blessed...
Birdonamission - Are you happy with the 2019? Anything you liked better on the 2017? If I go for the 2019 I will be trading in a 2016 rdx. Don’t know if I can get by liking my current navigation better - being able to change scale and look at 3 routes while driving and screen kind of under a hood instead of sticking up on dash. And not sure I like it being longer. Thinking of even going smaller with upcoming Audi Q3. And by the way, I would also be trading in a blue/grey for another blue/grey. No sense changing color when I love the color I have, right? What to do, what to do! I see that the one I want is “in transit” so I need to make decision soon.
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2015 Audi a3 2.0 quattro
I had leased the audi and it is ending at the right time.
Needed more space, less maintenance costs and some of the latest tech like auto high beams, backup camera, blind spot monitor. Plus my wife likes suv's more than sedans. My rdx is still in transit. I know it won't drive like a small sedan but based on my test drives, it was closest to the fun I had with a3.

I loved the a3 and it is difficult to part ways but with multiple problems and high costs it's became a pain. Both front brake rotors and pads had to be replaced at 25000 miles as they were warped, started feeling vibrations above 60 mph within 3 years which could not be fixed by 2 audi dealers. They finally said the magic words that they could not feel it and what I feel is usual road feel. 🙂 Anyways I had enough fun with the vehicle and it is time to return so did not bother much.
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This is probably going to be a bit of an outlier: 2012 Ford Focus. I'd been making some sacrifices in recent years while servicing an onerous mortgage, and figured I deserved a substantial upgrade after selling my way out from under that.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:58 PM
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Birdonamission - Are you happy with the 2019? Anything you liked better on the 2017? If I go for the 2019 I will be trading in a 2016 rdx. Don’t know if I can get by liking my current navigation better - being able to change scale and look at 3 routes while driving and screen kind of under a hood instead of sticking up on dash. And not sure I like it being longer. Thinking of even going smaller with upcoming Audi Q3. And by the way, I would also be trading in a blue/grey for another blue/grey. No sense changing color when I love the color I have, right? What to do, what to do! I see that the one I want is “in transit” so I need to make decision soon.
Hello...so, in a word, YES. Very happy, in fact.

I really can't think of anything I liked better on the 2017 (as good as the experience I had with it was), TBH. The scaling issue in the nav might possibly be in that category, but I'm finding that between the voice and textual cues of upcoming turns and the HUD sort of saves the day for me -- not to mention the great thing of having the native (Acura), Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze options to choose from. But scaling can be crucial for some so I hope we will get an update to include it.

I totally agree about sticking with the same color...lol. I mean, Fathom Blue Pearl. There are other nice colors but LOVE FBP! Good luck with your decision-making. You won't lose if you choose a Q3. Also a very, very nice car.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:09 PM
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1998 Outback. Best foul weather car I ever owned, worst build quality car I ever owned.
Yeah, the old ones are like really, really bad Chevy build quality. But they really have turned them around.
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2012 Audi A4. Needed a bigger car, got a baby on the way
Congrats on both!
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2004 Toyota Highlander (original owner). Was going to get the 2018 Subaru Forester XT, but really like the RDX A-Spec's look and better material.
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Replaced our 2018 San Marino Red TLX A-spec V6 SH-AWD Elite with a 2019 Modern Steel Metallic RDX A-spec. I like the more premium interior finishing, but wish it had the HUD and heated rear seats.
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Congrats on both!
thanks! It's more difficult deciding in a baby seat and stroller vs picking a new car.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:01 PM
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Replaced a 2016 ILX /Tech with the 2019 RDX /Tech. SUCH an upgrade.
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thanks! It's more difficult deciding in a baby seat and stroller vs picking a new car.
same for me, but a 2011. Uppababy vista stroller and their car seat FTW
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The RDX replaced a 2017 MB GLC300. Last 4 leases were Mercedes, needed a change. Having had the MDX, a TLX and a TL (loved this one), I knew I would be good with Acura.
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Replaced a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland EcoDiesel. Owned for 4 years, 90,000 miles.



Notes from a few weeks of ownership:
Few things I'm missing that I don't have in our RDX A-Spec - heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, remote start (which is still beyond belief this car doesn't have), the Jeeps auto-cruise worked way better than the Acura (accelerates the car when the turn signal is used), few navigation features were better in the Jeep, liked the air suspension, tow hitch (used for my bike rack), little shocked Acura can't put a digital speedo in the center...

Few things the Acura has better - sounds dumb, but it's nice to find your car in a sea of white Jeeps GC's scattered over the parking lot, seats are more comfortable over long trips (had many high class cars in my life, don't think anything beats Acura's comfort), love the split screen - had this in my BMW too, Apple Car Play seems to be a wife favorite, now that it has Waze...game changer IMO, like the walk away lock feature (had this on my Mazdaspeed 6), better acceleration, better looks.

Not missing the diesel prices, or needing to find specific stations that actually sell it.
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Wife had 3 CR-Vs, leases. Really liked the upgraded materials and engine/trans of the new RDX and the test drive sealed the deal. I drive a G2 Honda Ridgeline and have never had a better pair of vehicles in our garage.
The new RDX( purchased) got us back in an Acura after a 10 year absence but loved our original MDX and the 4 TLs we had. It was great having the Acura dealer buying experience again. So much better than even Honda dealers.
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Had a 2016 TLX SH-AWD and felt the need for a hatchback and higher seating position.

Tested and liked a Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring but, needed to see if the RDX was worth an extra 10K.

It is.
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I came from a 2018 Subaru Outback that couldn't get out of its own way. I made a big mistake buying it and letting myself get caught up in the Subaru safety, utility, reliability hoopla. I have only had the RDX for a few days but it is clearly a dynamically superior vehicle.
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2014 RDX technology. I always have at least one Honda/Acura as I drive 25K-30K a year on my daily drivers.
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2014 RDX technology. I always have at least one Honda/Acura as I drive 25K-30K a year on my daily drivers.
I have always had at least 1 Honda or Acura in the driveway since 1981.
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2007 RDX Tech. It was pretty much trouble free but it's a gas guzzler. Also wanted something more modern. Been a lifelong Honda/Acura fanboy but has been disappointed with Acura models for the past decade or so.When they showed the 2019 Acura RDX I knew Acura finally woke up and I gotta have one lol.
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Came from a 2006 Mazda3 Hatchback 5 speed manual with 180k miles, still own, rust is starting to get to the fenders tho, and also my 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4, was a great car but the rust was getting to her also , sold her 2 weeks ago for $1k, not looking back haven't driven the mazda since I have gotten my RDX, need to get that sold soon
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I combined a 2017 Ridgeline and 2018 Accord into a 2019 RDX because I rarely need a truck and wanted my garage space back and a lower insurance bill.

Weeks later, my father passed away leaving me with a second vehicle and requiring me to rely on my brother to help me clean out his house.
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I combined a 2017 Ridgeline and 2018 Accord into a 2019 RDX because I rarely need a truck and wanted my garage space back and a lower insurance bill.

Weeks later, my father passed away leaving me with a second vehicle and requiring me to rely on my brother to help me clean out his house.
Sorry for your loss. It is a hard thing to lose a parent. Hopefully, at least he had a good run, and did not pass untimely.
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My 2019 RDX SH-AWD Advance replaced my beloved 2003 TL Type S, which I bought new in 2002. I gave the TL to my son.
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