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Old 01-10-2019, 09:48 AM
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Aspec wheels look nice. Are they more likely to be damaged in pothole because they are lower? Looking at it from practical point of view for people that drive on horrible roads with holes.
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Aspec wheels look nice....
Only if you like black wheels.
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Originally Posted by russianDude View Post
Looking at it from practical point of view for people that drive on horrible roads with holes.
Depends on the type of holes. A-holes, yes.


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Old 01-10-2019, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Stew4HD View Post
I've never seen so much whining and complaining over wheels. Just buy the model you want. If rims are so important to you then replace the wheels and tires to what you like or go buy BMW and option it out!. . This is what we have
Weren't you the one mentioning how certain people on this forum weren't letting you post what you think about the RDX? How is this any different?

To reply to your comment. Acuras are typically purchased by people who can't or don't want to spend BMW money so it's hard for them to justify spending 5-10k over other trims only to get uglier wheels. These same people would rather not spend 2-3k changing out said wheels on a brand new car. I think that is why there is a lot of hate for the wheels, especially when getting the accessory wheels from Acura is a whopping $3500!!!! So you get zero credit for turning in your stock wheels.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RDX10 View Post
Weren't you the one mentioning how certain people on this forum weren't letting you post what you think about the RDX? How is this any different?

To reply to your comment. Acuras are typically purchased by people who can't or don't want to spend BMW money so it's hard for them to justify spending 5-10k over other trims only to get uglier wheels. These same people would rather not spend 2-3k changing out said wheels on a brand new car. I think that is why there is a lot of hate for the wheels especially when getting the accessory wheels from Acura is a whopping $3500!!!! So you get zero credit for turning in your stock wheels.
You've confused me with someone else. If I have something to say, I say it. Always have.

As for the wheels, I understand the complaining but it's a waste of time and effort to keep doing so over something that isn't/hasn't/won't change. Your choices are either buy and change, don't buy or buy and live with it. That is all I am getting at. Too many on here don't like anyone defending their purchase, especially after others mention issues... so now I have a choice to make, right?
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Originally Posted by RDX10 View Post
Acuras are typically purchased by people who can't or don't want to spend BMW money so it's hard for them to justify spending 5-10k over other trims only to get uglier wheels. These same people would rather not spend 2-3k changing out said wheels on a brand new car. I think that is why there is a lot of hate for the wheels, especially when getting the accessory wheels from Acura is a whopping $3500!!!! So you get zero credit for turning in your stock wheels.
Bingo. Well said.
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I don't think its a waste of time complaining about things you don't like on here. Acura definitely reads these forums and implements changes to resolve common complaints. The visible exhaust on the 2017 MDX was implemented after complaints and looks nearly exactly like a DIY that someone posted on one of the Acura forums. I don't think that's a coincidence. I'll go out on a limb and predict the Advance rims will definitely be changed at least by the time the refresh rolls around. There's too much negative reaction to them not to.
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^fair enough.. ,
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Originally Posted by Stew4HD View Post
You've confused me with someone else. If I have something to say, I say it. Always have.

As for the wheels, I understand the complaining but it's a waste of time and effort to keep doing so over something that isn't/hasn't/won't change. Your choices are either buy and change, don't buy or buy and live with it. That is all I am getting at. Too many on here don't like anyone defending their purchase, especially after others mention issues... so now I have a choice to make, right?
Yeah I'm probably confusing you with someone else.

As mentioned above, I do think people complaining is a good thing. I do think Acura corporate is reading these posts. Hopefully they improve them before the refresh, but like you said we really currently only have 3 options and mine would be to buy some A-Spec rims and use the oem Advance ones as winters.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:11 PM
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Complaining is wase of time for 2019, maybe in 2020 they change it. But I can see that its a hard choice between aspec vs advance, there are many pros and cons for each choice and people are trying to weight all the options.
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Complaining is wase of time for 2019, maybe in 2020 they change it. But I can see that its a hard choice between aspec vs advance, there are many pros and cons for each choice and people are trying to weight all the options.
To me, it's a no brainer! Advance with all the extra goodies. I don't care for the wheels (eh) , but I spend more time behind the steering wheel then I do looking at the road wheels.
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Originally Posted by JB in AZ View Post
To me, it's a no brainer! Advance with all the extra goodies. I don't care for the wheels (eh) , but I spend more time behind the steering wheel then I do looking at the road wheels.
I tend to agree with this too (for myself). It also looks like 20 tires are more expensive to replace and possibly could be damged more likely in a pothole. Its whats important for you that matters.
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Originally Posted by JB in AZ View Post
To me, it's a no brainer! Advance with all the extra goodies. I don't care for the wheels (eh) , but I spend more time behind the steering wheel then I do looking at the road wheels.
You won't regret going with the Advance.. maybe the wheels are ugly but the interior is sure nice to look at.. What color combo are you interested in?
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Seems like the bigger issue is if you should even purchase a 2019 at all or wait until the 2020 model comes out. It would be smart to make sure they sort out the infotainment issues, etc. before buying. Based on the past with Acura, they might upgrade the hardware or software on the 2020 model and leave 2019 owners in the cold with a glitchy system thats patched up. They did that with the 2014 MDX when the 2015 model came out so it's not out of the question.

Plus Acura tends to toss in a couple of features for "free" with every new model year. Who knows, they might make the A-spec an option with the Advance package since its mostly an appearance package - then you can get both.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by skarface View Post
Seems like the bigger issue is if you should even purchase a 2019 at all or wait until the 2020 model comes out. It would be smart to make sure they sort out the infotainment issues, etc. before buying. Based on the past with Acura, they might upgrade the hardware or software on the 2020 model and leave 2019 owners in the cold with a glitchy system thats patched up. They did that with the 2014 MDX when the 2015 model came out so it's not out of the question.

Plus Acura tends to toss in a couple of features for "free" with every new model year. Who knows, they might make the A-spec an option with the Advance package since its mostly an appearance package - then you can get both.
I doubt the A-Spec will become an option package until at least the redesign. However you're definitely right about waiting until 2020 and also that they tend to add little things each year. The 1G RDX is a great example. 2008 added standard MID and memory seats as well as auto dimming mirror, 2009 added bluetooth and power passenger seat standard, 2010 was the refresh, 2011 they added something too I'm pretty sure. It pays to wait.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:32 AM
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When is the 2020 RDX due to be released?
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:47 AM
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When is the 2020 RDX due to be released?
Well the 19 was released in June. I wouldnt be surprised if 2020 is release after sept
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Well the 19 was released in June. I wouldnt be surprised if 2020 is release after sept
Really? Why do you say that?

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Seems like the bigger issue is if you should even purchase a 2019 at all or wait until the 2020 model comes out.
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...you're definitely right about waiting until 2020... It pays to wait.
The more I think about this the more I realize it's probably true. The problem (for me) is that I'm not sure if I can wait until then.
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Really? Why do you say that?
no facts, i don't work for Acura, just a guess. This is first year of a redesign and it's selling well. They may decide to keep it longer than 12 months to extend current model sales. if the sales slows down, they might "refresh" and push 2020 out early to put 2019 model behind.
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You won't regret going with the Advance.. maybe the wheels are ugly but the interior is sure nice to look at.. What color combo are you interested in?
Based on what shows in the brochure, either the White Diamond Pearl or Performance Red Pearl with the Parchment interior. Although I haven't yet paid any attention to colors in person. The one short test drive I took, I didn't care what color I was driving...just wanted to get a feel for the car. My plan is to spend more time at the dealer this weekend, both on a long test drive, and looking at colors in the "flesh". I have no question about trim level, it WILL be an Advance. I will try not to even look at wheels!
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