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Old 08-15-2018, 09:04 PM   #26
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1st gen RDX has the roughest ride ever...and not to mention the terrible fuel econ..needs premium fuel also.

i had 2 of them lol.
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2016 MDX owner here. Also test drove the new RDX and the "was" newest generation. I'm a tech guy so the old oudated infotainment bugs me. The new RDX feels good but maybe it was some infatuation stage

The Straight Pipe review covers almost everything and they compare it to the competition
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^^^ dont think its in the budget for OP. but yah, nice car.
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^^ Love the Straight Pipes. I mostly watch them and Doug Demuro for YouTube automotive content.
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I wish I read this before purchasing our 2012 MDX Elite. But yes, the gas mileage is absolutely terrible!

My 6MT TL-S with the 3.5L feels like hybrid when compared to our 3.7L MDX in terms of MPG
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:47 PM   #31
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Can I please suggest the V6 RDX (2013-2018)

They have the classic J series V6 engine - Honda has been using this engine for over 10 years, Dead reliable - and since its a 3.5L engine - the compression isn't as high, and wont start knocking on shitty gas like the 3.7L engines
Only problem I've seen is Timing belt Tensioners leaking (replace it when you get the timing belt done anyways) and oil Seals leaking (every Japanese car)

The Transmission is a conventional 6 Speed automatic transmissions
Honda Hasn't really figured out the DCT tranny's yet and they were problematic at first.


Yes, this Generation of RDX is the most boring, its not sporty - its just a run of the mill SUV - but that's why people get SUVs... you want a sports car, get a sports car.

Protip, you have a newish one - and you're almost time for brake pads, bring it back to the dealer and complain about squealing, there is a huge bulletin on them for making noise. they'll replace the pads and rotors for free if you qualify

And to top it off, Since the new 2019s are out - they are clearing the 2018 V6s out and you should be able to get one for a pretty good deal
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I wish I read this before purchasing our 2012 MDX Elite. But yes, the gas mileage is absolutely terrible!

My 6MT TL-S with the 3.5L feels like hybrid when compared to our 3.7L MDX in terms of MPG
i had a 07 type s and that thing was brutal on gas! drove all city and got around 320 km to a tank. i drive like a grandma too.
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My cousin has the 2009-2010 MDX with the 5-speed before they changed it to 6-speed. Drank more fuel than my V8 X5 at the time on the hwy, and so much for Honda reliability. He had to get a new engine at 180,000km (covered under extended warranty)

Also the current MDX is still awful with that two-screen garbage. However the new RDX is great!
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i had a 07 type s and that thing was brutal on gas! drove all city and got around 320 km to a tank. i drive like a grandma too.
I could either get 400 a tank getting passed by Echos or get 280 and get to my destination 2 minutes faster.
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Yeah all city driving sucks. When I was doing highway and city I was getting 430
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Would have loved to get a 2013+ RDX, but picked up a 2008 RDX this week, clean and low km!
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Can I please suggest the V6 RDX (2013-2018)

They have the classic J series V6 engine - Honda has been using this engine for over 10 years, Dead reliable - and since its a 3.5L engine - the compression isn't as high, and wont start knocking on shitty gas like the 3.7L engines
Only problem I've seen is Timing belt Tensioners leaking (replace it when you get the timing belt done anyways) and oil Seals leaking (every Japanese car)

The Transmission is a conventional 6 Speed automatic transmissions
Honda Hasn't really figured out the DCT tranny's yet and they were problematic at first.


Yes, this Generation of RDX is the most boring, its not sporty - its just a run of the mill SUV - but that's why people get SUVs... you want a sports car, get a sports car.

Protip, you have a newish one - and you're almost time for brake pads, bring it back to the dealer and complain about squealing, there is a huge bulletin on them for making noise. they'll replace the pads and rotors for free if you qualify

And to top it off, Since the new 2019s are out - they are clearing the 2018 V6s out and you should be able to get one for a pretty good deal
Just picked up a 2016 white rdx from north shore acura. Completely agree with you. Wife needed a SUV before the baby is born. It's not as fun as the 2019 but I daily drive a STI so I can't complain. It wasn't worth the extra 20 Grand price to get the 2019.
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bespoke platform (for now)...what a pleasant surprise for a US-built honda

i'd be in if a Type-S does come with V6T

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...pe-s-spy-shots

who owns the new RDX? how's real world fuel economy in crappy Vancouver traffic?
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If you are looking at an MDX, the second generation had a problem (apparently common a lot of Acura's) with parasitic drains tracing back to the HFL module (hands free link module / bluetooth module).
Part is very expensive to replace. We just disconnected ours because my parents don't use bluetooth.

The problem resulted in about 15 jump starts during 2018 for us until we found what the problem was.
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bespoke platform (for now)...what a pleasant surprise for a US-built honda

i'd be in if a Type-S does come with V6T

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...pe-s-spy-shots

who owns the new RDX? how's real world fuel economy in crappy Vancouver traffic?
Fuel economy not so good, 80% city driving gets me 15l per 100k and that's with premium.

The infotainment system lags and my preferred settings always reset back to factory by itself every 2-3 start ups.

I would recommend people that are looking to get one to wait til they work out the bugs.
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Fuel economy not so good, 80% city driving gets me 15l per 100k and that's with premium.
Glad we went with an X1, both have a turbo 4 and use premium. However we get 7L highway / 10L city /100km. We are in Saskatchewan so I'm sure the flatter roads over BC have an affect too.
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gat damn that's 15mpg haha...that's horrible for a fi'd 4 banger

ok maybe wait for a mild hybrid or phev

wouldn't hold my breath having infotainment stuff fixed if it's not complete game breaking...many manufacturers suffer from downright annoying bugs, factory or aftermarket
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:39 PM   #44
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Not to thread jack but any of you guys had any experience with the beak tl? I'm guessing with the 3.7l only with 6 Mt and sh awd? On paper it seems to be a fun MT sedan? Seems like a decent choice for something Mt + reliable? and relatively new? Only thing else I can think of is bmws with Mt, but Mt is hard to come by and you have to deal with turbo problems if you go turbo.
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