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Old 10-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Acura ZDX Disco'd (and not a single **** was given)



After an incredible 4 model years. Way to go, Acura!

To compare the ZDX to the Pontiac Aztek is an insult to the Aztek (which at least offered rear passenger and cargo space).

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Acura ZDX to be discontinued after 2013 model year

By: Graham Kozak on 10/10/2012


If you're in the market for a new Acura ZDX, consider heading to a dealership soon: Acura has announced that they will discontinue the crossover after the 2013 model year.

The all-wheel drive ZDX, which shares a platform with the more conventional Acura MDX, will reportedly sign off with a “single, value-added package.” In other words, the crossover will only be sold in one configuration—which happens to be heavily loaded with luxury features including 10-speaker surround sound, an eight-inch display with integrated rearview camera system and heated, ventilated front seats.

Safety-oriented technology like forward-collision warning and lane-departure-warning systems will make their ZDX debut as well. Mild exterior updates include a redesigned (if still beak-like) grille, and refreshed front and rear bumpers.

The 2013 Acura ZDX will hit lots Oct. 19. Expect to pay $51,815 for the crossover once the destination charges have been tacked on.

Read the full press release below for a full list of features.


http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...#ixzz2989HP8HJ
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Actually I bet you can get a loaded ZDX for a song in about 4 months when they are still sitting on the dealership lots. Can you imagine the deal you could haggle...

Talk about a chance to play hardball!
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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Actually I bet you can get a loaded ZDX for a song in about 4 months when they are still sitting on the dealership lots. Can you imagine the deal you could haggle...

Talk about a chance to play hardball!
Is it really a good deal when you have to drive an Acura ZDX after you make the deal?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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Actually I bet you can get a loaded ZDX for a song in about 4 months when they are still sitting on the dealership lots. Can you imagine the deal you could haggle...

Talk about a chance to play hardball!
4 months? There are still some 2011 models on showroom floors. I test drove a 2013 Land Cruiser last weekend and while at it the sales guy mentioned that a swell $14k under msrp would take the 2011 model still hanging out on the showroom floor, so I bet if pushed one might even get as much as $20k off. Paying floorplan and insurance for over 2 years will have that effect...
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Actually I bet you can get a loaded ZDX for a song in about 4 months when they are still sitting on the dealership lots. Can you imagine the deal you could haggle...

Talk about a chance to play hardball!
Thing is, a ZDX w/ tech pkg stickers at $52k. Even if you get $10k off, that's still a lot of money for what's essentially an Acura MDX.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Thing is, a ZDX w/ tech pkg stickers at $52k. Even if you get $10k off, that's still a lot of money for what's essentially an ugly Acura MDX with less room.
Fixed.

I went looking for some info, and this sounds like a real winner of a vehicle:

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With its swoopy styling and much shorter stance (it's 5 inches lower than the MDX), the ZDX would seem to have a handling advantage over the MDX. Sadly, that's not the case, as in our testing the MDX either equaled or beat the ZDX in every performance category.
So it's reason for existence is to hope buyers who have more money than brains pay more than they should for less room, less performance than an MDX. Looks like it's only redeeming quality is that the Cd must be lower, as it gets 2 MPG better HWY mileage.

Sounds like it's lucky to have made it 4 years.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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^^^ Don't forget about all the buyer cash-back deals that will come with it too.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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It does have a nicer interior, for the front seat passengers, at least. Rear accommodations are pitiful, but then again they are as well in the X6, and I see plenty of them around here.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #9
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Trying to get in to the back seat of one of those is brutalis maximus. It's actually laughable. I'm 5'9" 160 and had to go in all kinds of sideways.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #10
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I would say though, depending on your need, if you can really get $20K off, it might not be such a bad idea. It will at least be reliable, and the SH-AWD is pretty nice, I heard.

Of course it says a lot about the product if 40% discount is barely enough to get you going, "hmmm...".
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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I've seen a couple on the road, but anecdotal evidence is meaningless in the face of trulyepicfail sales figures: Acura sold 48 ZDXs last month.

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I would say though, depending on your need, if you can really get $20K off, it might not be such a bad idea. It will at least be reliable, and the SH-AWD is pretty nice, I heard.

Of course it says a lot about the product if 40% discount is barely enough to get you going, "hmmm...".
The TL SH-AWD is cheaper, more powerful, gets better fuel economy, has more rear seat room and handles better than the ZDX.

Obviously, Acura shoppers are smarter than product planners gave them credit for.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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Trying to get in to the back seat of one of those is brutalis maximus. It's actually laughable. I'm 5'9" 160 and had to go in all kinds of sideways.
I remember when this car came out, I sat in the back of one at an autoshow. The rear rubber gasket was coming off from people rubbing against it to get in and out. Truly a uselessly awful design.

The BMW X6 is close to as hopeless, but the roof arches a bit to make it possible to get in and out, and holds its silliness better than this thing does.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:43 PM   #13
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I remember when this car came out, I sat in the back of one at an autoshow. The rear rubber gasket was coming off from people rubbing against it to get in and out. Truly a uselessly awful design.

The BMW X6 is close to as hopeless, but the roof arches a bit to make it possible to get in and out, and holds its silliness better than this thing does.
That's the strange thing. The X6 was already a questionable idea, based on the notion that some people want big and heavy SUVs not because of its practicality but despite of it. Now this kind of vanity niche I'm sure exists, and maybe BMW could've / have pulled it off.

But that's BMW. Of all the "luxury" makers, Acura is the most sensible and least conspicuous. It seems to me like the last brand that someone who wants a 4300lbs vehicle that costs $50K and has no more room inside than a Civic just cause it looks bad-ass would even consider. What a dumb move by Honda.

I'm glad that the new Accord is awesome, I hope Honda can put this period behind and go on with being great again.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:42 AM   #14
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I've never even seen one of these on the road... I think that says a decent amount.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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I thought they already killed this off last year, that shows how much this thing will be missed.

Are they going to kill off the Accord Failtour as well?
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I didn't even know this car existed..
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These are everywhere around here. Toronto , Canada.

Actually not that hideous in the metal.
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I think they assumed that all those DINKS would eat this vehicle up.

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I think they assumed that all those DINKS would eat this vehicle up.

I thought the Miata was the perfect DINKmobile, when I was still a DINK. The last thing I wanted was some expensive, pseudo-sporty SUV that was really just a lifted Accord.
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They should axe that Accord Crosstour or whatever.


Another Honda Co. abomination.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Another Honda Co. abomination.
Yes pls.

I always though those two cars were horrible looking.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #22
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I just hope the new RLX is at least as large as the Accord.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #23
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Not suprising. The dealer near me has one listed for $12k under msrp. When I chatted with the salesman, he said that the ZDX was very hard to sell.
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