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Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by afope: 6:29pm On Nov 11, 2014
Hello guys,

I am torn between 4runner 2003/3004 model, honda pilot 2005/06 and Acura MDX 2004/5 model. I need a car that I can use for at least 4 years and which will not give me stress. I also do some travellings, at leats Lagos-Abuja once a month.

which one should I go for?
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by Doncolio(m): 6:46pm On Nov 11, 2014
afope:
Hello guys,

I am torn between 4runner 2003/3004 model, honda pilot 2005/06 and Acura MDX 2004/5 model. I need a car that I can use for at least 4 years and which will not give me stress. I also do some travellings, at leats Lagos-Abuja once a month.

which one should I go for?

Don't waste your time comparing paper with plastic. Get a 4runner.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by AutosBay(m): 7:36pm On Nov 11, 2014
@ Doncolio You just said, exactly what I wanted to say.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by Openroad(m): 1:51am On Nov 12, 2014
Get the 4 runner.. Unless you can afford this.. Because Boko Haram things and roadway thugs.. And also check out the second video of the Toyota pickup which is the same thing as the 4runner but in a pickup style...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by afope: 8:43am On Nov 12, 2014
Doncolio:


Don't waste your time comparing paper with plastic. Get a 4runner.

I researched the 2003-05 4runner and I discovered they have three major issues- crack dashboards, unintended acceleration and brake issues (once VSC Trac light comes on, then your car is done for!!!). just like the ring of death on Xbox console... grin

i also noticed that most 4runner sold in the USA very high mileage (about 190k and above), so that begs the question "where do our car dealers get such low mileage 4runners from?

These are issues bothering me
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by fanex: 12:07pm On Nov 12, 2014
if you are serious about not wanting wahala please stay away from honda and its products.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 7:35pm On Nov 13, 2014
You are seriously comparing those three vehicles? Pffft don't say that in public!

Who said there are no low mileage 4Runners? I have an 04 model with 120k miles, & yes I bought it personally.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by afope: 8:54pm On Nov 13, 2014
SailorXY:
You are seriously comparing those three vehicles? Pffft don't say that in public!

Who said there are no low mileage 4Runners? I have an 04 model with 120k miles, & yes I bought it personally.


thats like one in a thousands!!! check copart or auctionexport.com. you will se what i am saying...
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 11:07pm On Nov 13, 2014
Toyota fanboys screaming 4runner as always, head to head the MDX has always been a better car. The only 4runner that has always been compared with the MDX is the Limited edition models and tells you how good the MDX is, MDX is also more expensive than 4runner in North America but reverse is the case in Nigeria due to our "Toyota is the best" mentality which makes everything Toyota overprice and very overhyped.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 10:07am On Nov 15, 2014
afope:



thats like one in a thousands!!! check copart or auctionexport.com. you will se what i am saying...
No its not, i have bought several. i still recently bought another with 126k miles due in Naija by 1st week of December. You can pm me if you've got interest.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by afope: 7:10pm On Nov 15, 2014
SailorXY:

No its not, i have bought several. i still recently bought another with 126k miles due in Naija by 1st week of December. You can pm me if you've got interest.

Your email is not connected. Pls send me a text or whatsapp me on 08033726739
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 7:20pm On Nov 15, 2014
afope:


Your email is not connected. Pls send me a text or whatsapp me on 08033726739
I received your mail & have replied. kindly check
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by expert101(m): 7:27pm On Nov 15, 2014
[size=18pt]You beter run away from Acura except you are ready to change gear box twice in a space of two years.

4 RUNNER Is the right deal any time. Personally I even prefer 2001 model because of its ruggedness. Don't say we didnt warn you.[/size]

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 8:37am On Nov 16, 2014
expert101:
[size=18pt]You beter run away from Acura except you are ready to change gear box twice in a space of two years.

4 RUNNER Is the right deal any time. Personally I even prefer 2001 model because of its ruggedness. Don't say we didnt warn you.[/size]
What is wrong with Acura gear box?

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 10:08am On Nov 16, 2014
chucky234:
Toyota fanboys screaming 4runner as always, head to head the MDX has always been a better car. The only 4runner that has always been compared with the MDX is the Limited edition models and tells you how good the MDX is, MDX is also more expensive than 4runner in North America but reverse is the case in Nigeria due to our "Toyota is the best" mentality which makes everything Toyota overprice and very overhyped.
the MDX is supposed to be luxury version of Pilot. if any 4Runner version competes with the MDX then that says a lot. they are not even built for the same purpose anyway. the 4Runner is truck-based which makes it a better off-roader & more reliable in any weather/terrain but lags behind in comfort. the MDX should be compared to the Highlander, let's not even look @ the Lexus RX
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 11:15am On Nov 16, 2014
SailorXY:

the MDX is supposed to be luxury version of Pilot. if any 4Runner version competes with the MDX then that says a lot. they are not even built for the same purpose anyway. the 4Runner is truck-based which makes it a better off-roader & more reliable in any weather/terrain but lags behind in comfort. the MDX should be compared to the Highlander, let's not even look @ the Lexus RX
hahahaha RX always come second best to the MDX. Highlander ?
Dont make me laugh, the 2015 RX was compared with the 2014 MDX because the 2015 MDX is in a different league entirely.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by expert101(m): 12:31pm On Nov 16, 2014
chucky234:
What is wrong with Acura gear box?

My friend go and ask the manufacturer. The car has issues in terms of reliability that is all i can tell you.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 12:32pm On Nov 16, 2014
expert101:


My friend go and ask the manufacturer. The car has issues in terms of reliability that is all i can tell you.
Stop misleading people.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by nurey(m): 7:13pm On Nov 16, 2014
chucky234:
hahahaha RX always come second best to the MDX. Highlander ?
Dont make me laugh, the 2015 RX was compared with the 2014 MDX because the 2015 MDX is in a different league entirely.

I like the way you always face those toyofanboyz and their toyota is the best syndrome but you have to agree TOYOTA cars (Almost all their models) are the most reliable and less troubled cars one can purchase even I will choose the 4Runner if it would be my first car ever but if my 2nd, 3rd etc then I can Bank on other car models
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 7:26pm On Nov 16, 2014
nurey:


I like the way you always face those toyofanboyz and their toyota is the best syndrome but you have to agree TOYOTA cars (Almost all their models) are the most reliable and less troubled cars one can purchase even I will choose the 4Runner if it would be my first car ever but if my 2nd, 3rd etc then I can Bank on other car models
If you check the number of recalls Toyota record each year then you will understand that they are not the most reliable as we think, especially the 2007 - 2012 Camry that come with many safety defects from factory.
As for the topic, simply key "acura mdx vs 4runner" into google and read through comparisons of both cars over the years then you will realise that the MDX is so underrated in this part of the world. There is a reason the MDX cost between $7,750 - $12,000 more than the 4runner, by the way check the link for what CarsDirect think between the 4runner and Pilot (poor man MDX) www.carsdirect.com/compare/toyota-4runner-vs-honda-pilot
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by nurey(m): 8:21pm On Nov 16, 2014
chucky234:
If you check the number of recalls Toyota record each year then you will understand that they are not the most reliable as we think, especially the 2007 - 2012 Camry that come with many safety defects from factory.
As for the topic, simply key "acura mdx vs 4runner" into google and read through comparisons of both cars over the years then you will realise that the MDX is so underrated in this part of the world. There is a reason the MDX cost between $7,750 - $12,000 more than the 4runner, by the way check the link for what CarsDirect think between the 4runner and Pilot (poor man MDX) www.carsdirect.com/compare/toyota-4runner-vs-honda-pilot

My Broda leave all that data for oyinbo to interpret let's face reality, I would still advice him to go for the 4Runner that toyota model is really reliable and it would easily take abuse compared to the Acura MDX, as for the pilot its more luxurious than the 4Runner so if he is willing to spend more he can buy te facelifted version or better still 3rd generation but does he need all that space the Pilot will offer.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 9:07pm On Nov 16, 2014
nurey:


My Broda leave all that data for oyinbo to interpret let's face reality, I would still advice him to go for the 4Runner that toyota model is really reliable and it would easily take abuse compared to the Acura MDX, as for the pilot its more luxurious than the 4Runner so if he is willing to spend more he can buy te facelifted version or better still 3rd generation but does he need all that space the Pilot will offer.
hahaha Pilot is considered a better mid-size SUV than 4runner yet the Pilot is just a poor version of the MDX which explain why the MDX is a better SUV than the 4runner.
MDX offer better driving,fuel economy and lot more gadgets than the bland 4runner whose only advantage is ground clearance and better offroad capability (thats if op intend driving the car in swampy forest.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 10:08pm On Nov 16, 2014
^^^ I even thought you are talking from experience, mtcheew. What is the business of an average man hustling & bustling on Naija rugged roads daily with statistics? How many owners of 07-12 Camrys in Naija have come to you with a major complain? The recalls only highlights Toyota's sincerity & care for customer's lives, this is not about egos or Whatnots. You dey even talk of 2015 models when person wey wan buy car dey find 2004, it is obvious you are a fan of 'design'

In the end, it boils to personal choice, maintenance & even luck. I bought an Infiniti QX4 with a very high mileage of around 278k miles 3 years ago, just to use for rugged movements I had to make for some project in South South Nigeria. Before I even travelled from Lagos, I dropped off my mum @ her office one day & a young female colleague of hers insisted that she likes the Infiniti & must buy the ride. After inspection with her brother, the complains from her brother was on the mileage (as usual) but she bought it anyway. I can tell you that the lady still uses it & it runs as smooth as hell with no visit to the mechanic except routine service!

So my advice to the OP was the 4Runner simply because he mentioned travels & we all know the terrains of our beloved country, the Acura is no match for the 4Runner! His other options should be Pathfinders, Infiniti QX, Toyota Prado\Landcruiser, Dodge Durango, Lexus GX & LX (if money full your pocket ooo]

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 10:25pm On Nov 16, 2014
chucky234:
hahahaha RX always come second best to the MDX. Highlander ?
Dont make me laugh
, the 2015 RX was compared with the 2014 MDX because the 2015 MDX is in a different league entirely.

Before you try to dismiss the Highlander with a wave of your left hand -
http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/latest-reviews/luxury-label-new-2014-toyota-highlander-upset-victory-acura-mdx-article-1.1724339
http://www.mdxers.org/forums/4-comparisons/71610-alternative-mdx-2014-toyota-highlander.html even on an MDX page, read the disagreements
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 10:38pm On Nov 16, 2014
SailorXY:

[url]http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/latest-reviews/luxury-label-new-2014-toyota-highlander-upset-victory-acura-mdx-article-1.1724339[/URL]
hahahaha pls check head-to-head comparison of both cars then you will understand why the base model of 2014 MDX is $10,000 more expensive than the top trim 2014 Highlander, even the 014 RX350 was second best to the MDX. The smooth drive and overall design of the MDX is unmatched by both the RX and Highlander.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 10:51pm On Nov 16, 2014
SailorXY:
^^^ I even thought you are talking from experience, mtcheew. What is the business of an average man hustling & bustling on Naija rugged roads daily with statistics? How many owners of 07-12 Camrys in Naija have come to you with a major complain? The recalls only highlights Toyota's sincerity & care for customer's lives, this is not about egos or Whatnots. You dey even talk of 2015 models when person wey wan buy car dey find 2004, it is obvious you are a fan of 'design'

In the end, it boils to personal choice, maintenance & even luck. I bought an Infiniti QX4 with a very high mileage of around 278k miles 3 years ago, just to use for rugged movements I had to make for some project in South South Nigeria. Before I even travelled from Lagos, I dropped off my mum @ her office one day & a young female colleague of hers insisted that she likes the Infiniti & must buy the ride. After inspection with her brother, the complains from her brother was on the mileage (as usual) but she bought it anyway. I can tell you that the lady still uses it & it runs as smooth as hell with no visit to the mechanic except routine service!

So my advice to the OP was the 4Runner simply because he mentioned travels & we all know the terrains of our beloved country, the Acura is no match for the 4Runner! His other options should be Pathfinders, Infiniti QX, Toyota Prado\Landcruiser, Dodge Durango, Lexus GX & LX (if money full your pocket ooo]
Take your time to go through the auto section then count the number of 2007 - 012 been up for sale on a daily basis, then a deep breathe and asked yourself why everyone seem to be in haste to dispose off their darling Camry muscle. Aside the mechanical defienciesand bland interior, the car like everything Toyota was build with cheap materials especially the dash area .
By the way did I hear you say Prado, Lexus GX, Landcruiser and Dodge Durango was his best option for hustling?
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by chucky234(m): 10:54pm On Nov 16, 2014
SailorXY:
All you say is cost of product pffft. Compare the BlackBerry Porsche price to HTC One & tell me if its a reflection of their performance
The MDX is a premium car therefore come with more modern gadgets and that is where the cost factored in.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by FlyboyZee: 6:17am On Nov 17, 2014
SailorXY:

No its not, i have bought several. i still recently bought another with 126k miles due in Naija by 1st week of December. You can pm me if you've got interest.
The odometer reading has been tampered with. Do a Carfax or VIN Check to confirm it please.
Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by FlyboyZee: 6:34am On Nov 17, 2014
afope:
Hello guys,

I am torn between 4runner 2003/3004 model, honda pilot 2005/06 and Acura MDX 2004/5 model. I need a car that I can use for at least 4 years and which will not give me stress. I also do some travellings, at leats Lagos-Abuja once a month.

which one should I go for?
I drove my elder brothers 05/06 4Runner and admired it for its solid performance. Hitherto to that day, I hated the SUV so much because of its blandness, especially the interior and the cramped-up-like interior space.

I never noticed the Honda Pilot even though my friend's mum owned one which my friend now uses until I bought one recently and noticed that it is as solid as any SUV can be. If you do a head count on Nigerian roads, you would realize that the Pilot is as plenty as the 4Runner or Highlander. This shows you that it is very reliable and has little or no maintenance issues contrary to what those 'stay off Honda' misfits are saying.

I used to own an Acura TL until recently. It is the most solid ride I have ever driven in my entire motoring life. My elder brother's wife own an 03/04 Acura MDX which she has misused and abused, yet the SUV refused to give up on her. That's how good the car is.

My opinion:
I am not a Toyota freak, no matter what Nigerians say or make the Toyota look like. The Acura is an SUV you would drive in style and comfort for long journies. It is so comfortable that by the time you arrive Sokoto from Lagos, it would look as if you are just waking up. It is the best for long distance journies. And lest I forget do you know that, that Acura MDX can move? Lol...

My Verdict:
Go with the Acura MDX and you won't regret it.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by fanex: 8:17am On Nov 17, 2014
you clearly fan of compromised aesthetics over reliability.
FlyboyZee:

I drove my elder brothers 05/06 4Runner and admired it for its solid performance. Hitherto to that day, I hated the SUV so much because of its blandness, especially the interior and the cramped-up-like interior space.

I never noticed the Honda Pilot even though my friend's mum owned one which my friend now uses until I bought one recently and noticed that it is as solid as any SUV can be. If you do a head count on Nigerian roads, you would realize that the Pilot is as plenty as the 4Runner or Highlander. This shows you that it is very reliable and has little or no maintenance issues contrary to what those 'stay off Honda' misfits are saying.

I used to own an Acura TL until recently. It is the most solid ride I have ever driven in my entire motoring life. My elder brother's wife own an 03/04 Acura MDX which she has misused and abused, yet the SUV refused to give up on her. That's how good the car is.

My opinion:
I am not a Toyota freak, no matter what Nigerians say or make the Toyota look like. The Acura is an SUV you would drive in style and comfort for long journies. It is so comfortable that by the time you arrive Sokoto from Lagos, it would look as if you are just waking up. It is the best for long distance journies. And lest I forget do you know that, that Acura MDX can move? Lol...

My Verdict:
Go with the Acura MDX and you won't regret it.

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Re: Torn Between 4runner, Pilot And Acura Mdx by SailorXY: 8:49am On Nov 17, 2014
FlyboyZee:

The odometer reading has been tampered with. Do a Carfax or VIN Check to confirm it please.
& you think I don't know all that? leave matter for matthias

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