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    Quote Originally Posted by cam_wmh View Post
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    Having never driven one, what's more luxurious about the RDX than the others?
    Per the post above you:
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    I like my golf a lot. I ended up with a CPO 18 but I think there are still some 19s kicking around. It ticked all my boxes (AWD, auto, android auto, all the safety/sensor stuff, good storage) and is a lot more fun than my tsx. Didn't really need something that size so I much prefer the smaller golf. Gripes are: no memory seats nor power passenger, no sunroof (I grew to not mind this), 19s ride pretty rough as they are 35s, no homelink and only 1 usb port. Otherwise it is fulllllyyy loaded. Also decent fuel economy as per vvvv but the tank is only 55 l so more stops than my tsx (75l)
    The RDX has the memory seats, power passenger (I believe this is on all trims), the sunroof (panoramic, I believe on all trims), the home link, multiple USB (some trims in the back as well).

    Furthermore I believe some of these options are not available at all in the Golf, Q50, Mazda6:
    Optional heated steering wheel
    Vented seats
    Heated rear seats
    Paddle shifters
    AcuraLink app for remote start, etc.

    The Android auto is still on hold for the RDX, but not available in the infiniti at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane View Post
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    I did some checking on the weekend (articles, YouTube) and it sounds like a nice vehicle. The main Achilles heel sounds like itís the infotainment system. Something about how you navigate the non-touch screen remotely. How do you find it?

    How is the handling (for a CUV) and steering feel/feedback?
    The infotainment was a big red flag for me as well going in, I had read a lot of the reviews about the touch pad being slow to respond and not being intuitive. The other issue I had read about was the screen being slow to load and the sync not working well.

    It was a bit of a learning curve, but you get used to it pretty quick. Instead of always using a cursor or a wheel, you are touching the location on the pad where you want to click on the screen, although you can drag your finger across the pad and then click of it's more suitable. There is also the secondary pad that controls the second section of the screen. I have no serious issues with the setup and find that it's located in nearly the perfect spot to have easy and comfortable access while driving, switching back and forth between screens is easy and with minimal lag. I actually prefer this one over the Audi, which placed the pad and wheel further from you and I was having to reach past the shift to use it.

    Small quirks I have noticed are that it does take a few seconds to load up when you first start the car and if you do want a phone connected, you need to wait until the screen is on to connect.

    Handling wise, I find it's very comparable to the other luxury CUVs in the class, maybe feeling a tad more stable in the tight turns. Steering is nice and tight, and the sport/sport+ modes add some weight to the wheel which I like. I'm finding that because it is so responsive, smooth input is a lot better that sharp inputs, even on tight corners.

    One thing that I'm not sure about is the slight squeak I get from the brakes on cold starts. One other person on here has experienced the same thing, but Acrua has said that it's normal operation. The things that would be nice would be the surround view camera on all trims and foot opening tailgate, but not deal breakers.
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    Hey Bud, Are you still in Beaumont? If you want to go for a drive in my S4, we could meet up. It will give you a good feel for if you like the S-tronic gear box and can fit your family in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinL View Post
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    Hey Bud, Are you still in Beaumont? If you want to go for a drive in my S4, we could meet up. It will give you a good feel for if you like the S-tronic gear box and can fit your family in it.
    Yes. How did I not know you were in Beaumont? Or maybe I forgot, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you.

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