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Old 15th October 2014, 18:55   #4186
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I drove up to Mount Washington this last weekend as well.

The weather was great & I had a new ride so had lotsa fun

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We went up to Kettle Moraine State forest in Southern Wisconsin last weekend - day trip. Here are a few pics from the scenic drive area
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I was still reeling from having my wisdom tooth pulled out on Thursday last week, but the salubrious weather and nice scenery helped relax quite a bit !

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Yes. I think I have been there 3 times at least. Created a thread too the first time around

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...sfield-vt.html (This car (also) climbed Mount Washington & Mount Mansfield, VT)
nice thread Amitoj..

damn we miss the lovely fall colors staying in the west coast
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nice thread Amitoj..

damn we miss the lovely fall colors staying in the west coast
What about Yosemite and other parks around the west coast? No mass leaf falling and color changes?
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What about Yosemite and other parks around the west coast? No mass leaf falling and color changes?
Yea Yosemite is probably a place but I have noticed its mostly Yellow color here, unlike the east where its an array of colors. And its mostly coniferous trees hardly any maple or oak trees
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I drove up to Mount Washington this last weekend as well.

The weather was great & I had a new ride so had lotsa fun
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Just realized that the pic isnt't showing up correctly, so reuploading.

Did this trip with my New ride the MDX, traded in Accord



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Just realized that the pic isnt't showing up correctly, so reuploading.

Did this trip with my New ride the MDX, traded in Accord
Congratulations on your new ride!!

The colors look amazing.

I am going this weekend to White Mountains. The weekend is kinda rained out but we booked long ago and can't cancel :(
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Did this trip with my New ride the MDX, traded in Accord
Congrats Techno.
Sweet ride. Did you consider any other alternatives?
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Congrats Techno.
Sweet ride. Did you consider any other alternatives?
Not really, I had always liked the MDX, I briefly checked highlander but that's about it and frankly this was somewhat of an impulsive buy. The Accord was running flawlessly, I had no reason to change but was getting an itch to change So thought why not an SUV in the land of SUVs
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Congrats on your ride guys. Ride safe and do post ownership review.

SantoshPV, I think that has to be made car buying 101 in the US, stick to a couple of models you really want and keep searching
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Not really, I had always liked the MDX, I briefly checked highlander but that's about it and frankly this was somewhat of an impulsive buy. The Accord was running flawlessly, I had no reason to change but was getting an itch to change So thought why not an SUV in the land of SUVs
You considered the same two cars I did, and made the other choice . Of course, I was looking at brand new, and you were looking at pre owned, I suppose.
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You considered the same two cars I did, and made the other choice . Of course, I was looking at brand new, and you were looking at pre owned, I suppose.
Yeah, I like to have lot of gadgets & fancy technology in the car(my Accord too was fully loaded) & this one had more(Its a Technology + Entertainment Package ) & since my running is very low, pre-owned works great for me. I got 4 year 100k bumper to bumper warranty(Transmission included) (Its at 26k right now)

Btw i did consider a CPO 535xi which was only slightly more & very tempting at the same time but fear of higher maintenance costs, the fact that it would be another sedan(more bang for buck with MDX) & that it lacked the entertainment options that MDX had, also the insurance cost was too high (can you believe it, I am paying less for MDX than I did for Accord )
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Congrats Technocrat ! Indeed a sweet drive you got there.

Even my insurance cost went down considerably when i bought a loaded brand new Subaru Forester ($8k more) compared to the Accord I previously owned. Its because of the safety that these SUVs offer I suppose.
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Congrats on the MDX, Techno. Which year is it?
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Congrats on the MDX, Techno. Which year is it?
Thanks, its a 2011 MDX Tech + Ent.
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