This is my second Acura MDX and with over 115,000 miles on it, it has seen plenty of challenges. My first MDX helped clean out my mother's home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. There seemed to always be some furniture riding up Interstate 81 with us to Roanoke, Virginia or even to Reston, Virginia where a couple of our children live. When we moved from Roanoke in 2012, the Acura made several trips to the coast fully loaded mostly with very heavy hand tools left over from our years on the farm.
In 2012 we sold our big Nissan truck. We were driving it less than 3,500 miles a year and it hardly made sense to keep a vehicle we were driving so little. I decided to put a hitch for my boat on my MDX and make do with it. The hauling chores for the Acura have gotten more and more interesting. I keep a tarp in it almost all of the time.
Usually in spring and fall, there are at least a couple of trips for sod. Then there are bags of mulch and dirt that we use in our gardening. Last year I took my tarp into the woods and raked pine straw on it and dragged it to the Acura, then hauled it home and dragged the tarp to the beds on the far side of yard where I spread the pine straw with a pitch fork. It was very similar to feeding the loose hay that we sometimes had on our farm in Canada.
This year the pine straw was not so good in the woods so I bought bales of long leaf pine straw from the home improvement stores. I made three trips nearly fully loaded with 10-15 bales each trip. After that I ended up giving our palms a haircut and hauled the palm fronds away to the dump.
Our MDX also pulls my kayak up the slope and out of the water behind our home. I have had a lot of vehicles over my life but I do not think I have every had one more versatile. Usually it has a cooler or two bouncing around in it.
Certainly my Acura MDX is not a luxury vehicle dedicated to cruising to school and picking up groceries, but it is a faithful companion and has helped bring home its fair share of the sea's bounty.