I was at my Acura store today and counted about a dozen new MDXs sitting out front. Gawd knows how many more they had elsewhere around the store. That's pretty much unheard of in Boston, the reason I bring it up. When I was taking delivery at that huge dealership last October they weren't stocking one copy. So the way you'd by a MDX was pick a particular time slot when this or that unit is scheduled for assembly, or grab whatever was left in the pipeline that wasn't spoken for yet. With the latter option seldom if ever being available. Needless to say, everything was going $$$ for full sticker. And you could add 90-plus days of wait to that. BTW, the situation at 3 other local Acura stores was identical. In other words, for over 2 years Acura sold this minivan-cum-suv at or near MSRP, with waiting lists and naturally phenomenal residuals. And now this happens. Here's my question, though - who do you suppose ripped the bottom from under them ? The Pumpkin could not be it 'cause 90% of MDX drivers I've come across won't be caught dead doing anything aggressive and/or sporty behind the wheel. Not that this vehicle invites you to in the 1st place. So cross-shoppers are probably out .