Took a whole weekend prior to move in to campus, and clay-barred and waxed the entire exterior of my MDX and I even tapped off all the parts I didn't want wax getting on. Fast forward to this past Saturday, which I started the drive down to MIA for move-in. I took the longest route from Orlando to Miami (45 miles north on Turnpike, some odd ~320 miles on I-75, and some 20-30 miles on back roads). I had a 30 min slow down on 75 South, cuz, some newer Nissan Sentra/Altima/Versa (forgot which one it was) decided to severely rear-end a Model Y.
However, while on the 8 hour/390 mile journey, my MDX accumulated a ton of bird crappings and a full front end coverage of dead love bugs. Unlike the 16 Rogue, which took ages to clear these dead bugs and bird crappings, going through one heavy downpour of SoFlo, wiped it clear off.
I also made the mistake of going through the $3 car wash like I always did with the Rogue and this time the scratches were on the severe side. Did I forgot to mention, while clay barring, polishing and waxing on the weekend prior, some of the paint came off on the hood? Well, Honda decided to switch to a water-based paint for all of their paints, especially for my limited run exterior color (this paint was for 2017 and 2018 MY) instead of staying with the oil-based paint like they had way back when.
One thing for sure, I never had this issue on the Rogue at all, and still don't have this issue on my parent's 2019 deathbox. I also did notice, having a traditional automatic transmission doesn't achieve the same type of range and fuel economy as a CVT. And having a V6 doesn't also help in that situation either too.
Now, again, most of you be wondering, why tf is this guy talking about a Honda in the general chat section of a Nissan forum. Well, answer is, easy.... I kinda liked having the 16 Rogue for these types of commutes and just also saying waxing before going on a long drive helps a lot.
And I did took some pics of the weekend.
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