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absolute best vehicle ever
Pros: its under the bed trunk with a two way tailgate.
Cons: gas mileagegreat vehicle to drive going forward, backing up and getting close is a touch harder but i just park in spots i don't have worry about. it's comfortable, roomy and drives like a car but is a truck used for truck stuff. knew honda was designing a truck and was fairly sure they'd hit a home run when they came out with it and they did. gas mileage and sight lines are only negatives but i knew that when i bought it. by the way nothing like the under the bed trunk, no more golf clubs inside the cab. a good truck for new york's weather.
Pros: Dependability and the in bed trunk.
Cons: Power windows are not as fast as I would like.I have put 150,000 on my Ridgeline since purchasing it new in Jan. of 2006. I have followed the recommended service schedule and the only thing that ever went wrong was the A/C blower motor and it was covered by a recall. It is comfortable and performs great. The mpg around town is 16 to 18 mpg and have gotten (when following the speed limit) as much as 25 mpg. Usually on the road I get @ 20. I have pulled trailers on occasion and the truck sits up extremely well and also performs well. I have only used the 4WD a few times and it did a great job. I recommend this truck and would buy another one but plan on keeping this one for at least 300k miles. The in bed trunk and two way tailgate are great features and the back seat configuration is wonderful for storage as are all the interior storage compartments.
Pros: In-bed trunk...bed lights...power rear window....tpms
Advice: You will not be disappointedBefore I bought the Ridgeline I was shopping around looking for a multi-use/multi-practical everyday vehicle. I wanted a vehicle that did everything well. I wanted to be comfortable driving it to work everyday. I also play hard too. I'm into all different types of sports so I'm always throwing sports equipment in and out of the ride. Basketball, Baseball, Football and Golf. On top of all that I play in two bands where I'm also throwin band equipment in and out of the ride too. This truck handles like a dream ...no joke! I don't need a huge rock crawler that tows 10,000 lbs like every other guy thinks that they need. Honda did it right. I might not consider it a full blown truck....but whatever it is....Honda always knows how to do things different from any other car company.
Pros: the trunk
Cons: the first time I scratched it
Advice: buy it lift it a little go have funI have owned my Ridgeline for almost a year and all I can say is WOW ! I have gone on several off road trips with people driving Dakotas, Toyotas , Fords , Chevys and watching them pitch and roll and stopping to pickup parts is great .I have installed a 2' lift but otherwise my truck is all stock and with the clearance and the way the suspension works I am quite satisfied .Granted you can haul more in a full size but I am not interested in that I am however interested in having fun and the narrow stance and wheelbase makes the Ridgeline superior to the BIG BOYS I watched a Dakota and a Durango go to the teeter point going through a wash and after two trys they had cleared it and stopped to watch me go through . They were amazed when I came down the almost 4' drop off and floated effortlessly across the area they had fought to get through . Their comments' watching you traveling rough terrain in that thing is bizarre' ' Its like it is crawling through because of the way all 4 wheels are able to go in different directions' All I can say is 'TRY IT , YOU'LL LIKE IT'
Pros: THE TRUNK UNDER THE TRUCK BED!!! SWEET!
Cons: THE SMALL WHEEL WELLS
Advice: PUT 22'S ON IT. NICE!!!RIDES LIKE AN ACCORD, BUT STYLISH!
Pros: Rear Trunk
Cons: Fit finish and Power
Advice: If you want a truck buy a real truckI have an 06 model and it's a cute little truck!! Much more like a car, because it won't tow anything bigger than a golf cart trailer, and even that it gears down into low on most hills. I have had it stuck twice without really trying. I traded a 03 Avalance on this thing, and am in the process of going back to an 07 Avalanche. As for overall gas mileage, I get about 19 MPG per imperial gallon, not much better than the 03 Avalanche at 18. The fit and finish can't hold a candle to the Avalanche. Road noise is much worse, and you feel every bump.