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2017 Honda Ridgeline Review - This Truck Makes You Think Crazy

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Why didn't they put a "truck" front end on it? This vehicle might make a good auto parts delivery truck. Towing capacity? Hauling capacity? Thought so.

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The answer is simple, it has an open bed. I would say 50 percent of truck owners don’t use trucks as the original intended purpose. Most of those do to fit in.


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I know two people who have them.

One who is 80 year's old has a 2017.

He has owned a lot of full sized trucks.

From 1500's to 2500 diesels.

Towed travel trailers and fifth wheels.

He doesn't RV any more but living in the mountains he still needs to haul things.

He likes his Honda.

Rides good, comfortable, and has a bed.

 

The other owner( 72 years old) was a Texas rancher and had many trucks also.

His is an older one.

He convinced the other owner to buy his 2017.

They serve a purpose for some people.

 

:)

 

 

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if i didnt have anything heavy to haul i could see myself owning one. Are they perfect, of course not, but what vehicle is? 

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In some ways I miss owning my Ridgeline and in others ways not. As others have said, there is no perfect vehicle. Say what you want, but that J series v6 was one of the best motors I’ve ever owned. 

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I drove several Ridgelines, first and second gen.  The interior of the 2 gen is nice.  It is more comfortable than other mid size trucks.  Its on an SUV chassis so that is expected.  My wife and I could not come to love the exterior.  Too fuddy and no sense of style or individuality or ruggedness.  It is not as soft as many on here say but I get it.  Be realistic, most people buying small pickups and light trucks are not really going to do stuff more than a Ridge will handle, easily. 

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I leased a 2006 (brand new) Ridgeline, and when I turned it in, it was cheaper to purchase a 2010, so I did.  Both of them would run over the "washboards" (at 40+), and I would never feel them.  Loved taking both of them off-road.  The first generation of Ridgelines are LARGER than the current (second) generation, which is why I bought my 2018 Silverado ME, to replace my totaled 2015.  I did go to both local Honda stealerships, and only one of them had any Ridgelines on their lot.  I sat in their "midnight edition," and was not impressed by the smaller size of this "truck."  I had better fuel economy with both of my Ridgelines (22MPG avg with either one) than I have with either/both of my Silverados (19MPG on my 15, & see my signature block for my 2018). 

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A Japanese Comino! Just a pretend truck.

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