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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carHonda Pilot

Summary:

The new direction for pickup trucks, the domestics have a lot to live up to

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

As a previous Accord V6 and Pilot owner I was a little worried about acceleration, and in town it does feel a little laborious unless you keep it in D3 or lower.

In the mountains and on dirt trails it is far superior to the pilot and any other 4WD I have owned, though I wouldn't want to take it off road.

On twisty roads it handles more like a sedan than any truck. Lots of passenger room and the in bed trunk is a marvelous feature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2006

27th Jun 2006, 21:29

I don’t think this vehicle competes with “real” pick-ups. How many sheets of plywood can it carry? How about bales of hay or maybe a motorcycle?

28th Jun 2006, 13:56

Yeah, that "bed trunk" is a marvelous idea at first, but not so well thought out. It holds the spare tire.

So, what happens if you have a load of something in the bed and get a flat?

2005 Honda Ridgeline RTL V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance24245 miles
Previous carLexus RX300

Summary:

The best vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

Squeaky steering wheel that was replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

The Ridgeline has incredible driving dynamics. It is smooth riding, yet responsive.

The interior is just want I wanted after owning a Lexus RX330. Durable, yet has quality materials.

The steering could be a bit lighter and the I do not care for the pull-up door handles, but the truck has so many qualities buttoned-down, that any slight beefs with the truck are forgotten every time I drive it.

I love this truck!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2006

2006 Honda Ridgeline V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carScion xB

Summary:

The best I have owned

Faults:

None, but it is only a month old.

General Comments:

I drove almost every other truck out there. The Ridgeline has more features and more room. The ride is the best part about this truck. I knew the truck would be in my driveway once I finished my test drive.

If you are looking for a truck and do not do hardcore offroading, give this thing a long look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2005

11th Jan 2006, 15:51

I've had mine for about 3 months. Its got around 10k on it and its starting to rattle. When I turn left I hear a grinding noise or it sounds like the power steering is going bad.

Yea, don't take it offroad. Other than that I like it.

19th Feb 2006, 05:28

I looked at one of these yesterday the first vehicle I would ever seriously trade in my Acura TL type S for. I went straight to it in the showroom. Please keep posting updates as you accumulate more mileage. I am hesitant on any first year model, but I definitely want one!

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews