The owner stated that he compared other makes, but the Ridgeline had more room? What did you compare it to, a Tonka Toy? With it's 5 foot bed, I'm guessing the Ridgeline has among the least room!!!
The Ridgeline has more room in the cabin. I'm six foot two and liked the the seats, leg room and head room much more than any of the other trucks. The back seats are much better then the other guys. I now have 10,000 miles on my truck and love it, the truck rides great and gets good mileage.
It kills me a little inside everytime I see one of these so called "trucks" nowadays.
What happened to a truck being a 4x4 single cab with a nice V8 in it.
This honda is just... not appealing.
It kills you inside?
Then don't buy one.
I'm sure you can find a ton of single cab v8 trucks for sale out in the sticks.
If you want something useful for small jobs, and great on roadtrips then it's a good vehicle for you. If you want a truck to work on and go mudding in then look elsewhere.
It should kill you more the fact that American trucks have fallen so far in reliability.
Rest assured I won't buy one.
A truck is a truck, and to call this a truck doesn't seem right.
Feels like our perfect vehicles nowadays are turning into suv/hummers with small open beds. Ugh, the ugliness, the appeal to everyone...
Have you driven one? I have a full size Silverado and I was very impressed with the Ridgeline. It drives and handles really well. I wouldn't call any pickup a styling champion more so a very practical way to carry things. The trunk in the bed is really a great idea. I have always preferred car like handling. At times I just do not like driving a full size pickup. Anyway I am saving for this model.
It kills me with all of these "Original Truck" haters in here that always have to bash something new. I have owned fullsize ford F150's-F350's and I understand what those trucks are used for, but the Honda team designed this truck for a different kind of group. I have owned my Ridgeline RTL for over a year now and for what I need it for it does the job. I am not a contractor and do not carry or tow heavy equipment everyday (Buy a fullsize HD truck then). I have used the bed to move furniture and lawn supplies. So if you want a Heavy duty truck then buy one, but if you want a refined truck that rides as well as an accord, can go through snow with no problem and is capable of hauling small to medium loads then this is the truck for you. Again if you don't have anything nice or of technical perspective to say about the Ridgeline then go back to the domestic section and make your comments there, this is so childish.
People hype these trucks up too much, they seem to forget Ford, Chevy, and Fodge have had 4 door versions of pickups for quite some time.
And with the 1997 redesign, Ford's new F150s ride a lot nicer. I've owned a 95 F150 and now have 03 F150 Supercab, and it rides a lot better and feels car-like.
Drive the Ridgeline and you will be amazed of how much better it rides. I mean come on, it is an Accord platform, of course it will ride better than an F-150 or Silverado. The results of the Ford's 97-04 F-150 makes it a scary buy though...
The F150 is one of the top selling vehicles in america.
And there is no way a Eidgeline can handle the same abuse a 1/2 ton truck of any make can on a car platform.
I'm sure it won't take the abuse of an F150. So, if you want a truck to abuse, get an F150. If you are the other 99% of people who buy a truck for everyday use and some occasional light hauling or light towing, get a Ridgeline.
I think people looking at the Ridgeline would be better served with an SUV.
Also who's to say that 99% of Truck owners only use it as a truck occasionally?
Maybe a lot do. But I like the thought that when TSHTF I can take my F-150 4x4 and go basically anywhere and be confident it'll take any abuse and get me from A to B safely.
There is a reason the F-150 is the top seller in America, outselling Accord, Camry, Civic, Corrolla.
You tried and true truck guys make me laugh! It ain't no truck if ain't uh Chevy, Ford, or a Dodge Hemi. I have owned a F-350 (ford) a Chevy Silverado and a Ford Bronco. These were all got vehicles except the Chevy it was a turd. I loved the Bronco, but it cost a pretty penny to keep on the road. The F-350 never gave me any trouble.
I now own the Ridgeline it's ride is smoother and quieter then any other truck. It has a useful bed that during the Katrina hurricane I used to load fifteen sheets of plywood, tools, and a generator into no problem.
Plus I average about twenty miles a gallon. It's not as rugged as the normal redneck trucks, but it sure as hell will be on the road at lot longer then the American made stuff. Sad to say.
"Wake up America"...
We are - and we are leaving GM and Ford products in droves for Hondas and Toyotas. Right now it's in the car, van and SUV segments, but as they refine their full size trucks over the years, they will tighten the screws for GM and Ford in the truck segment too. GM and Ford trucks have never had any real competition in the full size truck market. Just like they never had competition in the car segment until the late 1970's. It's easy to be number one when you only have a total of two, maybe three to choose from.
Yes, it may be that way for awhile until people suddenly ask themselves. "Why am I paying twice as much for a vehicle that is the same quality, doesn't offer as good of a warranty and isn't even better?" It's kind of amusing to me that people pay a whole bunch more for a car just because it's a Toyota and why do they do that? Because they've bought into the hype that Toyota is better hands down and GM isn't even comparable. Meanwhile I can get a vehicle that is loaded with options for the same price as they are paying for some bare bones, stripped down econo-box that is "so much better, just because it's a Toyota".
People pay more for Toyota and Honda because they don't like driving GM and Ford junk that breaks down all the time. They're not paying for the name, they are paying for the far superior reliability that comes with the name. And the price difference isn't very much at all, yet people continue to buy GM and Ford junk! Oh well, it takes all kinds I guess.