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post #101 of 388 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 08:12 AM
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I don't understand the purpose of these post on a Chevy forum...to rub it in the face of other forum members? That's nice you bought a RL that is having 1st year model growing pains, don't let the door hit you where the sun doesn't shine.

At the very least post in the General Topic forum.
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Good luck with the new ride..I gave the ridgeline consideration also, but I need the towing capacity. My wife has had 3 honda pilots. Never one issue with any of them. Great cars. The ridgeline is a great light duty vehicle that will meet the needs of most. Rides like a car, interior is awesome.
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The last Ridgeline was OK as a Utility Vehicle, but this new one i will forever see a Minvan with a small truck bed instead of a third row of seating... They should not be in the same class as midsize trucks.
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I don't understand the purpose of these post on a Chevy forum...to rub it in the face of other forum members? That's nice you bought a RL that is having 1st year model growing pains, don't let the door hit you where the sun doesn't shine.

At the very least post in the General Topic forum.
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I saw another Ridgeline as it passed me last week. The rear end actually looked better than I had thought from earlier views. I think it was the color as much as anything, this one was a grey. Not sure you can do much for the front end on the Ridgeline.

If it meets your needs, go for it. Competition is good. Of all of the features mentioned on the Ridgeline that our Twins are lacking, the Homelink, blind spot monitoring and position memory driver seat are the only items I would like to see on my Canyon.

I am with @GraniteBlue05 on this. I remember when pickup trucks were there to do work, not compete with Cadillac or Lincoln for creature comforts. Of course, I remember a lot of buddies buying pickup trucks because they could be had for much less than anything but a Volkswagon bug or anything made by Datsun.

Have the Canyons gone up in price that much? In 2015 prices, a loaded Canyon would have been several thousand dollars under the price of the loaded Ridgeline, and my experience with Honda is you have to search to find a dealership that will actually negotiate with you. Granted, to compare some of the upscale options on the Ridgeline, I really think you have to go to the Denali, and thus you are probably sitting with more comparable price points.

My fear is that by 2020 when I go to replace my Canyon, some of you guys are going to have forced GM into so many luxury options on the Twins that there will not be an affordable trim level with a mid range of options. Will have to choose between stripped and Denali styling.
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I think allot of folks would be happy with the Ridgeline as it is essentially a SUV with a bed. I think it fits a sweet spot in the market and Honda was very smart for building it. The only problem I have with it is to pretty it up with the options I would want the thing would cost more than the Denali. You are also going to be very limited at what you can tow with a 5000 lb towing capacity, which is pretty standard for an SUV with similar displacement.

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I guess if you can get over the looks it's not that bad. A ridgeline would never work for me as I need a vehicle that could take a beating off the pavement. Which is definitely not the ridgeline.

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It occurs to me that the Ridgeline is a niche vehicle, but it is a big niche. People who don't want a full size truck, don't tow anything too heavy, and want a refined experience. The Ridgeline offers all that in a proven and reliable package that is a good value for the money.

The diesel twins strike me as a niche truck also, but a much smaller niche. A truck that gets excellent fuel economy and can tow a significant but not full size truck load, that fits in my garage.

We live in the golden age of trucks. There really is something for everyone.
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I see this as very similar to the subject of SUVs vs. mini-vans. Mini-vans would suit the practical needs of most families better than SUVs, but SUVs are more popular because mini-vans are seen as uncool.

Similarly, a car-like truck (Ridgeline) would suit the practical needs of most small truck buyers better than a traditional body-on-frame truck, but body-on-frame is more popular because it's considered more tough and "truck-like". Guys towing close to 7000 lbs or doing serious offroading are the obvious exception, but let's be honest, they're in the minority.
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Found this online this morning regarding the 2017 new trucks.

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1. Fiat to introduce a truck to US market that makes the Ridgeline look like a heavy duty truck. El Camino style I guess.

2. Ridgeline is in there 2017 list, but in my view, we have already laid eyes on it as opposed to a couple of the others.

3. Ford Super Duties

4. Ram Power Wagon

5. Major Facelift for the Colorado that no one has seen.

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I don't understand the purpose of these post on a Chevy forum...to rub it in the face of other forum members? That's nice you bought a RL that is having 1st year model growing pains, don't let the door hit you where the sun doesn't shine.

At the very least post in the General Topic forum.
GM monitors these forums. The reason for the posts in this topic are to let GM know the competition knows how to build a product that will please the consumer. If this wakes GM up, mission accomplished.

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OP, if it makes you happy then you made the right choice for you.

Now go join a Honda minivan forum...your man card is officially revoked...
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OP, if it makes you happy then you made the right choice for you.

Now go join a Honda minivan forum...your man card is officially revoked...
LOL...I have always heard Big Truck....Little ****!!!!!
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Does the Ridgeline have a physical volume knob for the radio? If not that would be a deal breaker for me. (I.e. some Cadillac SUVs lack this, too.)

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I used to own a top of the line Ridgeline Touring, black with extra chrome. It looked really sharp and despite being unibody, it was built on a massive tank like structure. Very solid and it drove nice. Towing was good except the V6 engine made it impossible to stay in high gear. Things bothered me though, the foreign Honda name, the sideways engine, 4wd but primary drive was fwd, not body on frame with separate box. The new one looks nice to me but even less truck like. I have no idea how solid it is though. I did sit in one and will be forever jealous of the seats. GM, did you read that last part?
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OP, if it makes you happy then you made the right choice for you.

Now go join a Honda minivan forum...your man card is officially revoked...
ok, now that was funny!

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I just can't get over the styling of the RL. Looks like a truck meant for women, like the jetta of trucks.

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I just can't get over the styling of the RL. Looks like a truck meant for women, like the jetta of trucks.

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I agree!! I dont mind what the Ridgeline is all about, but the new styling looks ugly to me. it is not pleasing. the Car like front end and the very sharp slice of the cab to the bed. now if they would have used the front end of the new piloit, then it would look way better, bore like the gen 1 verison.

would i get a Rl, no i dont think so. I wanted very good gas milage so that is why i got the dmax and i wanted a midsize truck, not some sort of hybrid. I want real 4wd when i need and if i need to hual or tow something i can. It fits my needs and family needs.

Thats great for the OP, it fits HIS needs and thats what counts. Congrats on the new ride and i hope it works out well for ya!!
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It doesn't bother me if it looks like a car and has no frame. If Honda made it a two door and extended the bed, I'd trade my truck tomorrow. Love my Colorado, but I want a Maloo so bad! Why does Australia get to have all the fun!?!

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It doesn't bother me if it looks like a car and has no frame. If Honda made it a two door and extended the bed, I'd trade my truck tomorrow. Love my Colorado, but I want a Maloo so bad! Why does Australia get to have all the fun!?!
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