• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 12/22/2011 9:27pm PST

    Honda won't get rid of the Ridgeline because it won't admit to an error on their part.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 12/23/2011 4:33am PST

    @Matt, I think the arrogance the Honda used to have towards its products is fading. When the new Civic was universally panned by the automotive press and Honda's former customers, I think they got the message loud and clear.

    There's a market for the Ridgeline, in my opinion, but it has to be less expensive and more fuel efficient. As it is today, the truck is a tough sell against the competition.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 12/27/2011 10:35am PST

    "There's a market for the Ridgeline, in my opinion, but it has to be less expensive and more fuel efficient".

    I totally agree with you Kurt on this point. Honda just won't take it to that next level...improved economy and price wise.

  • fb_1381096556 avatar Michael Posted: 10/6/2011 1:40pm PDT

    I replaced a 1991 Ford Ranger with a 2006 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is an SUV with a truck bed. It's a great family vehicle, well designed, and practical. It's not a work horse, but it is great for those weekend tasks.

  • larry300 avatar larry300 Posted: 10/5/2011 4:23pm PDT

    The problem with the Ridgeline was and is the price, with the base model nearly $30k; for a 6-cylinder truck mind you. Not having an economical 4-cylinder model doesn't help with sales either when the V6 is behind the competition in nearly all specifications. Honda builds great quality vehicles, but the pickup truck base just isn't there.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 12/27/2011 10:32am PST

    "Honda builds great quality vehicles, but the pickup truck base just isn't there".

    Honda "use to build quality vehicles". And yes the pickup truck base just isn't there for Honda. Everybody knows that except Honda :-)

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 10/6/2011 3:48am PDT

    @larry300, I don't disagree with you. It's best to look at the Ridgeline as a big, comfortable sedan that doubles as a part-time truck. If you need the capabilities of a truck on a regular basis, the Ridgeline is likely to disappoint. If you occasionally need a truck on weekends, the Ridgeline is a reasonable compromise.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 10/5/2011 12:25pm PDT

    Honda Ridgeline = Ford Ranger......both riding a dead horse.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 10/5/2011 2:21pm PDT

    @Matt, the difference is that Ford sold over 7,000 Rangers in the U.S. in September. Honda has yet to sell 7,000 Ridgelines in the U.S. this year.

  • Karp avatar Karp Posted: 10/5/2011 6:37am PDT

    Put a diesel in it already and I will be the first in line.