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Old 10-07-2016, 08:47 AM   #21
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Saw one yesterday.
I know Honda makes great vehicles, and this will probably due the job perfectly for most people.
Personally, I'd just rather have something a bit more capable should the need ever arise.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:17 AM   #22
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its a car frame and chassis with a truck body on it. the 4wd system in them is a joke. ive seen people get stuck in their own driveways with them. however, they will be utterly reliable, ride like a car and be fairly handy if you dont actually want to use it for heavy duty truck purposes. A buddy helped me move some gym equipment with his before i got my truck. he had about 500lbs of plates in the back of it and i swear we thought the truck was going to bottom out and fall apart haha. when its not loaded with heavy items its basically a handy car
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Growing on me. I like the fact it will drive like a car, low step in height, parking will be easy plus I can haul the bike!
Put on a dress and hop on in.
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Put on a dress and hop on in.
I'm not sure a dress will fit under full leathers.

From what I read, Honda studied how people actually used their trucks. Apparently not many tow or haul to the trucks capabilities. Most trucks are used for groceries and a occasional trip to Home Depot. This would be the category I fall into. I have no inclinations to put big suspension/tires or tow anything beyond a 5x10 trailer. Nor do I care to go off-road.

This is the result.

I am concerned with the front wheel drive configuration. The AWD version makes more sense to me.

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I'm not sure a dress will fit under full leathers.

From what I read, Honda studied how people actually used their trucks. Apparently not many tow or haul to the trucks capabilities. Most trucks are used for groceries and a occasional trip to Home Depot. This would be the category I fall into. I have no inclinations to put big suspension/tires or tow anything beyond a 5x10 trailer. No do I care to go off-road.

This is the result.

I am concerned with the front wheel drive configuration. The AWD version makes more sense to me.
Prepare for lots a radial tire pull issues. Hondas are horrible about this. And the fact that you can't adjust anything but toe for the alignment is bullshit for a "truck" to each his own. My tacoma is the jack of all trades. It's 4 door so when the nieces and nephews come out there is plenty of room. I can put the bike in the bed. I pulled the 6x10 trailer with the yxz to colorado with no trouble. And it's a beast offroad with a proper 4x4 system. Not a fwd car with a 10 foot long driveshaft to a tiny rear diff. I would seriously consider a tacoma or a frontier over the Honda. Both are incredibly reliable and no timing belts to swap out.
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He wants the Ridgeline, let him buy it, there's no need to continue this discussion. We all have our own wants/needs/justifications. I'd never buy a Ridgeline, but I recognize that I don't fit Honda's target demographics. OP should join a Honda forum and read about the radial tire pull...seriously.
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tacoma would be 1000x better than the ridgeline lol
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He wants the Ridgeline, let him buy it, there's no need to continue this discussion. We all have our own wants/needs/justifications. I'd never buy a Ridgeline, but I recognize that I don't fit Honda's target demographics. OP should join a Honda forum and read about the radial tire pull...seriously.
Apologize this thread is not the usual: cop hate, black hate, Muslim hate, , Guns, L Ron Hubbard wanna be and such. Your "no need for further discussion" statement could be said for the other 95% of MH threads. You should go into all other threads and say such. Yes, a thread that is bike related. Ouch

However I will thank you for bringing to light of the "radial tire pull". The Odyssey has been going through tires and alignments. Was always blaming my better half and kids for hitting curbs.

I'd rather join forums of subjects I desire. Honda forums, not so much.

Hope your day goes better.
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tacoma would be 1000x better than the ridgeline lol
Well, a Tacoma is an actual truck so...
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Even the el camino was built on a truck chassis. The ridgeline is a unibody design sitting on McPherson struts. It would probably squat with a gallon of milk in the bed.
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Well, a Tacoma is an actual truck so...
All a matter of opinion. A guy who buys a F-150 would think a Tacoma a "sissy truck". Another who lifted a F-350 would call those owners "people who wear dresses".

Let's face it, the tradition body on frame method is gradually going away.
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All a matter of opinion. A guy who buys a F-150 would think a Tacoma a "sissy truck". Another who lifted a F-350 would call those owners "people who wear dresses".

Let's face it, the tradition body on frame method is gradually going away.
No it isn't. At least not in trucks. The ridgeline is not a truck. But you already seem to have your heart set on a ridgeline so best of luck. I'll see you for your timing belt at 80k miles.
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They sure are ugly. I saw one pulling a camper the other day and did a double take. The front doesn't look truck like to me, so it's like the front half is a different vehicle from the back half. I liked the looks of the old one much better.
I doubt it was the 2017. I have been looking at it too. I like the Tacoma but the pricing actually seems a little better for the Honda AWD vs. comparably equipped Tundra 4X4. More horsepower in the Honda also.

I will never buy a full size truck again. I just don't need it and I am sick of fighting for parking spots downtown.
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This is like Shelly trying to justify purchasing a Nissan Versa. Except that he at least acknowledged the Versa was a piece of
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I'm soured on Ford truck quality. I even got hit with the over torqued spark plug snafu.
We have the same model year Odyssey and that vehicle has been bullet proof.
Not much of a Toyota truck fan after buying the first generation of Tundra. (Brakes/transmission).
I miss my Tacoma. The gas mileage wasn't great but it did everything I needed it to do at the time. The only gripe I had was I couldn't adjust the seat height. Plus, they hold their value quit well. I never had an issue with the truck. A fellow MH member has an 07 with 150K or more and his still looks and drives like new. I'd at least go take a look at them... I'm not a fan of the Tundras.
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My old 99 taco had 600k when I crashed it. Drove it home after I crashed it too
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I miss my Tacoma. The gas mileage wasn't great but it did everything I needed it to do at the time. The only gripe I had was I couldn't adjust the seat height. Plus, they hold their value quit well. I never had an issue with the truck. A fellow MH member has an 07 with 150K or more and his still looks and drives like new. I'd at least go take a look at them... I'm not a fan of the Tundras.
After some thought might look the Tacoma route. Only need 2wd, stick shift would be a plus. Something around 50k miles. Just remembered full coverage for teenagers suck.
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