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Old 10-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #41
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:47 PM   #42
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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.



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My day has been exceptional, please don't mistake my cynicism for purposeful negativity. I was actually trying to steer the conversation in a positive direction, but I'm abrasive by nature, so I probably came across all wrong. I try not to partake in too much of the garbage content that floods this forum these days, but I will get down and dirty on subjects that I'm passionate about, that's just my nature. Honda and Toyota both make exceptional vehicles compared to the competition imho, but I'd choose the utilitarian value of a proven platform Tacoma (and the unbeatable resale value) over the demographic specific target market designed newly released platform Ridgeline every single day of the week. Buy whatever makes you happy, the rest of us genuinely don't care how you spend your money.
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It looks like a truck, only with a .

This and the chevy avalanche are the same in my eyes. To me a pickup bed is worthless if I can't put a lot in it.

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I doubt it was the 2017.
Why do you say that? They're already available.
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Why do you say that? They're already available.
Because it looks like a truck. I obviously mistakenly assumed you were referring to the old weird looking model. I personally like the way the 2017 looks. I never liked the look of the old ridgeline.

Don't worry, I have stereo types about trucks too. I won't buy a Chevy because to me they are for lawn mowing crews. Yes, I am a horrible person.

I really did like my F150 when I had it. It was just too big in downtown parking garages. The Nissan is too small. I really like the Tacoma and may still go with it. I will definitely test drive the Honda before making a decision. I could care less if it is unibody or not. It just does not matter for my needs. I just need something I can easily tow a bike in the bed occasionally. Maybe my camping gear. Nothing else.
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The only reason i got my sierra over a tacoma was the sierra was way cheaper than the tacomas that were in my area
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I actually like the 2017 Ridgeline a lot. Very practical, comfortable ride, bullet proof reliability. It serves every need I have for a truck. I don't give a if it's unibody or whatnot. It does what I need it to do, comfortably. I hate "real" truck's jarring rides. Only thing I hate about the 2017 Ridgeline is the nose.

This review of the truck is SPOT ON http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/the-20...muc-1775023406
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I actually like the 2017 Ridgeline a lot. Very practical, comfortable ride, bullet proof reliability. It serves every need I have for a truck. I don't give a if it's unibody or whatnot. It does what I need it to do, comfortably. I hate "real" truck's jarring rides. Only thing I hate about the 2017 Ridgeline is the nose.

This review of the truck is SPOT ON http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/the-20...muc-1775023406
The way people complain about a trucks ride are just whining IMO. It's a pickup truck, not a 1991 Lincoln town car. Oh the ride hurts my . Bet you can't even check your own air pressure or know how to work on your own car. Ask any mechanic what they would rather have between the frontier, tacoma, or ridgeline and I guarantee you just about every single one of them would put the ridgeline dead last.
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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.
At least with the tacoma you have options, engine, transmission, 2wd-4x4, lockers, 4 door, 2 door, extended cab, long bed, short bed, plenty of tie down points, I can fit 2 full size dirtbikes and a mini with ramps and all gear in the bed of a shortbed tacoma. Plus it's a true rear wheel drive vehicle. The engine is at the front and the drive is at the back with a proper set up. Easy to work on and bullet proof. The ridgeline offers none of this
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Mechanics can't make a living working on Honda's!
Oh yeah I can. You wouldn't believe how many engines I do due to broken timing belts...
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Mechanics can't make a living working on Honda's!
Also their motor mounts are junk
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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!
Friend of mine is a Sales Manager at Honda if you need a hookup.

I was in there the other day and passed comment on how much I liked the new Ridgeline after seeing it in the flesh
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The way people complain about a trucks ride are just whining IMO. It's a pickup truck, not a 1991 Lincoln town car. Oh the ride hurts my . Bet you can't even check your own air pressure or know how to work on your own car. Ask any mechanic what they would rather have between the frontier, tacoma, or ridgeline and I guarantee you just about every single one of them would put the ridgeline dead last.
I don't even know where to start with this statement. It's asinine to insinuate that just because I hate having my teeth jarred loose on my daily drive to work means I know nothing mechanically. My garage being full of tools and wrenches say otherwise. I will give you a few minutes to think about how stupid and elitist this statement is.

Why don't you go make a round trip around the block asking actual mechanics instead of sitting in your arm chair making blanket statements. You'll be surprised.
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I don't even know where to start with this statement. It's asinine to insinuate that just because I hate having my teeth jarred loose on my daily drive to work means I know nothing mechanically. My garage being full of tools and wrenches say otherwise. I will give you a few minutes to think about how stupid and elitist this statement is.



Why don't you go make a round trip around the block asking actual mechanics instead of sitting in your arm chair making blanket statements. You'll be surprised.


It's asinine to think that people would actually have their teeth jarred loose on their way to work, as you've suggested. It's asinine to think the the ownership of tools implies knowledge and proficiency of use. Here's a quick reality check...he's an ACTUAL MECHANIC! Like I said previously, nobody gives a what you boys choose to spend your money on, do whatever makes you happy.
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I don't even know where to start with this statement. It's asinine to insinuate that just because I hate having my teeth jarred loose on my daily drive to work means I know nothing mechanically. My garage being full of tools and wrenches say otherwise. I will give you a few minutes to think about how stupid and elitist this statement is.

Why don't you go make a round trip around the block asking actual mechanics instead of sitting in your arm chair making blanket statements. You'll be surprised.
You sound like you need a car with a flower vase on it's dash.
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After test drive I am leaning towards the Tacoma. If that helps anyone. I like the look better and I have a better vantage point as it sits a bit higher. Both are great trucks. But for the same price, 4X4 vs. AWD. I want to go with the vehicle that feels more substantial and has the better resale value.
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After test drive I am leaning towards the Tacoma. If that helps anyone. I like the look better and I have a better vantage point as it sits a bit higher. Both are great trucks. But for the same price, 4X4 vs. AWD. I want to go with the vehicle that feels more substantial and has the better resale value.
Tacomas are bulletproof, and will hold their value better than any vehicle in the segment.

I have a buddy who is a sales guy at the Toyota dealer here in League City, he sold us my wifes 4runner and a coworker of mine just bought his wife one too. We got deals in the "unusually good deal" range on the true car value
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