This truck is very well designed all around family truck. I would not buy it for the farm, towing large trailers, or for a work truck but for a truck, family vehicle, and normal work around the house its great. The 4x4 system is great it handles better than a lot of cars. I have been in snow, rain, and dirt and this is one of the most stable cars I have driven. The resale value is great too.
solid so far
I've had my Ridgeline for 3 years now, not a single problem. I had some vibration at take off but went in for my 30,000 checkup and they changed out the differential fluid and the truck is a smooth as day one. I have the cloth seats, mistake, can't clean them, also desire the moonroof. Fuel tank is small, not much range. In bed trunk is great, box in rear is enough, don't need an 8 foot bed! Great in the snow!
Great Car (or Truck?)
Just purchased after thorough research, and several drives. Didn't like these at all, until I saw an accquaintance's Ridgeline. Love at first site. Was, in no stretch, even considering a new car. After close-up review and driving the RTL, I was hooked and bought an 06. Very Impressed. Definately "Honda", all the way (I'm very biased to Honda). Decent milege for a truck, but feels like a luxury car, and drives like one too. My favorite features / Comparison: - RTL (Power Seats) has WAY better seating than the RT model. More comfy, more positions, etc. - RT feels like an upgrade to the Element; RTL feels like an upgrade to a nice Accord. - XM Radio integrated in the stereo - HomeLink (garage door opener) - Adjustable/Moveable console - extra ergonomic / comfy - Rear Trunk and Tie-Down latches make the bed useful for almost anything with no hassle. Bottom line, Honda knows how you use the product, once again. Good Job.
Bought this Ridgeline new and drove it back home from Oregon. I was impressed. My wife is glad she chose the Ridgeline over the Toyota FJ, which (although a great off-road vehicle) is losing its 'newness'. The Ridgeline is not meant to be a 'truck' in the USA sense of the word, it will tow motorcycles, 4-wheelers, and small trailers with ease and economy - and offer a great ride. The hockey bags get thrown in the back, and when you need to lock up...you have a relatively large area beneath the bed. Two bikes fit in the back seat area (with seats up). Soccer mom's dream machine!
Not to happy with my 2007 Honda Ridgeline
I have a 2007 Honda Ridgeline and I have had many problems with the transmission having a hard time shifting. Also I just recently found out that my knock sensor had been chewed by a rodent at 14,000 miles and I now have to replace it. I also have problems with my rear driver side window.
2007 Aberdeen green RTL, great ride, comfortable and attractive leather seats, love the dual function tailgate. Great trunk within bed, only Honda can think of this one AND make it happen. Tons of storage space.
It was a BIG! mistake buying
I bought this truck because i needed a truck to pull and haul things and honda is suppose to be a good brand. first of all, this thing is just plain ugly, only tows 5000 pounds with isn't even half of what the f-150 or silverado will pull yet it costs ALOT more. My neighbor has an f-150 supercrew which looks much better. And has much more power and much better acceleration and yet HE STILL PAID LESS! I was VERY disappointed with this truck and am warning people not to buy it.
For as much driving I do for my local buisness, this truck works really well. Love the way it handles, cargo space (in and out), in bed trunk and gas milage isn't bad. (avg. 19 m.p.g.). Driving is smooth and nice. I will buy another next time!
best pickup out there
Just go drive this truck you will love the way it drives. I could count on one hand how many times i need a full size pickup in the 20 years I have owned one. This truck is the right size and I love the truck in the bed.
Worst Truck Ever/Most Expensive
Worst truck ever.. The cost of maintenance will kill you!! This Ridgeline breaks down just like any other truck. At least the GM trucks give a 100,000 mile warranty with Roadside Assistance. Not Honda.. They make you pay for the tow truck when you have 13,000 miles.