2008 Honda Ridgeline Consumer Reviews

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2008 Honda Ridgeline
4.6
Average based on 21 reviews
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Excellent all around vehicle

by from Kansas on May 21, 2010

After driving a variety of sport utility and mid-size pickups over the years, this vehicle has turned out to be the best of all worlds. Initially, I wasn't fond of its looks, particularly from the sid...
After driving a variety of sport utility and mid-size pickups over the years, this vehicle has turned out to be the best of all worlds. Initially, I wasn't fond of its looks, particularly from the side, but it's grown on me now. For my needs, it has been perfect. The AWD system has never left me stranded, regardless whether I'm on a snowy road or a muddy pasture, I have had no issues. With the abundance of storage inside the cab and the cool in-bed trunk, it has been a perfect vehicle for carting the kids to and from all of their sports. I used to have to take the chairs, sports equipment, luggage and fishing gear inside the truck if I had to stop on the way two or from my destination ... now they just go in the lockable trunk and they are out of sight and out of the weather. The interior is roomy enough that my kids don't feel squeezed in there, particularly in their car seats, and I can still fit it in my small garage. The ride is excellent and it's quiet. I have an RTX which has the goodies I need without the extras ... Most weekends, my wife's minivan sits in the garage and we take my Ridgeline.
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hooked on honda

by from MERRILLVILLE INDIANA on April 8, 2009

Replaced grand cherokee with this vehicle, which so far has been the best truck i have ever owned (chevy,ford,gmc)great ride excellent handling very reliable.I will be a HONDA OWNER FOR LIFE!!!!
Replaced grand cherokee with this vehicle, which so far has been the best truck i have ever owned (chevy,ford,gmc)great ride excellent handling very reliable.I will be a HONDA OWNER FOR LIFE!!!!
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This is the do it all Everyday car

by from Chicago on March 25, 2009

Before I bought the Ridgeline I was shopping around looking for a multi-use/multi-practical everyday car. I wanted a vehicle that did everything well. I wanted to be comfortable driving it to work eve...
Before I bought the Ridgeline I was shopping around looking for a multi-use/multi-practical everyday car. I wanted a vehicle that did everything well. I wanted to be comfortable driving it to work everyday. I also play hard too. I'm into all different types of sports so I'm always throwing sports equipment in and out of the ride. Basketball, Baseball, Golf. On top of all that I play in two bands where I'm also throwin band equipment in and out of the car too. This truck handles like a dream ...no joke! I don't need a huge rock crawler that tows 10,000 lbs like every other guy thinks that they need. Honda did it right. I might not consider it a full blown truck....but whatever it is....Honda always knows how to do things different from any other car company. It's a Honda....aka it's going to last a LONG LONG time.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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RTL underrated

by from walwoth, new york on December 13, 2010

I replaced a Ford 150XLT. As of the moment it was the best move I could have made. The Ridgeline is an easy drive. Handles well in snow and mud. Getting better than rated maliage, both city and longer...
I replaced a Ford 150XLT. As of the moment it was the best move I could have made. The Ridgeline is an easy drive. Handles well in snow and mud. Getting better than rated maliage, both city and longerr hauls. Wife even takes it rather than her Acura, it really is that nice. Can not comment on reliabilty, only have had it 8K miles. Pulled light trailer w/4-wheeler out west. Truck continued over rated mialage. Interior needs a grab handle on drivers side. Heater & air are excellent, and fast in performance. My mechanic hates it. He wishes I returned to Fords. He says at least with a Ford he can make a living on repairs. Can't say enough good things about the Ridgeline. It's not a do it all, so look carefully at needs--then test the Ridgeline. You will not be dissappointed,
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looked hard to find better

by from Rexvillle, New York on November 6, 2010

Replaced an '02 Ford 150 XLT 4X4, sm V-8. No longer could afford upkeep. Cost of repairs, not covered by limited warentee exceeded the initial purchase price. After near 80K miles, and several long wa...
Replaced an '02 Ford 150 XLT 4X4, sm V-8. No longer could afford upkeep. Cost of repairs, not covered by limited warentee exceeded the initial purchase price. After near 80K miles, and several long walks out of the woods I gave up. Tested many in class trucks. Setteled on the Honda. It's been 76K wonderful miles without a problem. Normal maintenance, yes. Reliabilty of this city truck has been very high. I use it rather hard. So far never once a problem. After test drives, settled on foreign manufacturer, hands down. Noise, ease of handling, appointments. Try a Honda Ridgeline RTL, nice indeed.
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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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it works for me...

by from Vancouver on November 8, 2007

I wanted a car that would do what an SUV, TRUCK, and Van could do....behold the Ridgeline. I think in time this truck will gain a large following...same as Toyota and Nissan. It will not however repla...
I wanted a car that would do what an SUV, TRUCK, and Van could do....behold the Ridgeline. I think in time this truck will gain a large following...same as Toyota and Nissan. It will not however replace the domestics in workhorse requirements...but hey, I don't use mine for work...its a play vehicle for my bikes, motorcycles, and home renovations and gardening supplies...
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The Perfect Truck

by from Orlando on June 28, 2008

This truck was meant for me. Being in High School and playing lacrosse, my equipment tends to get very smelly. With traditional trucks, you couldn't just leave all your gear in the trunk and expect it...
This truck was meant for me. Being in High School and playing lacrosse, my equipment tends to get very smelly. With traditional trucks, you couldn't just leave all your gear in the trunk and expect it not to get stolen or get rained on without spending another grand for a trunk top. With the Honda Ridgeline, you don't have to worry about that. It comes standard with a waterproof lockable in-bed trunk which is perfect. The interior is hands down the best in the business and all the innovative features that are packed into this truck is truly remarkable. The ride is very smooth. Cons: When backing out, you really don't know how close you are to hitting a certain object. This can easily be fixed with the installation of the Rear Back-Up Sensors. The aux input is far away from the driver. Hopefully Honda will design a better place for the aux input, maybe in the center console like they did with the Honda Accord and maybe create a Hybrid Version of the Car which gets about 25 City/30 Highway
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Best all-around truck

by from Columbus, Oh on November 28, 2007

This is a great truck for someone who wants a truck but does not need a traditional truck. I've owned my Ridgeline for two years and 28,000 miles later I am still completely happy with it. My opinion ...
This is a great truck for someone who wants a truck but does not need a traditional truck. I've owned my Ridgeline for two years and 28,000 miles later I am still completely happy with it. My opinion is, it's the ultimate SUT.
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Simply the best

by from Louisiana on January 24, 2008

Just go and test drive the truck and you'll see what I see. I don't need a truck for work so this truck is the best fit fo rme.
Just go and test drive the truck and you'll see what I see. I don't need a truck for work so this truck is the best fit fo rme.
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Dependable

by from Kingsport, TN on May 14, 2012

Nice truck, fully loaded, w navigation. Had same truck in 07, went back to it. Have had the full size chevy crew cab, but find the Honda a little better on gas, much easier to drive and handle on the ...
Nice truck, fully loaded, w navigation. Had same truck in 07, went back to it. Have had the full size chevy crew cab, but find the Honda a little better on gas, much easier to drive and handle on the road. If you don't handle long or heavy loads or toll heavy things, you will not be disappointed. It's much easier to enter and exit than climbing in the bigger trucks.
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