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Re: OT: Anyone familiar with Honda Ridgelines?
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Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (#32) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:52:54 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: OT: Anyone familiar with Honda Ridgelines?, Snowmobile [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:10:00
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Both Ridgelines (new and old) are unibody which severely limits their weight carrying capacity - the bed is attached to the cab, and is not free to flex independently. Fine for light loads, but I definitely would not use one to transport rock or gravel or anything heavy & dense. The 5x4 bed is a real limitation for carrying anything, and there is a lot of unnecessary complexity in the FWD/AWD system.

For a full size truck, I can't imagine buying anything other than a Chevy. Ubiquitous, reliable, cheap to fix when they need it. If you're looking at any Ridgeline, you're looking at trucks made this century, and GMT800/900 with the 5.3l are great every day trucks. With more horsepower and more torque, the 5.3l still matches the Ridgeline for fuel economy.

I sort of understand the Ridgeline as a daily driver that can also do Home Depot runs, but as an actual truck it's got a lot of extra complexity while missing some important central themes.

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