It certain should ride like a Honda, it is after all an Accord. The
Ridgeline is NOT a truck by any stretch of the imagination any more than is
the Subaru station wagon with a box, that is not selling either One can
haul hay or even post holes in a minivan LOL
Honda sold about 580,000 things "classified" as truck. They actually sold 0
trucks. Of course quite a few of the Ford, GM and Chrysler "trucks" are not
trucks either.. Ditto for Toyota.
The Ridgeline might be a really cool vehicle, but it is lttle more than a
reduced function Pilot which is a little mror than a re-configured Odyssey.
Nothing wrong with any of these, but they are not trucks to me. I think
Truckoid might be a good name for them. If the most truck-like thing you do
is haul a cooler in the back, then I guesss a Ridgeline might be (despite it
whimpy towing and load capacities). However, that stupid in-bed compartment
would be a disaster if you were actually hauling stuff back there (like
sand). Can you imagine having to empty the bed anytime you need to get into
the compartment? I've gone for years without empty my farm trucks bed.
Get real, Ford sold nearly 1,000,000 F150s alone in 2005. Fords light truck
total was over 2,200,000. Toyotas Motor (Sales) Company, Toyota, Lexus,
Scion cars and trucks combined was 2,060,000
Don't forget to subtract the fleet sales from those big 3 total truck sales.
After you do that, you basically have the (1) "I only buy American" owners,
and (2) the owners lured by the steep roll backs in price and employee
incentive programs. Hands down, Honda and Toyota have a much better product.
It's amazing because Ford and GM have been building pickups since the "40s
and you think they'd have got it right by now.
If you are in one of these two pre-mentioned categories, please take your
comments about Ford, GM or Chrysler products elsewhere, because you will
never convince a Honda or Toyota owner that the big 3's products are better.
Don't need to, nor am I trying to, simply posting the fact that more
buyers choose GM, Ford, Chrysler and even Toyota over Honda in 2005 when it
came time to buy the vehicle THEY thought was better. Obviously you though
Honda was better if that is what you bought . That is your privilege, just
as it is for every other buyer but you are in a minority. Besides what
difference does it make why one buys what they buy, it only maters that they
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