2008 Honda Ridgeline

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  • Quality9.5
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Satisfied 08 Ridgeline owner by Gary from Mo on 04/11/2013. Trim: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Handling & ride are great,much better than I expected,even from a vehicle with independent suspension. The 3.5 v6 moves the truck quite well,no problems whatsoever merging into highway traffic,even with 3-4 hundred pounds of weight in the box.Speaking of the box,it seems to be larger that it appears,after hauling furniture,(sofas included,& not hanging over the tailgate by much)& various other things one would generally use a pickup for. Seats are comfy,rear headroom & legroom are sufficient for anyone under 6'7. The AWD/FWD system works very well,even in 6-10" of snow;the truck just plows right through it,with very little slippage. Just wished Honda made a full-size truck.
Cons: Rear visibility is not great,but comes with the body style.There are blind spots right behind the rear windows,but this can be overcome with prudence,caution & the addition of convex mirrors to the rear-views. Yes I know it's a AWD/FWD system in essentially a 1/2 ton truck, but gas mileage could be a bit better.
Overall review: Overall,a great truck;I was just blown away with the ride & handling;definitely not what I was expecting.Price is a bit high,but I would buy another one.I can't say that about the last 2 trucks I've owned.(One blue oval & one goat head) Just make sure to maintain it well,keeping in mind the every 60,000 mile timing belt change & the every 30,000 mile transmission fluid change,on top of oil changes,& any other required maintenance.
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Best truck I ever owned by Waterman from Wyoming on 09/24/2011. Trim: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RT, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: "Comfort and quality" I bought this truck used and it was a huge step up from my last new truck (3 letter brand). I have tested it out on some very rough forest service roads and it performed flawlessly. The 4 wheel drive system is incredible. I really like the trunk, all my emergency supplies are ready to use anytime I need them. My 6'5" buddy fits in the back seat without complaint. I love the seats as we can drive 500 miles and still walk normally afterwards (my last truck was uncomfortable from the day I bought it). One tip for anyone looking for a new vehicle- Don't ever buy after a 15 minute test drive, it takes at least an hour to find out if the seats are comfortable.
Cons: Gas mileage at high speeds could be better, I get 18-20 mpg but, when the wife drives she gets at least 23mpg , huge blind spots just to the sides of rear of the truck.
Overall review: This is a quality, reliable truck for every use except heavy hauling or huge trailer towing. I have owned all three domestic truck brands in the last 25 years and this is by far the easiest driving and smoothest drive train of the four.
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Great Truck by Joel on 03/11/2011. Trim: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RT, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: Dependability, minimal maintenance needs- built very solid, I have never had any problems with my ridgeline, lots of storage, big trunk
Cons: 250 horsepower is just ok, truck could use at least another 50hp, interior is very tough but is prone to stains
Overall review: Very well built. Nice truck with the Honda quality we expect
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TURNING THE TRUCK WORLD ON ITS HEAD by C.R.R. Vegas Baby!!! on 05/08/2009. Trim: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL w/ Navigation System, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Everything on the truck my fav. is the trunk its so cool.
Cons: Speakers could be a little better and cleaning under the front seat is tough.
Overall review: I studied Honda from the '06 Ridgeline to the '09 and bought an '08 because I could not beat the price. Honda has taken the truck world and turned it upside down I have run into so many people who did not like the truck and I have impressed them all. From the hardcore truck climbing enthusiast to the eco friendly person they all got a taste of my truck and fell in love with it
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A GREAT FIT. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/04/2008. Trim: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Handling, Safety, Brakes, Interior Room (especially in front), Storage, Many Usefull Features, And It's Fun to Drive!
Cons: Maybe could use a little more Chrome or something on the exterior?, but maybe not? No rear defroster but i'm not sure it needs one. Rear visibility takes a little getting used to but it's not that bad.
Overall review: This is the vehicle for the person who has owned the American 1/2 ton "step-side" or "off-road" package pickup trucks and found that the only time you really use the four wheel drive is in inclement wheather. It's also for the person who needs a truck bed on occasion but doesn't really do any heavy hauling. The bed is a nice size, and the dual action tailgate is really cool. I have owned a Z71 Silverado and always just put up with the inferior braking and poor handling. The Ridgeline RTS is very nicely equipped, and is a much better fit for me. I would definitely recommend it, especially over the Ford Explorer Sport-Trac, and even over a short bed Silverado or Chevy Colorado (all of which i have driven). Look at the reviews, I did and purchased a Ridgeline RTS.
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