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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well, much to my surprise, the dealership accepted my '07 RTL on a lease turn-in with all the scratches (that someone added down to the bare metal with a key along the front bumper and entire passenger side) and flipped the lease to a new one! Changed colors from silver to dark blue (I really don't have to call it "Bali Pearl Blue", do I?).

Some subtle differences, but so far it seems it's all in the styling. Outside, obviously the new grille and bumper, with fog lights now standard, the tail lights are slightly different (no amber), a tow hitch receiver - also standard. Inside, they added the AUX input jack, new dashboad gauges/styling, and some rubber grips on all of the knobs (A/C, volume, etc.). Aside from that, everything else seems the same - though I've only had the new one for 20 hours...

Never even thought about getting a different [make] truck - love the Ridgeline - and yes, I actually use the bed!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 08:16 AM
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Congrats on the new ride!

! Not to be a pessimist, freedom has a price. So does living. Pay it forward.
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Thoughts on the gearing / throttle response changes?

When I was shopping the MMC Ridgelines definitely had a bit more pep to them.
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When I was shopping the MMC Ridgelines....
What's MMC?? Or, do you mean MMX? As in Roman Numeral for 2010?

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MMC - often referred to as Mid Model Change
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MMC - often referred to as Mid Model Change
Thanks, now committed to memory!
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Re: Goodbye '07, Hello '10

if you dont mind me asking what are you paying on the 10' lease compared to the 07' lease?
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Now that you mention it, I did notice that it seems to drive a little differently. Can't comment on that too much as I've only just brought it home from the dealership. Gotta go pick up some sheetrock in a few minutes, so I'll try and gauge the gearing/throttle response. It definately feels a bit tighter, but I'm comparing it to 3-year old one that I just turned in which probably loosened up a bit. Nothing negative, that's for sure.

rakapur, I'll PM you...

Psyched.

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Congrats on the new ride. I have considered upgrading to a newer one also, but don't want a bigger payment.
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Congrats on the new Ridge. I'm really tempted myself in trading mine in...the Bali Blue pearl is the color I'm looking for! I hope the 2nd gen RL comes with that color. Iím sick of keeping my Black truck clean.

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