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Test Drive: 2009 Honda Ridgeline EX-L Navi [2.4.9]

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A lower base price, new trim levels and better fuel economy are highlights of the 2009 Honda Ridgeline, the “un-pickup”. The Ridgeline is not a truck in the traditional sense, as it’s not a body-on-frame vehicle with a separate cab and cargo box. And its fully independent rear suspension is something you won’t find in a traditional pickup truck.

That said, the Ridgeline can do almost anything a traditional light-duty pickup truck can do, and more. Aimed primarily at the recreational truck user, it offers a more comfortable ride and is a more passenger-oriented vehicle. Its dual-action tailgate and a large lockable storage box under the cargo bed are prime examples of its unique user-friendly features.

Under its chunky pickup styling is a one-piece body with an integrated steel ladder frame, all welded together. The Ridgeline’s cab and cargo bed are built as one piece, with separate front and rear sub-frames that cradle the engine and hang the front and rear suspensions. Honda claims this makes the Ridgeline 20 times more resistant to twisting and about 3.5 times more resistant to bending than a typical pickup truck.
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Re: Test Drive: 2009 Honda Ridgeline EX-L Navi [2.4.9]

Damn that black looks good.





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Damn that black looks good.
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i love green..
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I began the process of finding a used '08 RTL with the understanding that it would have to be silver or black. Then I saw dark cherry pearl...
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Another vote for green!
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I began the process of finding a used '08 RTL with the understanding that it would have to be silver or black. Then I saw dark cherry pearl...

Odd.... same here. I bought an 08 DCP a month ago...
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Sounds like a great car to test drive.

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I began the process of finding a used '08 RTL with the understanding that it would have to be silver or black. Then I saw dark cherry pearl...
I love the black also, but found a 09 ridgeline near new condition 14k miles, 140 miles away, bought it yesterday, Silver in color, not my favorite color, but this truck is new at a used price.
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Black or cherry pearl MmmMmmm
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