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Possibly the most retarded article on the Ridgeline EVER!

This guy just doesn't have a clue. He compares the Ridgeline to the typical misconstrued competitor, the Avalanche and the Hummer truck which you can't even get anymore and then compares it to some huge purpose built off road vehicle he grew up with.

I think the article writer had a bad day or his dog died the day before he wrote this article because all he does is bash the Ridgeline.

http://www.carguideweb.com/articles/8231/

I anxiously await this guys next article when he does head to head comparison between a Cessna 172 and a F-22.

I could compare the truck that he describes in the 1st few paragraphs to an Abrams M1A1 tank and my article would be just as fair.

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Re: Possibly the most retarded article on the Ridgeline EVER!

It is obvious Mr. Fritter had it in for the Ridgeline all along. He compares the Ridgeline to work trucks without taking the time to understand why this truck was built and the intended target market. Without that consideration, any reviewer will miss the mark completely. As such, I would pay little attention to what he has to say.
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Agreed, this guy is clueless. It seems most reviewers love to compare the Ridgeline to typical trucks(which of course it isn't.) I sometimes wish that Honda would have named it something other than a truck, thus there would be nothing to compare it to. Then most people would see it for what it is...one great vehicle.
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Surprise: A Ridgeline is not the same vehicle as his rusted-out F-250.

He probably complains that the ride in a Lexus LS-460 is too soft, too.

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What a noob. Especially the assumptions he made about us owners.

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"..one of the best things a Vancouverite can do is to get themselves out of Vancouver. Be it north or east, two hours time is all it really takes to remove yourself from the condensed urban sprawl, with another two hours being sufficient to remove yourself from nearly all human contact in some of the most gorgeous scenery planet Earth...

...And while the Ridgeline’s transverse 3.5L V6 and VTM-4 all-wheel drive system may work wonders in the desert (the Ridgeline is a class winner at the gruelling Baja 1000 stock mini class), its low ground clearance and smaller-diameter, street-oriented tires conspire against it here in the more technically challenging Canadian north...."


Okay, 4 hours north of Vancouver is exactly where I live, it is hardly the "challenging Canadian north" (another 10 hours north might do it) and it is the perfect environment for a Ridgeline. Quite a boneheaded comment. Giving Vancouverites a bad name. Surprising he actually mentioned the Baja win though.



"The worst offender, by far though, has to be the door panel. Molded in two halves, the casting line runs atop the door’s interior panel, providing a nice sharp plastic edge for you to rest your arm on.."

Can't you picture him now? Driving down the road wearing his Rice Killer T-shirt in his loud jacked-up Ford hanging him arm out in a ready to one finger poise. Anybody else drive around with their arm on the door? I am a right arm on the console resting type...


"...the North American buyer has no need for such novelties, or a unibody car-cum-truck..."

Well excuse me, but I am a North American buyer, and have the need, so once again you are out to left field.


"...We should juisy be thankful it’s on its way to the same fate."

It is quite easy to make comments looking at previous sales statistics after the fact and make predictions about the future of a vehicle. Where was his foresight in 2006? Maybe he would make a good stockbroker in recommending stocks that have already gone up?

Even if it ceases production I think the Ridgeline has a better career as a vehicle than him as a credible journalist.
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obviously he just like Fords and a Honda is foreign, it seems it's foreign to the reviewer also, I wonder if he really test drove one to give it a proper review, not saying the RL is perfect, but it's alot better than any of the Big 3, he also talks about the "plastic box" what I don't think he realizes is that if a panel needs to be replaced in the RL box, you just unbolt it and replace the panel instead of replacing the whole box or doing a lot of welding, bondo work, priming and painting to replace just a panel. Oh yes, I believe the payload on the RL is higher than most 1/2 ton trucks. I could keep ranting but I'll just let losers be losers.
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Why did I buy this thing?
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The only good fritter's are FRIED.

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Wow this guy does not understand the target buyer of the Ridgeline.
The lockable in-bed trunk is one of the main selling points of the Ridgeline to many. Dodge tried to put storage bins on the sides of their pick-up. But this is not a true trunk like a car. We can store & carry full size Ice coolers in the in-bed trunk or other types of gear. Its not a big work truck but it is a nice size truck with car like ride & comfort. I don't need an off road vehicle if they wan't to make another version of the Ridgeline for this fine. I say its a Home Depot, Lowes, Safeway, Giant Food, Sams , BJs ect type using truck. Then you can load a small family in it a take a long highway trip in comfort & plenty of storage space & utility. Then you could tow a small boat or trailer with room in the truck to spare. This is what most of the target buyers of the Ridgeline got it for.

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