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