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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice RTS vs RTL

Hi I am looking yo purchase a RD I have seen the RTS for $8.8k I can have that next month but I REALLY want tje RTL for some $10k-$10.5k but that means I would have the RTL until next year around april.I already know the differences RTL leather and sunroof and navi if optional.So heres what I am thinking buy RTS keep it a year , sell.it and upgrade to a RTL anyone done this ?

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Re: Need advice RTS vs RTL

I really wanted a loaded RTL, and I'm glad didn't compromise. From what I've read on the forums, the cloth seats on the Ridgeline stain very easily with just water getting on them. I'd say be patient and squirrel away as much money as you can so when you find that RTL that is exactly what you want and is in your price range, you are ready to close the deal.

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If you are looking at getting a RL that cheap, it is likely to have higher mileage. Save some money and go with the RTS
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For me the RTL was a no deal. I'm a sweater, and in the summertime skin to leather contact is just not something I enjoy. At all. Give me cloth everytime. Plus, the GPS in my phone is superior to anything Honda or anybody else installs in the dash.
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Had a chance to purchase an RTL for same money as RTS but the RTL had several hail dents and had survived a tornado that hit the dealership. I don't like leather and I just didn't feel the need for the moonroof so got another RTS. And I've heard more bad than good about the navigation (one I looked at didn't have it, just saying...).
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I went with the RTS instead of the RTL because:

- Only like cooled leather in the summer.

- Didn't want a sunroof (Headroom, creaks, heat)

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You guys bought good points I did not consider.As for the leather I can always get seat covers but like.someone mentioned in hot days, might stick to cloth.Then NAV looking for a Pionner Double Din.Sunroof probably get bored and not use RTS it is !! Thanks everyone.I can now shift My.focus.on mods

Will let you know when I get My Honda Ridgeline RTS

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Re: Need advice RTS vs RTL

In SD (not South Dakota!) you won't be needing heated seats or heated external mirrors... unless you drive to the snow.

For that kind of money, I expect you are looking at a high mileage 2006 model. Check to see how well it's been maintained, if at all possible. A high mileage vehicle, if properly maintained and operated, can be expected to give you a lot of reliable service.

If you tow, find one that is post August 2005 date of mfg (check the driver's side door jamb for this info).

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Oh, and for me at least? That back window pretty much does what I'd want the sunroof to do. Give me a small opening that isn't howling around my ears to help the air move along. I love that back window.
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