Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I heard on the Car Pro Show today from a "connected" person on the show that the 2017 Ridgeline will go on sale on Memorial Day. I don't know if he literally meant Memorial Day or just Memorial Day weekend.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ernieD

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
142 Posts
I'm hearing similar reports from my dealer - ordering of production units at the end of May, with first on-lot arrivals in early June in Northern NY state,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
the dealers may do a mark up. I don't buy when I see mark ups. That won't stop me from at least going in and looking.

Looking forward to Honda getting the specs posted and the build site up and running.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
I want to get back to a mid size truck. The key is want and not a need. I really liked my 06 Tacoma. Not that impressed with the 3g 2016 Tacoma. It has some issues to be worked out and the lack of seating comfort.

I know a couple of friends that have the 1G RL. I like the way they ride and drive.

If Honda dealers don't go crazy on prices, I will definitely consider the new RL. I have looked at the new Pilots and the interior, imo, is much nicer that Toyota.

If prices are crazy, I will just wait till the newness of the 2G has run its course.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
I heard on the Car Pro Show today from a "connected" person on the show that the 2017 Ridgeline will go on sale on Memorial Day. I don't know if he literally meant Memorial Day or just Memorial Day weekend.
:act002:
yeah...which is about 5 weeks away and they have not released any specs or price yet...?
I find that hard to believe. What are they waiting for? If they are planning on releasing it memorial day, get the info out NOW. It is really a stupid move on Honda's part.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
:act002:
yeah...which is about 5 weeks away and they have not released any specs or price yet...?
I find that hard to believe. What are they waiting for? If they are planning on releasing it memorial day, get the info out NOW. It is really a stupid move on Honda's part.

Toyota was very slow in getting info out on the Tacoma. The Tacoma was on dealer lots for a few weeks before the web site was updated. I expect Honda may be the same.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,346 Posts
When Japan got rocked with that earthquake a few weeks ago I heard Honda and others over there shut down for awhile. Dont know if that could delay or slow things down for a bit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
When Japan got rocked with that earthquake a few weeks ago I heard Honda and others over there shut down for awhile. Dont know if that could delay or slow things down for a bit.
The RL is being made in Alabama. Guess depends on where the parts come from. You could be correct regarding the earthquake.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
When Japan got rocked with that earthquake a few weeks ago I heard Honda and others over there shut down for awhile. Dont know if that could delay or slow things down for a bit.
The RL is being made in Alabama. Guess depends on where the parts come from. You could be correct regarding the earthquake.
They get parts from Japan like GM does. I read production on the Canyon/Colorado will shut down for a few weeks due to the EQ in japan.
 
  • Like
Reactions: fftr

·
Registered
Joined
·
973 Posts
:act002:
I find that hard to believe. What are they waiting for? If they are planning on releasing it memorial day, get the info out NOW. It is really a stupid move on Honda's part.
Not that surprising to me. Specs ahead of time do sales very little good except for those already thinking about getting one and they don't need to advertise to that crowd.

Memorial Day makes lots of sense to me and would be in line with other vehicles announced in the same time frame in the past. I would expect specs maybe mid May.

Hope there is no markup. If so, I will wait since my 06 is just fine. I will basically just tell the dealers to call me once they dump the markup as that ain't gonna happen with this fellow.

Might also be best to give the production line a bit of practice anyway! <g>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
CCD

My thought exactly. Have never paid a mark up. Never paid full msrp. If Honda does what Toyota dealers did at the beginning of the 3G Tacoma sells of not budging from msrp, I won't buy for awhile. Will still go in and look and hopefully test drive a RL,

Would like a new truck (midsize). Don't need a new truck.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
797 Posts
CCD
My thought exactly. Have never paid a mark up. Never paid full msrp.
Was led to believe- any dealers out there?- that dealerships get to order progressively more units based on previous units sold... that would seem to mitigate the desire to mark up in some locales. Sell em fast, get more kind of thing.

I have bought three brand new models cars in last 20 years within first 3 months and paid normal invoice-range prices for them, but am certainly willing to concede my market may not represent the norm.

Economic indicators still point to the maxim--- you are limited by the number of customers, not your inventory. So you earn customers, not sell units.

P.S. where we live, there are no more representative Sheeple than Toyota customers... they deserve what they get, full price.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
Was led to believe- any dealers out there?- that dealerships get to order progressively more units based on previous units sold... that would seem to mitigate the desire to mark up in some locales. Sell em fast, get more kind of thing. ...........

Economic indicators still point to the maxim--- you are limited by the number of customers, not your inventory. So you earn customers, not sell units.

P.S. where we live, there are no more representative Sheeple than Toyota customers... they deserve what they get, full price.
Agree.

P.S. your spot on for some Toyota owners. I was one, but when I purchased in 06, I did not msrp or above. Pitted two dealers against each other and got a heck of a deal.

I go in with the position that I don't have to buy. I won't play the games of what payment you like, etc. I have a number in mind I am willing to pay out the door for the vehicle. The dealers have one or two shots to meet that or I walk.

Hope the RL makes it to the dealers of the Holiday weekend. Would like to see one up close. I doubt I will buy then, but wait a few months or more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Not that surprising to me. Specs ahead of time do sales very little good except for those already thinking about getting one and they don't need to advertise to that crowd.
Spec ahead of time do NOTHING to hurtthe product or any buzz they think will happen. I would rather have a product that is talked about with the FACTS of the product then internet rumors and guesses.

The alternative argument? WTF is wrong with honda! why don't they release the info on the truck!

I would rather NOT be known for that argument, EVER.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
I have paid sticker once. For an Acura. I don't want a Gen2 RL that bad. It'll have to be below sticker. Sure as hell not above. My 2009 RL is still going strong.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
973 Posts
Well, paying sticker is one thing, paying added markup quite another. I MIGHT pay sticker if it looked like it would be a long time to get one otherwise but no way would I pay above that. So far I have owned 9 new vehicles over the years and have never paid even sticker and do not expect that to change.

Really all about supply and demand and that is yet to be determined.

Good to see at least trim levels have shown up on the forum. I still would bet on specs and actual early days availability around EOM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
An Alabama newspaper website, AL.com, for the last few days has been publishing articles on production of the new Ridgeline at Honda's Lincoln, Alabama plant. Here is a link to the latest article which has 27 photos of the black edition of the Ridgeline:

First look at Alabama made 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck | AL.com

Sorry, couldn't get the link to post properly. You will have to cut and paste into your web browser.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top