My RTL-E was on the lot at least by the last week of October, probably earlier. VIN 13xxx
I've had my Forest Mist RTL-E since August also...:grin:Congratulations Andrew! Now at least 3 of us on the forum have RTL-E's in Forest Mist (Max57 and myself). The basic goodness of the truck exists in all the trim levels. I've had mine since Aug 23 (VIN 9XXX), no problems and loving it. Cheers
August is when I started looking. I originally was planning on getting a good/cheap/used Nissan Frontier. When I saw how expensive used trucks were, even with high mileage, and that I could justify buying it in one of my businesses, that shifted the search to new. Once I got into looking at Frontier, Tacoma, Canyon and Ridgeline, the decision made itself.
It also helps that the AWD version of the Ridgeline has a GVWR above 6000 lbs, since that also helps with business tax deductability of a vehicle. The Ridgeline is all around goodness. Even the IRS approves....LOL.
Picking mine up from the dealer later this week (it's scheduled delivery is this week, anyway). It came off the line early last week and is 20XXX.I am seeing some 22xxx on the lots now, so it appears they are at an approx 1000 unit a week build rate....so I would guess mine to be mid October then.
I am not 100% sure, but I did do the loan at the bank in the business name, the RL is registered in the business and I have commercial vehicle insurance instead of it being added to my personal policy. The bank loan terms were fine (2.39% for 60 months - pretty close to a personal rate) but the insurance added about $40 a month over just putting it on my personal policy.Hey Andrew, does the loan have to be in the business name to write it off. The ridgeline barely pass 6000 grvw at 6019. That's awesome
I wouldn't let 100 miles stand in the way of doing a Tesla test drive. Just be forewarned, once you drive one you will probably feel compelled to buy one. It can become the most expensive free test drive you have ever taken.That's a beauty. And the Tesla. 2 nice rides. Been thinking about the Tesla, but closest dealer to Ft. Myers is 100 miles.
Is there a reason why you didn't buy a bed cover? I still want to know if it helps bump that MPG even more or not.I'm thrilled that I got my G2 Ridgeline. It has all the "E stuff" plus all weather mats, roof rails and crossbars, body side molding, side step with lights, towing package and splash guards. I am planning on getting a bed cover and a hitch mount bike carrier soon along with some other odds and ends.
I had to go 300 miles from home to get it. Since October there have been no RTL-E available in North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia. So I went to Parkersburg, WV to get it. It drove the trip home amazingly well, with a really smooth ride and 25 mpg with spirited driving through the mountains. The LKAS and ACC are not quite up to Tesla Autopilot level though. Still, it's an excellent vehicle.
I ordered a Truxedo Lo Pro bed cover after taking delivery of the truck. I didn't want to get the cover and somehow not get the truck, you know. I should get it in about a week (12/15/2016 +/-)Is there a reason why you didn't buy a bed cover? I still want to know if it helps bump that MPG even more or not.
Since I put my Trifecta on the RL I haven't noticed a increase in fuel mileage at all. Maybe it's just minimal like .5 mpg but nothing major for sure.Is there a reason why you didn't buy a bed cover? I still want to know if it helps bump that MPG even more or not.
I drove a new P90D last year. Had driven a RWD one years ago (It was a S, just don't remember model designation of that one), but the P90D was loaded. I told the lady, sport/ludicrous and asked her to set the air suspension and power. She tried to walk me through the touch screen, stereo, and all the rest of the doo dads. I literally told her, politely, F all that, I'm here to test the power, handling and brakes. I hit the first onramp, pushed the pedal to the floor, and that car started accelerating as fast as one of my sportbikes, and they are all modded, and tuned. One of them is my baby, full Ohlins, full aftermarket exhaust, re-geared, mapped with autotune also to make small adjustments. I could buy a RTS for what I have in that bike, all in. That damn P90D was just as fast from a roll to 120. That bike makes 170 RWHP, and weighs maybe 425 lbs so for a 7 series sized sedan to accelerate like that is no small feat, it's a NASA level feat. I punished that Tesla for 15 minutes. It's a heavy SOB, you feel the weight in *ahem* aggressive cornering but handles its' weight well. Andrew is right, it was a big big mistake for me to drive that g damning car. Pissed that I did. As soon as Model 3 banks opened I put my deposit in. I didn't camp at the store, but as soon as deposits were available to do online, I did it in the first ten minutes. Don't know if I'll actually buy it, just want my slot in line. If federal rebate is still available, how much a P/D model is going to cost, a lot of factors. I won't buy a RWD one, nor one without the P in it. Sorry, got spoiled. I'm having a bad Model 3 P/D vs. GT350 dilemma currently. If a P/D Model 3 gets into the 50k range, I don't know if I can do it.I drove the P90D while in LA a few months back! I tried out Ludicrous mode at a freeway on ramp. Do you know that you can push both the gas and brake pedals to the floor and nothing happens till you let off the brake ! And then HANG ON cause it just rockets away ! And I mean ROCKET ! It's nuts. It's so fast that your brain can't process what is happening fast enough lol. 0-60 in 2.8seconds. Oh yeah !
Steve who then tried to figure out if I could even afford a P60 lol NOT...
I have a 2013 Tesla P85. 0-60 in just under 4 seconds, brembo stoppersI hit the first onramp, pushed the pedal to the floor, and that car started accelerating as fast as one of my sportbikes, and they are all modded, and tuned. One of them is my baby, full Ohlins, full aftermarket exhaust, re-geared, mapped with autotune also to make small adjustments. I could buy a RTS for what I have in that bike, all in.
I hear ya. I've driven a McLaren MP4-12C and that damn P90D felt just as strong 20-120. I'm used to that hard of accel on one of my bikes but I'm not used to it in a car because I only drive one that fast every couple of years. The Tesla was accelerating so hard I had to mentally focus like I was on the track (road course not a dragstrip). Peripheral going by that quick under a helmet on a bike, as you know, is only similar to say a roadster. In a cage, it feels so much faster. Surprisingly I didn't scare the Tesla rep one bit. It scared the hell out of me because it caught me off guard. Expected and ready in the McLaren. Did not expect or was not prepared for that hard accel in the EV.I have a 2013 Tesla P85. 0-60 in just under 4 seconds, brembo stoppers
I have a 2002 Ducati ST2. 0-60 in just under 4 seconds, brembo stoppers
Anything faster and I might hurt myself. I'm pretty much at the limits of my aging skills with these.
I'll get the Model Y (SUV based off the Model 3) for my wife, but I think we will need to keep one gas vehicle in the household just to be flexible - at least until the supercharger network is at least 2x or more what it is now. The Ridgeline will probably get only 5k miles a year on it, so I should be able to have it until it is time for me to stop driving.Congrats, to have the new RL and a S, you must be doing well. Sounds like you've earned it. Thumbs up.
I'm sure you know, but it's Model 3, SUV based off Model 3, then the Tesla Truck! Can't wait.
You do have a L2 charger home, yes? When I was on 110v with the Leaf, oh my. PITA, but after a proper L2 charger hard wired to the breaker panel, no big deal any longer.I'll get the Model Y (SUV based off the Model 3) for my wife, but I think we will need to keep one gas vehicle in the household just to be flexible - at least until the supercharger network is at least 2x or more what it is now. The Ridgeline will probably get only 5k miles a year on it, so I should be able to have it until it is time for me to stop driving.
Right now my house has a driveway with no garage (I live in a 110 year old neighborhood just outside of the center of Charlotte), and a L2 charger outside. I am building a 3 car garage in the spring/early summer 2017 that will have 2 L2 chargers and leaving up the outside one I already have for a total of 3.You do have a L2 charger home, yes? When I was on 110v with the Leaf, oh my. PITA, but after a proper L2 charger hard wired to the breaker panel, no big deal any longer.
I do hear you on having both for the time being.