The Ridgeline has the great, reliable, 3.5 liter engine, but not a reliable transmission it seems, if you go by the 6-speed record Honda has. If one can't rely on their car or truck's transmission, then why even buy it? Because people love trucks, and Honda let it slip with the Ridgeline, in my opinion. All Honda's resources went into the 1.5T / CVT combo, which works incredibly well. Just test drive a CR-v...a 2022, and you'll see how beautifully it drives, without interruption. It's Honda engineering at its highest level. Then go to the Ridgeline - this heavy truck, that Honda only seems to keep rolling as a token choice over truck makers that at least care about making a real truck.
Bottom line. I'm not sold on the Ridgeline, even though I own one. If I have to sell it before the tranny warranty is gone at 60k, then what's the point? I want it to last. And I'm not convinced it will last. 39k for a sport, and not sure it will last. Aren't Honda's supposed to last?