I have done a ton of research on pickups and had decided that the Ridgeline was the best vehicle to meet my family's needs. I found a local dealer who will sell me a Ridgeline at MSRP (they have several coming in over the next 2 months, but I have to put a deposit down), and I was all set to move forward. However, as I was looking at Ridgeline Owners Club to research tonneau covers, I discovered several posts on water intrusion.
Based on what I have read, I do believe that water intrusion is a potential issue, but I'm having trouble determining how many vehicles this impacts. Is this something that truly impacts a lot of Ridgelines, or is there a vocal minority with problems (which I totally get, as I would be incredibly mad if I bought a new vehicle and had issues with it)?
I would most likely put a tonneau cover on the truck, and it would be garaged at home. It would, however, be in an uncovered lot at work and I plan to drive it in rain, just like I would our other vehicles. Does using a tonneau cover help at all, and is this really an issue impacting a significant percentage of Ridgeline owners?
Thanks in advance for any guidance/wisdom you all might have.