This is exactly how I ended up at choosing the Ridgeline. My last vehicle purchase was a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and it was based on looks, cost, and function. Had I done the right research, I would have found out about all the reliability issues. Well, I wasn’t going to let that happen to again. For three years I analyzed my top five vehicles. Drove my wife (girlfriend at the time) nuts with all the research. One of the main selling points was the safety record. I couldn’t make a purchase knowing that some vehicles might not adequately protect my passengers. The RL was the leader of the pack. The RL also led in reliability. Then one morning I woke up and thought to myself, can it haul a sheet of drywall. I mean, I’m getting a truck it better. It was going to be my first truck and I had no idea you had to build contraptions with other trucks just to support the drywall in the bed. Turns out, RL led that effort in class as well. I scheduled a test drive that afternoon and it was parked in my driveway by dinner time. In just one year of owing it, I’ve used it to haul a tree that fell in my backyard, a new recliner, a huge armoire from NJ to VA, 40 bags of soil to fill in a sink hole, a new grill, weekend camping gear, propane tanks, a climbing tree stand and game cart on multiple hunting attempts. We have taken it on long car trips as well to the Poconos and the St. Lawrence River. The ride is super smooth, gas is good for its class, and I don’t regret buying it during quarantine (only have 6800 miles on it). I regretted buying the Jeep 15 minutes after I left the dealership. Only time I was happy with it was when I handed the keys to Honda dealer.I mean no disrespect when I say I laughed at this, I think its awesome that you are so thorough when buying a vehicle but the effort and work here is insane, I wish I had the fortitude to do this during new car purchases. I will come and kidnap you next time I buy a new vehicle and make you evaluate them all.