That's precisely why we've ended up with so many mediocre and crappy products these days - most people are willing to accept them in exchange for a lower price. I refuse to accept garbage.It's not a perfect world we now live in and just need to adjust and keep looking forward.
Getting my ducks in a row here before making further comment, have you recently purchased another Ridgeline zroger73?That's precisely why we've ended up with so many mediocre and crappy products these days - most people are willing to accept them in exchange for a lower price. I refuse to accept garbage.
I can't speak to the issues others have reported, but I can share my experience. I have had my 2021 RTL-E for roughly 2 months now and it has been flawless so far. I do not have even one single issue or defect that needs dealer service or adjustment to report so far.Are these things being blown out of proportion? If you had it to do all over again, would you?
Mine was a refundable deposit. I had time to inspect the vehicle before we went to the office to do the paperwork.I have never ordered a car in my life. Every vehicle I have owned I have purchased from what was sitting on the dealers lot. By doing so I am inspecting the vehicle before making an offer. After reading through this and other threads I have a question.
If one works with a dealer for a RL, negotiates a price and puts a deposit down, the dealer places a request/order for the vehicle, the RL shows up at the dealers, you go and inspect the RL and finds issues with the vehicle,
Can you reject the vehicle or is it a done deal and you are stuck with working with the dealers to get things fixed?
Thanks in advance for any insights.
Just here to lend you my experience with the Honda RL. I purchased a 2018 Sport in 2017. I had it for about 3.5 years before I sold her. I bought in her place a 2014 RL Sport with low miles because honestly, it was more of a truck than the Pilot lookalike I previously had. To your point, my 2018 had the following issues/concerns: poor fit and finish on the interior parts and pieces as well as a couple of alignment problems on the exterior. Kind of low in my opinion coming from owning Hondas since 1999. The brakes on my 2018 were just terrible. Started vibrating at less than 20k miles while braking, not ideal. Honestly, that was about it. I had actually planned on going from the 2018 to a 2021 model until all the bad press it was getting with countless issue after issue. And at a US price point of $40-42k, I wasn't about to take that leap. Glad I didn't, my 2014 is by far the RL I had wanted from the start. Finding one with lower miles was a challenge, but I didn't give up. The facelift on the 2021 is not enough to change my mind, especially with all the issues I have read about and the fact that the interior is still the Honda Pilot. No thanks. In closing I will say this, my RL is a great versatile truck. I have driven them all, trucks that is, and at the end of the day, I couldn't be more happy with my decision to own and daily drive my Honda Ridgeline Sport. Best of luck to you!I was about to place an order on a 2021 Ridgeline (just trying to decide between steel and red), thought I would read the TSB and issues forums just to see what issues to potentially look for. Wow, was that a mistake, I am having severe reservations about placing my order as the overwhelming consensus of that forum is that the Ridgeline is wrought with assembly issues and defects.
I'm coming from a Subaru outback with over 300,000km that i have literally done nothing but wheel bearings on. I got the urge for a change and was going to give the Subaru to my 17yr old son. Now I wondering if i should go for 400,000km on the Subaru and wait for something better to come along. I realize that the TSB forum is a forum for the vocal minority to voice there concerns and issues, but it doesn't seem like some of these issues are one off's. Water intrusion, wind noise, ill-fitting trim, a stereo so bad you can't listen to it, poor adhesive/sealant and paint, etc.
Are these things being blown out of proportion? If you had it to do all over again, would you?