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Okay...yes, I did do a test drive, but yesterday and today are the first two days I've really had to drive Minerva and all I can say is "WOW!" Actually, I can say more...please read on...

First, I was very impressed with how she handled, visibility was excellent, and she handled New England's numerous pot holes with great aplomb.

Second, it's been the most comfortable vehicle I've ever been in. I have serious headroom issues (that's why Minerva has no moonroof), I could actually wear a hat, and sit up straight. After my Trooper passed away I was driving my wife's Accord and kept banging various body parts, usually my head. And Minerva rides much better than the Trooper (no offense to the Trooper, who served me long and well).

Third, I am amazed by all the space in this "mid-sized" truck. There are nooks and crannies everywhere. I had to create a map where I put stuff so I'd remember where various items were :). I can't believe how much room there is in the back when the rear seats are up. And the center consol :D.

Fourth, my neighbors, "That's made by Honda?!"; "Look, there is a trunk in the bed!"; "Beautiful color!"; "Look at all the room!"; "Check out these lights in the bed!" etc.

Fifth, Minerva is big without being big. She is easy to drive.

Six, Minerva is solid and that's spelled "Thunk!" when her doors close. I feel like I am driving a tank.

Seven, I like sitting up high again. There are a couple of intersections I have to negotiate on the way to work and now I can see over the bushes.

Eight, my twelve year old really likes it. He now refers to my wife's '05 Accord as "a tin can".

Nine, the power rear window

Ten, I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

Do any of you folks have a Wow Factor you would like to share?

Also, please support LadyRidge and the Toys for Tots (go Green!). Please go to this link for more info: http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3596

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To use a poor analogy it's like the difference between reading about a great meal and actually eating one. I read a lot about the Ridge and knew I would like it...I just didn't realize how much. Minerva has exceeded my expectations. Yes, Wow! :D

As a post script I would just add that I feel sorry for those in the market for a similar sized truck who don't give the Ridge a chance. :eek:

Thanks for sharing. :)
 
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