You feel that Honda has a right to make it more expensive by removing Analog Gauges with a $40 LCD display. All the knobs for the Heat and A/C have been replaced with touch on the Radio - Also saving $100's of dollars in cost.In 2006, the Ridgeline's MSRP ranged from $28,320 to $35,910. Adjusted for inflation, that's the equivalent of $36,214 to $45,920. Today, the Ridgeline's MSRP ranges from $34,995 to $44,615 for vehicle that is better in virtually every way...except for reliability.
The removed many standard features - like the tray for the passenger. Cost saving that were not passed on.
Honda has become like GM.
You used to know that Honda was the last to embrace change - Last with offering Factory Air, Cruise Control, Fuel Injection on every car, Passenger side rear view mirror, Power window and door locks.
No more. They want to be the first to only have Turbo Only for gas engines. Unwilling to solve the gas dilution issue on the 1.5L engines because the only put 3.5L of oil to lubricate instead of 6L of oil to prevent unsafe Oil Dilution.