When are people going to get the clue that the Ridgeline is not targeted towards the 'heavy duty' truck market. People who want or need a full sized truck are going to buy a full sized truck. To me, the Ridgeline is geared towards those that may consider a Frontier Crew Cab or Tacoma Double Cab or an SUV.
For myself, I have been looking at the Frontier Crew Cabs for quite some time. I used to own a Toyota Tundra and loved having a truck. But I didn't need such a big vehicle. I have been longing to get into the truck market again and the Frontier Crew Cab was the front runner until I saw the Ridgeline. I feel that if I still want a truck, the Ridgeline fits my list of needs perfectly.
The amazing thing is how narrow minded these people can be. "Only the Starbucks" crowd?
How about a Realtor? Let's see - I need room for 5. I need a place to store big metal signs that isn't inside my vehicle. I still need a trunk for a briefcase, tools, and other items. I need 4 wheel drive occasionally. I need a DVD navigation system. At 30,000 miles a year, I need decent gas milage.
I DONT need to tow anything, anywhere, anytime.
Name another vehicle that is a more perfect fit than this Ridgeline. The fact that it is a Honda is just a bonus.