I suppose he could make a case for the tranny failures induced by the SMOD issue. But then again, he'd have to include multiple Honda/Acura vehicles as well as a number of other manufacturers.Scotty really threw shade on you G1 owners. He lost me right after he talked about a multitude of transmission failures on the Ridgeline.
Sometimes guys on YouTube make these insane lists based only on hearsay or rumors. Scotty should be required to edit this video until he comes up with some facts.
Well it worked for me. I had to read through some of the posts and laugh at some of the more ignorant posters there... who just fell in line with Scotty.Scotty is a TOOL! He has zero credibility reviewing anything automotive. He couldn't find his A$%% with both hands. He's just blowing smoke to get more hits on his channel.
As would be expected on an enthusiast site such as the ROC. Plus, he just flat blew his call on the RL too and seems to have spoken more from ignorance than anything else.I like Scotty Kilmer, I enjoy his videos and he shares a lot of good information. I don't know where he got his opinion of the Ridgeline. He is taking quite a hit here, but more importantly he is getting killed on Youtube where there are far more people watching his videos than who post on ROC. My 2006 RL is probably the best, most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Scotty blew it on that video and doesn't deserve all this attention on this forum.
I see no reason to close the thread at this point. I doubt the subject will generate very much more interest that we've already seen. And if it does, so be it.You know, that's a great point......there's the old adage, "there is no bad PR".....maybe we've talked about him enough and the mods should close this thread....hmmmm.
Honda will be happy to 'give' you a new vehicle in trade for your used one. But be prepared to exchange mucho dinero in the process.I love my Honda...now what is this program at Honda where they want to buy back my Ridgeline and give me a more efficient...vehicle!!!! I have been emailed about this already, has anyone else had this happen?
It is a really annoying sales tactic that they try to make us use at the dealership I work at. They do service calls and also want us to call people that have 1 to 2 years left on their loans. The reasoning is sound, but I don't like how shady it feels so I don't participate (I do well enough just doing it my way). The idea is that if you can get someone to consider buying a vehicle before they wanted to, then it means they have not spent days or weeks price shopping and researching. If you can get a buyer before that, the overall gross of the sale is typically higher. What is funny also is watching the sales and service department throw shade at each other. The service writer and tech want you to fix the car because that's how they get paid. The sales person wants you to trade in and buy another, that's how he gets paid...and the general manager sits back and screams "dance puppets!" because he gets paid no matter what.Thanks, good to know ...I already declined meeting with them...I am not interested.
Here is a scenario...I went to the dealership to get an oil change, on my way home from said..oil change my check engine light came on. Went back for the diagnosis, my rear catalytic converter is functioning below the threshold. I plan on getting this fixed.. but I am not paying 1600.00. Buying the part and having a mechanic put it on... now with that said...should I go ahead an replace the exhaust and muffler since all of it seems necessary toward the rear of the truck?
^This^He's an automotive mechanic/adviser who apparently works on cars in his driveway at his home in Houston and has been publishing car repair videos on YouTube for over a decade.
He has some good advice and can be mildly entertaining at times, but lately it seems that he's shifted his focus from being a mechanic to becoming a YouTuber.
I've enjoyed watching some of his videos in the past, but this video just prompted me to unsubscribe from his channel.