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Well, I received a call from the dealership an hour ago, that the RTL-E in 'Forest Mist' (which has been held for us) was just being unloaded off the transport trailer.

Now for the final approval as we've never seen a RL with the 'Forest Mist' color in person. We'll be going to see the truck on Friday morning. Stay tuned for our, YAY or NAY, lol. :wink:
 

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Well, I received a call from the dealership an hour ago, that the RTL-E in 'Forest Mist' (which has been held for us) was just being unloaded off the transport trailer.

Now for the final approval as we've never seen a RL with the 'Forest Mist' color in person. We'll be going to see the truck on Friday morning. Stay tuned for our, YAY or NAY, lol. :wink:
Dude.... you're gonna wait 2 days to go see it?!?! (confused)

PS...screw the holiday and go check it out ASAP! This is the "mystery" color you've been agonizing over for so long now!! LOL
 

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Well, I received a call from the dealership an hour ago, that the RTL-E in 'Forest Mist' (which has been held for us) was just being unloaded off the transport trailer.

Now for the final approval as we've never seen a RL with the 'Forest Mist' color in person. We'll be going to see the truck on Friday morning. Stay tuned for our, YAY or NAY, lol. :wink:
That color was my second choice. Looks really nice, assuming it's the same color I saw on some Acuras.

Do post photos. :)

Pete
 

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Dude.... you're gonna wait 2 days to go see it?!?! (confused)

PS...screw the holiday and go check it out ASAP! This is the "mystery" color you've been agonizing over for so long now!! LOL
This dealership isn't around the corner and we were getting ready for the Thanksgiving preparations at the time of the call. They're closed tomorrow, so Friday morning will be fine. We're trading in two vehicles for this purchase and one is my dream car (2015 Challenger SRT). So,,, this really is a bitter/sweet decision which kinda explains why I'm not bouncing at the seams to see the new truck. This decision will reduce our insurance and property taxes which helps, now that we're both retired and on a fixed income. And the RL is clearly the most versatile/comfortable vehicle presently offered. It really makes sense for us.
 

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... Now for the final approval as we've never seen a RL with the 'Forest Mist' color in person. We'll be going to see the truck on Friday morning. ...
I see you saw my Forest Mist photo posts on that thread. Hopefully they're of some help for you. Good luck on your decision (and also Happy Thanksgiving).

I love my Ridgeline, and would buy it all over again in a heartbeat. My wife and I have owned a variety of vehicles present (2006 Mercury Grand Marquis and 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider), plus many vehicles past: 2011 Accord Coupe and 2009 Accord Sedan, 1998 Olds Intrigue, 1995 Mazda Miata, 2000 & 1996 Ford Windstars, and various Mustangs, & other cars and pickups from the 80's & 90's. I've also rented 2014-6 Ford Explorers (for business trips) and 2014-6 Ford F150's & Chev Silverados (for towing our boat to the marina & back seasonally).

Of all of the above, our RTL-E Ridgeline is the quietest, most comfortable (second only to the Grand Marquis), and has handling (in a "truck equivalent sense") right up there with our Miata, Accords, and Alfa. All that, and it's a pickup too! We love it, and have no buyer's remorse on either the vehicle or the color.
 

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I see you saw my Forest Mist photo posts on that thread. Hopefully they're of some help for you. Good luck on your decision (and also Happy Thanksgiving).

I love my Ridgeline, and would buy it all over again in a heartbeat. My wife and I have owned a variety of vehicles present (2006 Mercury Grand Marquis and 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider), plus many vehicles past: 2011 Accord Coupe and 2009 Accord Sedan, 1998 Olds Intrigue, 1995 Mazda Miata, 2000 & 1996 Ford Windstars, and various Mustangs, & other cars and pickups from the 80's & 90's. I've also rented 2014-6 Ford Explorers (for business trips) and 2014-6 Ford F150's & Chev Silverados (for towing our boat to the marina & back seasonally).

Of all of the above, our RTL-E Ridgeline is the quietest, most comfortable (second only to the Grand Marquis), and has handling (in a "truck equivalent sense") right up there with our Miata, Accords, and Alfa. All that, and it's a pickup too! We love it, and have no buyer's remorse on either the vehicle or the color.
That's one of the most positive recommendations' I've ever read for any vehicle! I really appreciate the photos you posted and your interest in my situation! I'll post here again after we go to see the truck this coming Friday.

And to you (Dogs 2C) and everyone else on the forum;

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 

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My wife and I are in the same boat. Retired. After we purchased the Ridgeline my wife is loving it. We really don't need two vehicles for the same reasons you stated. But. Getting her to give up her QX70 is going to be like pulling teeth. The Q is a much better road car. So! There in is the debate. We'll see. The biggest downside to the QX70 is "Premium fuel required".
 

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This decision will reduce our insurance and property taxes which helps, now that we're both retired and on a fixed income. And the RL is clearly the most versatile/comfortable vehicle presently offered. It really makes sense for us.
Just curious how the cars you own affect your property taxes?
 

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Just curious how the cars you own affect your property taxes?
Here in Virginia, you get taxed twice a year on the value of your cars. The older they are, the less you pay. We currently have 3 vehicles. After trading in 2 of them for the RL, we'll be down to 2 cars and also less insurance premiums as well.
 

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Here in Virginia, you get taxed twice a year on the value of your cars. The older they are, the less you pay.
Huh. Never heard of that. Is the tax on the cars just added into your property tax bill?
Here in NH, we pay the tax when we register the vehicle every year. Initial registration was only for a partial year since the temp plates ran out in July. I have to register my RL in Jan for full year 2017. I took early retirement back in Oct so I am not looking forward to writing that check.
 

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Huh. Never heard of that. Is the tax on the cars just added into your property tax bill?
Here in NH, we pay the tax when we register the vehicle every year. Initial registration was only for a partial year since the temp plates ran out in July. I have to register my RL in Jan for full year 2017. I took early retirement back in Oct so I am not looking forward to writing that check.
No. We get a separate "PERSONAL Property Tax" bill twice a year besides our regular property tax bill. Welcome to Virginia!!!! lol
 

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Geez. Isn't VA the state that wanted to tax the rainwater runoff from your property?
 

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Geez. Isn't VA the state that wanted to tax the rainwater runoff from your property?
Never heard of that one. But it wouldn't surprise me,,,. :eek:
 

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We're trading in two vehicles for this purchase and one is my dream car (2015 Challenger SRT). So,,, this really is a bitter/sweet decision which kinda explains why I'm not bouncing at the seams to see the new truck.
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I don't understand....trading in an SRT, how is that even possible?
 

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I don't understand....trading in an SRT, how is that even possible?
Please,,,,,,. You have no idea how difficult this will be,,,. :frown:
 
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Congrats Max. As others have mentioned you must have the patience of a saint. I would be walking around in circles for 2 days.
 
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I've had my RTL-T, in Obsidian Blue, for a week. I drove 200+ miles to buy it. Half my current mileage was just bringing it home! Traded an 05 Tacoma, gained 5 mpg on the first trip. Proud to join Team Honda
 

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I don't understand....trading in an SRT, how is that even possible?
Well he is going from one 4400 pound vehicle to another lol. So probably won't notice much difference.

You know why Dodge cars need Hemis with 400 plus horspower? so they can move that extra 800 pounds of SUV steel around. ;)

I'm kidding of course. All in good fun. :)
 
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