After visiting our daughter in NE Arkansas yesterday. We ran into the now Tropica storm Rita. In all places in Jacksonville, the rain was coming down sideway & the winds were gusty all afternoon. At time visibility was so bad a number of use stopped on the hard shoulder, because we could'nt see. It took us over 3 hours to drive the 125 mile home. The Ridgeline was steady as a rock in the wind gusts, & stayed on the highway through all the standing water & so on. The condictions were so bad, we all should have had our heads examined for being out driving in such weather. The only good thing about that trip was the joy & saftty of being in the Ridgeline & I returned 24 MPG. A result of the reduced speed we were alll driving. Honda you have made us a great little truck.