I think that depends upon how long you usually keep your vehicles. With an extended warranty I would keep pursuing. If you plan on a very long term ownership, I might reconsider.Absolutely Not !
The Ridgeline is a unique vehicle that served my needs. If not for that, I would still be in a Toyota/Lexus product. The least amount of mileage I ever got out of their products included 200k of trouble free driving. I also try to find the models manufactured in Japan, or failing that, ones that kept the power train in Japan for assembly in the US. The manufacturing is better there. Sorry, but true.I do not and can not blame Honda for mistakes an independently-owned dealer made.
I spend several hours per day on multiple Honda forums answering questions about Honda products, helping shoppers and owners with operational and technical information, and correcting mis-information to help people make more informed decisions. Over the past 12 years, I have donated tens of thousands of hours of my time on this forum alone. I did this because I truly believed that Honda and the products they make were the best in the industry. That is clearly no longer the case and the one time I ask Honda for a favor I get denied - not even so much a gift card for a free oil change. I have had a lot of problems with the last several Hondas I've owned and I haven't been vocal about all of them. I've avoided taking the vehicles in for warranty repairs due to the inconvenience and risk of damage requiring additional repairs.
The 2019 RDX I traded for my 2019 Ridgeline was a major disappointment. Some of the issues I had were later addressed with software updates after I got rid of it, but others would have required physical repairs such as a...replacement transmission.
Yes - I've voluntarily spent thousands of dollars each year on average trading one Honda for another. Sometimes, I just want a new vehicle while other times it's because there are too many problems that I don't want to deal with and I'm looking for a fresh start hoping that the next one will be better. This donated time was not done with the intention of seeking favoritism - it was done out of my like for the company and their products.
When I look at the number of problems per vehicle for each of the 11 Hondas I've purchased since 2006, there has been an undeniable increase. 2006-2009 was about as perfect as one could ask for. 2010-2014 started showing signs of slipping quality. 2016-2019 have been terrible. I've boasted about Honda quality to my friends and family for years, but that's changing. Its embarrassing for friends, family, and co-workers to ask "what's that creaking sound?" or "why do I smell gas?" or "what happened to your transmission?" or "where is that rattle coming from?" or "why is there water draining down your window?" after I brag about how much more reliable Hondas are than other brands.
I hope the Ridgeline will last a while as I really think the design is excellent.