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I had the 2008 Frontier, and a '96 1/2-ton Ram before that.

The 2018 RL is all around a better utility truck than both of those proved to be for day-to-day suburban use. It certainly feels better getting out of it after a 4-5 hour drive.

The RL does lack bed depth, and the Frontier had an awesome tie-down system with their Utilitrac feature. Also, the Frontier was incredibly dependable. Non-scheduled maintenance or repairs: I only had to replace the TPMS sensors and the sunglass holder during 10 years of ownership.
 

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I went from a totally reliable 1997 Toyota T-100 extended cab (White 4x4) to a 2008 Honda Ridgeline.
I searched high & low for a T-100 when buying a small truck for my son to drive in high school (2006), but they were hard to find - I think because nobody wanted to get rid of them! Ended up with a '96 Tacoma in swimming-pool blue. Great little truck, except terrible traction, even in light rain.
 

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Fun thread.

My most recent that I traded for the Ridgeline was a 2010 F150 Lariat supercrew.
Bought it used with the intent to just have a side vehicle that was a truck.
Then started having to drive it everyday to work.
Like conning a tanker. Yuck.

Ridgeline has (surprisingly) almost the same shoulder room in the back but way smaller, more nimble and less thirsty.
 

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“Gents”? Really? I guess women don’t drive Ridgelines in your world.
When test driving trucks with me, my wife said of the F150 "Get it if you want, but I'm not driving this hog (or some derogatory animal name)", but when we got in the Ridgeline she said "I'd hop in this, no problem.", and she does. She didn't like driving our 2007 Ridgeline much; said it felt big/bulky, I think because of the higher squared-off front end.
 

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Had. 2014 F150 Lariat Supercrew 4x4. Great truck that I sold to my son since his FJ was old. Wanted something smaller and more fuel efficient that was reliable and built well.
 

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I had three trucks before my RL: a ‘73 Dodge truck that I drove from San Antonio, TX to Fairbanks, AK in ‘76, an ‘89 Nissan hardbody and a loaded 2011 Ram Laramie. The Ridgeline is all the truck I need now…not too big and not too little. It’s just right!
 

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We still own two early 70s era Chevy pickups, the Ridgeline actually replaced our VW Jetta TDI.
 

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Yes, and there must be a lot of baby boomers downsizing vehicle-wise too.

I like F150s in general. How is your experience so far, F150 vs. Ridgeline?
It's been 8 years since I had my F-150 so I was eager to get back into a truck. But from what I can remember, this is much more comfortable and, honestly, from my research, is about the same size as my 2002 F150. Even lengthwise it's about the same, just replace the single cab from my F150 with the cab of the Ridgeline and a shorter bed.
 

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It's been 8 years since I had my F-150 so I was eager to get back into a truck. But from what I can remember, this is much more comfortable and, honestly, from my research, is about the same size as my 2002 F150. Even lengthwise it's about the same, just replace the single cab from my F150 with the cab of the Ridgeline and a shorter bed.
Good point - the Ridgeline is larger than most people realize/assume. It's especially evident in our garage that it's a wide vehicle!
 

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Good point - the Ridgeline is larger than most people realize/assume. It's especially evident in our garage that it's a wide vehicle!
Yes, it's the width that sold me: we used the F150 supercrew for trips with five adults and I didn't want to lose that capability. Turns out the back seat in the RL will sit three adults.
 

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We had a 2004 Ram, 2015 Ram Unlimited, 2017 Ridgeline and now the 2022 Ridgeline. The older Ram was a dependable gas hog. The 2015 was a nightmare, in the shop about 1-2 times per month. I have had 5 Hondas and the only problem I had with any of them has been the injectors on the 2017. This was covered under warranty by Honda.
 

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First pickup truck was a '69 El Camino, second was a '67 Chevy C10. This is the first pickup I've owned in several years, and it sure is nice to have. Not to mention the fact that it's just a sweet ride regardless of the truck bed.
 

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I'm a little late to the party here, but my truck prior to this one was a 1992 Chevy C1500. I got in 1999 and kept until I returned from Iraq in 2006. After being bounced around in a humvee for a year, I wanted a car. I had an Accord and a Civic before I finally pulled the trigger on the Ridgeline (which I'd been eyeing since the G1 was released).
 

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'76 Dodge, '80 Ford, '84 Nissan, '84 Bronco, '87 F350, '93 Chevy S10, '80 Bronco, '98 Dodge 2500, '03 Dakota, '08 Tundra.

Then 2017 RL-T and 2022 RL-E. Best 2 of the list. Only the Tundra was close.
 

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Had a 1980 F150, 68 Chevy, 1982 GMC Sonoma, 1985 Toyota PU, 1988 B2000 PU, 1993 Toyota PU, 1996 T100, 1999 Frontier, 2001 Mazda B3000, 2006 Tacoma, 2008 Tacoma, 2011 Frontier, 2013 Silverado LS, 2015 F150 XLT, 2017 F150 Lariat, and now my 2020 Ridgeline RTL 😳 I like changing vehicles lol
 

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1996 Toyota Tacoma 2wd in "swimming pool blue". Bought it for our son to drive in high school/college, but used it often for garden-store runs, etc. Good little truck, but if it even rained a little it would lose traction; scary to drive in some weather conditions.
 
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