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Honda Ridgeline...the toughest truck

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by solus, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Well apparently the brilliant people over at Forbes have decided to compile a list of the Toughest trucks available in the U.S market... and guess who was number one... the venerable Honda Ridgeline... :puke: WHAT THE FUCK!

    Its not even a real truck!

    The Tacoma did not even make the list :confused:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/1712/the-toughest-trucks/

    btw, who the hell would buy a ridgeline if you can get all those other trucks for $5-$8 less :facepalm:
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    I love their perfect dependability scores from Consumer reports. Way to go guys, sampling a population of motorists that never uses their "trucks" for anything beyond driving to a car-camping campsite.

    Of course their reliability scores are great. They lead car lives.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Apparently the drugs are really good at Forbes. The Ridgeline has a unibody, not a frame, therefor should be immediately removed from the list.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    and is front wheel drive :eek:
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    is it really? thats probably the dumbest design EVER

    fu*kin hondas.........
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    I guess the ridgeline is "the anti-truck":D
     
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    The Ridgeline is powered by a transversely mounted J35A91, (2006–2008) J35Z5, (2009-????) 3.5 L V6 with a five speed automatic transmission.
    The all-wheel drive system operates in front-wheel drive mode under normal conditions and automatically transfers power to either rear wheel via a locking differential when it senses a loss of traction in the front. The VTM-4 system can be locked in first, second or reverse gears at speeds under 18 mph (29 km/h).
    The VTM-4 lock (rear diff lock) works in full rear power mode up until 6 mph (9.7 km/h) then it gradually transitions to power to the front and releases the VTM-4 lock at 18 mph (29 km/h)

    The Ridgeline is currently the only car-based pickup in the United States and Canada.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    I am sorry but this thread sucks ass ! IMO
     
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    Honda Ridgeline...the toughest not really a truck
     
  11. Feb 6, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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    yup
     
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    Fucking Ridgeline. lol
     
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    Why not retitle it "Ridgeline Toughest car on the road"
     
  14. Sep 18, 2011 at 1:17 AM
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    Thread revival!

    Saw a Ridgeline today with.....

    KM2's.

    No joke.

    WTF?????
     
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    hez a mall crawlin bugga. Gotta get that traction for the occasional pebbles in the parking lot
     
  17. Sep 18, 2011 at 3:08 AM
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    uh isnt it front wheel drive? ridgeline= car with a half ass bed...
     
  18. Sep 18, 2011 at 3:11 AM
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    Wish I could have gotten a pic, was on a test drive in a customers car however, didn't even have the phone on me.

    I had to do a double check, those tire lugs are unmistakeable though.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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    I agree that it is not really a "truck" being unibody and car-based, but I have 3 friends who own or have owned those, and they are excellent "trucks" for city use - occasional Home Depot trips for mulch etc. One guy belonged to a club who went wheeling on a regular basis and although they would not be able to keep up with the rock crawlers on this site, they appear to be actually very capable off-road. They will go anywhere my Tacoma Prerunner can go. My wife is in her 2nd Honda Odyssey minivan and I can attest that Honda quality is top notch. The first van had 211,000 miles without any major issues when we traded it on the new one.
    So, a long story to say that yes, Ridgelines might not be concidered real trucks, but they are great vehicles.
    (I will keep my Tacoma though)
     
  20. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    To clear some things up, The Ridgeline is NOT based on a Honda car platform. It is a Unit Body over Ladder Frame vehicle. One of the stiffest chasis' on the market. Also, Keep in mind, the jeep Cherokee has been a unit body vehicle since its debut. And, the Ridgeline is an AWD vehicle....
     
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