I bought my 2009 new and have no complaints. at 55,000 miles I have completed required services and no issues have arisen.
I think this truck is perfect for a family of 5
who needs a vehicle that will pull a boat or travel trailer under 5000 pounds, carry those itmes that don't require a large powerful and expensive truck. This truck rides like a car and is comfortable.
If you have a small family, this truck will fill your needs and I strongly recommend you check it out.
I like the two way tailgate and the under deck
water proof trunk which is great for shoppingb trips where the bags can be locked out of sight. Storage space is a big plus and plenty of power outlets. Engine is OK for small loads but don't expect to pull a heavy trailer.
I have gotten close to 25 MPG on milage using cruise control. (18 21 norm using foot)
Turning radius is very good for those U turns at intersections.
The factory installed trailer hitch and electrical plugs are a big plus.
Michellin tire a big plus.
*Exterior needs some better factory installed trim.
* Rear splash guards would be an improvement.
* Cloth seats material gets dirty easily. You should keep covered or order leather interior which I would do on my next Ridgeline.