I really enjoy this truck. gets more compliments than my 02 vette. I do have aftermarket 22 inch chrome wheels though. with lo-pro tires and the Ridgelines Formal Black color it is awesome. Never had any trouble from it except when I ran hi-test bp in it. after a while I had spark knock which went away fast after going back to reg. its only low mark is it's an inch to short in legroom for a 6 foot man. I do recommend changing the Trans., Power steering, and diff. fluids after 50000 miles. the shift and wheel turn improvement was tremendous. only a $200 dollar job at a service station. the 2 way tailgate, wet/dry trunk and luxury amenities are just icing on the cake
Awesome car, ours has low miles for the age. We have ~60K miles on it and it is running strong. No major issues and its great for my wife. My only complaint is that it is a little tight with a full sized car seat in the back. However, I am 6' tall and feel like I have not had an issue feeling like it was not roomy enough.
I use my Ridgeland off road a good amount. I regularly smell burning grass after drivng down dirt roads with grass growing in the middle. I have had a serious fire in the engine compartment which caused over $5,000 of damage. I have had one other small fire which I put out with a garden hose. There is a connection around the exhaust pipe that catches grass and leaves which smolder and/or catch fire. You may remember the Honda ads during the last March Madness showing a "herd" of Ridgelines crossing a field of tall grasses. That was a brush fire in the making. This pickup is safe in the mall parking lot, but don't go near the grass. Honda has been unresponsive.
Commuter on weekdays , Cabin bound on the weekends
written on 06-18-2016
Cant say enough about Honda Reliability. I drive an average of 50 miles round trip to work 5 days a week - 23 MPG (90 Highway/10 City). I have towed permanent fish houses on the lake, 16 foot fishing boat, snowmobile trailer loaded down up to my cabin 300 miles up North. It has started every time, and I experience Minnesota winters and summers. 153,000 miles on it and it doesn't skip a beat. Only thing replaced on it is timing belt, brakes, headlight bulbs. Just complete regular maintenance. Oil changes, transmission drain and fill, transfer case drain and fill and you will be good. Will buy!!! another one if mine ever dies. 153,000 and still going strong and I tow almost every weekend out of the year. The truck never sit for more than a day.