2008 Honda Ridgeline User Reviews

2008 Honda Ridgeline Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"storage" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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IcemanzHonda writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTX Review
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4

Pros

Tons of room, plenty of storage places, hidden trunk is bed is awesome, tailgate swinging both down like normal and out like a SUV is nice to. Like the power sliding glass back window. Plenty of get up and go for a 6 cylinder! No problems in snow or on the muddy roads where I go hunting. Its a Honda it will run forever!!

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Not many performance add ons that I am aware of!!

IcemanzHonda
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Great Ride And Practibility! — Has everything you need. The qualities of a truck but the handling and space of a SUV. Good power and gas mileage combo! Honda has done a good job also with there 4 wheel drive in these, never once had a problem yet!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rightcoastjan writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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5

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Gorgeous truck that handles like a luxury car.

Cons

Intermittant wiper speed needs to be tweaked.  It is either too slow or too fast and can be quite annoying.  I manually turn it on and off as needed to avoid the annoyance.  The turning radius is small making tight turns difficult to negotiate.

rightcoastjan
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Hond Ridgeline — Overall, this truck is gorgeous and fun to drive. It handles like a dream and I wouldn't want to trade it even for a Lamborghini. If I had the money, I'd buy that Lamborghini and keep the Ridgeline too. I'd drive the Lamborghini on the weekends.

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RedWing01 writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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4

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Like the size, comfort, versatility,and safety features.

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Rear brakes, motor trouble, headliner fell apart

RedWing01
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Went From A 2008 To An 2012 — Like the style and utility, had 12,000 miles when I bought it in 09. Headliner came apart, then the rear brakes wore out every 20,000 miles, at 72,000 the motor had BIG Problems....Still got another one:) The 08 was made in Canada, now the are made(100%, motor, tranny,complete) in Alabama !! Hopefully they fixed everything. The 2012 is a Sport model, very sharp w/ 18" wheels and black out treatment inside and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mholly writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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4

Pros

Fits 5 people comfortable and has a trunk in the bed.

Cons

Small bed

Mholly
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Great Small Truck And Fits The Growing Family — Great small truck that fits my need fit my tall boys in the back and still able to have a truck for work. It also has a 5000lb towing capacity. Lots of cab room for long trips but he gas mileage could be better. I have only gotten about 16mpg average.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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brianmihalko writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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Pros

Versatility

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No built in navigation system :(

brianmihalko
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If You Love Sharing The Outdoors With Family And Friends, This Is Your Truck. — Perfect truck for outdoor activities with family or friends! It is in excellent condition, and I have never had ANY maintenance issues. This all wheel drive truck handles extremely well in the snow and rides very smooth in all conditions. Extremely versatile...can fit 5 people plus all ski/outdoor/camping gear very comfortably.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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Big

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Big And Nice To Haul People Or Mulch — In my opinion, I think if the truck was a v8 it would be a much better truck to go off roading in. Easy to drive, not terrible at the gas pump and a def head turner on the streets.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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It's like a swiss army knife

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Fuel economy could have been better

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Very Nice To Own, Does What It Has To — I love in the in-bed trunk space, very handy to have, either for small things that you don't want to put in the main cabin space, or for keeping stuff out of the weather in the bed area. The fold up rear seat bench, also handy. The dual-action tailgate, what a gem. The convience of being able to open it sideways and not having to lean over the tailgate normally to reach into the trunk/ bed space. I don't know why more auto makers offer something like this some of there current models.

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Lawrence writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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Great build quality.

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If you drive off road, this is not your car.

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Great Car. — Great build quality. Fit and finish is tops! Performance is as expected-could improve acceleration some. Lots of thoughtful additions in interior. A trunk plenty big for a mouthy teenager to be locked into. Stereo performace is tepid. I plan on buying another.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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Comfortable, Utilitarian Nature, High Viewpoint, Handling

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Fuel Mileage, Performance

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Tough, Comfy Truck — Great utility, handles great for a truck, very very comfy on long drives, reasonably functional off road, very hard on fuel, even when driven gently, has had wind noise issues since day one. It has held up for 80k with virtually no problems, and that includes being stolen and beat on for a month!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rebecca writes:
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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Built in cooler with drain, in the in-bed trunk.

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only 1 - gas mileage averages about 15mpg

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2008 Ridgeline Rtl — It is 4 wheel drive, 4 door, and black. I installed an AirRaid intake on it, for improved performance. It has a 3.5 liter V6, and good power. It doesn't get very good gas mileage though, probably because of my lead foot.

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2013 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

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2012 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

Great Family Truckster. By CDRNick64

Overall we love having the Ridgeline, it's safe and fairly efficient for a big vehicle. Love the V6 front wheel drive but a larger engine would still deliver this average mpg. Its been 8 years since a... Read More

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I am not a pickup guy, but really convinced myself I needed one for a house remodel. An SUV wouldn't due because I needed the large open back only a pickup could provide. In the end I chose the Hond... Read More

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2011 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

Second Ridgeline, Awesome Truck / Suv By KYbruce

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2010 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

The Best Compact Pickup On The Market. By Jim

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