2008 Honda Ridgeline User Reviews

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline Review
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    5
    I would take the Honda Ridgeline over any other truck in its class. Looks better, powered by Honda which is as good as it gets, all the storage is amazing! If you have never seen the under bed storage system you really need to check it out before buying anything else. Locks so you can keep tools and other valuables safe underneath. Tailgate opens 2 directions which makes it super easy to load and unload. Best truck of this size in the market. Even has a power sliding rear window that is extremely nice.
    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Nissan Frontier worse.
    "Much nicer body lines."
    Value Ranked 2008 Nissan Frontier worse.
    "Way better luxury features and the Honda engine is far superior."
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    Handling Ranked 2012 Honda Ridgeline better.
    "Previously test drove."
    Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Honda Ridgeline better.
    "It looks bolder and I like the added fog lights."
    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTX Review
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    40

    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

    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!!

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

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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    55

    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.

    Pros: 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.

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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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

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

    Cons: Rear brakes, motor trouble, headliner fell apart

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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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.)

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

    Cons: Small bed

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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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

    Pros: Versatility

    Cons: No built in navigation system :(

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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.)

    Pros: Big

    Cons: MPG

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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.

    Pros: It's like a swiss army knife

    Cons: Fuel economy could have been better

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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

    Pros: Great build quality.

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

    Excellent By ctp77554

    I liked the combination of size, capacity, ride and reliability of Honda products. This my third Honda product and I have been impressed with the fit and finish of all of them. My Ridgeline certainly ... Read More

    Great First Truck Effort. I Can't Wait Until The 2016 Ridgeline Is Out. By rayv43

    Overall I really enjoy the Ridgeline and at this price, it can't be beat. They do need to make the wheels look better on all of the trim levels and improve the audio system. The audio sounds like some... Read More

    2013 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

    Great Urban Truck By Sherrill

    Awesome ride and handling; roomy and comfortable cabin; dent-resistant, no rust, bed with an extremely useful trunk compartment and two-way tailgate. Backseat flips up to help haul extra tall items in... Read More

    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

    The Perfect Pickup For The Suburban Man By MorningMist

    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

    2011 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

    Second Ridgeline, Awesome Truck / Suv By Jim

    Honda reliability, good styling, smooth ride, trunk in bed and dual action tailgate, Comfortable interior, lots of room in backseat, plenty of power, Honda Certified Warranty, long lasting tires Th... Read More

    2010 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

    The Best Compact Pickup On The Market. By Jim

    When I was looking for a new pickup truck, I was coming out of a Lexus sedan with a beater Ford F-150 as the weekend utility truck. My son was getting into Scouting and the old F-150 was becoming too ... Read More

    You Either Love Or Hate Design It Seems. I'm A Lover. By b2r

    Test drove and wanted to purchase in about 15 mins. SOLID but COMFORTABLE drive. I'm not a "truck person" but this "truck" (SUV with a basket) is fantastic with Honda quality. Truck owners hate for s... Read More

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