2008 Honda Ridgeline User Reviews

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: Comfortable, Utilitarian Nature, High Viewpoint, Handling

    Cons: Fuel Mileage, Performance

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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    65

    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.

    Pros: Built in cooler with drain, in the in-bed trunk.

    Cons: only 1 - gas mileage averages about 15mpg

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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    55

    The Honda Ridgeline: The Greatest All-around Vehicle — It is the ideal vehicle for all around use. Has the modern stylings that appear futuristic. It really stands out in a crowd. It possesses a lot of "umph". It's quick off the line, but maintains a relatively modest fuel consumption rating, because of it's 3.5L V6. It's only a part-time four wheel drive, the computer engages the rear wheels only when it senses slippage. So you save on that gas mileage as well. It's quite spacious inside. I've never personally sat in the rear of the vehicle, but I assume it's spacious. I've never heard any complaints. It's box IS a little on the small side, but large enough to get whatever job done, that you need. Yet small enough that you won't have people hounding you to help them move. Plus, the trunk is to die for. Most people don't even realize that the truck has a trunk in the bed, plus it's lockable so you have that added convenience and security. The Honda Ridgeline is an absolute delight to drive and to own.

    Pros: Looks, Comfort, Convenience, Modest Fuel Consumption.

    Cons: Only one. Auto Locks don't disengage when an adult rides in the front seat.

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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    55

    I Love This Truck — gas mileage for this size truck is great at 16.9592 mpg just city driving, its got great power really good at 4500rpm when the vtec kicks in

    Pros: power

    Cons: gas

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS Review
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    Closest Feeling To Flying Without Ever Leaving The Ground. — Successfully combines the comforts of a car, with the convenience of a truck and/or SUV. Variable 4-wheel drive helps with traction while saving on fuel.

    Pros: Everything that I stated above. Combines comforts of a car, truck, & SUV.

    Cons: Unable to load as much cargo as it's direct competition, and the V6 hardly competes with fuel economy.  Honda may as well have a V8 for all the savings this engine provides.

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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    6,485

    If You Want The Look Of A Truck, But Dont Need It This Is For You — I took the Honda Ridgeline out for a test drive, I had it for 6 hours, It was comfortable, for a truck. It not having Low (4x4) means this is a "soccer mom" auto. Althou it has 4x4 it is pretty much for people who get spooked in the snow/bad weather or their cottage is JUST off the beaten path. The nui-body construction meant this is limited to towing od hauling, According to the dealer rep, it has a 4500lbs tow rating (my 1993 Olds 98 has the same rating). It has a 1700lbs payload (according to the dealer rep). Which means if 4 people are in it and there combined weight is 900lbs that means 800lbs in the back, Not that good for a truck. Mind you these are the figures that the dealer gave me. I found the truck to be responsive, but really lagged going up a semi-steep incline. There was lots of storage space in it and it handled the road very well. I found the V-6 to be thristy (I got an avg of 18 mpg were the Avalanche I tested got an average of 21MPG and it is alot heavier with a V-8). The fit and finish I found was good, but there was a rattle in the glove box area, We filled it up and the rattle was alot quieter.

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    Pros: If you wont go offroad or haul a load it is for you

    Cons: fuel mileage, tow rating and payload, this is not a truck you can work, you cant chose you 4x4 gear (no low)

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    2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL Review
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    20

    This Is My Second Ridgeline... Love This Car! — Super bad ass clean reliable diverse family vehicle...This is my second Ridgeline and aim sure I will own another one in the near future.... The tonneau cover and side steps are the ultimate bonus.... Also, this vehicle is super rare and will hold it's value much more than most other vehicles..... Love this car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks bad ass! Super clean, diverse,  great styling and phenomenal reliability......

    Cons: So-so on fuel avg about 19 miles per gal.

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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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