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#1418 of 2746 Re: local dealer gets [once_for_all]
Aug 01, 2005 (1:33 pm)
More stellar news about the RL.
2006 Honda Ridgeline Earns Best-Ever Rollover Rating for a Pickup
2005-08-01 16:18 (New York)
Government Testing Shows Ridgeline Safer, More Stable Than Other Pickups
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
today announced that the 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup has achieved the best
rollover resistance rating of any pickup tested by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The results were posted today on the
NHTSA web site www.safercar.gov. Demonstrating the depth of Honda's "Safety
for Everyone" commitment, the Ridgeline earned industry-best ratings for both
the Static Stability Factor (SSF) and Dynamic Rollover test modes.
Specifically, Ridgeline earned a rating of 1.29 for the SSF test, a higher
(better) calculated result than all other pickups tested, and experienced no
"tip-up" during the dynamic test.
Earlier this year, Ridgeline, Honda's first pickup truck, was the
first-ever 4-door pickup to receive NHTSA's 5-star safety rating, the highest
safety rating possible, for both frontal and side impact crash test
"With this new rating and earlier top level ratings for frontal and side
impact crash protection, the Ridgeline is setting new standards for safety in
the pickup segment, and once again demonstrates Honda's commitment to
providing Safety for Everyone," said John Mendel, senior vice president,
automotive operations of American Honda Motor Co. "We offer our customers
products that are at once fun to drive, environmentally sound and at the
leading edge of automotive safety. We feel this is a unique position for
Honda in the marketplace."
Oh what a feeling.
#1420 of 2746 RT, RT-S or RT-L
Aug 04, 2005 (5:05 am)
Alright, I have decided to buy a Ridgeline, the dealer has all 3 models, and I am having trouble deciding. What do you folks think, is the RT-S worth $2150 more than the RT? Is the RT-L worth $1300 more than the RT-S?
What do you think of the various colors?
#1421 of 2746 Re: RT, RT-S or RT-L [hypecat]
Aug 04, 2005 (6:41 am)
I bought the RTS. If I had to do it over again, I would buy the RTL. With the RTS, one would have to buy the satellite radio kit and have it hooked up. The antenna is on the inside corner of the front windshield. Lot of signal loss. Take a look at steel blue. Mike
#1422 of 2746 Re: RT, RT-S or RT-L [mike7842]
Aug 04, 2005 (10:10 am)
It's hard to say. I like my RT-L, but if money was a factor, I could easily live with the RT. The fabric is really nice in the RT-S.
#1423 of 2746 Re: RT, RT-S or RT-L [hypecat]
Aug 04, 2005 (10:13 am)
So many choices, so little time. I was debating between the RTS & RTL. I couldn't justify the $1300 for leather and a few other options. I'm very happy with fabric and comfort of the RTS. I have approx. 10,000 miles on mine and have enjoyed every one (except when a rock cracked the windshield). I didn't have an option on the RT at the time, but from what I remember in the brochure, there was enough of a difference in my mind to justify the upgrade. I selected black. When the truck is clean (which is very often) it looks unbelievable. It's a lot of work to keep that way. I also like the steel blue which also wasn't easy to find in my version back in early March. I'd imagine that this would be easier to keep clean. Good luck.
#1424 of 2746 iPod and the Aux Port
Aug 04, 2005 (10:59 am)
Has anyone tried to hook up an iPod to the Aux. port located above the glove box provided with Nav? If so, what brand/make of cable did you use?
Aug 04, 2005 (11:09 am)
Well, I filled my tank for the first time today. went 368 miles and it took 18.5 gallons not bad. better than i had thought. this is my first real big truck, so i was alittle nervous :
i think it holds 22 gal?? am i wrong? my old Bravada 2002 17 gallon tank i could only go 300 miles at best, so i doing okay.
so far... nice truck, just need to get used to backing up in the city, the sales rep said i should get mud flaps, which might be a good idea.. any comment on that.
I live in New England so I should probably get a cover for the back before the winter but 1500 bucks seemed like alot of money i like the cover they have for the Ridgeline, its seems solid, but i heards its a nightmare to take it off when you actually need to use the entire cab. any thoughts? I also heard it may leak? any thoughts? do you think their cover is the best one i should get or others> hopefully alittle cheaper. I love the push button back window, cool feature!
#1426 of 2746 Re: RT, RT-S or RT-L [njdevil5]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:55 am)
Well, I bought a Black RT (my wife says I'm cheap!), I decided on the RT because they only one they had was black and the mirrors and door handles match (the mirrors and door handles are black on the RTs and would not have looked right on any other color). Sat in a RT-L with roof and XM and just could not justify the addtional $4700. The steel wheels look better than I thought they would, but I may get a set of "take off" alloys. Anyway, I am happy with the truck, it is very nice. Need to get a towing package, anyone know where the best deals are "online"?
Aug 05, 2005 (9:05 am)
We have had our Ridgeline RT-L for 7 weeks. We just love it. It is the blue and my husband has only washed it once. It doesn't look dirty. He drives it to work everyday. He is happy with the gas mileage. He says he gets a lot better then his Ford Expl. The ride is much better in fact I think it rides better than any other truck I have been in. We think the XM radio is just great. He raerly wanted to put the radio on in our other vehicles but with this one he never has turned it off.