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Honda Ridgeline, Truck
#758 of 840 Re: mplshondadlr [kderobertis]
Sep 29, 2008 (4:23 pm)
I was going to treat myself to a new 2009 RTL, but based on the financial status of our economy, I think it's best to wait and see, There was no need to go out and reward myself with a new vechicle, since my 2004 Honda CRV-EX is fine, with very low milease.
I still cait believe there our still 147 2008 Ridgeliner's in a 30 miles radius of my zipcode.
#759 of 840 Honda Rdgeline '06,
Oct 01, 2008 (5:58 pm)
I got my RTS in Jul 05, one of the first in my area. I had a 1991 GMC Sonoma ext cab, but wanted seating for 4 without getting a full sized truck. I considered the Ford Explorer Trac, but after checking out and driving the Ridgeline it became a no brainer. The storage under the back seat and in-bed trunk sold me. I also prefered the coated bed rather than liner.
I averaged 80/20 (hwy/city) driving for the first 30,000 miles and averaged 18/21 mpg. I took a 5200 mile trip this June, 17 states, 10 cities in 10 days. I averaged 20.4 on the trip with speeds averaging 65-85. I got an oil change in Philly, but other than that she drove great. I have 60,000 on it now and have never had a problem.
I'm in NC near Ft Bragg and I see a lot of them, even one on 22" rims (please).
My wife has a '03 Pilot we bought new, its at 97,000 miles now with no problems and a '93 Accord with 195,000. I love GM vehicles but for fit/finish and reliability I will stay with Honda.
#760 of 840 Re: 2009 Prices and Colors [ida4128]
Oct 08, 2008 (1:35 am)
Just purchased the 2009 ridgeline rtl with navi. Dark gray black leather interior. Added the lower brush guard, roof rack.rear mud guards,new grill, rectangular running boards.
msrp was 37000 plus 4000 in accessories MSRP total 41000
after dealer reduction rate. thats what they called it and using the internet My final cost before taxes was 32900
#761 of 840 Re: 2009 Prices and Colors [zyncplate]
Oct 08, 2008 (2:16 am)
$8,100 off a 2009 is amazing, but do you think you could of received the same discount without the dealer installed items?
I want a 2009, but with the economy is such trouble, I really have no justification to purchase one, since all my vehicles are new and paid off.
#762 of 840 2008 Ridgeline RTL
Oct 08, 2008 (11:43 am)
Just purchased, $24,988 plus $298 paper fees, otd. No tax as we are in NH. Used donkey punch method for dealers in state. None could touch this price from Boch in MA. Closest was $1700 more, even dealerships that "guaranteed" price match. Well worth the 1.5 hour drive to save this. Most paperwork ready when we arrived, only 1.5 hours at the dealership. Both sales person and business manager friendly and easy to deal with. Extended warranty presented but no high pressure sales pitch. Very nice to deal with. As we had no trade in they are even delivering the truck to the town hall in two days for free. Great service. Would highly recommend.
#763 of 840 2008 ridgeline RT
Oct 09, 2008 (4:51 am)
Just signed the paper work on Wednesday, (boston and metrowest area) a new 2008 RT-msrp: $28,000--invoice: $25362, price paid:$19,800-not including trade in.
Needless to say, I am delighted with the deal. This is a lot less than I paid for my 2006 pilot and my 2001 maxima that I used as a trade in.
I used Edmunds and Cars.com online "request a quote"-selected 6 different dealers,
to my surprise, only 2 responded, both with the same offer almost to the dollar.
I was set on buying something used in a range of $18,000-$20,000 with a limit of 36k miles, but at the last minute, (and after reading comments in the edmunds forums) I decided to see if the dealers really wanted to get any 2008 models off the lots. At this price, and the 2.9% financing, I couldn't say no.
#765 of 840 Where to find a 2008 RTL in Houston, Dallas, or Louisiana
Oct 15, 2008 (1:01 am)
First time poster here. I'm redeploying from Iraq in January back to Fort Polk and I'm looking at buying a 2008 RTL at that time. Does anybody know where I can get a good deal in Houston, Dallas, Lafayette, Shreveport, or Baton Rouge?
Also, what is a good OTD price I should be looking for.
#766 of 840 Re: Where to find a 2008 RTL in Houston, Dallas, or Louisiana [smginla]
Oct 15, 2008 (4:45 pm)
First, thank you for your service. I know you're in a hurry to get back to beautiful Fort Polk, LA!
From what I've been reading, looks like folks are paying approx. $27k/OTD for an 08 RTL. To stay up to date on what they're going for, check out the following site:
http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/ (Once in the forum, click on, "Shoppin' and Test Drivin' " for some feedback on prices)
Overall, a fairly informative website for owners or future owners.
Take care, and watch your six!