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Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Dakota, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Comparisons, Truck
#230 of 751 Re: Ranger Rick (or prime) [ustazzaf]
Feb 27, 2006 (7:24 am)
I understand what you're saying.
There is a reason I didn't add the Ranger to this particular discussion when I created it, and it's because it is not competitve with these models anymore. They have all grown up to midsize, while the Ranger is still obviously a compact, like that of the 1996 Tacoma or 1999 Nissan Frontier I have driven. I guess that makes since because the Ranger hasn't really been changed in over a decade (unless you count new gauges, lights, and option packages as a re-do. They even have the 2.3L, 3.0, and 4.0, engines, although they are at least more powerful now, in order for them to remain in the pack (although at the back).
#231 of 751 S-10, Taco, Frontier, Ridgeline, Colorado, Ranger
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I have driven everything except the new Fronty, Taco and Ridgeline and I have to say the I have liked the Colorado the best... Granted I am a GM fan and currently drive an S-10. By the time the S-10 went out IMO it was the best all around truck. I felt it had more power (I have always dislikes Toyota's lack of power on the previous Taco), the Ranger I have never liked - it was too bouncy and the inside was too cramped for me. I had my father-in-laws Mazda B2500 for about a week and it was worthless. Granted it wa only the 2.5 (before the 2.3), but even still I hated the inside. I could never get comfortable. My dad has an 02 Crew Cab Fronty and it too was a little low on the power side. There as well the inside was never to my tastes as far as space. The S-10 had lots of grunt from the V6 and decent mileage as long as I don't hot foot it all over the place. Granted it's quality is not that of the Taco but I have been happy with my S-10. I have driven the Colorado and was impressed with the power that it had and the space inside. Not too impressed with the interior itself, but oh well... maybe the way GM is getting better with that aspect the later ones will get better
#232 of 751 Re: S-10, Taco, Frontier, Ridgeline, Colorado, Ranger [thebigal]
Feb 27, 2006 (4:45 pm)
I can't speak for the Ridgeline, but if you were impressed with the power of the Colorado you'd be very impressed with the Taco or Frontier. These two trucks are head and shoulders above the rest on more counts than one. They were both new designs for 2005 so do yourself a favour.
#233 of 751 Re: S-10, Taco, Frontier, Ridgeline, Colorado, Ranger [thebigal]
Feb 27, 2006 (5:35 pm)
All of the trucks you speak of here are old models, save for the Colorado.
The Tacoma has 55 more horsepower than the one you last drove (assuming you drove the 3.4L), the Frontier now has 95 more horsepower than the old 3.3L.
Do yourself a favor, drive the others. You will be surprised, at very least, by the power.
#234 of 751 Re: S-10, Taco, Frontier, Ridgeline, Colorado, Ranger [thebigal]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
Thank you for your comments... I actually didn't have time to finish my post - had to run off and take care of baby, but you are right - before I actually replace my S-10, I won't go and just get a Colorado... Right now I am leaning quite a bit towards the Toyota. I like the styling and the power numbers are impressive. I just don't like the price. I have never been a fan of Nissan's styling so I that would be a hard sell to me. But I have always been a GM fan so maybe, just maybe GM can get it right and redesign or tweak the Colorado that would put at least in the running with the other models...
Mar 07, 2006 (11:20 am)
Nobody wants to come out and play!
#236 of 751 Honda Ridgeline
Mar 07, 2006 (1:20 pm)
By the way the Ridgeline is unibody - All the others have full chassis.
#237 of 751 Re: Honda Ridgeline [rassom2]
Mar 07, 2006 (2:46 pm)
Nope. The Ridgeline has both. Below is a picture of the "frame" under the Pilot. The Ridgeline uses a similar design, but it has channels that are 70% deeper and a few extra crossmembers.
#238 of 751 Re: Honda Ridgeline [varmint]
Mar 08, 2006 (8:06 am)
I think he means that the cab and cargo bed are unibody, though attatched to a frame.
#239 of 751 Off Road Ridgeline
Mar 08, 2006 (1:00 pm)
Has anyone heard any more about the lifted Ridgeline that Honda had at the SEMA (I believe) show? Has this truck appeared anywhere else? I am leaning towards a Frontier, but am bummed about how they bundle options with the different trim levels (I cannot get the truck with what I want and not get stuff that I do not want). If Honda came out with a slightly lifted Ridgeline with larger tires and skidplates, I might be sold.