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Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Dodge Dakota, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Comparisons, Truck
#85 of 751 Re: Second [thegraduate]
Jan 31, 2006 (7:15 pm)
After reviewing many of the conversations that you participate in, I have come to the conclusion that you are not a fan of the Honda Ridgeline. My question to you is, from what qualified educational institution (college or university) did you acquire your engineering degree from? You seem to be extremely passionate about your Toyota Tacoma, which in the correct forum would not underestimate the intelligence of your intended audience, as you have attempted to do in this forum. You clearly feel that "your" facts are true, however they appear to merely be opinion. Evidently, your distaste for Ridgeline influences your ability to have a intelligent discussion. In other words these are big boy discussions try not to let that overwhelm you. Thank you, I look forward to hearing more from as you have made these discussions entertaining.
I second that.
And if theirs such a thing as I third that then I third that.
No matter how passionate Toykick is with his Tacoma, theirs no way in this world that any Toyota product could touch the Ridgeline in terms of awards and and all around versatility ON IT'S FIRST TRY.AND I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT MOST OF THESE AWARD GIVING BODIES ARE REAL GENUINE AUTHORITIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS AND NOT SOME self proclaimed ENGINEER.
TOYKICK TRY MATCHING YOUR TACOMA WITH THE FOLLOWING, LET ME START WITH 2005 MT TRUCK OF THE YEAR, WHAT NEXT?
THE RIDGELINE ON THE OTHER HAND.
1-Motor Trend truck of the year 2006
2-Detroit News truck of the year 2006
3-Consumer Reports top rated truck
4-JD Power & Associates 2005 APEAL award for the Honda Ridgeline
5-Autobytel 2006 Editors' Choice Award: Truck of the year 2006
6-Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Best New Pickup 2006
7-On Wheels Incorporated: Ridgeline 2006 Urban Wheel Award for the Urban Truck of the Year
8-best rollover resistance rating of any pickup tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
9-first-ever 4-door pickup to earn a 5-star safety rating for both front and side impact crash test performance from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
10-Car And Driver Rates Honda Ridgeline #1 Pickup.
11- AutoWeek Editors' Choice Award as the 'Most Significant' new vehicle in the show.
12.Society of plastic engineers 2005 awards.
NOW TRY MATCHING ALL THOSE 12 MANO A MANO.
#86 of 751 Re: Second 
Jan 31, 2006 (8:28 pm)
Toykick, you have provided quite a bit of entertainment and also plenty of misinformation along with it. As a proud owner of a '06 Tacoma 2x4 DC LB, I too love my Taco but not to the point of being blinded by the equally talented Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is meant for the city truck market and it delivers in spades. I loved the roominess, who doesn't love that smartly engineered "trunk"+tailgate and all the standards at their base level. Went with the Taco since it sported a slightly better MPG rating, didn't really need the AWD or 4x4 ability, and longer bed for the times I run around with 8 ft. stock.
Variety in products is what makes having choices great. Don't get blinded by a brand, you'd just be sucked into corporate hype not to mention Bush facts as you already have a penchant for quoting just to make your case. Although I'd never stray far from a Honda or Toyota since their reliability is legendary, witnessed first hand by the 87 accord and the 92 corolla in my stable.
I do hope Honda provides a non awd version. I feel that unless one is really in the deep stuff, 4x2 is all that's really needed and for the slightly more challenging situation, a pair of chains will come in handily. Especially when that pushes the MPG higher for the majority of drivers who drive paved roads.
Just my 2 cents.
#87 of 751 Re: Second 
Jan 31, 2006 (9:34 pm)
05 motor trend truck of the year was the Tacoma. 06 is ridgeline... Motor trend didnt bother adding the tacoma into the comparison.
Car and driver.. well i've posted #s and other figures look them up.
"First-ever 4-door pickup to earn 5 star safety rating" - Well the 05 tacoma double cab & nissan frontier havent been tested as extensive as the ridgeline on the NHTSA website. Reg cab and extended cab version of the tacoma were only tested and got 5 stars frontal and 5 stars side impact, frontiers crew cab was tested, 05 High way crash tests ranked the tacoma best pick over the frontier, dakota, ranger, colorado & canyon. Ridgeline hasn't been yet tested...
i'll post the rest later
#88 of 751 Re: Second [ogre01]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:42 pm)
i wouldnt say i'm blind loyal... i've posted several facts and most people like to believe its b.s.
for example those 12 sites... is where most of the info/specs i've posted is provided.
#91 of 751 Re: Second [ogre01]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:47 pm)
hmmm... Great first post. Nice marketing ogre01
#92 of 751 Re: Second [toykick]
Jan 31, 2006 (9:54 pm)
High way crash tests ranked the tacoma best pick over the frontier, dakota, ranger, colorado & canyon. Ridgeline hasn't been yet tested...
Actually, it didn't get a best pick. It just got a "Good" rating.
Reg cab and extended cab version of the tacoma were only tested and got 5 stars frontal and 5 stars side impact
I can't seem to find this information. Please supply the site. I didn't know the Tacoma had 5 star's on both front and side.
i've posted several facts and most people like to believe its b.s.
It seems the information you've just posted are merely baseless statements.