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Chances Of A Rigdeline Base Acura  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3669 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

I will admit that I am not a fan of luxury pick up trucks, but there is something about the Honda Rigdeline that make wonder should Acura make there own version of the it? So could you see an Acura version of the Rigeline on the road, and if so, should they wait until Honda finish working on there new V8, that supposed to go into the next generation Acura RL and Rigdeline?

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I do not consider the Rigdeline a pick up truck in any way. I doubt making an Acura version would be a decent seller enough to compensate it's costs.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
I do not consider the Rigdeline a pick up truck in any way.

How is this NOT a pickup?



User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
How is this NOT a pickup?

The Ridgeline is front-wheel drive, and is basically a Honda Odyssey minivan with a bed. And I'm pretty sure the Odyssey is based on the Accord. The Ridgeline is in no way a pickup.



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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
How is this NOT a pickup?

..............because it's basically a car with a tall body and a bed?

Face it - the Ridgeline is NOT a truck.

 redflag  1 - front wheel drive or all wheel drive
 redflag  2 - car suspension (4 wheel independent)
 redflag  3 - unibody frame
 redflag  4 - low towing capacity
 redflag  5 - no V8
 redflag  6 - transversely mounted engine
 redflag  7 - it's a HONDA

I could go on...............it's not a truck. Not a real one.

This is a truck:






-NWA742


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):
I could go on...............it's not a truck. Not a real one.

Good enough for me. I didn't realize it was so fake. Thanks.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
Good enough for me. I didn't realize it was so fake. Thanks.

No problem sir!

BTW - the new GM trucks are amazing. I want one badly.




-NWA742


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 6):
BTW - the new GM trucks are amazing. I want one badly.

I'd like to trade my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac for this one. But that'll never happen.



User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
I'd like to trade my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac for this one. But that'll never happen.

The new Explorers are really nice too. Only complaint I have is the lack of a dash-mounted gear shifter.

Ford, stop trying to make your trucks look like cars inside.



-NWA742


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
but there is something about the Honda Rigdeline that make wonder should Acura make there own version of the it?

That would be almost as stupid as having Lincoln or Caddilac make a pickup.
 sarcastic 


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 9):
That would be almost as stupid as having Lincoln or Caddilac make a pickup.

Yeah - business wise it's smart though.

People are stupid enough to pay $20000 extra for a different grill, leather heated seats, some more chrome, and a nav system when they buy a Cadillac/Lincoln truck over a Chevy/Ford truck.




-NWA742


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):

While I certainly agree it's hardly a truck, I have to disagree with two points.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):
no V8

Not having a V8 doesn't mean a thing, and that goes both ways. First, there are plenty of V6 trucks on the market that pack similar power to weight/size ratio compared to that of larger trucks equipped with V8's. Not everyone is in the market for such large, powerful trucks. Second, are you suggesting that a Dodge Ram equipped with a Cummins diesel, or a Chevy with a Duramax is not a "truck"?

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):
it's a HONDA

You know just as well as I this doesn't mean a thing. Honda can build a real truck if they please. One that would likely surpass any American model, kind of like a Toyota Tundra. However, for whatever reason, it's just not their market.


As for the Acrua version of the Ridgleline, I seriously hope not. Nothing pisses me off more than those garbage-on-wheels Lincoln Mark LT trucks. I don't want to see Acura follow. Trucks are just not meant to be that luxurious. If they are, can we use the same logic and expect to see a Corvette with 4x4? Buuuuuttttt......

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 10):

Yeah - business wise it's smart though.

Unfortunately,

[Edited 2007-10-01 09:35:32]


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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 11):
Not having a V8 doesn't mean a thing, and that goes both ways. First, there are plenty of V6 trucks on the market that pack the same ratio of big power for their size compared to that of larger trucks equipped with V8's. Not everyone is in the market for such large, powerful trucks. Second, are you suggesting that a Dodge Ram equipped with a Cummins diesel, or a Chevy with a Duramax is not a "truck"?

I'll go ahead and retract for that.  Smile

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 11):
You know just as well as I this doesn't mean a thing. Honda can build a real truck if they please. One that would likely surpass any American model, kind of like a Toyota Tundra. However, for whatever reason, it's just not their market.

Oh I know - I was just feeding Honda some of their own medicine with that one. I'm sick of hearing their smug advertising "buy it because it's a Honda" all over the place.




-NWA742


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 12):
Oh I know - I was just feeding Honda some of their own medicine with that one. I'm sick of hearing their smug advertising "buy it because it's a Honda" all over the place.

True. One nit pick I have with the Ridgeline I forgot to mention... Did you know the genius Honda engineers placed the spare tire in a compartment under the bed of the truck....not accessible from underneath? Meaning if you got a flat and had a full payload, while not much by standards, would be a total pain in the ass to fix. But hey, it's still a Honda right?  Wink



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User currently offlineCasasEWR From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Did anybody else notice how the Ridgeline looks like a bastardized version of the Chevy Avalanche?

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting CasasEWR (Reply 14):
Ridgeline looks like a bastardized version of the Chevy Avalanche

Yes. But a Chevy Crapalanche is a bastardized version of a pickup. It's all plastic.

http://www.hotrodsbygreg.com/images/graphics/pic009.jpg

http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/magazine/images/2007chevyavalanche/2007ChevyAvalancheCargoBoxMidgateFolded01FixedSmall.jpg


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):
3 - unibody frame

Nope....it does have ladder frame, it is actually a mix of unibody construction on top of a latter frame.........the Ridgeline was actually developed using ideas that first came up in GM, when GM did not apply them the engineers that came up with those ideas went on to work for Honda.



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 11):
Corvette with 4x4




How about a Lamborghini?




User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I hope not. It would be a Fad meaning a good seller at first, but a slow seller in the long run.

Hunter



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3669 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1237 times:

Did not get me wrong I dislike luxury pick up truck myself, but the Rigdeline is such a beautifully vehicle, that it would be interesting to see an Acura version of it.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 17):
How about a Lamborghini?

How about an International MXT?



http://www.internationaltrucks.com/p...8481670110VgnVCM10000085d0eb0aRCRD


User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3669 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 19):
beautifully

I must correct myself. I meant beautiful.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

I would say there is about a 1% chance of seeing an Acura version of the Ridgeline. The Cadillac and Lincoln trucks have been rather poor performers. Combined with the fact that the Ridgeline's sales figures have not been all that great and I think you see where I am going.

I think some people cannot get past the stigmas mentioned above. Which is a shame because for most people, IMHO, the Ridgeline is the perfect truck. It drives so well. The V6 feels slightly underpowered but not enough to give up gas mileage to pickup a V8.

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 3):
The Ridgeline is front-wheel drive, and is basically a Honda Odyssey minivan with a bed. And I'm pretty sure the Odyssey is based on the Accord. The Ridgeline is in no way a pickup.

Actually the Ridgeline is a completely new platform. It shares an engine with the Odyssey/Pilot except it lacks VCM. That's about it. Honda has a V8 and a new diesel engine in development. I think they will make the Ridgeline much more competitive.

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 13):
True. One nit pick I have with the Ridgeline I forgot to mention... Did you know the genius Honda engineers placed the spare tire in a compartment under the bed of the truck....not accessible from underneath? Meaning if you got a flat and had a full payload, while not much by standards, would be a total pain in the ass to fix. But hey, it's still a Honda right?

There is a mount at the front of the bed where you can quickly mount the spare tire if you intend on carrying a full payload. I moved it for a customer once and it took me about 4 minutes to pull the tire out and bolt it to the bed.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 22):
There is a mount at the front of the bed where you can quickly mount the spare tire if you intend on carrying a full payload. I moved it for a customer once and it took me about 4 minutes to pull the tire out and bolt it to the bed.

How much space is lost in the bed when placing the tire in the bed? That just seems like a whole pain in the ass to me, pulling it out, mounting/bolting to bed, and losing room.



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
How much space is lost in the bed when placing the tire in the bed? That just seems like a whole pain in the ass to me, pulling it out, mounting/bolting to bed, and losing room.

No more than you would lose by having the wheel wells protrude the bed as you do in the Ford F-series pickups.


25 Post contains links and images Queso : Is this a "post a picture of your truck" thread? OK, I'm in: Now that's a REAL truck!
26 Post contains links Marcus : Ooooppssss!!!!! New GM CUV planning to take on the Honda Ridgeline Inside Line has got the, ummm, inside line on Chevrolet's future CUV offerings, an
27 Asuflyer05 : You mean something other than the Colorado, Avalanche, and Silverado? What hole? The Uplander never generated enough sales to leave a 'hole.'
28 Bok269 : The new one has ditched the plastic. It is basically a Suburban with an open back and the ability to open up the rear seats. Honda isn't going to mak
29 NWA742 : " target=_blank>http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/05/n...line/ What do you mean, oops? If they go forward with it, it won't be a truck either. The Equin
30 Illini_152 : " target=_blank>http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...7.jpg Where's the bed?
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