I have owned the Ridgeline for two months and have enjoyed the bed for picking up larger cargo. The interior is also very spacious, our family of four comfortably fit.
This truck is definitely the best of both worlds; the ride of a car, the performance of a truck. I bought mine new sept 05' and have not had a regret. Plenty of power, storage and an awesome 4WD system. I live in the mountains of TN and I've pulled several vehicles (including trucks) up hills on ice. You really can't comprehend its abilities until you see it. I'm an outdoorsman. Everything from hiking, fishing, mountain biking, hunting etc. The storage abilities are great. Fold the backseat up and store your mountain bike. Go shopping and hide your goods in the trunk. Empty the trunk and you have a huge cooler with drain plug included. I've taken mine off-road, though deep mud, and it never hesitates. The towing is great as well. I've hauled my civic when it broke down and could barely even tell it was attached, from pullout to brake. Of course, every vehicle has its short-comings. I'm not sure about the newer models, but this one has full power seat for the driver but power is not even an option for the passenger. For city dwellers or not-so-hardcore off-roaders the truck's height is fine, but I needed a little more clearance for the hunting and camping areas I frequent. I put a 2in. lift on mine almost immediately. If you need to do a lot of hauling, remember that the bed is not large. Though, because the ridgeline has no rear fenderwells like other trucks, it will haul full 4x8 sheets of plywood with the tailgate down. I also haul my KingQuad 700 in the back and it may squat an 1in under the load. I can tell you now that "anonymous from Baltimore" has never owned a Ridgeline; sounds like he's never been close to one.Test drive one. You'llbe convinced I know.
As a former Honda Owner, I was already sold on the brand name - I think they're the best cars on the road. The Ridgeline is no exception. It drives more like a car. I knocked one star off on the performance category - the V6 at times is slightly underpowered, but I also don't need a heavy duty work truck, so it's not a big issue.