The 19-year-old’s Opinion on the Honda Ridgeline

You know, being in China made it a little difficult to communicate with my parents over the summer. The time difference was difficult and sometimes the internet didn’t work.

But I found out that they bought a new Honda Ridgeline by watching the YouTube video about it!

Are you kidding me? No one even asked my opinion!

So now, I’m giving my dad (and you all) my opinion without being asked. πŸ™‚


My parents picked me up at the airport in the new Ridgeline. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, especially because I missed the Katrielmobile, but I ended up enjoying the ride and the new vehicle.

One of the things I like, since I’m often delegated to the back seat, is that the back seats sit up about 6″ higher than the front seats. This way, I can see over mom’s head and look out the front windshield, making me a more effective backseat driver.

After a few days back, my dad finally let me drive. The Tacoma we had previously sat so low that I could barely see over the dashboard, but I was surprised to find that the Ridgeline had power-seat-raising superpowers. All you have to do is tap a lever on the side of the seat and blast off to higher heights! You can scoot the seat forwards and backwards and up and down and into the future and the past! I visited college-aged dad while adjusting the seat. Not too much was different, except he had more hair and no Menards shirts. Anyway, I find the seat to be comfortable for a short person like me, and I think dad find’s it comfortable for a tall person like himself. Nice versatility.

The Ridgeline has made several trips back and forth to Purdue. Of course, I have a ton of stuff to bring back and forth, and there’s a secret compartment in the bed of the Ridgeline that allows me to hide my top-secret teleporter plans. It’s big enough that I can fit in it myself, too. Might be a good place to nap. Speaking of naps, during the holidays I took several naps in the back of the Ridgeline. After a long week of finals, I may not have been the most selective about my napping locations, but I never felt uncomfortable during the 20+ hours I spent sitting in the back.

Now, my mom has essentially stolen the truck from dad. I don’t mind – it’s kind of funny to watch my dad drive around in a Prius.

The Ridgeline has quickly become a beloved member of the family. I’m still a bit salty about finding out my parent’s got it over YouTube… but I think I can finally admit they made a great choice.

4 Comments

  1. Nice review! I had a bad opinion about the Ridgeline.

    • We really love it. Haven’t found an owner of one yet who doesn’t.

      We DO hear a lot of negative comments from those who are more concerned about their image than the quietness and smoothness of the ride. πŸ™‚

      Certain things in life, you just have to look beyond the ‘noise’ and choose for yourself. For us, this was one of those areas.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Instead of trying to get a bigger truck, have you thought about getting a performance tuner for your truck? Their plug-in devices that allow you to increase.horsepower when you need it. Jet chips sells them as well as others. Something a little cheaper than a new truck.

  3. How do you find it for towing Tim? I have a diesel f-350 and am looking for a comuter that can still haul our little 1025r. Was looking at the f-150 but it’s still a truck, and rides like one. Your blogs are hilarious katriel, you should do these again.

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