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Old 01-30-2016, 07:26 PM   #43
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Why is Saab in your list? Very fine autos they were.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:19 PM   #44
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Just butt ugly in my humble opinion...

Kinda like a Volvo 240 is ugly-


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Funny, to my mind Saab and Volvo made some of the most attractive vehicles. In fact, I dread the day I can no longer keep my 850 wagon on the road. And the old Saab 900 was a fantastic bit of kit.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:37 AM   #46
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What was that very brief model of Volvo in the mid to late 80's?
760GLE?
Now that was ugly.
It looked really nice at first, but became dated very quickly, kinda like a Pontiac 6000 became dated very quickly.


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Old 01-31-2016, 06:49 AM   #47
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Funny, to my mind Saab and Volvo made some of the most attractive vehicles. In fact, I dread the day I can no longer keep my 850 wagon on the road. And the old Saab 900 was a fantastic bit of kit.
I made a nice income repairing Saabs! In their day I loved them for their funky, non mainstream thinking but talk about reliability issues!
Don't get me going...

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Old 01-31-2016, 07:25 AM   #48
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I have never even ridden in one.
Most Saabs I've seen parked were Turbo by the trunk lid.
Then that stoopid GM era ad slogan- born from jets...
Is that why the styling was so quirky?
Basically, I would be embarrassed or ashamed for a Saab to be parked at my house...
Holy thread drift, Batman!
Let's get back to the Ridgeline, not the ugly first generation, but the nice looking new one...


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We had a Honda CRV before moving to a 2014 Pilot. Both the CRV and Pilot were/are well built, reliable vehicles. I know the style of the new Pilots has changed, but if the previous versions are an indicator, I think the new Pilot would be a good choice, which gets me to the Ridgeline. I looked at them previously and thought they were a good truck. Based upon my experience with the Pilot, I would seriously consider the Ridgeline as a tow vehicle if it were within the specifications needed to tow my AS.
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Y'all remember the first CR-V with a picnic table built in yo the tailgate?
Thinking outside the box?


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I just re-read my post (#12) and realized that I left out a few important words...
While I am incredibly pleased with the drivetrain in my current F-150, the electronics have had an abisimal and totally unacceptable rate of failure! I do love the truck but I don't think I want to live with it for much more time...
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Did Ford start using Lucas electrics?
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So we were driving around Gainesville FL today doing a little shopping when we happened to drive by a rather large Honda dealer. As I simply can't help myself, I pulled in to peek at the closest vehicle to the new Ridgeline the 2016 Pilot, again...
The salesperson listened when I said that I simply wanted to see one as I was waiting for the next Ridgeline to be introduced and then proceeded to let me ask questions and even drive one!
I was surprised at how snappy it is!
I loved the fact that there is plenty of adjustment in the seats.
It handled nicely. It was quiet! Brakes were great...
The ride was much, much smoother than my truck.
There was nothing to dissuade me from waiting for the Ridgeline, nothing I could fault it for in 20 minutes of driving.
I briefly even considered switching from my preferred pick up genre to an SUV!
Pretty nice if you ask me...
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I am in the opposite situation, my last 2 trucks have been Ridgeline's and I've been very happy with them. I am part way through restoration of my 1979, 31' Sovereign. After getting some hitch work done at CanAM RV I had no trouble towing the original trailer (6500b) over albeit very flat southern Ontario. There's lots to like about the Ridgeline, very comfortable ride, best handling vehicle I've ever owned in the snow, love the in bed trunk and tailgate opening. That said, it's looking like my finished AS will come in closer to 9500lb so I'm sadly parting with the Ridgeline in favour of an F150 (3.5L V6 twin turbo which tows up to 12,000b). In your position I would seriously consider the Honda.
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