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Lightbulb 2016 Detroit Auto Show...listing of all new Vehicles - January 12, 2016, 11:00 AM

Some bad ass items came out...


2016 Detroit Auto Show – Auto Show – Car and Driver



I was waitingo n the Q60 production and Ridgeline








hate that they got rid of the swooping back



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It's like a wannabe truck.


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It's not a truck, it is an SUV with a bed instead of a hatch. Good for hauling some mulch home in, but that is about it. The waterproof storage area is nice until you want to get something out of it while you have a bed full of mulch.


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January 12, 2016, 01:36 PM

Yes, the new Ridgeline is based on a Unibody platform, but it doesn't necessarily make it worthless as a truck. How many of us are truly using an F-150/Tundra/Silverado to its full potential and 'like a truck' most of the time, if ever?

So long as you can dump a few hundred pounds in the back or tow 1000 pounds while carrying 3 passengers, 99% of most average consumers needs are met.


What I would like to know is what happened to the Mini-Truck Hyundai showed last year. I really liked the concept of a new generation of Subaru Brat type trucks that are perfect for city and urban dwellers.



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Wow! Hyundai snuck in a sleeper. I'm very interested in this truck. They comprehensively thought about the intended and future market place as well as the needs of city and light suburban dwellers.

It's like a modern day Subaru Brat or El Camino, and it comes with a 2.0L turbo diesel capable of 300 tq ... more than enough for most people who aren't constantly towing or in the commercial market.

Ford won't bring the Ranger and Toyota keeps warming over the Taco. Hyundai seized the opportunity to explore and gauge interest, and I have a feeling it will be well received.

The expandable bed concept is something I wondered why other manufacturers haven't employed.

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I have a 2007 Ridgeline. I haul my bike to the track in the bed, schlep Craigslist finds, and I've towed bikes and a uhaul trailer as well, even with 4 passengers. Smooth, quiet, and reliable as hell. It handles well for a truck, even over bumps thanks to 4 wheel independent suspension. Yeah, occasionally I've wanted a little more tug, but it has enough to get out of its own way. Mileage sucks (16-18mpg) for only having 250hp, but it's old tech. I'd either want more power or better mileage. And yeah, it's ugly.

The new one looks a lot better from the back, and I think 280hp would be a nice bump in power, but I think it looks worse up front. Not sure what the writer is smoking. I also wonder if the mileage will improve, and if so by how much.
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If you really want truck up.... The Nissan Titan Warrior Concept Asks, 'Bro, Do You Even Truck?'





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I have a 2007 Ridgeline. I haul my bike to the track in the bed, schlep Craigslist finds, and I've towed bikes and a uhaul trailer as well, even with 4 passengers. Smooth, quiet, and reliable as hell. It handles well for a truck, even over bumps thanks to 4 wheel independent suspension. Yeah, occasionally I've wanted a little more tug, but it has enough to get out of its own way. Mileage sucks (16-18mpg) for only having 250hp, but it's old tech. I'd either want more power or better mileage. And yeah, it's ugly.

The new one looks a lot better from the back, and I think 280hp would be a nice bump in power, but I think it looks worse up front. Not sure what the writer is smoking. I also wonder if the mileage will improve, and if so by how much.

Yeah my GF have a 2006 Ridge-line...I love that truck Constantly carrying things. I told her I want a new truck b4 i get a replacement for my G35 coupe.

My nissan frontier (2005) is great..tows 6500 lbs unstoppable force...but inside is cramped...and gas millage sucks. I will only buy another truck if everything is over 20mpg.









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Yeah saw this truck last night for the first time....
and god i want one...but would never be able to afford it and its too big for my driveway lol


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Nissan's answer to the Raptor and just like the Raptor.



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Nissan's answer to the Raptor and just like the Raptor.
i love it...
if i had the money id get it...
I trust the long term more than the ford....


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It's not a truck, it is an SUV with a bed instead of a hatch. Good for hauling some mulch home in, but that is about it. The waterproof storage area is nice until you want to get something out of it while you have a bed full of mulch.
Oh I agree
Trucks don't have unibody's.


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Nissan's answer to the Raptor and just like the Raptor.
Except with a 5 liter Cummins you can likely boost to the moon
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Jeep confirms Wrangler Pick-up in 2017 and Hellcat powered Cherokee




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If The Honda Ridgeline Fails It's Because Pickup Truck Buyers Are Nuts



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I'd say that's a pretty accurate article. At the price point of trucks today, they're looked at more like status symbols than ever before as opposed to being used for actual work. With the advent of these ecoboost V6's producing just as much hp & torque as they're up spec V8 counterparts getting twice the gas mileage, I wouldn't doubt it if the V8 gas motor is scrapped to a large extent. If you need V8 power you might as well step into the diesel arena and buy a Powerstroke, Cummins, Duramax, etc. at a price point people can apparently afford nowadays...
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