I think I already have them. I have a desire to own collector cars that are somewhat different. Don't get me wrong, a 1969 Camero is a great car, but there are tons of them. A) I have a super nice 1928 Mode-A Ford that I have owned since 1994. It has had some improvements to make it drivable. Cast iron brake drums, heavy duty radiator, a high compression head (looks stock), and a counterwighted crankshaft. The car has been restored, because I brought it home in a box. B) I have a 1957 Ford Skliner Convertible that attracts attention wherever it goes. You don't even need to operate the top on the car to have people coming up to you when you come out to the parking lot when running an errand. The car has 61,000 miles, but it has been restored, and the top gone through. C) I have a 1936 Plymouth Opera Sedan streetrod. Not a lot of that Mopar pre-war tin running around.
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I see a lot of comments on the Ridgeline that I will not re-live. I will say this. I have a new 2019 Ridgeline Sport AWD that was left over, for about 6 weeks now. I turned in a 2018 VW Tiguan. I also have a 1967 ElCamino in the garage. I bought it not to even be used in the same way as the full fledged GMC, or Ford. Lets face it, the appeal of this truck is much like the ElCamino was. I get to drive an SUV, with the convenience of a short bed pickup. The thing gets 25MPG, and it will last. Most of the dealers offer a lifetime power-train warranty. That power-train warranty need not be completed in their shop either. I picked the Honda partly because I drive a vehicle till it is totally used up. My dad buys a new car when the car needs tires. Two things worth noticing about the Ridgelines 1) I have never seen one rust. Can anyone say that about the Chevys? 2) You seldom see one on a lot for sale used. My salesperson tried to find me a used on for about 6 months, with very little luck. Turns out that when people buy a new truck that already own a Ridgeline they A) give it to child, B) sell it to a neighbor. He did say that occasionally he sees a customer that sold their to a neighbor, and went and bought a Ram pick-up outright. Lets face it, anyone that does that - these vehicles are not even in the same competition group. You can easily spend $50,000 (or even tens of thousands more) on a GMC/Chevy, or a Ford. The Ridgeline is a great value, but it does have limitations. I bought the Ridgeline for what it is. The interior and amenities of the pilot, and the homeowner handiness of a short bed truck. I needed 19 landscape timebers, and a rail-road tie, and it was very convenient to have the Ridgeline. Who cares what the article, and the nay-sayers comments are. For $29,167 I'd do it all over again. in my house, it's the ElHonda.
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