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post #1 of 8 Old 10-30-2008, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Honda's Alabama plant building test pickups

LINCOLN, Ala. -- Honda has begun building test versions of the Ridgeline pickup at its Lincoln, Ala. plant.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-30-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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$1.4 billion facility, which employs 4,500 workers

I know its Honda but the money put into the state and the fact that it employs 4500 people is a plus for the economy!
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Calling the Ridgeline a truck is like calling a hatchback a SUV.

Or something like that.



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Calling the Ridgeline a truck is like calling a hatchback a SUV.

Or something like that.
The article said they will build Accords on the same line. Does that mean the ridgeline is more of an El Camino? It sure as hell isn't a real pickup truck. What a joke. Every time I see one of those POS ridgelines, I laugh.

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I still can't believe they would make it FWD. A truck FWD how could that be?

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Another hilarious thing is that no matter what trim level you get, you get a crappy V6. Even if you get the loaded top-end model that costs a hellovalotmore than the base trim...you get the same engine.
$28,000-$36,000.
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and it will probably win truck of the year


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$1.4 billion facility, which employs 4,500 workers

I know its Honda but the money put into the state and the fact that it employs 4500 people is a plus for the economy!

Not when its closing plants and having MILLIONS of people lose thier jobs elsewhere. NOT good for our economy.

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and yes a Ridgeline..umm..not a truck..kinda funny how Honda has been saying "truck" a few times on thier car based offerings.

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