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OK, I couldn't find the thread where we were talking about Tacomas, Tundras & Chevys, so I started this one. I saw a Honda Ridgeline at the gas station today.......Honda's version of the Avalanche. I went over and talked to the guy. He showed me how the tailgate opened 2 a door and like a tailgate, BUT, the really cool part was that below the bed was a full car-type trunk that locks. I liked the overall look of this vehicle.....much better looking than the Cadillac version of this style. Starting at $28,700.


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I have an 03 Avalanche and the entire rear bed is lockable. I also installed a bedslide device that rolls out for loading and unloading with less stress on the back. Can you remove the rear window with the Honda similar to the Avalanche?? When the rear window of the Avalanche is out you cannot haul dirt or any material thats similar as it will blow back into the cab area.


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Multifunctional Center Storage Console with Sliding Armrest
60/40 Lift-Up Rear Seat with Underseat Storage
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window
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</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>This is all I could find on the site referring to the rear window....4th item on list.


Just Another in Brown
I like what honda did with the bed trunk or whatever you want to call it.
Trucks have so much wasted space underneath, its about
time it went to use.

I also like the new tacoma's with the non-metal bed. makes sense to me.


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the Honda ridgeline is a new consept in pickup trucks and in my opinion a very good one ie: six cylinder engine and is a front wheel drive until you hit the vtm buttton which will send upto 70% to the rear wheels ,its not a full size eight cylinder work horse but competes with the hp of an 8 cly engine and towes 5000 lbs to boot, I'm driving an Odessy right now and because of the camping trailer we own a m seriously after much thought looking to buy one in a year:thumbup1:


Tacomas, Tundras & Chevys????

How about a Land Rover, Lexus, Cadillac, BMW..........? Some drivers at my center drive some really upscale cars. Brand new BMW's, Cadillac's, Infiniti G35, Corvette C6, Chrysler 300C, Range Rover, Porsche, brand new pick-ups/suvs. A lot guys trick out their rides with rims and what not. Though, some drivers drive some old piece of junk. I guess it depends on your situation and whether you got top pay yet. If you are making $70k+ a year, you got to show it. It doesn't have to be a $70k car like a Range Rover or Mercedes S-Class. Maybe a nice sporty 30k car like a Mustang Gt or Dodge Charger. Get something that is YOU. No minivan! Your vehicle can be reflection of you. Maybe if you have other financial responsibilities then you can opt for something more affordable. UPS drivers are extremely super astoundly highly paid, many now make around $1500 a week once they reach top pay. And those checks keep getting bigger every year with the raises. So it just bogs my mind when I see a driver driving some 1990-something Ford Crapola. But as I said, it depends maybe he is divorced or is just starting Ft etc...........


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I make good money right now and I drive a diesel escort. I don't feel like I need to show off the fact that I make good money. It's all part of my goal to be 100% debt-free by the time I'm 30.