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Mod Withdrawal...Traded Her In

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by ChucklesToy, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 15, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    ChucklesToy

    ChucklesToy [OP] New Member

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    Been thinking for a while about trading in my Tundra...and then I've been reading about others who have made similar choices. You see, I only drive ~6,000 miles a year - I work from home and most of my mileage is to the airport and back or for small yard jobs on the weekend. I haul a small utility and cargo trailer and rarely fill the bed of the truck. Not to mention the $$ I've spent on modding my Tundra...because it has been FUN! But I love my Tundy...

    From a recent article I read about the Honda Ridgeline, "Think about it: do most people really need an insane hauling and towing rating, or do they just need something that has a bed and can carry stuff on occasion? This is a fantastic truck for normal folks."

    I think I must be one of those "normal folks" he was talking about, but for the little that I use it as a truck and not a highway queen, I could have something more reasonable. As I get older priorities change...but I sure love my toys! And when I have the need for speed or loud rumble, I'll just take the GTO for a spin...

    So, yesterday I traded my 2016 Tundra Platinum for a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E. It is a wonderful mid-size truck (seems like the same size as my 2002 Tundra), but handles like a nicely appointed car. Lots of nice features and comfort including a bed "trunk", dual-action tailgate, comfortable seating, Apple CarPlay, Honda Sensing, smooth, quiet ride, great audio system, to mention a few, but it doesn't ride like a truck and that's OK for me. Don't get me wrong, the Tundra was the best big truck I have ever owned, but its time for a change.

    I've really enjoyed all of the conversations, tips and tricks shared here and I hope I've helped as many of you as have helped me. You all are really a great bunch and respect that we all have different needs.

    Over the next few weeks, expect to see a "garage sale"...I'll go through the garage and post some of the "extra Tundy parts" I have in case anyone needs something. For instance, I have my original 2016 Platinum headlights and fog lights, TRD Pro Skid Plate and some extra bolts, a Platinum grille insert, stock muffler and more (I'll post the list with pictures).

    Well, here's the new beauty...
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  2. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Noooooooooooooo
    :D
    Congrats on your new truck.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    You gotta make the decisions that bets fits your needs. If a Tundra is no longer practical the it was time for a change.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Dude, this is like saying good bye and it's sad saying good bye. :)
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Bones2012

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    WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTFWTF WTF WTFWTF WTF WTFWTF WTF WTFWTF WTF WTFWTF WTF WTF
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    JoshuaA

    JoshuaA I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

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    I’ve seen members here buy wheelchair access Dodge vans, others saying goodbye selling their Tundras and being well wished by all. Prayers given for the sick.

    What a great community here, you guys all got class.

    Do what’s right in your life CT, nothing wrong with that!

    (Edit: lol, didn’t see the last 2 comments, and jokers too)
     
  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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  9. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Nice "truck" lol

    But seriously congrats, those Hondas have some great features to them and sounds like it'll do just what you need it to.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Punt the Ridgeline - let's see the GTO!
     
  11. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Bones2012 2012 CM

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    Should have kept the TUNDRA and just took Uber.

    Maybe you can request an Uber that has a TUNDRA.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    joonbug bacon bastrd

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    That sucks. Good luck with the new truck Chuck.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BASEBALL?

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    Right on man! Do what’s good for you. I literally hate the look of that Honda but if you dig it then cool. I bet it rides great!
    Good luck.

    I’d be interested in that skid plate.
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    landphil Gimpy Gimpy never gets.

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  15. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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  16. Apr 15, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 JUST A HOBO RIDIN' THEM RAILS TO ANYWHERE

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  17. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:07 PM
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    April Fools?
    April 15th fools?
     
  18. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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    ColoradoTJ My balls was hot Staff Member

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    Good luck with your new vehicle. Only you know what’s best for the situation.

    Stick around, there are a few of us dumbasses that sold our Tundra’s lurking around here.....because this is by far, the best site I’ve ever been involved with.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:24 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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  20. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly My catch phrases: Cowabunga!!! That’s heavy !!!

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    Congrats on the new truck! As long as your happy then more power to you :thumbsup:
    This shouldn’t be good bye, you should stick around and shoot the shit with us still! Take that Ridgeline off road and let us know how it does :rolleyes:
     
  21. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:31 PM
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    BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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    Eek, congrats. One thing to think about, though, after all the money you put into mods and the pretty big loss you no-doubt took on the trade in, it's gonna take you a long time to make up for it with the Ridgeline (those aren't cheap), especially only driving 6k miles per year. If you just wanted something smaller though, I get it. Enjoy!
     
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  22. Apr 15, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    If you only drive 6k miles a year the gas mileage doesn’t matter. Why not have an awesome truck.
     
  23. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:42 AM
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    geno0506

    geno0506 GENO

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    Congrats on the new Ridge Line!

    I had the prior model and loved it!
     
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  24. Apr 16, 2018 at 4:07 AM
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    chphilo Tundra addict

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    Last Honda we had was CR-V. We loved that one and hated to let it go when we had to trade in for a Sienna because of of our third baby.
    Honda is very reliable. Ridgeline should serve you well. I like their tailgate. Cool feature.
     
  25. Apr 16, 2018 at 4:57 AM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BASEBALL?

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    Everyone, please stop calling that Ridgeline a truck.
    Can we all settle on “Open ended Accord?”
     
  26. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:14 AM
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    Boooo! I thought the we learned our lessson with the El Camino and the Ranchero?

    I guess no one let Subaru or Honda know that.

    Anyway, enjoy it for now. I have a feeling you'll be back in a real truck by the time you make your next vehicle purchase.
     
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  27. Apr 16, 2018 at 5:24 AM
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    ninjajay Posting from the toilet

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    Nice! I thought about getting a Ridgeline before I bought my Tundra too. Makes perfect sense to me but I really wanted ball coolers.
     
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    Sorry to see another Silver Sky go, but sounds like the Ridgeline fits your needs better and I wish you all the best. While I consider myself normal (lol) and don't always "need" many of my trucks capabilities, I do enjoy very much the comfort, roominess, power, looks, etc. and find it very nice to drive on a daily basis.
     
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