Ranchland Honda owner David Baye and service manager Merv Bond with the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

Big excitement on new redesigned pickup truck

For the past 17 years the Honda Civic has been the number one selling car in Canada.

For the past 17 years the Honda Civic has been the number one selling car in Canada offering a great combination of fun, reliability, resale and just great overall value for Canadians. Now with the newly redesigned Honda Ridgeline pickup truck Honda is making the same statement to truck buyers in Canada.

Pickups have always been extremely popular in Canada and especially in rural areas due to their versatility.

Camping, fishing, dirt biking, mountain biking, towing a boat or a trailer, just going to the dump – and many, many more activities a pickup does better than any car or SUV. We in Cariboo know all about this and we value our trucks for the freedom to enjoy all the outdoor activities the Cariboo offers.

David Baye is the manager and owner of Williams Lake dealership Ranchland Honda, which now features the 2017 Ridgeline (as well as the top selling Honda Civic).

He says that there is no better truck offered in the market that provides better value to do everything we all want to do. The tagline for this truck is: “anywhere — everywhere” and, yes, that’s what it is designed to be.

It really is a family truck,” says Baye, who has owned Ranchland Honda for 13 years.

It’s for families that want to do stuff on the weekends,” from those who want to load up their kayaks, quad or bicycles, to those who need to drive a group of kids to Prince George for a hockey tournament.

Baye also touts the Ridgeline’s safety and comfort, saying: “this is a truck you can drive all year round, and anywhere all year round” — important when there’s ice fishing to be had this winter at the nearby lakes.

One clever feature is the waterproof storage built into the bed of the truck, perfect for keeping drinks cold during an outdoor party or while camping, or for stashing a golf bag.

But the mid-size truck is not just for weekend excursions. Baye also calls it a “a seven-day truck,” noting the optional external audio system is ideal for playing music while you work on the fence at home.

He observes that families often feel like they need to own a typical car, and their second vehicle might be a truck — the Ridgeline, with its three seats in the rear and “the smoothest suspension around,” can be the main truck in the family.

They [Honda] have taken their time and they’ve designed it right. It’s a wonderful vehicle and the people who have it absolutely love it,” he says.

David’s high opinion of this truck is shared by many who already own Ridgelines and by those who have reviewed the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

Autoweek, January 2016: “You own a truck because it’s a fun, functional lifestyle vehicle — which is exactly what the new Ridgeline aims to be, only without any of the compromises of its old-fashioned, body of frame competitors.”

Car and Driver, January 2016: “The new Ridgeline looks like a proper, four-door pickup.” And in May 2016 “The Honda Ridgeline enjoys a ride that no live-axle, body-on-frame vehicle could dream of.” And: “The interior of the Ridgeline positively embarrasses the competition.” Car and Driver rated the redesigned, second generation Ridgeline five out of five stars.

Jalopnik, January 2016: “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.”

All the staff at Ranchland Honda is excited and confident that this truck will be everything you need and they invite you to come take a look.

For more visit www.ranchlandhonda.com.