The new Honda Ridgeline came today. And even though there's another day left on the Lexus GS300's clock, I'm going to start working on the Ridgeline. I feel I've written all there is about the GS. Well, maybe not everything, but I'll offer a quick recap just in case.


Looks: C+

Every angle looks good except for the front. And that?s the most important for people buying a vehicle for the L on the hood.

Power/Performance: A-

This is the smaller engine available for the line but offers plenty of power and the car moves with surprising agility. It gets higher marks because it isn?t made to be a car for enthusiasts. It fills its niche and that?s what it was designed for.

Interior: B+

Touch screen. This is the way to go for the future. Forget iDrive, MMi etc. Touch screens. Need stereo controls? One button brings them all up in graphic form, great for an EQ. The only lame part was that hidden, hard to remember console for side mirrors etc. The leather and material quality overall was quite pleasant and a step up from the previous generation of Lexus.

Overall: B+

I wouldn?t buy one, but if I had a parent or older friend looking for reliable, luxury transportation I would recommend it.

Darn. I guess this turned into Day 5. Oh well. Check out Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3-4.


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