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I had a gen 1 ridgeline that was awesome. I think I spent $300 on that vehicle in 10 yrs for maintenance and that was only because the monkeys at jiffy lube overtightened my oil pan screw causing it to strip the next oil change. Never had a headlight go out or any mechanicals. Drove it to 110k miles and than gave it to my mom. She's still driving it and its had no issues.

To counter that I went into a 2018 expedition max Limited and have put 31k miles on it in 3 yrs. In that time the transmission has failed 2x. First time had to replace the tranny at 8k. 2nd time was at 30 and the transmission pump gasket failed and I was without a car for 8 days. Giant POS..I would never own another Ford.
Eeks, some of us do depend on people buying Fords :) ... sadly your experience sounds like you got a bad one! We've had no such luck, even when we've personally owned a 2010 F-150, 2012 F-150, 2017 Lincoln MKZh, 2018 Explorer Ltd, Dad's 1st Expedition, Dad's Fusion, Dad's 2018 Expedition Ltd, Dad's 2020 Explorer Ltd and yet to have any of those same issues. One bad apple to not make the who bushel bad. Sorry about that.
 

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Long-time SUV owner here... (I love sports cars, but if I owned one I would be in jail or dead in a week. So, SUVs are my life insurance policy.)

My first SUV was a red two-door Jeep Cherokee Chief back in the late 80s when I was in college. Looked cool and everyone was jealous, but that thing was a POS. I kept towels in the driver-side storage bin to wipe the rain off the INSIDE of the windshield when it rained. Transmission, clutch, clutch pedal, starter, alternator, battery, rear door... you name it, it broke. After getting my first real job I bought a black Land Rover Discovery Series 1. Loved that thing. Dove it for about 150k miles. Next was a black Land Rover Discovery Series 2, then a black Land Rover LR3. Each one got better and better. Now I drive a black Range Rover Sport, which is the best vehicle I've ever owned. Reliable, stylish, capable, versatile, comfortable, etc. It's the only vehicle I know that looks the part regardless of what you're doing - equally at home off-roading in the mud or going to the opera in a tux. Very few vehicles can do that.

Hope the R1S can top them all...
 

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I've borrowed my brother's 2016 XD for a couple of odd jobs and with the 5L Cummins engine it's a beast for towing.
 

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1992 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER,
Totally a BEAST on and off road. I bought it new and made the trade for the WORST truck ever; a 1999 Range Rover that I traded for a 2001 TOYOTA 4RUNNER. Always thinking of my LANDCRUISER, I yet to find a SUV or truck that compare!
 

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1987 Toyota 4x4 4cylinder- best truck ever. High school to college off-roading memories will last forever.
1991 Chevy 1500 5-speed 350 V8 no troubles
1998 Chevy Z71 should not of sold it. Great truck; had all sorts of goodies on it
2001 Dodge RAM no troubles (other than a damaged engine bay area when brand new) 11mpg!
2009 GMC Sierra, most expensive, most troublesome truck
2010 F-150, loved it, but did have slight tranny trouble (the 'bump' while driving slow)
2012 F-150 Ecoboost- DANG fast truck, miss it!

Looking for my next truck! (maybe)
 

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1987 Toyota 4x4 4cylinder- best truck ever. High school to college off-roading memories will last forever.
1991 Chevy 1500 5-speed 350 V8 no troubles
1998 Chevy Z71 should not of sold it. Great truck; had all sorts of goodies on it
2001 Dodge RAM no troubles (other than a damaged engine bay area when brand new) 11mpg!
2009 GMC Sierra, most expensive, most troublesome truck
2010 F-150, loved it, but did have slight tranny trouble (the 'bump' while driving slow)
2012 F-150 Ecoboost- DANG fast truck, miss it!

Looking for my next truck! (maybe)
You're definitely not brand loyal... haha!
 

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Well the only truck I ever owned was a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with an extended cab. This was the new body style (1993) and (arguably) the start of the modern full size truck design warfare! Loved the center console flip up seat. The ergonomics were great for a big truck. 2 foot ride height to the bottom of the door sill. This is why I nicknamed it "Goliath". Sadly it was stolen and quickly taken to Mexico and stripped.😔 R.I.P. Goliath.
 

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I have never owned a truck and never thought I would. I am smitten by the R1T and Rivian's ethos and am painstakingly waiting to be one of the first to dive into the ev truck world. Fingers crossed it will be 2021 for my LE, but probably early 2022.
 

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Hands down it was my ‘07 Xterra Off-Road. I am really hoping to recapture that energy with my R1S.
My first SUV was a 2000 Xterra (first model year). The car had a measly 170 hp from a V6 with an "eventual" 0-60 time but with all-terrain tires, that truck went pretty much anywhere. Looking forward to revisiting some of those off-road trails with a Rivian.
 

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Long-time SUV owner here... (I love sports cars, but if I owned one I would be in jail or dead in a week. So, SUVs are my life insurance policy.)

My first SUV was a red two-door Jeep Cherokee Chief back in the late 80s when I was in college. Looked cool and everyone was jealous, but that thing was a POS. I kept towels in the driver-side storage bin to wipe the rain off the INSIDE of the windshield when it rained. Transmission, clutch, clutch pedal, starter, alternator, battery, rear door... you name it, it broke. After getting my first real job I bought a black Land Rover Discovery Series 1. Loved that thing. Dove it for about 150k miles. Next was a black Land Rover Discovery Series 2, then a black Land Rover LR3. Each one got better and better. Now I drive a black Range Rover Sport, which is the best vehicle I've ever owned. Reliable, stylish, capable, versatile, comfortable, etc. It's the only vehicle I know that looks the part regardless of what you're doing - equally at home off-roading in the mud or going to the opera in a tux. Very few vehicles can do that.

Hope the R1S can top them all...
Wow you probably the luckiest person. I have heard so many horror stories about Land Rover reliability and all the jokes that they spend more time in repair shops then with the owners.
 

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Long time & Multiple Toyota pickup and Tacoma owner here.
8'5 2wd 22RTE Turbo Xcab SR5 5spd
89' 4Runner SR5 V6 5spd
92' 2wd 5spd 4cyl
94' FJ80 Landcruiser (still own this one!)
95.5' 2wd Tacoma 4cyl
98' 2wd Tacoma 4cyl

NOT one regret in ownership and its was to be expected as this era ( Mid 80's thru early 2000's) was Toyota best!

Other trucks I have owned were a 99' F-150 Xcab and a 99' F350 CCDRW. The Dually did everything well except fuel consumption as it was my towing rig nearly every weekend all over the country.

I have a company truck 06' F350 with the 6.0 Powerstroke, its been good but at a tune of $9k in bullet proofing that motor, glad its not my dime...
 

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I have owned quite a few trucks over the years. I ranked them below.
1996 Ford Ranger Long bed (4)
2002 Ford F150 Base model (2)
2007 Honda Ridgeline (3)
2016 Ford F150 (1)
 
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