Honda Ridgeline Rumored to be Discontinued
First the bad news: It looks like Honda will be discontinuing the Ridgeline at the end of next year due to poor sales. The good news: You can bet incentives will be high in order to get rid of the remaining inventory.
The Ridgeline was first introduced in 2005 and quickly met sales expectations due to its innovative features and low sticker price. But as the years went on, sales took a beating. In its first year, Honda sold over 50,000 Ridgelines. Last year however, they only sold 16,500.
To get the best bang for your buck, you may want to consider waiting until next year. That's when incentives should really be attractive. Right now, you can lease a 2010 Ridgeline for $460 per month for 36 months with $0 down.
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- Gregg Fidan
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