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Re: My 2014 Citadel 3.6L AWD Sandstone/Tan review

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Any chance you can post a picture[s] of your interior? I ordered the Tan/Black and would love to see what it looks like with 2014 (I've only seen fleeting glances on 2013s). It would be much appreciated.
Crap, sorry Parsec, I totally missed this post. Guess there's little point now for the pic.



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Glad to read that another Ridgeline owner is now driving a Durango! I thought I would be the only one... well... as soon as I order mine. Going with the Citadel and Sandstone and the Light Frost Beige interior. Dealers in Maryland will give you ANY interior color you want -- so long as it's BLACK.
Indeed, love the Sandstone. Looks great and I can't tell when it's dirty. Took my truck in for service and when I got it back I didn't even notice the dealer washed it until I was home hours later. I also enjoy it's not a popular color, got a rare truck and a rarer color.

I had an '06 Ridgeline, superb truck, that thing could really plow thru the snow. I'll miss the vtm-4 system, better seats for me, and all the storage spaces it had front and back.

I really miss the center jacking points Honda put in. That made it so easy to get it up on all 4 jack stands. I'm still trying to figure out jack points on the Durango to get jack stands under it.

No regrets buying the Durango though, it kicks ass and is a great upgrade from the Ridge.
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Re: My 2014 Citadel 3.6L AWD Sandstone/Tan review

I'm concerned about the reports of firm seats that I'm reading here, and elsewhere. I guess I better take another test drive. I did not notice it on my first one.

I did, however, notice there is not much legroom in the second row.

The Ridgeline I own is a 2008. Its purchase was a slam-dunk because dealers were in a real panic over the economy and literally giving them away then. This time around, the dealers at Dodge and Honda are taking their revenge. Almost every offer is at Invoice -- only a few are below. The Factory Incentives are not stellar. Financing has not been stellar -- although, .99% through my credit union is not horrible.

The Sandstone was a complete surprise -- so much so, I could not make a decision yesterday. I hated the Sandstone color chip in the brochure, but I noticed the same thing you did at the dealer lot: Every color showed dust and dirt so much more badly than did Sandstone, White and Silver.

White is too bland on this vehicle. Silver is "Meh!" I've had two silver and two white vehicles, and I'm over them, I guess. Right now, I'm driving Black.

Black is gorgeous in my area where I live -- for all of 10 minutes after leaving the car wash. That's a strike against True Blue, too. The next-best choice was Granite -- until I noticed 2 million Dark Silver / Gray / Granite vehicles on the way home. It is sparkly. Sometimes.

My daydreaming sees "Ghost Flames" on the Sandstone -- if I dare. But I liked the sophisticated appearance so much I probably won't touch it. And unlike some other posts I've seen, I actually like the Citadel wheel design. Next best was the optional Polished with Black wheels for the R/T.

Another thing I liked on the 2013 Honda Pilot Touring that I was considering? The pull-up window shades for the rear passengers that are integrated into the window channels.
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Re: My 2014 Citadel 3.6L AWD Sandstone/Tan review

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I'm concerned about the reports of firm seats that I'm reading here, and elsewhere. I guess I better take another test drive. I did not notice it on my first one.
I did, however, notice there is not much legroom in the second row.
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The seats aren't so bad for me now, don't notice the firmness nearly as much when new. They are a tad narrow for me, the Ridgeline seats were perfect for me. However, I'm kinda large at 6'4" 250lbs so this probably isn't an issue for most.

The front seats slide back much more than the Ridgeline, I keep mine all the way back and have much more legroom now. Doing that, I'd say the 2nd row has about the same leg room as the Ridge. I can slide it forward to accommodate adults in the rear and still be quite comfortable.
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Crap, sorry Parsec, I totally missed this post. Guess there's little point now for the pic.
No worries. We're all happy with the Black and Tan interior.
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Re: My 2014 Citadel 3.6L AWD Sandstone/Tan review

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Thanks Dave, that's encouraging. Hopefully other owners will chime in too. It just doesn't seem like it has a good seal sticking up like that.
Hey guys,

Picked up my R/T in mid-October. My sunroof does in fact protrude just as you describe on yours. I would say - this is normal. Little odd but if it is a slight design flaw I am accepting of it.

BTW - I am not a light color w/ chrome fan...but man does your D look AWESOME!!! Congrats.

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