Long story short, I've been looking for a new truck lately and finally settled on the honda ridgeline after looking at several of them. You really can't beat the ride quality of the unibody construction and since I don't work in heavy construction anymore I have no need to tow or haul anything big. I was at the dealership yesterday for some recall work on my accord and while speaking with the salesman he mentioned one of the changes for 2020 on the ridgeline was the change to the ZF 9HP transmission. Yeah.. the thought in my head was great just what I wanted to hear. I'm wondering what the consensus is on this transmission? Should it be a deal breaker? I really do like the truck, nothing else concerns me at all it's a solid vehicle but I was really hoping to get a honda transmission. I'm guessing they didn't go with the 10AT because of design issues. As far as heavy use I don't plan on towing anything heavy nor hauling anything close to max payload. Through my searching I did also read that fluid changes are not a DIY process anymore which irritates me. I do like that they did away with the shift lever and it's a push button system now but I really need some convincing that this will last me a long time if I'm spending close to $40k on it.