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Functional by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/26/2007. Trim: 2008 Honda Element EX 4WD 5-Spd AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: ROOM! Great seating position, rear seats are removable, rubber floors... Everything else is on par or better then cars in this category. Dog mobile.
Cons: No hidden storage besides the glove box (can't fit a laptop in there). Should come with a locking gas cap. Gas mileage isn't great. There should be a hybrid version.
Overall review: This car is well rounded. It accelerates well, handles well, breaks great, seating is good enough for my 12 hour Christmas commute, and my dogs have plenty of room.
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Maximum Versatililty by B-man in H-town on 01/15/2008. Trim: 2008 Honda Element EX 4WD 5-Spd AT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Easy to clean floors. Extremely versatile. Plenty of cabin room.
Cons: The styling is not for everyone. Gas mileage could be better.
Overall review: It's easy to flip up the seats to secure a bike or 2 with bungees. I have a big dog who sheds ALOT, but since there is no upholstery clean up’s a breeze - just a quick mop down, vaccuum or even just a sweep pretty much does it. The clamshell tailgate and suicide doors make loading large items much easier. Despite being extremely versatile, it's a very comfortable and pleasing ride for 4 with plenty of room in the back for luggage. With cleanup so easy and seats so maneuverable, switching from one function to another is a snap. The drive is very carlike with surprising pickup and tight turrning radius. While unique, the styling on the Element is not for everyone. Gas mileage isn't terrific, but not terrible (18-22 city). The stereo is merely adequate, but I do love the XM service. If you’ll use your next car for more than just hauling people, consider the Element. It’s unique, highly functional, well built and has a lot to offer - a lotta truck for your buck.
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The baby Hummer by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/22/2007. Trim: 2008 Honda Element EX 4WD 5-Spd AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It is very fun to drive.
Cons: It cannot carry much weight.
Overall review: I love this thing.
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Inside and outside- "THE BOX" (Honda Element) by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/25/2007. Trim: 2008 Honda Element LX 4WD 5-Spd AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Great space and good gas mileage. The composite panels are great. No scratches and dings and cheap to replace. Looks are one of a kind. If you want to stand out and be different , this is the car for you. It's not your average "father's" car.You won't believe the leg room in the back seat. Love that the rear seats are stadium type and can folded up against the side of the interior, as well as can be removed. Large rear pop up sunroof. Highest 5 Star safety rating-front and side. Vehicle stability control is standard. All wheel Drive. Great for the outdoors person. (Canoes, Bikes, surfboards, etc).
Cons: -Only seats for four.passangers. -Needs center console and standard armrests. -No vanity mirrors on LX model. -Interior colors and fabrics are limited.
Overall review: Great car for the money. It does everything a car should do well. You can't find a car that is more versatile. It's whatever you need it to be, a car, pick-up or van. Once you see it up close, drive it, and sit in it , you'll fall in love with it and want one.
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The RootBeer SC Box by MikeH- Tuscaloosa, AL. on 11/01/2007. Trim: 2008 Honda Element SC 2WD 5-Spd AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I love the Stylish look of the 07 SC model....The larger tires(18 inch) and the lower suspension set this vehicle apart from all other crossovers...I absolutely love the Rootbeer Metallic paint that is only available on the SC model...I have been asked numerous times exactly what color paint it is on the vehicle as it seems to morph during various times through day and night...Too Cool
Cons: Get the rubberized SC mats as they are more sensible than the carpet SC mats...The rubber ones have SC on them as well..
Overall review: Great (Unique) looks Improved Gas Mileage even with 10 more horses for 07... Love the seat versatility....Additional Accessories Galore for this vehicle Tint the windows like I did on the SC and it sets the whole look off....EVERYONE takes a second glance..
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