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Cons: Very hard to find this time of year. I had mine delivered from 220 miles away.
Advice: Get the EX or the EX-P. It's worth it!This is an amazing automobile. Lots of trucks and cars were tested....mazda 6, Mustang, Frontier, PT Cruiser, Ranger, Wrangler, Focus and Tacoma. Nothing compared to the Element. I bought the EX-P model (without the side guards) in Tangerine Metalic. I LOVE it! My kid thinks it's the coolest car in the world. There is a moon roof in the Backseat that passengers can recline and look out while driving. The first thing I did when I got mine was plug in my I-Pod and hit Highway 101. This car handles beautifully, plenty of power, TONS of gadgets to keep you busy and impressed, totally comfortable and best of all...It looks hot!
Pros: The roomy interior
Cons: wish it had 5 seats
Advice: its a roomy reliable carFun to drive, Have had no problems, I really don't understand why anyone would rate it a 20. The car is designed perfect for my needs. Even the plastic fenders do their job. A deer just ran into the rear quarter panel without any damage to the car or the deer. As a carpenter, I need enough room which the element has plenty of. The rear fold up seats give me alot of room. For those who can get past its unique but stylish looks, I definetly recommend it.
Cons: road noise
Advice: Enjoy it!This is a perfect car for a guy in his 70's. Ionly wish Honda would do something about the road noise. Plus the mileage is lousy. how about a 5 speed automatic?
Pros: open roomy feeling
Cons: doors, needs extra gear for gas milage but handles great on hwy.
Advice: Just drive oneI thought this thing was the most ulgiest car! Just drive one for a day or two and I just love it. We make a 10hr trip at least 7x a year and I was not looking forward to going in the E but I loved it plently of room dont feel like you are right on the dash it was a GREAT experience much better than any van we have driven! Plenty of leg room in back seat for my son and the other seat was up so our 70lb dog could come along. I want one for myself. My husband uses it for work and it is great with the rubber floor and can fit just about anything we need it for.After our older son saw and drove it he went and bought him one!
Cons: Pretty Much everything - to be fair the suicide doors in the back are nice
Advice: Avoid it like the plagueThe Honda Element is without question the worst car I have ever owned. I have had several VW's, Ford's, Chevy's, Nissan's, Saab's, Old's, and Dodge. By a mile this Honda is the most frustrating and poorly designed car I have ever had. If you ever read reviews and think even for a second if it is an isolated incedent - please believe this one. The Honda Element sucks BADLY!!!!
Pros: Versatile cargo configurations.
Cons: A rather anemic standard arm rest.
Advice: Opt for the ex.Lived up to my expectations.