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Great 'Little' SUV
Pros: Versatility and Roominess
Cons: Front passanger seat doesn't fold flat.This is indeed a great little car. It's performance in rain, snow and on dry roads is much better than I expected. Quality can be found in everything one looks at on this vehicle. It's good looking appearance sets it apart from other SUV's. I just enjoy driving it. And my GSHP (dog) Fritz loves the back seat!
I wish I had not waste my money over price
Pros: The tires
Cons: back seat space.My pilot, I had 2900 mile and it stops performance I had to put it in for service for a week.
Pros: XM radio
Cons: NothingI love my new CRV. It is quality throughout, smart looking and very fuel efficient. 25 avg. Honda has a winner. It is my 31st Honda since 1980!
acceptable 'family car'
Cons: performanceWeak engine , and handeling is rough on the turns.it is pretty spacious, however if your a teenage this isnt the ideal car for you.
good set of wheels
Cons: road noise, stuff that disappears between seat and center consoletaken several long trips. excellent ride and comfort. noisy tires, just got rid of them, did have 75K on the tires. plenty of power. great car
Pros: versatility, fits in a garage with a lot of room to spare
Advice: BUY IT!!!We picked up our 09 Element Lx 4WD over a month ago and from a first day it struck me as a very solidly build one. Let’s be honest we did not buy it because we instantly fell in love with it. At $20.650 new was hard to ignore – add a decent financing of 1.99 APR. We are well in our 30’s with a single child and we were looking for a vehicle we could utilize for more than just ride to work but also for outdoor activities: bicycling, skiing etc. My wife adds approx 20K a year to the vehicle so buying anything “nice” didn’t seem like a good and sensible idea. I have to tell you that Element surpassed so far my expectation as for the versatility and utility of the vehicle. Huge cargo room with a single seat folded you can put in anything you want . Durable rubber floor- not a carpet that you have to watch for spills and such all the time. The rear gate folds flat so you can haul longer objects ( fridges, washing machines and such, anything big). Some people complain about that it sluggish. I don’t think it is slower than vehicles out on the road – never had any problems accelerating the vehicle. The driver has a commanding view while driving . Seem to be as fast as any accord/civic (except V6 perhaps). If I want to go fast I usually use my CBR1000RR – believe me , this is fast!!!! You cannot mach it with your tin can!! So back to the Element – I f you are an active person using your vehicle for other extra activities and do not have to have every surface covered with carpet or a faux wood panels – BUY IT – IT IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED NOTHING YOU DON’T
Pros: Front seat warmers for cold weather
Cons: Honda's optional roof rack cross bars create wind noise on the road
Advice: Excellent value in the low $30Excellent value over all compared to all other SUV's that I considered, with seating for eight. The pop up rear window give you a lot of flexability to carry long objects without having to tie them down on the roof rack. After over one year of ownership, the best gas milelage that I have seen was on the road at 28 MPG when the engine automatically moves to the ECO mode and runs on three cylinders. I am averaging 18.4 miles overall. The front wheel drive is excellent in the snow. Honda's bluetooth works poorly with bad reception. This is my second Honda Pilot. I still own my first with 118,000 miles that has requred not major repairs and still runs great. This SUV really keeps its value.