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The Best All-Weather Any Adventure 4X4 SUV
Pros: Instrumentation Placement-Perfect
Cons: Uncomfortable Seats/Suspension to StiffA blast to drive. Brings an automatic smile to ones' face, As soon as you hit the driver's seat and put her through the pace. She handles like a high performance automobile, with plenty of power, when you need it. Holds the road and corners like on rails, gotta try it to feel it. No matter mud, rain, ice, or snow, the Element AWD 4X4s, the way to go.Waterproof-Stainproof floor and seats to boot. Skiis,to two Mtn. bikes, just flip up the seats, throw'em in, no hoot. Need a nap, flip em, down flat, the 4X4 Element's still where it's at.
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