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2003 Honda Element SUV - Consumer Reviews

2003 Honda Element SUV

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H2.5 Reality Check
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By tridelt422
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2003 Honda Element SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Fun to drive, family friendly. We have
two children and found the backseat to
be very accessable. We are both around
6 feet tall and have plenty of leg room
in both the front and the backseat.
Sealing feels vaulted. Love the sound
system-270 watts. The colors and
interior are very durable. Keyless
entry and floormats are a must have. It
would be nice if passenger side armrest
were standard as we are planning to
have one added. Overall, no major
complaints, we love it and it gets tons
of looks! We've only had it for around
2 weeks and have already been stopped
several times by people inquring about
purchasing one.


Best Features

SPACE!!!!!Sound system, smooth ride, color choices...


Worst Features

Passenger side armrest. Light for glovebox and standard keyless entry.


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Bought it despite the advertising.
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By ted
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2003 Honda Element SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Drives and handles well. Good view of the
road. Excellent utility. Great storage space. I
use it for my antique buisness and it will hold
1 english draw leaf table and 4 chairs. About
$1500 over priced. I am suprised that non of
the other makers have countered with there
own model.
I am insulted by Hondas marketing atitude. I
have liked the element since the introduction
but almost didn't get it when I saw the terrible
commercials. I guess in the end Honda
thought my money was green enough even
though I am over 40.


Best Features

Space,seating, stereo. Also the clam shell tail great is excelent.


Worst Features

Add the Honda stereo to the base model. the unit that the delears install is not near as good. Same with add on Air. If Honda wants to seel this to people who only make $16,000 a year (18 to 22 year olds) they need to lower the price.


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Honda Element
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By Sadie
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Vehicle

2003 Honda Element SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love my Honda Element! It is fun to
drive and is stylish enough to get lots
of looks on the road! Gas mileage is
fanatastic, coming from an ex-Ford
Explorer driver. I don't miss that
SUV! Maintenance schedule is easy to
keep; simply bring it in every 5,000
miles. Oil changes and all else are
kept to that schedule. I have had it
since April and haven't had one problem
at all! What's not to love!!!!


Best Features

My favorite features are the easy access that all the doors give and the total ease in cleaning the interior. I took it to vacuum it out and after vacuuming I simply used Armor All wet wipes to clean the floors!! It looked brand new! It is such a well designed vehicle.


Worst Features

I have the FWD model: on wet roads when starting from a stop, there is the tendency for the front wheels to spin. I am concerned about these New England winters with this particular issue...I love driving in the snow and don't want this to be a problem!!!!


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Trust me...get it!
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By BoJangleFett
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Vehicle

2003 Honda Element SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I just bought one and it's a fantastic
ride. It does have lots of power,
the space inside is incredible!. Loads
of standard options on the EX Element.
Great if you have kids too.


Best Features

Honda reliability, Plethora of room, great Engine power, Awesome stereo system, Hummer like styling, durable interior. I love those doors!


Worst Features

Armrest for right passenger seat.


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Best of all worlds
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By jon-david-p
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2003 Honda Element SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The element provides many of the best
features of a suv, mini-van and
economy car in a fun package. I am
6'5", have kids and needed a vehicle
for outdoors, kid-travel and soccer
meets, but did not wish to have a gas-
gusselling large suv. The element fit
the bill. The kids cannot trash it!


Best Features

Interior design and seating are amazing as well as the attention to low-maintenance (like water/stain proof everything)


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