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2005 Honda Element

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pretty good deal
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By kathy
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2005 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my Element brand new. It has really been good to me overall. the only problem I have is with gas mileage. I love my Element except for the mileage. It handles well and does very well in the snow.


Favorite Features

XM radio. Ability to get out in snow storms


Suggested Improvements

Improvement on gas mileage.


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not built to last
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By a de la ossa
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2005 Honda Element LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After only 15,000 miles the authorized Honda service dealer has had me replace the battery and tires-- 15,000 miles. In addition, the exterior body is extremely prone to dings, as the metal is very thin. Dent Doctor franchisees love this car. This car has soured me on Honda.


Favorite Features

Flexible interior


Suggested Improvements

If it is going to be made this cheaply, Honda should at least stand by its product.


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Element
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By j
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Element LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car has not had any problems and is the most functional vehicle we have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Easy clean floor, rear seat configurations, awd.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seat improved comfort,three passenger seating.


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In the ELEMENTs
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By c_go_oldland
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I hated this car at first. I opted for the manual tranny. After about 6 months behind the wheel, I fell in love and have intention of letting "scarlet" go!


Favorite Features

I love the manual transmission and location of the shifter.


Suggested Improvements

The driver & passenger seats are not the most comfortable for long trips. A lumbar support and more padding in the arm rests and seat base would be nice!


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No, it really is a Honda.
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By Kent
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It might look like a toaster, but inside it really is a Honda. Good build quality, though the materials seem plain or plastic, but that is what they are because the vehicle is all about being utilitarian. This vehicle really a swiss army knife that you can drive. The doors open wide (side loading). seats fold up and out of the way, and if you need to carry a 2X4 over 11 feet long, you open up the sun roof and stuff it in. Gas mileage at 24+ on the highway could be better. At first my wife hated my toy, however everywhere we go we seem to take it not because it rides the best it is OK, but a truck. We take it because you never know what kind or size of treasure she may find.


Favorite Features

Ability to carry stuff, and ease of loading


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage, ride (replace the wranglers with BFGs)


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