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2005 Honda Element SUV

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An offroad interlude
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By rob
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2005 Honda Element SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my E as a conscession to my then partner. I was pleasantly surprised at what it could do off the beaten path. I am also disappointed in what it lacks in power, towing ability and traction ""out of the box"".


Favorite Features

Love the boxy body and the amount of stuff that can be jammed in the back like 18, 40# bags of sand. Not much suspension room left, but we got 'er done!


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower. Please toughen up the suspension so I can pull more weight; say a medium size boat or trailer/load or a camper that weighs greater than 1500 lbs. thanks


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I'm a fan for life
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By E. Hall
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2005 Honda Element SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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The Element is a dream for tall people! I've more head room than any other vehicle I've every been in. Safety wise I give it outstanding marks. I was rear ended by a Chevy Tahoe doing 90mph+, I was driving 50 mph, and walked away without a scratch or bump. Also a dream for someone with shedding dogs. The Element cleans very easily.


Favorite Features

Safety, head room, easy of cleaning.


Suggested Improvements

Seats could be a bit more comfortable.


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I love toast!!
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By lstallberg
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2005 Honda Element SUV EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This is without a doubt the coolest vehicle I have ever owned!! I had not even seen the inside of one until the day I bought it. I bought the 2nd one I drove. It has a ton of room, great response for a 4 cyl engine, and a lot of cool features.


Favorite Features

Roomy, aux jack, XM radio.


Suggested Improvements

Better center console.


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Lovin it
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By Element Owner
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2005 Honda Element SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Great vehicle for what I like to do, camp, bike and hike. Kids love it. Wife and daughter are horse folks and works out great for them too. Cleans up great, hauls tons of stuff, great AC.


Favorite Features

Can put two road bikes in the back and all of our gear for a weekend with room to spare. Comfortable to sleep in too.


Suggested Improvements

More sound insulation in the floor. A DC power source that's on all the time. Better rear heat/AC.


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Own 4 Elements
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By We own 4 Elements
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2005 Honda Element SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this car. Currently shopping for the 5th in our family. Everyone who rides in ours buys one. This car is a blast to drive and VERY comfortable. Will own this for 10 years.


Favorite Features

Comfort and utility.


Suggested Improvements

Move the moon roof to the front.


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