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2005 Honda Element 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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2005 Honda Element 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.


Best Features

Comfort and utility.


Worst Features

Move the moon roof to the front.


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My second Element in 6 months
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2005 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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We bought a 2007 Element which is phenomenal in bad weather, so when the chance to pick up a 2005 model arose, it was a no-brainer. This is a different kind of SUV. You're not going to go tearing around corners with it, but you will enjoy cruising on long rides.


Best Features

Real time 4-wheel drive and the spacious interior.


Worst Features

Honda should provide a cable to link your iPod up, instead of charging $229. I used a $39 cable instead from a Belkin FM transmitter unit.


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Love me some Element
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By gamoore
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2005 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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One of the least expensive 4WD vehicles on the market. It has more rear seat passenger room than my Suburban. You can even recline in the backseats. Just fold the backseats up and you have tons of room. It's fun and comfortable to drive, great in snow, and it's a Honda. The resale values I've seen are really good. I own a Ford Explorer, and GMC Suburban also, but I prefer to drive the element. The next vehicle I purchase will be another Honda Element. For the money and qualty get the Element.


Best Features

AWD. Clean, sleek interior. Rear seat position. It's fun to drive. Honda quality. The unique look of the vehicle.


Worst Features

The horsepower could use a boost, but it's not supposed to be a race car. Maybe add some more factory custom options. Different grille, different interior colors, etc. It might be nice to match the exterior tangerine color, with tangerine interior.


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


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I have 4 pets and I love the easy clean up. I love this vehicle for its many uses and reliability. Could improve on wind noise, longer and wider visor, roll down back windows, maybe coarse rubber in rear section to keep things for sliding


Best Features

Floor and seat material. Handles excellent in snow. Gas mileage is OK for an SUV


Worst Features

Some luxury items, heated mirrors, outside temp, lit visor, auto sunroof


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