By Ben in Yorba Linda on
2009 Honda Element SC 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Recently purchased, put first 1K miles on her today. Overall excellent car, feels very safe. For only a 4 cylinder I am averaging only 20 miles per gallon. Interior is cheap for the most part, especially considering it is a $24K rig. Cheap plastic steering wheel, no ipod controls and no security system come standard, you have to add them as accessories. Wake up Honda and make these standard. Heavy orange peel in paint. Extremely vulnerable to chips. This is unacceptable for any modern vehicle.
Plastic body panels, solid feel nice sound system.
$24K is a lot of money for anyone. Honda needs to offer security system, leather steering wheel and Ipod controls standard.