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first time love for a car/49yrs old
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By ideacandy2112
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2003 Honda Element DX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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the car is roomy, drives very well, has
good speed pickup and is cute..i have
yet to go to anywhere ... where someone
has not inquired about my
"baby"...i have bought many, many cars
in my life and the experience w/santa
ana honda makes we want to go back
every week...they were the 5star hotel
of car sales...thank you again


Best Features

tooooooo many...but it is cute


Worst Features

another compartment of maybe fold away table in front for stuff...not enough, love, love, love my car


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A "do-it-all" four seater.
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By pfeffer
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2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my first Honda. The reputation
for build quality is evident from the
start. If you can live with a four
passenger vehicle, this is probably the
best bang for the buck out there.
Highly practical and easy to use,
converting to a mini-truck in seconds.
I like it and would get another in an
instant.


Best Features

Side foldup rear seats. Vinyl floor, waterproof seating. Rear seat leg room.


Worst Features

Side crash safety improvements.


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Best elements of all vehicles
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By juannyc
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2003 Honda Element EX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I really am enjoying my Element DX
(FWD) – have 12,000 miles on it! The
fuel economy average is about 27 mpg.
It has enough power to get the job
done and can pass another car OK. Has
done well off the beaten path too. I
traded my 2002 CR-V for an Element and
it handles much better, corners
confidently, has a smoother ride,
seats have more hip-room (not as
comfortable), and feels a lot bigger
inside. Can move furniture with great
ease; great for car camping. Folding
seats work well, though require some
strength. It’s a good value, doesn't
waste gas and like the looks, I highly
recommend it
Besides being a reliable Honda, it's
just FUN to drive!


Best Features

Fun to drive - better than expected fuel economy - good handling - good visibilty - roomy - fair power - pragmatic design


Worst Features

Pathetic cargo load of 675 lbs.(tows 1500 lbs.)- ABS brakes and Cruise Control come bundled with expensive option packages only - Skylight over the rear cargo area


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My Element has problems!
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By DEF532
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2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Battery is dead if not driven in 7-15 days and
the dealer can't figure out why. They replaced
the battery, radio, multiplex unit and amplifier
and something is still draining the battery. It's
now under Lemon Law, which is a real joke.
Runs great if you can get it started.


Best Features

The 160 hp is terrific! and comes in handy. It's got spunk!


Worst Features

Reduce pillar width and make back windows to let in fresh air.


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Element of Love
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By Waldon
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2003 Honda Element DX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I went from a "99" Beetle to the 2003
Element and love driving it. Both cars
drive alike so it was easy to adjust to.
My friends love riding in the back seat
because it sits high up so they can see
out the front.


Best Features

Love the boxy design. Lots of head room.


Worst Features

Would like a little more engine power. Have a sun roof for the front seat passengers.


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