2005 Honda Element
There are 4 user reviews for the LX 4WD 5-spd MT trim shown below
- only seats four; feels open but snug; 4wd well mannered on rain and snow
- hey,hey,hey, you've got to speak up some
I have owned a '89 Mits Montero 2dr V6 for 11yrs- who still drives 17 year old stuff anyway- drive that in wind and snow and you'll appreciate how well the HONDA ELEMENT 4 WHEEL DRIVE HANDLES.
Rain. . . real good +
Snow. . . real good = 4 Wheel Drive When you start on a wet hill the front wheels can slip but instantaniously the rear wheels grab well and go go go. Don't have to shift into 4wd, even with self locking hubs, was always a hassle. Maybe just maybe I will miss the 4wd LOW gearing but really did not use it often, pulling my bands gear w/ the trailer on road trips to who remembers where. . .
Get the Manual Transmission. . . you will have to look hard * * what ! ! ! ! a bunch of lazy Americans with their fancy Automatic Transmission, (yes it's true) unless I see bikes on the back and a canoe on top, (when the weather warms up it"s all good 'cause I'm in) the Element will get you there with ALL YOUR STUFF.
Still have the '89 mits montero, better charge the battery. Talk to me in 16 years and see how the Honda is doing.
P.S. What are you doin' driving
80 mph anyway,
Slow down and
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- FUN FUN FUN TO DRIVE
I'VE HAD MY NEW ELEMENT FOR 2 WEEKS AND IT IS A BLAST! ROOMY AND FUN TO DRIVE. I LOVE THE AMOUNT OF STORAGE TOO!
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- Good fuel economy, excellent people mover, lots of room.
- Poor visability when passenger rear seat is up
I can't say anything but positive things about Honda. I traded in my 2002 Honda Accord EX-V6 model because my lifestyle changed. I now need AWD and extra room. My Accord had 54k mileage on it when I traded it and I had no problems at all. I fully expect the same with the Element. Even my gas mileage is about the same. This is a truely versatile vehicle at a decent price for what you get. Would recommend one in a heartbeat....read morehide
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This is the very best car ever created. An easy ride for a hard worker.
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