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Honda Element - a chick's car?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by petersharp, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    it looks like ass too
     
  2. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    definately
     
  3. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    You should definitely NOT get the Xterra. I got 12~15 mpg average and I put it up on 2 wheels trying to turn onto the freeway and punching it to get up to speed. It's so top heavy that it feels unsafe. You'd be better off with your taco. You'll get better gas mileage. I got rid of my Xterra 3 months later...POS.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    pic is an element sc, they are very reliable, dont know of any problems with them.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Xterras suck!! No POWER and the mpg's sucked even before I added the 22's. I traded it in for my tacoma.
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  6. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    My gf has a 2wd element. It's FWD and seems to do ok in the snow (she's from WI and knows how to drive in it). It's like driving a box, with a lower center of gravity than a lifted truck.

    Hers has the rubber floor which is pretty good (the salesman told her she could hose it out :laugh:). With the rear seats folded up, you can cram a shit load of stuff in there. And since it's a box it's easy to load stuff in. Oh yeah, it has a tailgate.

    I know the subaru's are more tried and tested, but the element is nice for those who don't want a station wagon.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Amen! I've have a Subaru Baja in a minute!
     
  8. Oct 29, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    Thanks all, seems like every other car in Boulder is a Subaru - I guess there's a good reason for that!

    I may see if someone wants to trade my 2wd Taco for their 4WD.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    The Rav4 is also a chicks car.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    let's do it...lol
     
  11. Oct 29, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    If you like ugly ass vehicles, get an Element :p They're very very practical, don't get me wrong, but good lord - I'm glad Honda gave blind designers a chance, but come on! (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ugly_cars)

    I also don't get the advantage of one over a taco for what it sounds like you want... I love having a bed and bed cover for hiking, camping, shooting, hunting, etc - gear gets tossed in the bed and locked with my undercover. When I'm heading back, dirty boots get thrown in as well, no worries about mudding up my nice interior, works great!
     
  12. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    I say go for it. I'm still a Honda fanboi. It's a Honda, it's going to be reliable and fuel efficient. Just like most of their line up.

    I like the looks of the Black SC with the optional wheels.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    It will be reliable and fuel efficient but ... soooooo uggggggggggly!
     
  14. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    There was an article on CNN.com some time back about the percentages of men that drove these (google it) it was like 80% of the men that drive these are pole smokers
     
  15. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    It looks better than the current gen Scion Xb.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    The Scion Xd is cool though I was pricing one of those out for my daughter for college..not something I would drive..but she likes it..
     
  17. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    That's like saying courtney love is less on drugs than amy winehouse... I suppose, but so what? They're both fucking ugly as shit! :) er.. all of 4 of them are pretty ugly, actually.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    I had a 02 CRV it was 4wd it did fine in the snow. If you like the Element get it.
     
  19. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Speaking from experience, I would not go with the Element. I sold my Tundra 2WD and bought a 4WD Element in 2005 because I needed to get up the slopes in NM and CO. I also thought that because it was a Honda and reliable, and such, that it would be a great car since my old accord had lasted me over 200K miles. The car seemed fine, had plenty of power from the 2.4L 4-banger, and drove nice in the city in nice weather. The problem came on the road trips through the mountains. The "car" was noisy because it is a box going 70 mph with no real noise dampening insulation. It was also not that great in icier snow. I'm also not fond of predominantly front wheel drive vehicles. So that, combined with the auto 4WD didn't really suit me. The model I had had the gray plastic panelling, which started falling off from use after about 1 year, but in it's defense, I was out camping and pushing it close to the limits quite a bit.

    On the good side, the space was phenomenal. I could fit so much of my gear and bikes in the back when the rear seats were folded up. When the seats are down, you can also only really fit 4 people in the whole thing. The middle section of the rear seats, where they separate, can't really hold another person.

    Personally, I would opt for a true 4WD Taco, especially after already having a 4D one. There is no substitute for a truck IMO. I regretted buying the Element the first time it snowed. Good luck and I hope this was of some help in your decision.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    Sure was, you seemed to be in exactly the same position I am in now. I like the space in the Element, the idea that you can rinse all that dirty snow out of it with a hose, and a few other things like that. But I aint buying a car that doesn't handle well.
     

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