2004 Honda Element User Reviews

2004 Honda Element Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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astrid writes:
2004 Honda Element DX Review
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5

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great looking

Cons

some minor scratches

astrid
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Only Owner,bought New — Fun to drive,great load capacity,fun camping vehicle,,good accelleration,great brakes,cold airconditioning,has towing package we towed a Boat to Vermont with easeand then back to Florida.Non smokers owned car.No Accidents.Gas milageand repair costs fair.Just had50,000 milecheck,new battery good for 6 years,new timing belt,transmission fluidchanged and replaced,tires rotatedand balanced,oil changed every 300 miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dale writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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great for tall people

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none

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Great For Tall People — Its a short and tall 4x4 plenty of head room, great gas mileage lots of room to carry things cause the rear seat fold up and they make a roof top camper for it for the 4x4 model only. And rubber floor mats you just hose it out and away you go.

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Nathan writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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You want good gas mileage lots of stoarge and light duty dirt road ability

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it looks like a toaster, limited ground clearance

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I Like It, It Does Everything I Need It To Do. — Very roomy, amazing what you can fit inside of it Makes a great car to camp out in..comfy seats The drivers seat neoprene is peeling at 45k miles :( good gas mileage awd is great on slick roads. For a EX Honda..seems kinda sparse on options, I want heated seats!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
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Lucky's Review — could be better on gas but the room is awesome in it and it's great to travel in. also strong frame.

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christyute writes:
2004 Honda Element EX Review
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5

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Very unique and extremely innovative. Roomy, fun

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Avg gas mileage around 21 MPG

christyute
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A Great Car! — I purchased my element to replace my 89 jeep cherokee. This car has been a perfect fit for our family. it is so versatile and roomy. I have had it all 10 years and will keep it till the wheels fall off!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ballet writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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5

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Turns sharp. Holds the road like a dream.  Totally dependable.  So fun to travel and camp with.  Hauls most everything.

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Not the best gas mileage

ballet
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Awesome — I like everything about this car. Many wonderful memories. It handles fantastic in the snow. Drives like a jeep but more fun. I can't believe everything I have hauled. Kitchen cabinets, counter tops, treadmills etc. The tent that hooks onto the rear is terrific and I love the fog lights.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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coldorange writes:
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Fantastically utilitarian. I've never seen a more versatile car. The seats flip in all sorts of ways to accomodate cargo, on top of being water proof. I fit a 10' surfboard INSIDE the car with all the windows/doors closed. The rubber/plastic floors are also a huge plus... easy for cleaning and keeping clean.

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Unfortunately there are only four seats due to the configuration so it's hard for large families, but good for smaller ones. With the four-cylinder it's a bit under powered when you have passengers and/or cargo, but is rather zippy with just the driver.

coldorange
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This Is My Second Element! — The styling on the Element is definitely a love it/hate it type of look, but fortunately for Honda, I love it! As with other Hondas it's super reliable and easy on the wallet when it comes to fuel economy. It's a roomy, multi-configurable car that I would recommend over and over.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Craig writes:
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Utility, function over form

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poor tourque, gas milage

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2004 Element — The features of this car are amazing. First off, the suicide doors are so handly getting a child into and out of a carseat, along with the rubber floor makes cleanup a breeze. The car has decent performance on flat land, struggles a little on hills. It's a fun car to drive, and well put together. I just wish the gas milage was a little better (21-24)

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Adrienne writes:
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4

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Great for dogs.

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getting into the back seat. the back doors.

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I Like It — I like the space in this honda. It drives nice too.. The best car I have ever had. It needs to have different back windows. You cant open them enough for ait flow and for my dog. The sunroof dosnt open anymore then 2 inches so we dont even use it at all. But it would be nice to open it all the way without taking it all out and spending time doing that. The doors need to be made so the front doors dont have to open first. I have to unbuckle then open the door so the person can get into the back and get out.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Honda04EX4sale writes:
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Fuel economy, Great in all weather conditions, plenty of cargo room

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No real cons its a Honda!

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Excellent Honda Element Ex Awd — Great car for all walks of life. If your an outdoors person or just a person who needs to get around town this is a great car for you. With a 270 watt stereo, real time four wheel drive, and plenty of cargo room for almost whatever you need to move you will be moving in style!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Honda Element Reviews

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Disappointing car. Handles pathetically poor in snow or wind (even slips on the occasional dry payment!). Seems spacious on the inside, but somehow nothing ever fits in it when I go to Home Depot. ... Read More

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2007 Honda Element Reviews

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Fun, Practical By melodyvh

This car is fun and roomy, I like the headspace and overall room. It's very comfortable on road trips, I've camped in it, the seats fold down into each other and make a bed. It's higher off the road s... Read More

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2006 Honda Element Reviews

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