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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Adrienne writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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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:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

No real cons its a Honda!

Honda04EX4sale
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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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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:
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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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4

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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.

Cons

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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valejandra writes:
2004 Honda Element EX Review
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it has lots of room!!! very good for traveling.

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only 4 seats

valejandra
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Great First Car!! — I love that it runs as good as new!! the maintenance is very easy that you can even do it yourself, but if you pay for it it is not expensive, the car keeps his new car smell after al this years that is awesome!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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astrid writes:
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5

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great looking

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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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Element writes:
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Fun to drive.

Cons

Too large for my needs now.

Element
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Element — This has been a great car. Bought to transport my Great Dane in. I now need a small car. No major repair problems. Great car for dog owners. Great for traveling, can sleep in back if you get caught camping in the rain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FHONDA writes:
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none

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Bad car, company, and name

FHONDA
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Junk — I was diagnosed with a catastrophic disability. So I wanted a car that was considered the most “Reliable.” I was driving a sports car that I purchased brand new, 15 years ago. The car was a Chevrolet and after 15 years and 120,000 miles the car never had any problems. I decided that I require a SUV type vehicle to meet the need of my disability. Everyone told me that Honda was the most reliable, durable and long lasting. Well, this was not the truth. My New Honda element experienced severe problems beginning on the drive home from the dealership. The Honda was driven lightly, never abused and never went more than 35 miles from home mostly because it was not reliable. The engine mount broke, the axles broke, the brake rotors rusted to pieces in months, the tires needed replacement after 15,000 miles, the lug nuts would fall off. And the list of problems goes on for two pages. Honda was willing to fix all of the problems, provided I pay for everything. The cost of the repairs is now as much as the cost of the entire vehicle. When I communicated these problems to Honda they were unwilling to accept any responsibility. Honda stated that they could find nothing wrong with the car; however Honda was always willing to repair the car at my expense, and then tell me nothing is wrong. This is the worst car I ever owned and I have owned dozens of cars. The car is not reliable. The car is not durable; parts literally fall off on their own accord. (Could not resist) This car will not be drivable for much longer even thought the total mileage is 60,000 miles. Worst of all the dealerships refused to take responsibly for their own poor service and for their own new vehicle. Honda the corporation ignored the problem until the vehicle was many years out of warranty. Honda, the car, the company, and the name, are all worthless. merriam-webster.com Entry Word: worthless Function: adjective Meaning: having no usefulness Synonyms chaffy, empty, no-good, junky, null, valueless Related Words base, cheap, inferior, lousy, low-grade, second-rate; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect, substandard, unsatisfactory; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable Honda

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
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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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2007 Honda Element Reviews

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2006 Honda Element Reviews

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