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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valejandra writes:
2004 Honda Element EX Review
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4

Pros

it has lots of room!!! very good for traveling.

Cons

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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Element writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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Pros

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:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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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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okayjane writes:
2004 Honda Element DX AWD Review
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love it more than my boyfriend

Cons

needs rubber PROTECTION on doors

okayjane
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A 9 1nd A Half, Almost Perfect — GREAT car, all it ...needs is rubber on side for CARTS or rude people.....love it overall, It's my RV,Touring sedan, trailor truck, dating pickup car, and it moves at a decent speed, never got a ticket...never will...now I want a new one...I,m HOOKED on an ELEMENT,,,maybe for life...HONDA rules/ I promote it everywhere....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chance writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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It gets me where I want to go, in usual box style

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only decent gas mileage

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Boxyness — It's basically a camper. I love it. The quality of the engine is the best, but the interior is not bad either. I wish it could seat 5 instead of 4 and I wish the front had a sunroof as well as the back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Neil writes:
2004 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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great utilitarian

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needs more hp

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04 Honda Element — Does not have the bells and whistles like other cars of its class. However, its a solid build with 24-25 mpg Hwy, and 21-22 mpg mix. Great for camping, and pets. Love the roomy interior. No carpets = easy clean-up. There are only 2 things that needs to be improved: Bigger gas tank (250-260 Mile range), and more HP/Torque.

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Kimmi writes:
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performance and handling

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nothing!

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Honda Element Is A Go-for-it In My House! — better than anything else out there! handles well and easily converts to carry all cargo in rear of vehicle. gets great gas mileage. no repairs. fun to drive off-road and folks love to hear about it too!

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Roman writes:
2004 Honda Element EX Review
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Reliability, room

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Can't think of one...

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Weird, But Awesome — Room for everything and stadium seating! Being able to hose it out is a plus...

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Kakit writes:
2004 Honda Element LX Review
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5

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lots of room; the polyurathane floor is great to handle dirty/wet stuff

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none

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I Love My Car! — handles like a small car; built like a crossover SUV should be built. different in every way polyurathane floor is perfect for getting dirty in and out.

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2010 Honda Element Reviews

Should Work Good For Rural Mail Delivery & Highway. By Kathy566

Just drove my suv home. Handles well, quiet, well built, & fun! Radio has good sound. Versatile seats allow for cargo. Tailgate will allow long items to hang out like a pick-up truck. Read More

Great Driving By Lynn350

Style and performance. Will work well in the area that we will be driving in. Good car for the Baja. Large interior to carry a lot goods. Read More

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2009 Honda Element Reviews

Love This Car And Will Never Get Rid Of It! By chrlewis75

Very versitle and can do everything that I need with it. Lots of room on the inside and easy to clean because there are no carpets. Perfect for those who have pets. Rear seats can be removed and yo... Read More

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i love that it was standard. the quality was awesome. the performance was speechless and the car was over all great. the cost of the owner ship was $200. this car was fun to drive this car is AWE... Read More

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2008 Honda Element Reviews

A Decent Car. By Laron

I loved how the car makes you feel huge, meaning that the interior is spacious and head room is decent. Performance wise, the car is average but has power when it is needed. The only thing it needed w... Read More

Best Little S Utility V On The Road By nbjr

I think the Element is the best of the "BOX" Utes (the others just tried to copy the ELMT) on the road. I personally like the 5 Spd trans over the Auto. Better MPG and control. The camping possibil... Read More

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2007 Honda Element Reviews

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

Great Reliable Car For Active Lifestyle By ColTiger

I've had this car for seven years and it still has lots of life left in it. The Element is super reliable and is capable of performing just about any task you ask it to do. Great car for a young activ... Read More

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2006 Honda Element Reviews

Awesome Car With Endless Versatility. By jsorensen12

As I mentioned in the pros/cons section, I loved my Element! But had to part with it because of my growing family. It's a do-all vehicle with rock solid reliability. The back seats easily fold up t... Read More

Great Vehicle By temiller11

The is perfect for active lifestyles. Drives like a sports car, gets good gas mileage, plenty of room in front and back and everything folds up and tucks away when putting stuff in the back from the ... Read More

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