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2005 Honda Element User Reviews

2005 Honda Element Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"clean car" 4 reviews
"awd" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Larry writes:
2005 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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Roominess, MPG, versatility.

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05 Element. Heavenly — The Element is the best vehicle that I have ever owned! It is so unique. Roomy and fun. Incredible versatility with the seats, waterproof upholstery, good gas mileage. A cranking stereo system and a moonroof in the rear. I guess you can flip all the seats down and camp out in it under the stars and see them from the moonroof. And with AWD, surefootedness on the roads when it counts! It's so sexy too!

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Benji writes:
2005 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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AWD, interior size, functional

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speed, crosswinds suck

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I <3 My Element — i've had this thing for 2.5 years now and i love it. it is lots bigger inside than you could imagine until you try it out. it's pretty sporty to drive for a box with wheels. i like taking the seats out and filling it up with my junk. i can fit skis in there easily. love it

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xxxxxx68 writes:
2005 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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4

Pros

It is a unique little SUV. AWD. Better fuel economy than many SUVs. Rear seats are removable and interior is designed for outdoor and water sports.

Cons

Quirky handling. 5 speed should be a 6 speed manual. Beyond 70 mph fuel consumption drops. Weight distribution too much to rear causing front wheel spin on an incline. AWD should start out as RWD engaging front as needed instead of starting out as FWD. Makes a funny noise in reverse and gearing can be a bit jerky.

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Good For Many But Limited For Some. — I like the styling and unique design accents. Rear passenger doors take some getting used to because they open in the opposite direction. Good sound system on EX. Automatic transmission is preferable for this vehicle. Seats 4 but good room for cargo. Highway manners are lacking.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Louis writes:
2005 Honda Element LX Review
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Reliable, comfortable, versatile.

Cons

Looks like a toolbox on wheels - takes a while to get used to it.

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Lots Of Space, Comfy For 4 People. — I've packed in 3 bikes and 3 people inside - its amazing how versatile this car is. Super easy to clean, maintenance has been hassle free.

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disistotec writes:
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Overall great car.

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$ passenger max

disistotec
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Great All Around Utility Car. — Honda makes a good solid car that keeps their resale value. Overall cost of ownership was very low and this car is dependable and very versatile. Great in snow and ice or on the beach, camping and bike trips. Great cargo space as well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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nino_1 writes:
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5

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Great sporty looking  - roomy  - comfortable - easy clean up - great for children & pets!

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No Negatives for this vehicle

nino_1
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Fixed Income--need To Sell — Exceptional all purpose vehicle! Great for back and forth to work---shopping and long distance traveling comfort. Easy removal of back seats for additional space. Great sounding radio system! Holds to the road and will not disappoint future owner. There is also 6 months remaining warranty and can be transferred for cost of $50.00

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dmull15245 writes:
2005 Honda Element EX Review
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very versatile and dependable

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not the most handsome car

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Very Utilitarian — It works perfectly for me as I use it for commuting and also for construction work I do on the side. Holds a suprising amount of tools or my golf equipment and buddies on road trips, or for any trade, and it's easy to clean. Best overall car for my needs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vinnyh writes:
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Plenty of cargo room.

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Not a lot of power and gas mileage isn't too good 20MPG in town

vinnyh
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Great Car For Hauling Friends And Pulling The Boat To The Lake With The Dog In The Back. — Awesome car with moderate power, and decent gas mileage, with plenty of cargo space. The interior is very functional. Awesome stereo system that plays MP3 and a bass tube built into the dash. Great for hauling the dog around and bicycles in the back.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Jeff writes:
2005 Honda Element LX Review
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Solid reliable Honda.  Super flexible for hauling anything.

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We Love Our Element! : ) — We love our E. We just bought it off our lease and plan on keeping it for a long time. It is perfect for us. It is fun to drive, gets good gas mileage, and it reliable. I love the fact it has a tailgate to sit on when we go camping. Great for hauling stuff from Home Depot, taking the dogs for a ride, and even going on long trips with. There is generous leg room in both the front and back. My husband has named it Elton.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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OldeSchool writes:
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AWD and 5 speed tranny - just my style -  - love the utilitarian nature of the vehicle as I am an avid outdoorsman.

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Too early to tell - so far so good.

OldeSchool
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Can't Believe Honda Stopped Making This Vehicle! — Bought this vehicle yesterday - very clean and looks sharp with 93K miles on it - only one small worn spot on driver's side seat back - it has held up quite well and think I made a smart purchase -my ratings are expectations based on reviews - will update as appropriate.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Honda Element Reviews

A Decent Car. By Laron

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Best Little S Utility V On The Road By nbjr

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2007 Honda Element Reviews

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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Love my element! Great gas mileage for type of vehicle, love it lowered, can't wait to mod my headlights! And my grill! And my exterior paint/emblems! Looking to murder out my Ellie. I love this car... 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

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