2005 Honda Element User Reviews

2005 Honda Element Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"awd" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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2005 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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Reliable and excellent cargo capacity.
my friends loved the rear stadium seats

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Steering was a bit tight.  Not too much power.

Jackofl
25

Versitile — Upgraded from a Civic to this car. Great all around car. Can stop on the fly at garage sales and pick up furniture. Seats fold up toward the window or you can take them completed out. Great car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Honda Element EX Review
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utility

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rear camber tends to be off and must add camber kit to fix it at $400 installed, mine has this now.

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Flexible, Unique, Reliable, Spacious, Easy To Clean — Like utility and ease of holding things. Floor board is flat and seats lift up off the floor for storage. easy to drop a seat for third person when needed or fourth person. Lots of storage under rear seats and in center console. Lot of storage pockets. Wet proof seats. Can wash out the floor as there is no carpet. Easy to clean.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good all around.

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Stereo could be better.

Sasha_1
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My Element — This is an entry suv kind of Honda. It does what I need it for, which is some hauling and space. I like the style a lot and reliability has been much better than my previous xb. Handling and gas economy is also a plus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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Tons of cargo space. Lots of utility. Easy to clean. Fenders won't ever rust. Maintenance cost is super, super low & reliability extremely high.

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MPG isn't stellar. It's a little weak in power.

slamslc
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Truly An All-purpose, Simple Utility Vehicle — Folding the rear seats up takes 5 seconds. Once folded up, there's a wealth of space, and it's FLAT. I've put so much in this vehicle: bicycles (without removing seats or front wheels), snow blower, full-size refrigerator, 4x10 sheets of drywall, concrete mixer, 7' Christmas tree, 20 bags of ready -mix concrete... list keeps going and going.

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Extremely versatile. Great for camping, hauling things, biking, etc. Easy to clean.

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None

iloveidaho
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Awesome Car! Everyone Should Have One!!!! — I have loved this car. A lot of room for about anything. Easy to clean. Extremely versatile. Great for the outdoors and camping. I think this is one of the best cars out there for your money. You can not go wrong with a Honda Element.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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very versatile and dependable

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not the most handsome car

dmull15245
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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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2005 Honda Element LX Review
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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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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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2010 Honda Element Reviews

Great By GBNina

If she wasn't shaped like a box and had better gas mileage, she would be perfect. Used her at the beach, with her tent. Navigation and Sirius XM radio is great. Dog package and privacy screens come... Read More

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

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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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2008 Honda Element Reviews

Highly Recommend By Interoute

I liked the fact it is easy to clean, it does not have carpet so you can pick up or even take out back seats and drive your dog, equipment..etc with you. very convenient feature. Has great visibility,... Read More

Space, Utility, And Simplicity. By austinandwhatnot

We love that this car is all about practical space. Some folks don't like the boxy styling, but that's what gives it so much functionality and storage. I fit an oversized front-loader washer and dryer... Read More

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2007 Honda Element Reviews

Our 2nd Element...says A Lot. By iceman957

This is our 2nd Element...love the toaster. Roomy. Great for hauling stuff including your bike that fits standing up inside. Great for car camping as you can get a full size air mattress back there. ... Read More

Rootbeer Metallic By density2013

Great for the road, 4cyl I-Vtec, 07 model unique in its class. The first SC to be produced. It should have been called a Limited. Cargo space, space and more space! Rear seats are removable like most ... Read More

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2006 Honda Element Reviews

It's A Way Back Machine. By Wayne

Having been the owner of many vans, this is now the replacement. In addition to coolness, it is a remarkable, car/truck/van that needs little maintenance. Quite roomy and the resale prices hold steady... Read More

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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