2008 Honda Element User Reviews

2008 Honda Element Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"storage" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"seat" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Henry writes:
2008 Honda Element EX 4WD Review
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Awesome car i love.

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Ultimate Utility Sport/car Ever — This is a 2008 Honda Element Ex 4wd. I purchased this car in Oct. It features clamshell side and rear doors. The rear seats can be layed back then folded up onto either wall so the entire floor can be used, or you can take the rear seats out all together. The front seats can also fold flate with the rear seats and be used as a bed. There is a rear sunroof that pops open or comes out all together.Flooring is a rubber based material. I could go on for ever.

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Brandi writes:
2008 Honda Element EX Review
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The whole side opens up.

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It only seats 4.

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Elements Pretty Much Rock — I wish it sat a few more people, but that would kinda defeat the purpose I guess. Its great w/kids, I can get my son in and out so easily. The back seat rides comfortably for short rides, but gets a bit uncomfortable for long distances. Overall, I love it!

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Bearkin writes:
2008 Honda Element EX 4WD Review
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Has a lot of energy, get up and go, for the size of the engine. Handles quite well. Fun to drive. Great radio. It's boxy look gives the car a beefy appearance. Reminded me of the 1969 Fiat 124 Wagon.

Cons

Road noise could be less. The seats could be more comfortable. Better storage design would be nice.

Bearkin
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Zippy Ride — This car is a fun ride and makes yuppies feel young. Amazingly responsive for the size and shape of the car. We were much happier with the storage when we added an aftermarket console between the front seats.The All Wheel Drive gives the extra traction you want in rain and snow With 50K on it, I've been impressed with the minimal maintenance costs. However, be sure to watch the tires in the AWD and keep them rotated. Mine did not make 30K, most dissappointing. Overall, it's sad that it wasn't marketed better and therefore discontinued.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pierre writes:
2008 Honda Element EX 4WD Review
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lots of space

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small ebgine

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If You Don't Car About Power Then This Car Is It. — One hell of a quircky car but it does everything we need. has a lot of space and if it were to come in a v6 we would definetly get another one of those. Its amazing all that you can do with that car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ScooterMcKyle writes:
2008 Honda Element EX 4WD Review
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Everything about the car!

Cons

Gas mileage 21-22 MPG (but what do you expect), maybe a bigger engine

ScooterMcKyle
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The Element Is Great! — I love everything about the inside of the car. All the seat configurations make hauling things easy. And the back seats are cool because it is like theater seating and you can see over the people in front and also have plenty of leg room.

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Colin writes:
2008 Honda Element SC Review
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Great Headroom, great fuel economy for car which that much space, surprisingly nimble

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Can't beat  a porsche off the line? Design not for everyone.

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A Wolf In Geek's Clothing — Great Utility vehicle for those who arent planning to drive to Kilomanjaro. Solid Fuel Economy, Amazing handling for a chassis thats 3000 lbs and as aerodynamically challenged as this. Headroom is awesome, as is rear passenger space. Can fit 4 6-footers in this baby with no complaints. Only knock I can think of isnt really a knock - The shape and design is not for everyone. It's truly a love it or hate it car.

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Conor writes:
2008 Honda Element LX Review
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Waterproof

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Big Mirrors

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Can Do Almost Anything — It's got suicide doors,totally waterproof(inside and out),can fold into a bed. Overall a great car

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Laron writes:
2008 Honda Element LX Review
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4

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The car is unique and holds it's own against wear and tear. The car has some get up and go when it is needed. All of the seats of the car can fold back into a bed. The rear seats can fold up for maximum cargo room.

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I expected better gas mileage from a 4cyl. Seating for 4. the black trim.

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A Decent Car. — 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 was better gas mileage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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nbjr writes:
2008 Honda Element SC Review
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The "utility" of the Element is awesome.  Just flip the rear seats up to the side and you've got 75 CU FT of cargo space.

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If there is people sitting in the back seats, you have to open your door first, so they can open their door.  Only "counts" if you have more than two riding in the vehicle though :-)

nbjr
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Best Little S Utility V On The Road — 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 possibilities are outstanding. "They" even have a tent the Element can back into and leave while the tent stays in place.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pedeeblues writes:
2008 Honda Element EX 4WD Review
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This is my 2nd Element and it is a fun vehicle.   I chose this car over an SUV or station wagon because of its versatility, unique look and multi use potential.  It is hard to beat if you have an active life style, haul cargo or need a roomy vehicle with good head and leg space.  

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No cons noted other than slight road noise on freeways.

pedeeblues
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The Element Is An Amazing Vehicle With Loads Of Functionality. — I love this vehicle. Its unique looks & design make it functional and fun to operate. It's great in the mountains and at the seashore. Power is adequate when passing at higher altitudes and handling is quick and responsive. Stadium seating allows for good visibility for rear seated passengers which is important for those folks suffering from car sickness. The rear seats are simple to remove & install which allows for a smooth deck when loading cargo. No repairs have been required and scheduled maintenance is minimal. Since this is my 2nd Element I would not hesitate recommending it to a friend or relative.

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

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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

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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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2005 Honda Element Reviews

My Element By Sasha_1

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 econo... Read More

Can't Believe Honda Stopped Making This Vehicle! By OldeSchool

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 -m... Read More

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