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2003 Honda ElementReview
Nick writes:
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Awesome car. Easy to customize and runs great if the mileage is right. Could fit a whole bed back there. big car, multipurpose, towing, carrying things on top of it, great for tailgates, etc etc

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Guru99VCFR writes:
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The car is great, I payed a fare price.

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ggogan writes:
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Ive always admired this car. Similar to the CRV but with more utility I know people who sometimes have to sleep in their car, so suggested this as the seats recline into beds. The lower maint floor, 4wd, functional dent resistant corners the way the doors open to create a large opening, and cool accessories like tent additions. I hope the new Element keeps the same spirit. - like a small RV in a way.

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GuruF7BN7 writes:
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Our housemates have one and we’ve always loved how roomy they are, both in the driver/passenger seating and in carrying capacity.

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Hoocavs writes:
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Exactly what I was looking for. Only took a year to find the right lol

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2003 Honda Element EXReview
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The Ultimate Utility Vehicle — I like just about everything about this car. Too bad they don't make them anymore, upgraded to AWD after I got a boat and had to buy a used one. Well-built and thought out like you'd except from Honda, with the back seats flipped up or popped out there's nothing I couldn't fit in this little guy.

Pros: Versatile, dependable, economic and surprisingly well-handling - can't say enough good things about it.

Cons: Could have a bit more power.

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2003 Honda Element EX AWDReview
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Sweet! — Loved it in snow and ice. Great reliability. Great dog car! Perfect for hauling lots of "stuff" It will be tough to let go :-( so sorry they are no longer making them. You are going to love this Element. It was my 4th Honda

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A truck with a lid!

Cons: Only 4 seats

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2003 Honda Element EX AWDReview
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Car Of My Life —

I've had many cars and been happy with most, but this car is the car of my life. For background: I purchased a 2003 EX AWD Element in 2014, so it was over a decade old, it had some wear and tear and was definitely not a new vehicle. I paid cash for it and planned to use and abuse it on trips to the greenhouse, home improvement store, etc. I wanted something with all wheel drive for the winters and something that had a ton of storage and that I wouldn't feel terrible if I scratched or dinged up. I found this Element about 4 hours away and scooted off to get it. After the first week at home, I realized how very much in love I am with this car. It's my main ride now. At 10 years old, it runs and drives like a brand new vehicle and, although it has 160K on it, you'd never be able to tell that this Element was more than a year old. It's a blast to drive, it handles so perfectly and the interior space is really unmatched. Although the gas mileage is lame, I drive this everywhere. My little boy is obsessed with the moon roof that's directly over this seat and I've fit a TON of stuff in this baby, with the removable and fold-away seats. I love the rubber mats - I don't feel terrible throwing in bags of pea gravel into the back. I love the rear doors - being able to just open the window to throw in groceries, or having a tail gate to sit on to watch fireworks. I love opening all of the doors and the tailgate and laying in it when we're out in the country. It's like having a gazebo with a radio built in, especially since the front and rear sets form a queen size bed when down. Overall, I could not be happier with my Element. In fact, my partner and I will probably buy a second (2011) Element next year, just to have the last version they made (and hopefully find one with super low miles. We are sold. These cars are fantastic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks, handling, functionality, interior space, all wheel drive.

Cons: I wish the fuel economy were better, but I knew that would be a trade off with the AWD and the space.

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Don't Knock It Until You Try It. — The amount of room inside is amazing. My 6'9" friend sat behind my seat, I'm 6'2", and had plenty of space. With the back seats out I've fit a washer and dryer in one trip. You can configure the seats in many different ways for traveling or camping. My mechanic has a contract with a company that uses these and some of the 2003's have over 500,000 miles and still going. Would be a great family car if you only have 4 people. I originally bought it for work and figured I would get rid of it after I left that field but I have decided to keep it and drive it into the ground.

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

Pros: Space, maintenance costs, heavy Chicago blizzard driving,

Cons: I still can't get over how ugly the box shape is but I'm slowly getting past it.

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We Like The Toaster And Want A 2nd One! — I was reluctant to buy this in 2003 but Kim really wanted it. Now, I'm such a fan of the toaster we are seeking a 2nd one. This thing has 156K miles on it and has been incredibly reliable. Only Honda's ready-to-warp rotors are a pain. We switched to drilled and slotted ones and are happy. The driver's seat cushion wears out too quickly and that's a problem on many older E's. We have had tremendous luck with this little SUV under all driving conditions. It always makes it up the steep driveway in winter under conditions that leave the Civic at the bottom until I run the snowblower. We have enough room in the back to sleep side-by-side on a full size air mattress. Great vehicle. Honda should never have ended it's life.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great in snow, carries everything we need, super for car camping

Cons: Typically bad Honda brakes, expected fuel economy

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Honda Element Reviews

Review By Steven

Utilitarian features: rubber flooring, fold up or removable rear seats, rear area can hold almost anything! Plus I love the boxy design and suicide doors! Wish Honda would start making it again! Read More

Review By Guru9D97MX

Exceptional , no comparison ,there’s no other car that has that too Read More

2010 Honda Element Reviews

Review By Guru9CX5KW

Except for being under-powered, Element is great car. Most for sale have 150,000 miles or more on them. This one is priced more like a Porsche than a Honda. Read More

Review By ggogan

I like the washable floor -camping option - 4w drive Read More

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

Element By Zach

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

2008 Honda Element Reviews

Review By Justin

Facts were right overall. The details of body damage was great. Read More

Review By Guru9BW3T9

There is body damage on all four sides of the car. When I mentioned that to the salesperson, she said she couldn’t see it. The car is way overpriced for needing significant bodywork . Read More

2007 Honda Element Reviews

Review By lynne0825

What it is missing is me Driving it home and where ever I want to go. Read More

Review By brian

great over all car, but sometimes it is over rated or people that own them are asking unreasonable values on them.. Read More

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