2003 Honda Element User Reviews

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    2003 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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    55

    Its Just A Great Suv Overall! — i love my honda elemant cause i love SUV's and its really nice! its super fun to drive and great in the snow! it gets 23 miles to the gallon, which isnt too bad and it has a super cool appearance! it met the kelly blue book value and its so worth what we paid for it.

    Pros: hondas depreciate slower than any other make

    Cons: no negatives!

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    Can You Tell I Love It? — I love this car and it was so hard to find. I rated it ugly because it's not meant to be a pretty car but that's what I love about it. It's reliable and the one time there was something wrong the little lights told me exactly what the trouble was. It's fast too and I actually got a speeding ticket within the first month I got it. It's also so roomy and perfect for camping or long trips. We always have a cooler packed with all our goodies for road trips and the adjusting seats mean you can load anything and everything. The pictures and advertisements about this vehicle don't like and don't do it justice. It's like a cute lil pick-up with more room and a cover. It's also large enogh to be an SUV but compact enough to fit in any parking space. Everyone is always surprised at how roomy it is.

    Pros: Roomy, Great Gas Mileage, Unique Look

    Cons: I'm yet to find one thing wrong

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    2003 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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    The Toaster — Although a bit pricy off the lot, these vehicles were built for cruising the road! It handles like a dream! It seems velcro'ed to the road in the corners. The amount of leg room in this thing rivals the outdoors. With the built-in subwoofer and AUX input, you can cruise with your iPod from one coast to the other. On the autobahn, it handles very good! I was impressed with its reliability! At higher speeds you will notice some wind noise because of the clamshell doors, but its not that bad. The only thing that I would change is push button 4WD selector. The whole water proof interior is an especially nice addition. This car is just plain fun to drive! It has an awsome turning radius and I have had a number of comments on it by the local germans. They seem to just love the design!

    Pros: Comfortable on or off road and leg room

    Cons: Fuel capasity and wind noise.

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    2003 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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    It's All Element-ary — The Honda Element is sooooo fun to drive. I absolutely LOVE t !! The huge windshield makes you feel like you aren't even inside a car. VERY spacious..I can fit my bikes in with no problems..So easy and fun to drive..So easy to wash out..Just take the hose and spray away...The performance is top notch..NEVER had a problem..I will ALWAYS buy a Honda.

    Pros: Fun, Reliable, Great on gas

    Cons: none

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    2003 Honda Element DX AWD Review
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    Love It — Just an all around car. good mileage, convenient

    Pros: can  use for anything and go anywhere

    Cons: only seats 4

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    2003 Honda Element EX Review
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    World's Most Practical Vehicle — This vehicle fits my lifestyle perfectly. It gets good feul economy. Is four door but looks like a two door.

    Pros: Convertible seats

    Cons: Only seats 4

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    2003 Honda Element EX Review
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    Very Good Car, All Wrapped Up Into One Beautiful Box. — Although I was dissapointed because this car doesn't have many fancy features like my other cars, such as auto lights, etc, I do really like it. It is a nice ride, good gas mileage, and great acceleration from a four cylinder. I also LOVE the look.

    Pros: Nice car overall

    Cons: Not many features.

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    2003 Honda Element DX Review
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    Nothing Hurts This Car — Great for pretty much anything, except high speeds. Easily cleaned (the inside is rubber) and mine switches automatically into AWD. Brilliant handling, comfortable, generous amount of space.

    Pros: -washable interior
    -both the back seats can be taken out (record amount packed in the back: 2 mountain bikes, three coolers, a tent, four camp chairs, clothes for two people for a week and a half)
    -Relatively good gas milage
    -Comforatable (I've slept in it more than once)
    -excellent flat-ground turning radius
    -Well-thought out wheel base

    Cons: -Bad acceleration (0-60 in 17.1 seconds)
    -Higher center of gravity (harder to turn when going fast down a curvy road)

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    2003 Honda Element EX Review
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    A- Freakin'- Mazing Car! — Really an amazing car! My parent's bought me a used one and I absolutely love my car! He looks small on the outside, but that masks the MASSIVE interior! the front and rear seats fold down into two beds, and the rear seats can be placed against either side of the car for even MORE storage! This car is perfect for students going away to college or anyone who need a car that can haul a lot of stuff! Downsides to the Element that I have is that the gas mileage sucks for city driving. The Element is much better suited for highway driving, not stop and go traffic. The sunroof is also placed awkwardly in the back of the car and is a manual pop open window, as are the two side windows. Overall, I plan on buying another Element when this one dies. I love the way Honda makes cars, and I have no intention of straying.

    Pros: Massive amounts of space, all weather interior, easy to clean, cheap to fill up for an SUV, great for long trips

    Cons: Gas mileage for the city sucks, kinda hard to see the other cars beside you, sun roof is in an awkward place, side windows aren't automatics

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    2003 Honda Element EX AWD Review
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    Terrible As An Every Day Driver, Good At Everything Else — It would tear me to pieces for days if i had to decide whether or not to buy one of these. I test drove one from 2003 with only 40k miles on it, which for a Honda means that it still has years of life left on it. First walking around the car and looking at all its features, its definitely a cool car and theres no doubt about. Its geared towards young males in college who are the adventurist type, and the versatility of the vehicle is amazing, from seat configurations and making use of space properly to the amount of kit you get with the car standard. How the car looks inside and out is nothing short of perfect for the market that they designed this for, but there's only one problem, how it drives. Sadly, its not good. The steering was very heavy, the driving position was awkward, and the window sill was much too high, making me feel enclosed. I'm not short, at 5'8" i think I'm average height, but I felt like I could not get comfortably situated in the car. Acceleration is just not there, the engine is not perky enough and i hate to think of what noise it would make towing something behind you. The brakes might as well be snapple caps because they're just not big enough. This car is heavy, and I'd feel much more comfortable with a bigger break set-up. The road noise is low enough, and everything else about the drive is fine. I was easily able to adjust the radio and climate control without any training or manuals, and even though my driving position was a little skewed, the seats were still noticeably comfortable. Would I buy one? yes, but not as an everyday car, because i just wouldn't be able to bear it. As a second utility vehicle for going on camping trips, hauling stuff home from home depot, definitely. Honda gets an A+ for execution and making a car that can handle anything, now just make the drive lively enough to not make me feel as bored as i get mowing the lawn.

    Pros: versatility, durable interior, very low split folding gate rocks for loading cargo and sitting down.

    Cons: Acceleration, braking, steering, body roll

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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