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2006 Honda ElementReview
Alhasan writes:
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Its a compact but suprisingly spacious car. Also most Honda are good for about 200 miles.

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B writes:
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Easy and versatile great gas mileage unique fun good for short trips and long trips to bucket seats moonroof usually surround windows 2 downsides there’s a blindside spot and when it’s windy the car will swear little to the left or the right on the highway when you’re going fast fast

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Guru9T18SH writes:
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piece of plastic by the front mirror was coming off , torn driver seat , misc. stains

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johnnie writes:
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I like honda element suv. Versatile, emcomic and just a great all around truck/car.

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2006 Honda ElementReview
Guru9D1TC6 writes:
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I thought the Honda was very clean & in top condition. I felt the price was a little high, but the mileage was low. The reason I didn’t jump on it was the fact that it was FWD. I live in snow country & I felt a AWD would work better. I purchased a Nissan Rogue in 2016 FWD and it was not as good as my Jeep Liberty with 4WD.

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2006 Honda ElementReview
Sarah writes:
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I have owned two elements and am looking for my third. The first I sold to my business, then I tried being car-less. I’m wanting one for camping and errands. They go for ever and are so versatile!

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Guru6L5JV writes:
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it is a basic vehicle + 4WD if you get that option. If you have large breed dog or just dogs it is perfect you can just hose out the mess. lol, it is not fuel friendly , if the transmission & engine have been & are properly maintained you should hit the 300,000 mile mark with in the life of this vehicle

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2006 Honda Element EX-PReview
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It's A Way Back Machine. — 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. To top it all off, my wife likes it.

Pros: Built for older folks who still have youthful desires.

Cons: Not being manufactured anymore.

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2006 Honda Element EX AWDReview
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Awesome Car With Endless Versatility. — 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 to the sides and out of the way or come out completely out. Unfortunately the seats are what ended it's stay with us...I wish they could have made provisions for a center seat belt position. The plastic interior makes for easy cleaning and when the kids spill their juice box you don't have to worry about stains. The gas mileage and horse power could have been better. Leg room for the back seat was quite impressive, even tall adults can stretch out and nap with the reclining seats. The all wheel drive tore through the snow, it's not something you're going to take mudding or even on mild off roading though. Ground clearance won't allow too much craziness.

Pros: The Element was a practical, no nonsense car/SUV.  The all wheel drive was great in the snow, it handled smoothly and car-like.  I think my dogs will miss it as much as I do, they loved having the run of the back end with the seats out.  It was extremely reliable with no problems at all in the 2 years I owned it, just added gas and changed the oil and filter.  This is probably the most versatile car you can own and does pretty much anything the average family would need.  
One of the best things was cleaning it out.  Having kids and dogs takes a toll but just pop the hatch & drop the tailgate and blow it out then wipe down with 409!

Cons: Gas mileage was not what I would have expected from a little 4 cylinder but given it's brick-like aerodynamics it was at a big disadvantage on the highway.  I bought it with a little over 40,000 miles and the seat material was already cracking badly, not what I would have expected from Honda.  Towing and payload are very low, I believe tow capacity is 1000 lbs and payload 675 lbs.
Oil filter access is horrible!  One of the worst vehicles I've had for changing the filter and as an added bonus oil then runs all over the suspension once you manage to get it off.
The biggest "con", which ultimately made me get rid if it, is the fact there is no provisions for a 3rd person in the back seat.  With 2 kids and another one on the way I had to get a vehicle with seat belts in the middle.  Getting rid of it made me feel guilty...like I just dumped a perfectly good and faithful girlfriend.  But I had to have a 5-passenger vehicle besides our van.

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2006 Honda Element EX-P AWDReview
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Safe, Comfortable, Roomy, Utilitarian. — The Honda Element is like a combination truck/car. Carry furniture, go camping, go out for dinner. It's the perfect car for people who don't want both a passenger car and a truck, but prefer a combination of the two.

Pros: Car is huge inside and because it doesn't have carpets, it's easy to clean.  Clamshell is awesome because everything is out of the way for loading and it's low enough that I don't have to struggle to put things in the back.  With rear seats removed, you can carry just about anything in it!  The back fits a full size air mattress perfectly.  Great for camping.  When the back is full, I can open the side doors and with the front seats moved forward, I can load even more into the car.

Cons: Hanging rear seats off the sides of the car interferes with visibility too much.  I prefer to just remove them and keep them in the house.

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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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