August 5th, 2006 02:51 PM
Honda Element questions/thoughts?
I'm pretty sure a few folks on this board drive an Element. My Subie has been killing me w/repairs since I paid it off early (Murphy's Law at work apparently) in February. I've sunk almost $4K into it since then and this last episode (yesterday) is the last straw. I'm going to trade it in while I can still get around $6K for it.
So, I've been thinking about an '03 Element (most likely FWD not AWD if I can help it). They seem very useful in terms of MTB carrying and the washable interior would rule. Any nits to pick? How's the gas mileage in the "real" world as opposed to the EPA testing? Any major issues to report thus far, or do they live up to the standard Honda reputation ? If you had to do it over again would you buy another one, or something else?
Any input is appreciated, thx!