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You are in the Honda Element
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Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
#1767 of 4724 10 seats chris
Jan 30, 2003 (10:36 pm)
Thanks diploid for posting picture.
Check my rant over at Honda CRV board. Boot up the Honda Phillipines site and see the spec sheet. It takes such a long time to load you swear Honda is trying to keep the Phillipine CRV a secret. 3 front bench, 4 middle, and 3 back.
ropedart "Honda CR-V" Jan 29, 2003 3:58am
If I could get two of the third row seats I could turn the Element into a little bus for eight people. For little people anyway.
Jan 31, 2003 (8:42 am)
Won't it be like the Suzuku XL7, though? As in no leg room for the 3rd row?
Sure, move the 2nd row all the way forward, then noone is comfortable.
Jan 31, 2003 (8:48 am)
It won't be like the Suzuki - the Suzuki sacrifices 3rd row leg room for a scant cargo area. If you look at the picture for the CR-V, while it doesn't show the 3rd row in "up" position, you can see that the seat is basically taking up all the space at the back. There is 0 cargo space with the 3rd row in position; it's been traded for leg room. I doubt it'll be comfy, but more usable than the Suzuki's 3rd row.
Jan 31, 2003 (10:02 am)
Sure enough. Guess you can't fit any cargo, but it sure can pack in the passengers.
#1771 of 4724 Yikes hope you don't get rear ended.
Jan 31, 2003 (10:03 am)
I wouldn't put anyone I like in that back seat, LOL. Save it for mother's in la, tax man, and local politicians lol.
Jan 31, 2003 (10:10 am)
The 10 seat CR-V in the Phillipines is not a hoax, however it could never be sold here in the USA. It would never pass safety regs. It has a bench up front that seats 3. The middle section of that bench is tiny (picture yourself sitting on the flip table). The mid row is the same width as the CR-V we have, but they carved a fourth seat into the bench. Then there's the smallest rear bench ever produced for another 3 seats. That makes it a 10 seater.
Jan 31, 2003 (10:52 am)
For super-sized americans that makes it a 4+2, 4 adults and 2 kids!
#1774 of 4724 Jeep Wrangler or Honda Element???
Feb 01, 2003 (7:08 pm)
I am faced with a problem, I am in the market for a new car and am trying to decide between the Jeep Wrangler and the new Honda Element. I keep leaning towards either vehicle, and can't make up my mind. Here's the facts. Both vehicles are around the same price. I would probably get a Jeep Wrangler SE with some options which would bring the price around 20 grand. The Honda Element runs at about that as well. The real problem is practicality. I know the Element is so much more practical in terms of just about everything(cargo, p/l/w, gas mileage etc.) But what always seems to bring me back to the jeep is the soft top itself; the fact that it is the only good looking convertible suv, ( I hate the look of chevy trackers). So what should I go with practicality, or go with pure fun!
Feb 01, 2003 (7:22 pm)
Not being a big fan of Wranglers I would say go with the Element. The Wrangler is a little too Jeep and rugged for me. But if you gotta have a convertible SUV it's the only one worth considering.
Feb 01, 2003 (8:18 pm)
Also consider that the Honda will likely be trouble-free and the Jeep will likey be trouble.
I owned a Jeep for a while and sold it after it was in the shop 9 times in one year. Bleh.
However, if you do any off-roading at all, there's no contest. Jeep all the way.