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You are in the Honda Element
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Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
Nov 05, 2004 (10:11 am)
Genius.... bravo... excellent!!! You're right varmint, a custom paint it does make a difference, BIG time! Now you gave me some homework to find where in my area (Austin, TX)can do that kinda custom paint job. You have any idea how much that possibly cost? Thank's for the brilliant idea. I just called a Honda dealer nearby, they say 2005 Honda Element will be available in January 2005. Just about time....
Nov 05, 2004 (10:26 am)
Thanks, I'll be here all week. =)
Unfortunately, I have no idea how much a good paint job would cost in your area. The only Element owners I know who have done such a job are "connected". For example, one is a manager at an Acura dealership and probably used his connections to get a better deal than the average joe.
#3532 of 4724 Re: WOW!!! [blueboyjocks]
Nov 05, 2004 (1:19 pm)
Has anyone tried the AWD element in sandy conditions? How did it do? I would like to hear peoples off roading experiences. Just to what extremes have you taken it? It looks like a very light duty off roader. Thanks for your input.
Nov 08, 2004 (10:16 am)
I think a high quality paint job would run into the few-thousand range. Especially to prep that textured cladding surface.
I remember that one concept with all that audio equipment. Is that the first picture you linked us to, varmint?
Nov 08, 2004 (1:53 pm)
The black one with the faint grey flames is the Studio E. It had a monster sound system and full-size video screen built into the back. Obviously, an attempt by Honda to grab the "youth vote".
Nov 08, 2004 (2:00 pm)
OK, that's the one I was thinking of, then.
The pic I saw had the open back door with the massive subwoofers.
I guess you can't blame me for not recalling the exact paint scheme.
Nov 08, 2004 (3:53 pm)
Aww c'mon, Juice! Next you'll be forgetting the name of the fuel cell-powered sports sedan Honda displayed in Tokyo last year! You're not getting old on me, right?
There's the business end of the Studio E's entertainment package.
Nov 09, 2004 (9:57 am)
That Kiwami thang? Man, that was uuu-glee.
But I loved this one:
The HSC. Photo 206 if I screwed up the link.
Now that thing was hot. You have to see it in person to understand just how low slung it was. It's kind of like the new Benz CLS - much lower than it appears to be in photos.
Check the logo detail - the shadow of the Acura badge appears upside down.
#3538 of 4724 Footie - Wet weather driving
Nov 12, 2004 (6:19 pm)
You may have already checked this, but your E's slipping from a start in wet weather could be due to over-inflated tires, reducing the size of the patch that is in contact with the road. I normally cruise the Toyota 4Runner board, and some people there commented that their vehicles were picked up new from the dealership with tire pressures much higher than what is recommended.
I would've replied to your August and September posts earlier, but I am new to this group and have been reading all 178 pages here and there over the past few weeks to get up to speed.
#3539 of 4724 Re: Footie - Wet weather driving [goltgo]
Nov 12, 2004 (7:41 pm)
I'll check tomorrow. It snowed here tonight and Stubby is outside. Most recently as I remember, tires were in the low 30's per the manual.