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Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
#4141 of 4724 Re: EX stereo questions [allfiredup]
Nov 26, 2005 (7:12 am)
I have a 2004 Honda Element EX AWD with the upgraded stereo system. I can honestly tell you that the factory system will deliver top notch sound. Unless you are looking for really loud thumping bass this system will do whatever you want it to and all types of music sounds good if the settings are adjusted correctly. The AUX input is in the shelf on the passenger side and a power plug is positioned next to it. I currently have a XM myfi hooked up and the sound is crystal clear. I have had my ipod hooked up to it as well and it is cd quality. The only difference is that you might have to turn the volume up more on the AUX input devices than a cd. Fortunately the radio will remember the volume you had on each setting so you won't get blown away when you switch back to a CD. Hope this helps.
#4142 of 4724 Re: EX stereo questions [allfiredup]
Nov 27, 2005 (7:51 am)
I have a 2003 EX Element with 66,000 miles. I love it and the stereo is unbelievable. I travel alot for work I wish the gas mileage was a little better but I live where it snows and I need a 4x4 but the cd player and the receiver portion of the radio have been excellent. I drive alot too different parts of the country I turn the stereo up and kick the cruise control on and I cruise.
#4143 of 4724 anyone else had this problem?
Dec 02, 2005 (9:51 am)
I have had my 2004 Elemen now for 1 year, we recently took it in for an oil change and told them again that we can only get 4 AM stations, they gave us a loaner car for the night and called us the next day saying that they checked 2 other Elements and yes it does get less AM stations then the others and that they would keep our car for one more day, well, the new radio was not the problem, another day in the shop and another phone call that it was not a new antena, not the problem, another day in the shop only to find out it was the connector think that it screws into. Also wanted to know if any of you have had a problem with the plastic molding in the back passenger seat below the window popping off and not going back on? I am going to bring it in to have them fix that too. I still love this car and recomend it to everyone I talk to! I have to laugh though! I feel like I am in some sort of special club! Everytime we see someone else driving one they give us the thumbs up, wave, honk the horn or do something else to get our attention to say "HEY GREAT CHOICE IN CAR"! LOL! I now have 12 thousand miles on mine and am still in love.
#4144 of 4724 the Lack of road noise
Dec 05, 2005 (7:35 am)
I'm starting to wonder if my 2005 EX is a fluke. It is one of the quietest rides I've ever had. It is as quiet as the 1995 Caddy I just sold and is Much more quiet than my wife's 2003 Accord. The dealer said something about it being lined with 'Gortex'(sp?) but I thought that was so much hype. At any rate, I just love it. Should I mention that the ride is amazingly smooth? Better than the Caddy or the Accord. Maybe I
got the vehicle that is the opposite of the notorious "lemon" and got the 'Creampuff' instead. This is NOT a complaint. Am I the only one out there? Feedback, Please!
Dec 05, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Does the 2006 Honda Element EX-P come with an info center that has an outside temperature gauge, remaining mileage calculator and direction traveled, etc? I didn't see anything about it in the specs but I'm not sure what it's called......
#4146 of 4724 Re: the Lack of road noise [tatered]
Dec 05, 2005 (4:15 pm)
Tatered, my experience with my 2005 EX mirrors yours exactly. I had a Nissan Murano before the Element (I named mine Watson) and while I really liked the Murano, I prefer the Element. My brother was here this weekend visiting. He drives a Nissan Titan and he couldn't get over the roominess of the Element.
Dec 09, 2005 (5:04 am)
After a year of trying to convince the wife to look at the Element(she thinks its ugly but I love it) and after a dissapointing test drive of the Mazda 5, I finally got her to say, OK lets go test drive an Element so you'll just shut up.
We're supposed to go in tonight to check it out and after studying the website it appears they are 4 passengers only? Is this true? She's gonna strike it down in an instant since she takes 4 kids to school every day.
So close yet so far
#4148 of 4724 Re: Crushed [craigmri]
Dec 09, 2005 (5:49 am)
My wife and I are opposite of you and your wife. My wife loves the Element, and I found it to be ugly. However, we looked at one at the auto show last month, and I have been converted. We are buying a new vehicle this spring, and the Element has made the cut to our final 3 contestants.
To answer your other question, from looking at it at the auto show, the back seat can only handle 2. That is mainly because of the way the seat was desined to split at the center and fold up against each side of the vehicle. Maybe you and your wife could meet at the middle at the CR-V????
#4149 of 4724 Re: Crushed [craigmri]
Dec 09, 2005 (8:55 am)
1racefan is right. The two rear seats are separated by plastic trim and cupholders. There is no seatroom or seatbelt for a fifth person. Four is the max.
#4150 of 4724 Re: Crushed [goltgo]
Dec 09, 2005 (9:42 am)
My in-laws have an AWD CR-V. I have driven it before with 5 adults in it, and the engine performance isn't nearly as strong as it is with 2 or 3 adults in it.
The Element has the same engine as the CR-V, so I would imagine it would probably be a little sluggish with 5 adults as well (assuming 5 adults could fit to begin with). However, If your wife hauls around 4 small kids, I guess that would be a different situation.