Last post on Jul 06, 2012 at 5:27 PM
You are in the Honda Element
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Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
#4547 of 4724 Re: Honda Finance Deals [1racefan]
Oct 24, 2006 (11:57 am)
Pricing and low finance rates are strictly market situation driven. A hot seller like the new 2007 CR-V, or the Chevy Corvette will not be on sale nor qualify for rock bottom finance rates. In June I was offered a 2005 Element EX, 4WD, auto, for $20,000.-- out-the-door in Orange County Calif. This included all applicable sales taxes and licencing fees. It was the sole leftover orphan from the previous model year. Do not just look at the finanace rate, but focus MORE on the bottomline price that you will need to pay. Here is the real savings. If you compare 3% vs 5% over a 5 year span, the difference is not that significant, but if you can negotiate another $1,500.-- off at the front end of the deal this will pay off all the way down the deal...
Oct 24, 2006 (9:35 pm)
Please go to the group top level and create a discussion that fits your comments/questions or post in an existing discussion.
Nov 12, 2006 (3:22 pm)
#4550 of 4724 Rust Treatment Protection
Nov 15, 2006 (11:42 am)
I have an '06 that I'm thinking about getting rust protected, however I'm wondering if that is wise given all the plastic panels. Not only do plastic panels not rust, but the rust protection can sometimes damage rubber or plastic.
#4551 of 4724 Re: Rust Treatment Protection [4runnerrip]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:02 pm)
I vote no.
#4552 of 4724 Element Rear Seat Covers
Nov 21, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Anyone know of seat covers for the rear seat when the are in the "stored up" position? Looking for something to cover them when hauling my dogs around!
#4553 of 4724 Sunshade/Screen for Sunroof on 2007 Element
Nov 21, 2006 (5:44 pm)
Does the factory accessory sunshade/screen for the rear sunroof fit with the glass in place or does the glass have to be removed to utilize the sunshade/screen? I'd like to use something to keep the sun out while the removeable glass section is in place.
#4554 of 4724 Re: Sunshade/Screen for Sunroof on 2007 Element [jlitterer]
Nov 22, 2006 (4:53 am)
In my opinion, the best way to shield the sun is to get a roll of window tinting at Home Depot - it is sold in the department that has windows and blinds.
Since it is designed for house windows, it is a little wider, and is large enough to use on the Element's sunroof glass. Take some newspaper and make a template of the sunroof glass. Then, transfer the template to the tint film and cut it accordingly. After you have it cut correctly, apply the tint per the instructions for the film. Going this route, you can choose how dark to tint the sunroof by looking at the different shades of tint that are offered. A roll should run you $30 or less.
Hope this helps.
#4555 of 4724 Element vs. Grand Am Crash
Nov 24, 2006 (5:23 am)
I was stopped in my '06 Element, waiting to turn left off of a busy 4-lane road when I spotted a Grand AM in my mirror heading right for me at pretty high speed. Sure enough the idiot slammed into me, at approximately 80kph (limit in this area is 60kph). His excuse was that he didn't see me due to the sun in his eyes, I think it was really speed & genetics (his being dumb as a bag of hammers). Today, my back hurts but no other injuries (not counting the driver of the Grand AM who hit his head). There has to be a better way for this guy to get a Darwin Award without injuring others!
The Element rear was lifted off the ground and the vehicle moved ahead a few meters. Because of the plastic panels it isn't apparent what was really damaged underneath, but it does need new rear bumper & rear 1/4 panel, plus there is no longer an properly aligned gap between the tailgate & taillight.
The front end of the Grand Am was destroyed: the entire front (grill etc), hood crumpled in the middle, side fender crumpled to the driver's door, front wheel pushed back.
I have long said that driver's licences should be issued only after candidates pass an IQ test.
#4556 of 4724 Re: Element vs. Grand Am Crash [4runnerrip]
Nov 27, 2006 (8:25 am)
I hope everyone was OK, sounds terrible.
Car doesn't look too bad, actually.