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You are in the Honda Element
What is this discussion about?
Honda Element, Hatchback, SUV
#521 of 4724 prevention/ latitude/stepwagon
Jul 03, 2002 (7:07 pm)
I agree my gripe is basically visibility on many of the suv's particularly the rear with the extra wide pillars that are placed in odd places and many rear windows that are small or blocked by stadium seating/headrest.
The original oddesey was ahead of its time if they weren't over priced or ragged out I'd love to have one.
If the could bring stream over as the latitude and get it here before summer 2003 I might hold out on it rather than element if it gets reasonable mpg otherwise ill buy element or a civic or a some used car until some manufacturer decides to make something interesting and useful
I'm sick of honda behaving like all of the other auto makers as of late and cowering down from trying to be a leader rather than a follower
I'd still rather see the step wagon with a modified exterior, wouldn't take much to do either. I liked the old toyota vans save having your legs amputated in a front collision
Jul 05, 2002 (4:17 pm)
You can't blame them. They followed with the new Odyssey and wait lists formed. Same with the Pilot now. They tend to be late to market, but then really nail it.
I'd love to see what they could do in a sport wagon.
Jul 08, 2002 (7:01 pm)
is their any truth to this or is it a total hoax
I heard rumors of the stream back before element was officially announced
but I've seen nothing on latitude other than the post by ropedart
Jul 09, 2002 (7:11 am)
I honestly don't think that small 3rd row would fly in the N.A. market. I'd rather have them bring over the 5-door, 5-passenger Civic hatch.
Jul 09, 2002 (7:57 am)
AN had an article on the Honda Fit, that's a pretty cool looking wagon thingy. Apparently it's been a huge success in the home market.
BTW, the CR-V was named an IIHS Best Pick in offset crash tests, a major improvement over the previous generation. That bodes well for the Element.
#527 of 4724 oh well ,so much for latitude
Jul 09, 2002 (7:54 pm)
well I've wanted the 5 pass hatch since I first saw it but stream would have been more useful
element keeps growing on me in a dog thats so ugly it's cute sort of way ( still don't like the appearance of the backside )
I still wish they would make a hybrid element
the batteries on the civic could easily have fit into the engine compartment considering the small size of the electric motor honda used(or into the hollow parts of the body panels hint hint though safety might be an issue here)
speaking of which I wonder why they didn't use a larger I'm a to produce more hp other than possibly battery size
also anyone heard about those zero emission accord engines honda has supposedly developed?
Jul 10, 2002 (6:56 pm)
Nah, tall wagons are cool, tall sedans simply look dorky. Like the Echo, I bet that would look better as a wagon.
The Aerio, too. The SX is cute, the sedan is plain goofy looking IMO.
Is the Element the Pug of the auto world? A Boxer, maybe?
The Civic hybrid is a cool car and I hope it succeeds, but honestly they need to do better than a tax deduction. Like how 'bout a tax credit? A nice hybrid Element would cost $25 grand instead of $21 grand.
Jul 10, 2002 (8:06 pm)
lee I wonder where they possibly came up with this from
Jul 11, 2002 (9:10 am)
Look at cars from previous Tokyo Auto Shows and they all pretty much look the same - boxy and tall. Look at the bbX on the left margin of this page, there's one example.