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Old 24 Apr 2006, 04:20 pm
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Default Questions about the element

I am considering getting an Element EX but want to hear more from owners.

I asked my repair shop for their opinion and they could not locate any
mechanical service bullitins and thought it would be sound mechanically.
The motor has not been made for that long (as opposed to the Toyota 22R-E)
which may be a source of some concern.

Questions I have are:
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I am 6'3" and I found the driving position not entirely comforatable. How
comforatable is it on long drives?

I realize it does not a lot of power but it would be an improvement over my
116HP 22R-E pulling my 4Runner.

What type of city gas mileage can I expect?

Is wind noise pronounced at highway speeds?

Now for the big question:

What DON'T you like about it?



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Old 24 Apr 2006, 05:09 pm
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grinder wrote:
>
> I am considering getting an Element EX but want to hear more from owners.
>
> I asked my repair shop for their opinion and they could not locate any
> mechanical service bullitins and thought it would be sound mechanically.
> The motor has not been made for that long (as opposed to the Toyota 22R-E)
> which may be a source of some concern.
>
> Questions I have are:
> ]
> I am 6'3" and I found the driving position not entirely comforatable. How
> comforatable is it on long drives?
>
> I realize it does not a lot of power but it would be an improvement over my
> 116HP 22R-E pulling my 4Runner.
>
> What type of city gas mileage can I expect?
>
> Is wind noise pronounced at highway speeds?
>
> Now for the big question:
>
> What DON'T you like about it?



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Sign in (including your country), then search for the words 'tall' or
'headroom'. There's been lots of posts about it.
http://www.hondasuv.com/stg/index.php?c=2

'Curly'
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 10:19 am
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Default Re: Questions about the element

In article <Sib3g.1089$Vn.951@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.ne t>, "grinder"
<seagle@earthlink.invalid> wrote:

> I am considering getting an Element EX but want to hear more from owners.
>
> I asked my repair shop for their opinion and they could not locate any
> mechanical service bullitins and thought it would be sound mechanically.
> The motor has not been made for that long (as opposed to the Toyota 22R-E)
> which may be a source of some concern.
>
> Questions I have are:
> ]
> I am 6'3" and I found the driving position not entirely comforatable. How
> comforatable is it on long drives?
>
> I realize it does not a lot of power but it would be an improvement over my
> 116HP 22R-E pulling my 4Runner.
>
> What type of city gas mileage can I expect?
>
> Is wind noise pronounced at highway speeds?
>
> Now for the big question:
>
> What DON'T you like about it?


You should visit this site for the titles of Technical Service Bulletins
and Recall information. I visited the site about two years ago and hope
that it's
still there. The service manager of any Honda dealership can give you the
data about the TSBs after you provide him the TSB Number and title.
Jason

http://www.alldata.com

I advise your to test drive the Element and similar vehicles made by
Toyota, Mazda and other car companies that you trust. If your head touches
the roof in any of those vehicles during any portion of the test
drive--don't buy the vehicle. Also, determine whether or not you are able
to adjust the seat so that your feet and legs are comfortable. I saw a
post last year where the poster stated that he was unhappy with his Civic
because his head touched the roof when he drove his car. Several posters
stated something like--
"Why did you not discover the problem during the test drive and purchase a
different vehicle?"
Jason

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Old 25 Apr 2006, 11:12 am
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"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:jason-2504060819220001@66-52-22-3.lsan.pw-dia.impulse.net...
> In article <Sib3g.1089$Vn.951@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.ne t>, "grinder"
> <seagle@earthlink.invalid> wrote:
>



I had enough head room in the element. The issue was more about driving
position. It seemed I was sitting in a dining room chair versus a recliner.

The best car I have sat in is a BMW 325. That fits like a glove.


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