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Old 20 Mar 2007, 09:05 am
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Default New Element - advice ?

I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice
from this group would be appreciated.

BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
shift - so kinda points to an Element).
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 09:10 am
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Default Re: New Element - advice ?

I just bought a 4wd automatic EX. The automatic gets slightly better gas
mileage due to a taller final gear ratio, however if you prefer the stick,
go for it! They are awesome and very safe vehicles.

check out http://www.elementownersclub.com/ There is a pic of an element
that rolled 3 times and it was still intact, occupants only receiving slight
scratches and bruising.



"Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
> this group would be appreciated.
>
> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
> shift - so kinda points to an Element).



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Old 20 Mar 2007, 09:17 am
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Default Re: New Element - advice ?

Here is the pic of that rolled element:

http://flickr.com/photos/fabrica-imago/394782750/

"Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
> this group would be appreciated.
>
> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
> shift - so kinda points to an Element).



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Old 20 Mar 2007, 05:12 pm
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"Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:CSRLh.2284$zN.1840@trndny03...
> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
> this group would be appreciated.
>
> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
> shift - so kinda points to an Element).


A stick shift can be very tiresome in stop and go traffic...pressing clutch
when you are creeping!


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Old 20 Mar 2007, 05:23 pm
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Default Re: New Element - advice ?

On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:12:47 +0000, Andy wrote:

> "Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:CSRLh.2284$zN.1840@trndny03...
>> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
>> this group would be appreciated.
>>
>> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
>> shift - so kinda points to an Element).

>
> A stick shift can be very tiresome in stop and go traffic...pressing clutch
> when you are creeping!


Sure. And it also affords you much better control of the vehicle, and
connects you more closely to the driving experience.

I drive over 25,000 miles per year, and prefer a manual transmission. It
is far more fun to drive, especially if you don't deal in a lot of stop
and go traffic...

It's all about personal preference...
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Old 20 Mar 2007, 11:01 pm
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"Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
> this group would be appreciated.
>
> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
> shift - so kinda points to an Element).


I have a 2005 AWD EX manual and I love it. 26,000 miles on the odometer and
not a single problem so far.

Steve


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Old 21 Mar 2007, 09:12 am
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Default Re: New Element - advice ?

Yeah, OK, but what caused it to roll?

"J smith" <foo@foo.com> wrote in message news:y1SLh.5801$tv6.1398@newssvr19.news.prodigy.ne t...

> Here is the pic of that rolled element:
>
> http://flickr.com/photos/fabrica-imago/394782750/
>
> "Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:CSRLh.2284$zN.1840@trndny03...

>> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
>> this group would be appreciated.
>>
>> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
>> shift - so kinda points to an Element).

>
>
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 10:06 am
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According the person that posted the photo, it got t-boned by a minivan at a
high rate of speed.

"karinhall" <ah@nsdap.com> wrote in message
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> Yeah, OK, but what caused it to roll?
>
> "J smith" <foo@foo.com> wrote in message
> news:y1SLh.5801$tv6.1398@newssvr19.news.prodigy.ne t...
>> Here is the pic of that rolled element:
>>
>> http://flickr.com/photos/fabrica-imago/394782750/
>>
>> "Ron" <rd.runner@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> news:CSRLh.2284$zN.1840@trndny03...
>>> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice
>>> from
>>> this group would be appreciated.
>>>
>>> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
>>> shift - so kinda points to an Element).

>>
>>



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Old 21 Mar 2007, 05:26 pm
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In article <aXRLh.5800$tv6.5183@newssvr19.news.prodigy.net> ,
"J smith" <foo@foo.com> wrote:

> check out http://www.elementownersclub.com/ There is a pic of an element
> that rolled 3 times and it was still intact, occupants only receiving slight
> scratches and bruising.

Blown over by a gust of wind?
OK for urban driving; not high speed highway.
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Old 23 Mar 2007, 06:57 pm
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On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:05:22 +0000, Ron wrote:

> I'm thinking of buying a new Element (with stick shift). Any advice from
> this group would be appreciated.
>
> BTW - also considering a CRV or Toyota RAV4 (but am partial to a stick
> shift - so kinda points to an Element).



Have you made any kind of decision yet?
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