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Old 10 Apr 2008, 04:46 pm
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I am getting my first car this summer and i was wondering if the Honda Element is in any way economical with gasoline??? or does it cost aloot to fill up the tank with gas??? if soo is there any other kind of cars that are economical and not to pricey??
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The Element is good for about 22-24 mpg on average. There are many other choices for better mileage, but they may not have the interior space or versatility of the Element. The Scion Xb is another boxmobile that gets slightly better mileage. Other than that, look at the other Scion models, a Mazda 323 or Honda Civic. If mileage is your main goal, you need to focus on hybrids.
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It's a fairly large car, with unimpressive aerodynamics. It is fair-to-middlin' on gas.http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htmIf fuel economy is your big concern, and you still want the practicality of a rear hatch, you might be better served by a 1st generation Scion xB (which is spacious, but not quite as utilitarian...the new xB is much more similar to the Element in every regard except the rubber interior), or maybe a Yaris, or a Suzuki Aerio, or a Saturn Astra (kind of overpriced for what it is, though), or a previous-generation Civic hatch.
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The element is a fairly large and heavy vehicle (not to mention ugly) and will not give good fuel economy - around 20 average. This is unacceptable in these days of soaring gas prices. There are many good cars in the 30 mpg range. Even better is a hybrid and you should get around 40.
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If you need the space, get the element. it is a four cylinder, but is NOT aerodynamic on the highway. If you can give up some space, look at the honda fit- its cheaper and gets around 35-40 mpg average. 2 of my friends just got that car, it has a decent amount of cargo space as well.
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The 2008 (automatic, 2WD) gets a combined city/hwy of about 22. So, yes, I imagine it would cost a lot to fill up.I'd recommend the Yaris as a good alternative. 32 MPG combined, and $6,750 cheaper.































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Old 10 Apr 2008, 08:52 pm
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The reality for Honda is that the Element and CRV could not be more different, and I couldnít imagine too much cross shopping. I bought my Element to use as a miniture van (not wanting or needing the real thing) and it works perfectly even when I'm looking truck parts for Element for the spare, its reliable and easy to find. Everything I try to stuff in it just seems to fit, and entire set of kitchen cabinets from Ikea. Yes, it is slow and (ugly?), and despite the brochure showing active 20 something guys hiking and surfing, itís mostly moms and retirees driving them, but it fits a need. The doors are inconvenient in tight parking spaces, but you get used to them.
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