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Honda Element

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It's more Baja than Avalanche, being smallish and car based.

    The interior is a bit Buck Rogers, but I like the rear view. Thanks for the links.

    -juice
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  • stragerstrager Posts: 308
    Just introduced in Japan, the Spike is a modified version of the Mobilio micro-van and has somewhat different styling than the Mobilio.

    The Spike is positioned as a "hobby" vehicle, similar in concept to the Element. I don't care much for the Element because of the suicide doors but would buy the Spike for its sliding doors and compact width.

    Size is about 161" long, 67" wide (same as Civic), 67" tall, with a 106" wheelbase. Any opinions? Would you buy it if it was in the price range of the Civic sedan?

    www.honda.co.jp/auto-lineup/mobiliospike/style

    www.honda.co.jp/factbook/auto/spike/200209/05.html
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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    For some reason, Town Hall kept on rejecting my previous posts with these links in there!

    I have no idea what that reason might be. Were you using html tags?

    tidester
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  • stragerstrager Posts: 308
    When I included the http:// in the links above, TH said that was too long. I don't recall that happening before.
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  • daveghhdaveghh Posts: 495
    strager:

    Your link has too many characters, so you can fix that going to http://makeashorterlink.com
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  • daveghhdaveghh Posts: 495
    strager:

    Your link has too many characters, so you can fix that going to http://makeashorterlink.com

    enter the long link into the box and it will spit out a shorter link you can paste into edmunds.
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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    Another way to include long links is to do a spell check!. Once you have composed your message including the link, click the "check spelling" button below and post your message from the spell check page.

    tidester
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    SUVs; Aftermarket & Accessories
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,495
    We also had a rash of rejected posts earlier in the day. The servers were switched and that seems to have fixed it.

    Steve
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    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    I know we're not supposed to name competing sites, but cars.com has a really comprehensive vehicle profile about the Element and it explains very plainly the differences between a DX and an EX. There are also quite a few cloe up pictures that we have not seen before.
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,495
    Naming is ok, it's promoting competing forums that's frowned upon. Besides, who can avoid Click and Clack - they're everywhere!

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  • Thanks diploid,
    First clear photo of the rear seats. Now I know why it seats only four. The center area has plastic cup holders. Was that really necessary?
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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    I think that's to dissuade you from actually trying to seat a 3rd person back there.
    They also remarked that the rear seats were a bit low to the floor.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Where's the 3rd side window? That's one enormous C-pillar, and blind spot, too.

    I imagine that would only sell as a cargo van, and in small numbers.

    -juice
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  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Kind of a funky design. The back end has almost zero overhang. Are those lights in the bumpers the ONLY brakes lights? Well, at least it has a picnic table. =)
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I can just see the streets of Chinatown lined with those things unloading produce.

    -juice
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  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Unload the produce, stack it on the picnic table, get a website... Instant small business.
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  • AnakinAnakin Posts: 410
    And to think, just a couple years ago, you add a snappy logo to that mix, and you have an instant dot-com startup worth millions.
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  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    That might work with a mochachino, though.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Boxydeliverycars.com.

    Chinatown in NY expanded so much, it's swallowed most of Little Italy. There's only about a block left where you can get a gelato and have it in a nice sidewalk cafe.

    Haven't been to NY since the NY Auto Show, which is where I saw the Element (to bring this back on topic).

    -juice
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  • now includes the Element. No pricing however.
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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    Here's a close up pic of the Element. The gap tolerance for the headlight housing is not very good.
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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    Just went to the Honda website. Funny how they still show the blue interior pics from the pre-production model as opposed to the boring gray we've been seeing.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Where's the pic? no link?

    -juice
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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    LOL...see what happens when you visit TH late in the night because you can't sleep?


    http://www.vtec.net:8080/news_files/39513/03element-01.jpg
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  • but it is still a preliminary site with several buttons not ready yet


    http://element.honda.com

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  • I just posted some numbers about the Element on the Element/Aztec forum from a nice article in AutoWorld Magazine.

    I think this is going to be huge seller.
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  • Whadda we have here:
    0-60 times
    9.6 sec for 2wd
    11.4 sec for 4wd YIKES!
    MT or AT?

    Autoweek estimated 8.7 sec for MT Hmmmm....
    The truth still out there.....
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  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    It's not suppose to be a huge seller and I doubt it ever will be. It's a niche vehicle just like the Aztek.
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  • hurler4hurler4 Posts: 104
    Has anyone heard if Honda will offer a cassette player as an option on the Element? I still have many cassettes, and notice that many cars don't even offer a cassette player as an option anymore.

    Also, has anyone heard about the exterior and interior colors offered?

    I had been considering the CR-V or the Outback, but am intrigued by the Element.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The target is reasonably low, so success is likely. It won't sell in CR-V volumes (120k/year), more like 50k per year or so.

    -juice
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