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2008 Honda Element



  • Anyone know of seat covers for the rear seat when the are in the "stored up" position? Looking for something to cover them when hauling my dogs around!
  • earthearth Posts: 76
    Anyone know of seat covers for the rear seat when the are in the "stored up" position? Looking for something to cover them when hauling my dogs around!

    What does the above message have to do with the 2008 model Element which this board is for ?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
    Sometimes people who aren't familiar with our structure have a hard time finding the right place to post. My suggestion is that next time when someone posts in the wrong discussion, you provide them with a nudge in the right direction rather than making a critical and off-topic post 5 weeks later. Or, just skip it altogether.

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  • cwalticwalti Posts: 185
    Make your own from an old beach towel and a couple of bungies... There should be enough features to attach it securely and clean looking...
  • Any news on the Stereo System for the 2008 Element. It has a double din space, so they could put in a similar system that is offered in Accord with Touchscreen GPS, XM, iPod Atatchment, etc. I love the vehicle but the sound system is lacking. When I spoke to a rep at corporate, she said that it was a cost issue, how can this be if it would be an upgrade?
  • ragetsragets Posts: 63
    Has anyone heard any news about the element besides its going to get a redesign and power increase? I would like to know detals. Help would be excellent. :confuse:
  • ragetsragets Posts: 63
    I think that the new 2009 Element is going to be like the Honda CrossRoad. I did some research last night, and I hate to say it, but I thik it is going to be. It goes on sale in Febuary in Europe and it's boxy, sits 7 and is about the size of a CR-V. here's some web places to check it out:
    I hope Honda doesn't have this be the new Element because it will truly destroy the Element of its uniqueness. :cry:
  • I know there is no guarantee that the pics are the actual new look of the Element, but thanks for making my decision easier. I was on the fence on going ahead and getting the '07 SC or wait in case the redesign looked better. When I saw the Crossroad pics, I knew I'd prefer the '07. Thanks for posting the links.
  • earthearth Posts: 76
    I to took the plunge and got the SC 07, when I saw some possible photos of the newer possible 08 model, not too long ago. Like the suicide door, and over all appearance of the SC model, not to mention for me the root beer color.

    The newer model, if that is what it may look like, seems a bit too big, probably lousy gas mileage, and heavier as well. Do like the NAV system, but had that on my 06 civic and hardly used it.

    Of course, that may not be the new 08 model, and if its not and its better looking than the 07, I'm going to smack someone.... My self :cry:
  • twaintwain Posts: 185
    The Element badly needs a diesel to fix its biggest weakness...mpg.

    A diesel Element with lots of torque that got 35mpg. Sounds good to me.
  • bristol2bristol2 Posts: 736
    I would also love Honda to do a limited edition 'Woody'. I think they could sell them, the customer base interested in Elements are not your average customer, they are looking for something with character.
    Totally agree on the diesel, perhaps in '09. I have heard that there will be an Accord diesel at that time.
  • bahiablkbahiablk Posts: 1
    One of the main selling points for me with my 2006 Element was the suicide doors and the versatility with my music equipment, bicycles, day job equipment. If it looks and is wqupped like every other mid-size SUV, I'll either keep the one I have or get the SC.

    Does Honda have a clue about the Elements niche market?
  • It would be nice if there was someway to fit a fifth passenger......I'm comtemplating buying an 07 and when we travel with all three kids we'll still be forced to take the wife's CRV... :mad:
  • Does anybody know if I were to pull an in-dash GPS out of another Honda, like the Accord or CR-V, if it would work in the Element. I keep getting "No" from dealers and Honda Corporate, but nobody can tell me why it wouldn't work. I'm inclined to believe that I'm being lied to by the dealer and by corporate because they don't offer it, I don't care if they offer it, I'm more than happy to buy a honda GPS unit on ebay or a Honda Parts specialty store, but I don't want to make the investment if it's not going to work. I prefer not to get an aftermarket In-Dash system because there is no garauntee that the steering controls will work. Does anybody know if it can be done?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
    Do you mean the 08 Element? If not, you're more likely to get responses in our Honda Element group, where owners of current models may be able to help you.

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  • Well for that matter does anybody know if the '08 Element will come with an In-Dash Nav System? Does anybody know anything about the '08 or is this room just rumors?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
    The Element is not on the redesign list, so I doubt there will be any major changes.

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  • Both Motor Trend and Intellichoice still show a redesign for 2008. If not, when does Edmunds believe the redesign will come?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
    If it's not on our future vehicles list, we haven't received official word from the manufacturer that a re-design is in the works... at all. If you check the regular (non-future) Element discussions, there are people who seem to know what Honda's general "cycle" is for re-designs.

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  • mikemir87mikemir87 Posts: 2
    Well they just gave it a refresh and the SC so i think they'll be around for 2 years before they update the whole model. The new refresh looks great and the addition of the SC is cool too. I have an element and i like the refresh version. and honda usually has a refresh out for 2 years before an all new model, so i think 2009.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    mike is right, the refresh is very nice and should be around for at least a year before changing. (since the refresh actually occured the year before, and the trim levels were just different, it may be safe to assume that the 09 accord will be the one to watch for, assuming that honda keeps it going and doesn't use that new crossover, which is quite nice too.)

    i guess this means we can look forward to a cool special edition version like we have for other honda vehicles.
  • alex2332alex2332 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know when the 2008 models will be available for purchase? I haven't bought one since 1980, and haven't been paying attention to their release dates. My wife saw one and loves it, so.... now I have to buy one. She wants a Rootbeer SC. Since it is May already, should I wait for the 2008's?
  • tlevequetleveque Posts: 1
    I am living in Canada (Montreal), and 3 weeks ago I was almost ready to order my new 2007 Element, and when the dealer was looking for availability of my model/color, he found that almost nothing is available at the moment. The color that I want, will be only available in the next shipment to Canada for the 2008 models. And that is next July!! No more info. No date, no specifications.
    So I decided to wait for the 2008 model and expect more options (like navigation system, external thermometer, heated side mirror, etc...).

    I don't have any proof. But you can verify if you want. The dealer is Hamel Honda ( Give them a call! Ask for availability for a blue 2007 element 4wd....

    I can wait to have the new specs! I also hope no price increase....
  • cbeallwcbeallw Posts: 1
    when does information about new models typically come out? i've never paid any attention (until now b/c i'm in the market).

    it sounds like no one knows much about the 2008. i'm praying for a more fuel efficient engine - esp in light of the recent gas prices.
  • ragetsragets Posts: 63
    Honda already has it on their website as the 2008.

    I already requested a brochure. :)
  • rroblesrrobles Posts: 1
    I bought the first 2008 Element sold in the Chicago area (according to the dealer) in mid-June. I bougth the SC in gray because I liked the tires, projector headlights and the carpeted interior. The XM radio with subwoofer sounds great, it's fun to drive, I get 22-24 MPG so far (~ 1000 miles) and it gets a lot more admiring looks that I expected. NAV, Outside Temp, compass, etc were not available and I can't tell the '07 SC from the '08, but I couldn't get fog lamps installed (yet) because the '07 fog lamps won't fit. So far, I think it's practical (the SC truly has a dual personality), comfortable, fun to drive and clearly unique looking. I only wish they had more geek options.
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