It's a versatile vehicle and a good bargain, but cracking windshields are a problem
I've had 2 cracked windshields in less than 1 year and another cracked winshield just after 1 year old. The first cracked windshield occurred after owning the car 2 weeks. It was replaced with another Honda windshield as replacements were not yet on the market.
The 2nd cracked windshield was replaced with a non-Honda winshield and it got a star in it after 1 week.
I love my Element as it goes great in the snow and has plenty of power and has been very reliable for the 35000 miles I've driven in just over 1 year. My only complaint is that the windshield cracks anytime an object is kicked-up by passing cars on the highway. Other vehicles including, vans that also have a steep slant to the windshield, do not have the frequency of cracking that is occurring with my Element driven on the same interstates around the DC area.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th April, 2004