2003 Honda Element from North America
Great versatility, but cracking windshields a major problem
The windshield has cracked four times.
Seats tear and wear badly.
Passenger door lock doesn't work.
Driver and passenger windows starting to show stress fractures.
Windshield cracking is not due to stones or pebbles, but manufacture defect which the manufacturer is not addressing.
Seats are wearing badly and are cracking. My 87 Toyota still has seats that have held up.
Passenger doorlock failed shortly after purchased. Supposedly fixed, but still doesn't work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th February, 2006
21st Mar 2007, 08:11
A good idea with the Element is to get the hood fin. It helps deflect the windshear away from the flat windsheild. Baring that I have found the 10 dollar window repair kits work great. I have gotten a few rocks that left a star dink and fixed them right away. The kit keeps it from cracking the windsheild and I even made it through winter (really cold here) with a hitch.