2006 Honda Element EX-P 2.4 from North America
CR-V is a better choice
Few screws on body panels weren't tighten all the way, I fixed this without the dealers help.
Battery lost its charge for unknown reason and car didn't start.
We are getting sick after riding in the car for more than half hour. This could be due to strong smell of the plastics or the ride quality. Will know more when we put more miles on it. This may take time as nobody wants to take it on longer trips :)
Built quality is ok, this car feels more domestic and fit and finish are substandard.
Very slippery plastics on the floor, incl the trunk. Things slide all over the place. Carpet kit is a must!
Lots of room. Good cornering and engine/transmission performance. Poor visibility, small windows, low seats not for short drivers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st May, 2006
31st May 2006, 23:06
I'd check and make sure that you don't have exhaust coming into the cabin and making you sick!
10th Oct 2006, 21:49
I also wonder if you have exhaust coming in.
I took mine immediately from the dealer on a 1200 mile trip and it was so comfortable.
Carpet is not necessary, but perhaps placing things in appropriate places is... the lack of carpets is one of the great perks of this vehicle. Another is the ride!
I moved to this vehicle from a Subaru Forester whose life was ending at 170k and had been through a lot of repairs early in its life.
To suggest the CRV is a better vehicle is rather odd since it is not even a similar vehicle. I can't easily shove my bike in the back of a CRV.
The CRV is not a utilitarian vehicle like the Element.