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Suf's 2005 Honda Element aka The Hotbox

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by sufikation, May 10, 2014.

  1. sufikation

    sufikation Active Member

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    You all can blame the CR-V for this. It opened me up to a side of Honda I had never explored. I bought the hotbox because I had been wanting a new gen Honda of some sort, it almost ended up being a Ridgeline, but obviously...it was an Element. I plan on making this my DD/mini-build, something I can go up to the family cabin in or take on long road trips...this is my old man car.

    Car:

    2005 Honda Element LX - AWD (65K miles on date of purchase 04/2014)

    Engine/Transmission:

    K24A4
    4 Speed Automatic

    Suspension/Brakes:

    OEM

    Wheels/Tires:

    Stock 16" steelies with H center caps for the time being.

    Exterior:

    OEM Sunset Orange Pearl w/ Grey Panels
    Factory Fog Lights
    Tow Package

    Interior:

    Pretty fucking sweet...I mean come on, its rubberized and stain resistant.

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    I am selling my 99 CRV and maybe in a few years my GSR, but for now I was in need of a more specialized Honda. This this was rated so high for dog owners I had to have it. My bulldogs shed a lot and I promised I would take them to the Oregon coast soon so I had to do it. Its a nice spunky little awd box, I love it. I have been chasing a misfire in cyl #2 but it keeps coming back so I need to perform my diag.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    I like these for what they are, affordable and very useable. My uncle had one, the motor seemed a little buzzy in there, certainly no speed machine. Would be more interesting with a manual, then engine upgrades would be hard to resist, but a good daily driver nonetheless.
     
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    I've always kind of wanted one of these things.
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Same here. Always thought about one. Certainly tons of usable room.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    i know you just got it, but some nice black or gunmetal wheels would really look nice with that color.
     
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    They should have sold them in white, wheat, rye, instead of orange, black, blue :)


    in for th eproject
     
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    My buddy's father used to have one and loved it. He would drive more than his x5. He had 4 dogs so it was great for transporting the dogs.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I want to get one of these for my mom. They're a pretty sweet vehicle for someone that wants a bit of economy and utility.
     
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