Suf's 2005 Honda Element aka The Hotbox

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sufikation

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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.
 

FLounder

power hungry
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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.
 

SlushboxTeggy

It's only stupid if it doesn't work
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Same here. Always thought about one. Certainly tons of usable room.
 

Briansol

Admins
Admin
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They should have sold them in white, wheat, rye, instead of orange, black, blue :)


in for th eproject
 

Jeef

NO MA'AM
Moderator
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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.
 

BigJ

I'm just about that action Boss.
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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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