When each rear seat is in repose, you can unlatch one side of it from the floor and swing the seat up against the body side, opening up a huge space for, oh, have you taken the kitchen range for a ride lately? But the eager-sounding engine and slick, light-to-the-touch shifter and creamy clutch make more of an impression than acceleration numbers. The recall began April 10, 2019. But lacking the superficial contours usually built in for appearance, the rear seat gave us nothing to disrupt our comfort, particularly in the dreaded center position. The payoff was space inside for 43 of our test-standard beer cases, seven more than in the Chevy. The rear seats can be easily removed without tools and are relatively light, making it easy to stick them in them in the garage when cargo carrying is the mission.
Since decent seats never have flat cushions and backrests, expect a prairie-dog town of humps and lumps. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. The rear seat backrests fold forward. The stylists may have tried a little too hard here, with the tach tiny and illegible against its black background. The steering is rubbery and very sensitive to road camber; it wants to fall off the road crown.
Call now to schedule a test drive. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. The body bobs and pitches on the suspension. It makes the steering squirmy at full throttle. The manual transmission features a delightful shifter mounted up in the dashboard like in some of the latest rally cars. We prefer to save the bux. The performance has not changed, just the way it's measured.
Then I called the office and was told he would call me in 10 minutes, it has now been 4 days. The dash is low and simple, with only a single dial rising above the padding, a combo speedometer, tach, and fuel gauge pushed forward almost tight to the glass. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-334-6632 -. The floor is covered in a urethane-coated material that resists water, dirt and scratches, and is easily cleaned. For this test we've rounded up the unusual suspects. One of the most notable features of the Element is its pillarless, rear-hinged back doors. The front seats are coated in a waterproof material designed for easy cleaning as well.
We find its distinctive styling appealing. Ventilation can be an issue. Cup holders can be found on the backs of folded seats. The center-opening doors allow easy loading of bulky objects without having a pillar to get in the way. Honda suggests the lower half can be used as a seating surface for parties. As we said, just the right user -- Bullwinkle, maybe? Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. .
And at 155 inches long, it's more than a foot shorter than the next-closest entrant. From the front, the Element has a cheeky, chunky look accentuated by rectangular headlights and the unusual design of the bumper. Not on warranty replaced clutch master cylinder in 2012. The Element concept vehicle Model X was introduced in 2001. The tailgate is split horizontally.
The floor is as flat as Nebraska. This helps secure your gear so it isn't rolling around. The Chrysler and Honda are automatics, against five-speed manuals in the Chevy and Scion. Zero to 60 clocks in at 6. They tied in braking, too, stopping from 70 mph in 183 feet. The wheel reclines in the bus position.
Honda offers a cargo organizer and cargo nets as accessories. The instrument dials have been enlarged for 2006, the dash panels painted to match the exterior add authenticity to the retro theme, and interior trim, new for 2006, is much more imaginative than Chevy's treatment. Honda American Honda Motor Co. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. With its flip down tailgate, the Element should be good for parking lot parties.
When parked, the Element can be set up to serve as a giant locker for outdoor gear, a truly great feature. The hood line is fairly low and leads to a steep windshield flowing into a gently curved roofline, while the rear tailgate is nearly vertical. The vehicle handles nimbly and has a smooth, refined powertrain, but it has a choppy ride, noisy cabin, an awkward driving position, and obstructed outward visibility. Underneath the smiling, extroverted contours of this rebadged Toyota lives a remarkably happy little car, with no poses, no pretensions, no wistful musing that, with a little more punch, it could have been a contender. Loading and unloading gear curbside is aided by the Element's low step-in height. The engine's vaguely industrial sound offers no special pleasure, either. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.