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  1. Hello Everyone! Noob Here!

    Greetings & Introductions
    After a long hunt I finally found an Element! Couldn't be more stoked! Being in Colorado it is extremely difficult to find one and one in great shape like I found. 2008 EX AWD 144,000 miles - Had my mechanic look it over yesterday and its in great shape. Had an alignment done but that was...
  2. Hello to My Fellow Element Fans!

    Greetings & Introductions
    I've had my 2008 Element since, well, 2008. Not many problems with it until recently. (Had three brake jobs, including rotors, in three years and I SUSPECT it was due to shoddy workmanship, but no proof of this.) My financial situation has changed, and repairs that would normally have been...
  3. FS cheap: 2008 Honda Element manuals

    Trading Post
    Manuals from a 2008 Honda Element. $25 OBO.
  4. 2006 All-Weather Floor Mats fit 2008 LX?

    Interior
    Hi everyone! I just bought a Honda Element and I am thrilled! I am looking to add floor mats though, as the previous owner did not have them in the car. I found some 2003-2006 all-weather floor mats (Honda originals) on eBay, and I was wondering if anyone knew if they would fit my 2008 Element...
  5. DFW Area - Swap stock wheels and suspension for aftermarket kit

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello, I thought I'd go ahead and see if there was anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area that would be interested in swapping their stock '08 SC suspension and wheels for the current Tein drop suspension that I have as well as the 20 inch chrome wheels currently on my Element. I just had brand...
  6. vibration while driving

    Maintenance and Service
    I have a 2008 Element and just turned 100K miles. I have been getting a vibration just after small bumps or just driving at speeds under 60 mph. i have to let off on the gas and it goes away. i have changed the differential fluid, but that was not it. it seems to be electronic?! i have...
  7. VSA Nightmare!!!!

    Maintenance and Service
    Well I have gotten a bunch of help from this site and my fellow Element owners family. Today was the first day that I have owned the Element (I've had 2) that I have run into a situation that I'm feeling a little stuck with how to deal with. Hopefully I can get some good advice (as I have done...
  8. Honda Service left my transmission dipstick out!

    Maintenance and Service
    Wow, I'm pretty mad right now, but I promise to keep this entirely civil. On November 7th, I took my 2008 Element EX in for routine service at the dealership (oil change, brake inspection, etc. Very minor.) No issues, everything was fine. Fast forward to today. A neighbor needed a jumpstart...
  9. I found an 2008 Element for sale that I like but I am worried about the brake issues?

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    http://www.smarthondadesmoines.com/certified/Honda/2008-Honda-Element-Des-Moines-fc8fdd5c0a0a00e00077bcd596cb1c8b.htm Here is the 2008 Element EX I found that I like. Obviously the dealer has the price way too high right now. I am just concerned about the 2008 brake issues. The vin number for...
  10. 2007-2008 Interiors...Harder to keep clean?

    Interior
    In my search for buying a Honda Element, I decided to buy a 2007-2008. I was just wondering if the lighter colored seats on these years were harder to keep clean than the all grey/darker seats from past models? :?
  11. Bike Inside Element

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    I've just finished my first "customization" of my new '08 Element. I created a removable floor mount for the rear based on the designs from LeadFoot (much thanks!). Total cost and materials included a 6' 2x6 and bolts from Lowes ($15) and two fork mounts (2x$10). I can get one bike inside...
  12. Help with Windshield Replacement Guide and Parts

    Problems & Issues
    To make a long story short like many others I had to have the windshield replaced on my 2008 Element. And like others my local Honda place does not do the work. so you can imaging it wasn't installed properly. it looks somewhat ok but the trim is uneven and I suspect that parts are missing. I...
  13. non-certified 2008 Element LX with 15K

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    The title describes an Element that is sitting at a local Ford Dealership, only 2.5 miles away. This may be a stupid question, but since the Element is at a Ford dealership, does it still retain the manufactures warranty since it is only a 2008 with 15k miles? Is it necessary to have the car...
  14. Is a Landcar repair protection worth it?

    Problems & Issues
    I just purchased my new 2008 EX, and we are still deciding whether the repair protection offered by the dealership's owner's (Larry Miller) company, Landcar is worthwhile. Basically, I'm trying to figure out if in 7 years/100,000 miles, there is a high likelihood of $1800 worth of repairs...
  15. HID projectors!

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    HID headlight conversion Has anybody in the EOC successfully installed an HID(high intensity discharge) lighting system on their E w/o butchering the lens housing? I tried to install an Acura TSX kit and couldn't get the bulb to fit in the housing. It's about 15mm too long and any other HID...
  16. Oil change interval (not including break-in), 2007-up

    Maintenance and Service
    I too was going to wait until 10k ...but... I bought my E at the end of the year. Since the vehicle only had 14 miles on it at the time of purchse, that means it sat without moving for a year. What do you guys think?
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