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  1. Want to buy an '05 with some concerning repairs already done

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi everyone, This is my first post! I have loved the Elements since they first hit the road and now I'm finally in the right place to purchase one. I found a 2005 EX 5-speed that I really want to buy. It has 109k miles and the owner is flexible on pricing. The only catch is it has a laundry...
  2. Elixir's Salvage Rebuild Project

    Maintenance and Service
    I bought a salvage Honda Element that was in a front end accident and I want to use this thread to show my rebuild project. I rented a Uhaul and trailer to tow the car to my house. The dipstick showed plenty of oil, but when trying to start the car it was completely dead, nothing. So on the...
  3. Help Me Fix My Salvage 2006 Element EX AWD

    Greetings & Introductions
    Hello, I just purchased a 2006 Honda Element From a salvage auction, sight unseen! :-o I'm guessing this may well be the best or worst car purchase of my life :razz::razz::razz: If I'm lucky, will only need about $500 worth of parts to get this baby back on the road. If it's $1000, I'll still...
  4. sudden catastrophic brake failure led to accident and car totaled

    Problems & Issues
    So...it's been a hell of a day. 7am this morning, my husband got into a rear end collision in our 2003 Galapagos Green Honda Element. He was driving down the road, the brakes suddenly seized up on their own (his foot on the gas), vibrating and shuddering the car. He moved to the brake, but it...
  5. Farewell EOC

    Northwest Element Owners
    My black box was totaled on Memorial Day. :-( Amazing how that would cause $12k in damage! Thank GOD for airbags and seat belts. Got hit by a speeding, uninsured motorist in Winthrop, WA at the beging of a road trip with my cousin. We all walked away, thank you Honda! My insurance...
  6. My E saved my life.

    Problems & Issues
    Sadly, just a few nights ago, I was in an accident in my Element. the damage was pretty severe- although the pictures don't show it too well, I lost my front wheels, and almost the front axle. I was unconscious during it all (no I wasn't drunk... I spontaneously lost consciousness), so I have to...
  7. Throttle Body - help me understand

    Problems & Issues
    I was in an accident last week and GEICO offered a garage where they also staffed somebody, so the whole claim could be taken care of (supposedly) more easily. I hit somebody else, from behind, so the impact was to my front end. It was bad enough that there was about $1800+ worth of work...
  8. Keeler Honda Warning (Latham NY)

    Northeast Element Owners Club
    This is a warning to anyone dealing with Keeler Motor Car. In 2007, we purchased a 2006 Element EX-P with 24,000 miles on it, for $19,000. They showed us a Carfax that said it had never been in an accident. We recently had it appraised by two different dealers, both of whom quickly pointed...
  9. Got side swiped

    Exterior
    Last week, someone side-swiped my '04. She broke my tail light, and created a big long scratch on my rear-left plastic body panel (right through the gas cap). My question is.. what exactly is that part called (part number even)? And where can I get one for cheap? The girl who hit my E was...
  10. Goodbye to My E

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    I was on my way home from work on Tuesday afternoon on my usual route. I was the second car through a green light when a woman in a big old Ford Bronco blew through her red light at about 40 mph and t-boned me on the passenger side. I slid across the intersection, tipped over, slid down the...
  11. New Passenger Door - DIY

    Exterior
    So backing into a parking spot today I was T-boned by some lady who was too impatient to wait on me to get fully into the spot. Needless to say the bottom of the front passenger door is bent in which has caused the top of the door to be bent outwards, which both leak water now. Instead of...
  12. Hit & Run...

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    ...the rear fender of my car was clipped a delivery truck which bailed the scene before I could get any info. I did get a not so good foto of it on my iPhone and a foto of the scene but no witnesses. Any hints on how to write the insurance claim??? Details: Hard Tail delivery truck parallel...
  13. WTB: parts for my wrecked E

    Trading Post
    I am looking for a handful of parts to rebuild my wrecked E. It is a hobby of mine to buy between 3 to 5 wrecked cars a year and fix them up and sell them for profit. However, my current project is my very first E and once I am done with this one it will become my daily driver. Normally I fix...
  14. Mild Crash - need front end parts and BTDT advice

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hi all, The Mrs. was moving the geekEmobile today to protect "our" parking spot, and had a bit of a mishap. Basically she got it into drive, the E started to roll with the engine on fast idle, and madame was remiss in deploying the brake. The Chevy pickup that was parked 25 feet ahead did a...
  15. Accident Problems

    Exterior
    Hey Just a FYI, I got Rearended last month (only one month after I got my Beloved E) The E is ok but it messed up my back. Because the Panels are so Cheap to Repair the insurance company is disputing my injury. Anyone else had this problem. :mad::mad::mad:
  16. Funny pictures

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