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Well, this week I hit 10,000 miles on my GG EX with no real issues. I hope to get it in for its second oil change next week sometime. Since I got my E in January, I was probably one of the first (VIN serial #52xx).

Some observations...
1. I don't think my tires will make it another 10K. Why do OEM tires suck so bad?

2. I still get many positive comments from others in parking lots, etc. I met several Honda and Element enthusiasts this way.

3. I do a lot of activities that are NOT compatible with a carpeted interior. Boy do I love the E for this. Mud, Sand, Dirt? No problem. I bet other makers follow suit.

4. I love the versatility of the seats. I have one child and we can take a trip with 2 bikes and all our luggage inside by only removing 1 seat.

5. I still have a '99 Subaru Forester that my wife drives. I think Subaru's 4WD system's logic is still superior to the Honda's. I hope Subaru's next generation of cars are more "Element"-like though.

I was wondering if anyone else has put a lot of miles on theirs? At this rate, I'm looking at 15-18K a year and I hope to keep my E for 5-8 years.

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I've got 10K on mine as well...in less than 4 months, thanks to a 3600-mile road trip vacation to Canada. No problems to report. I'm still having as much fun driving my box as I did the first week. I do love my E!!
 

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My E has 8,000 currently and I agree with you, no problems and I still love my E. One thing that the Element has done is that we go and do more outdoor things than we used to. I think the reason is that it is just so much less work involved to packup and go and come home and clean up again. We go all the time now, up dirt roads, out to the mountains, everywhere. It is just so easy to go now.

I just can not see ever having a car with carpet again. The mud and grime that we pack into our E is incredible We may be dirty people :D Our E is perfect for us, our dogs and our outdoor lifestyle.

Our E is very comfortable to drive for long distances. A trip to the airport with 4 adults and their luggage is a dream. I have a friend who has a Subaru Outback (with 5 seatbelts) who is going to borrow our E for a long trip with 4 adults. Her back seat is not comfortble or roomie enough.
 

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I have got 20,000 miles on my E. I have had it since March 14th. I have had a couple of problems with my E, but nothing that the dealer could not fix. I had the rocking seat prob, my E was pulling to the left all the time.. they fixed that by doing an alignment.. they evern turned my rotors for me when they warped, all covered under warranty. All in all i think i will have about 48,000 miles on my E by the time my 1 yr anniversary comes around. I have to say though.. this is the best vehicle to drive cross country in. I have driven from Charlotte, NC to L.A., Ca 3 times. and every time its a blast to drive. I am about to take my E in for its 20,000 mile maintenance tomorrow.
 

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i have 800 miles on my E! 5 cant wait to rack some more!
 

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Bought a manual EX in mid-April. Left Atlanta May 21 for the ancestral summer place in norhternmost Vermont, going by way of Portland, Oregon, naturally, to visit the darling daughter who was there at the time (would probably have gone anyway). E had 750 miles on departure. Turned 12K yesterday. Size matters when you're carrying camping gear and the trip went wonderfully well save for a crack that developed in the windshield, which I take is a disturbingly common thing in these vehicles. I blame it on the stress produced by strong side winds on the day it happened and am working on getting someone else to pay for the replacement. Fortunately I'm the type who can live with most anything. Avoided Interstates on the entire trip and averged 28 mpg (don't have 4WD).
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Just turned 15,000 miles.
The car is mostly used for my work. I manage a fairly large territory for this type of industry. Took delivery of my DX this past February. My only problem was the rear windshield cleaner fluid nozzle didn't spray. The problem originated at the factory. There is a tube that runs from the front windshield cleaner resevoir to the rear nozzle under the plastic framing on the front passenger door/floor area. The tube was actually out of it's designated pathway and was pinched shut. I've had NO OTHER PROBLEMS. I avg. 75 mph and do about 80% hwy driving here in the Garden State.
 
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