How and from whom did the sales person/family member get this info?A Honda sales person that is also a family member has told me that 2010 will be the last year for the Element. She dos not know why or if there is a replacement in the works.
This was supposedly a communication directly from Honda. Granted I have not personal seen this communication but I do know she believes it to be true.How and from whom did the sales person/family member get this info?
From what I have seen, dealerships are nowhere in the communication chain of latest news being handed down from the vehicle manufacturer.
Not meaning to come across in a nasty fashion. Just never seem to hear any scoop from car dealers unless it's some pre-intro of a new vehicle some 30 days ahead or so...and by then, anyone reading news on the internet has long since learned of the topic.
That's what I always heard.Dealers are always the last to know anything. Been working in dealers 33yrs, so I can state that with confidence.
as I've said before I work on I95 at the fort Mc Henry Tunnel and I see a heck of alot of E's on a daily bassis some are there at the same time every night and a lot are just going by (alot of out of state tags). I would think that if something is selling well why get rid of it??? look how long the corvett or mustang has been around
Um, there's no 2010 S2000...it's dead.Because it was a niche product and didn't sell as well to the demographic as Honda had wished. 8 years is a long time for any vehicle to be in production without a redsign. The auto industry is moving rapidly towards smaller more fuel efficient vehicles. It's easier for an auto company to justify a car like the S2000 because it's like a trophy for the company. The S2000 is an object of lust whereas the Element is just a car that get's the job done but hasn't created any buzz. Just with us.
This is the exact reason I purchased a 2010. I am worried Honda might move in the scion/cube/soul direction for the 2nd generation Element due to the sales decline and increased competition (i.e. making it smaller, lower roofline, no 4WD, etc).I've really liked the Element over the years and now that I'm an owner I love it. It will be interesting to see what Honda comes up with for the next generation.