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I just bought my brand spankin' new 2010 Element last Friday and am LOVING it so far! We have (2) 55 lb siberian huskies and the E just made so much sense. I really love the Dog Package idea, but all of it's features didn't work for us; the dog kennel is too small for both our dogs and they're big enough that they don't need the ramp. I really wanted the no-spill water bowl, back seat covers, fan and adorable dog-bone rubber floor mats, but alas they are not sold separately. I just couldn't justify spending $1,000 for the whole package and then basically 'throwing away' the kennel/ramp.

So I beg of you Honda, split up the package so those of us with large or multiple dogs can have some of the features of the dog package!!
 

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Welcome to the club!

I own a 45lb Siberian and he just barely fits in the crate when he stands up. But I find myself using the crate less and less lately as it's a real pain to get in and out. I end up just throwing the bed from the crate in the back for him.



 

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I am going to make my own ramp as one of our two Great Danes will be ten in August and she has a hard time climbing into the Element. Beyond that we just have a piece of carpet on the floor as the dogs fill up the rest of the space and are never left alone in the car.
 

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Try cramming a 150 lb (and growing) mastiff in there!

The ramp will be useful for older age, especially if you're interesting in saving their joints at all.
 

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It has it's pro's and con's, most of which have been covered. My biggest issue with it other than price is that the kennel is too small, but it also blocks too much of the rear window. So it's too big AND too small.
 

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My L is perfect for my Australian Cattle dog and my Greyhound. I would like to see more storage spaces in the sides or elsewhere to carry water bottles and other doggie items. The two little pocket things in the rear are too small and shaped strange. When they get older and can't get up into it easily, I will build a ramp which will allow them to enter/exit from the side door. It is lower and less overhang. Because we don't have kids, I have taken the rear seats out.
 
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