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I was only looking at two vehicles when looking to replace my crv-the element and the jeep wrangler. Why the jeep? Well plain and simple it is the only convertible suv. I would love to see this in the element- removable panels above the driver and passenger to create a convertible feel to the E. Everytime I drive by a jeep with the top down I am jealous--a t top element would be the perfect option for all those people who didn't buy the jeep for the rock crawling but rather the top down beach and mall crawling. Come on Honda gimme some sun!
 

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GO buy the crap Dodge. Because of the Elements door configuration, I think a convertible version is out of the question.
 

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IF any Honda were to have a removable top it would be the Cr-v, and not the Element. There was a company that made one model Cr-v with the Jeep-style top. DOn't be jealous of the Jeep's inefecient terrible motor, that has overheating issues, and weak amounts of power for the tremendous amount of fuel it uses. They also have crappy designed interiors, no hood latch (really) and are almost entirely plastic... If you were thinking of a Jeep, or a Element, you were looking at 2 completely different cars. What is it you're looking for? Reliability? Utility? Cheesy vinyl top? Mileage?

Crv convertible eye candy:
 

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My Marine buddy bought a Wrangler after his first tour in Iraq. He kept it for a year and swore never again, so he bought a Pontiac G6 GT. He hated the looks of the Element and just preferred a car for his long commute to school.
 

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That's a mighty sexy CR-V...not a lot of room for my stuff but sexy nonetheless.

Gibroni...don't worry man, I bought me an 'E'...I couldn't ignore the dismal reliability and gas guzzling just for a convertible. The point of my post was more to point out the lack of a convertible SUV and how maybe it could be something honda could tackle. With the 'E's weirdly placed sunroof and the original prototype's roof I thought maybe Honda could work in a convertible style. I know there was also rumour of a removable top FJ. I understand it would be a challenge with the suicide doors/unibody but hey, just throwin it out there.

BTW With regard to the sunroof, I, like many on here have been making fun of the sunroof that only my camping gear will enjoy. But the missus and I made a great discovery last night when I was showing off the flip flat seats(minds out of the gutters!). Back went the seats and we found ourselves staring straight up through the roof at the stars-bug free-so it does have some merit and I'm looking forward to our first meteor shower/trip out to the middle of nowhere with some hot chocolate for an evening of stargazing--never thought I'd say it but I'm loving the sunroof now refered to as the star roof:)

JASON
 
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