Thus endeth any consideration I would have for replacing ours with another. Too bad. "Honda, it was a nice ride while it lasted." Not a surprise tho', as the harbinger was the loss of the M/T in the CR-V.... and no manual transmission on any model...
I don't think that it's fair to assume M/T SC owners are a vast portion of the "enthusiasts" out there.Thus endeth any consideration I would have for replacing ours with another. Too bad. "Honda, it was a nice ride while it lasted." Not a surprise tho', as the harbinger was the loss of the M/T in the CR-V.
Actually this doesn't bode well for a next-gen version if they're alienating the enthusiasts right about time they need to consider replacement. :-(
I read that to and (IMO) totally defeats the purpose of a Hybrid!To be clear, I wouldn't drive a hybrid if you paid me because of the carbon cost of their manufacture. The studies I've been reading show it can take 10+ years of feather-footed driving to make up for the pollution produced by the battery's manufacture.
Sadly, this is the unavoidable fate of every vehicle model on the planet - feature bloat. You begin with a great concept, and then the "I love it and would buy one, but only if it had..." choir starts-up, and before you know it, it ain't the same car any more....What does bother me is hearing so many Element owners crying for many features found on more expensive vehicles. ...
More like 4-5 years per generation.I don't know why Honda hasn't built a new E from the ground up. They do it with their other models every 3 years.
Our 07' Fit sport had a very bizarre shaped radio that seemed to be designed to deter aftermarket upgrade. The CD slot was not even in the face of the head unit but placed slightly above it.I am glad that Honda has kept with the design of basic DIN/Double DIN radios for their cars/trucks. Toyota and Ford from what I have seen are integrating the stereos so much that you can't just swap out the factory unit for an after market.