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I have been around this site for awhile and think it is great. Right now I am a two Honda family, my Ridgeline and my wife's Pilot. I have been on this site for awhile due to I want to purchase an Element for my 17 year old daughter. Of course, I really like the thought of owning one too and using it when I can. My question for today, I found a 2003 DX model for $6,999.99, can probably get the car deal down a little and the vehilce has 128,000 miles on it. One owner vehicle and it is inspected with new brakes. I think it is a good deal and want to move forward but it is 2WD not 4WD, so I am a little concerned. Can any one tell me any info if the 2WD DX models still drive good and will go through some bad weather? I live in Maryland, last year was crazy but usually we only get 3-6" of snow now and then. Any info would be helpful. Thanks for your time. Great club, really enjoying reading the post. Thanks!
 

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2003 or 2004?

My husband and I just bought a used 2004 2wd EX in Canada.
Now, I realize that some of the variables are not the same as what you are dealing with, but we did conduct a LOT of research prior to buying our 2004, and consumer's report and Lemon-Aid reviews said that the 2003 had some flaws to look out for.
Of course, if you have done your research and feel ok with buying your particular model, that is great. The issue of 2wd or 4wd was something that we also considered in a few different lights. All in all, I have read that snow driving is amazing with a 2wd as well in all of the reviews - including on this site - the only thing that you need to make sure is that the tires are in good working order and that you are not buying it intending to climb intense hills with it :)
I am not sure if that helps, but there it is :)
 
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