I wasn't even aware of such a thing till you mentioned it here. BTW, it's called "FREED SPIKE" and you're absolutely correct that it's as ugly a design for a new Honda as they could've come up with. It looks like it's burdened with every bad idea that Honda's tossed in the garbage bin and then pulled back out when they needed a new model idea.Over the fact that the E is being discontinued. I've read it more than 3 times here today and recently, and...(blah blah blah)
It still upsets me they are doing away with the E, but what can I do. I'm a consumer. They're the company.
I know one thing. I'll def. not buy the Free Spike (kinda looks like a mix between a FiT and a Element - really ugly on the outside AND inside - you couldn't even catch me doing a test drive in that thing..).
:zombie004::angel:1: Too small and lightweight to be safe to drive in traffic. Fuel economy at the expense of driver safety, just like the Fit. (or maybe worse)
:vomit001:2: Honda continues the butt-ugly look with wrap around add-ons.
:balloon:3: Loss of even the Element's amount of durability.
:shock:4: An AWD version with light weight and VERY limited clearance to make driving on snow covered roads a happy fun-fun event. Off road? Don't even think about it.
:evil:5: Scariest thought is that THIS is the kind of thing Honda intends as a replacement for the Element. The ads are promoting it on all of the E's major strong points - even though the accompanying pictures say "FAIL-FAIL-FAIL"
:ban:6: I agree with you. If Honda wants us to "do without" then we certainly can... by doing without Honda.