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  • Black

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    Picking up a Honda Element Monday, can't decide on color.

    I'm trading my truck in and picking up a new Honda Element on Monday. The only problem is that I can't decide on a color so I could use some help. I have narrowed it down to grey, black, and orange. Any thoughts?

    I hate to get rid of my truck (2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab 4x4) but I need something a little more practical. I'm looking forward to better gas mileage. However what is really important is I will be able to keep my bike inside the Element during the day while I'm at work. Right now my bikes stay in the back of my truck over 1/4 mile away from where I work in an unwatched parking lot. It's just a matter of time until one of them gets stolen. It will also be nice to be able to take more than one passenger to races in order to have more people chipping in on gas.

    All in all, the Element is just a better choice for me.





    So, what color would you go with?
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    orange

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    Do not like the element orange.

    Would say I would be leaning more to the black.

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    blue

    ...or black if I have to.
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    ORANGE!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I'm trading my truck in and picking up a new Honda Element on Monday. The only problem is that I can't decide on a color so I could use some help. I have narrowed it down to grey, black, and orange. Any thoughts?

    I hate to get rid of my truck (2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab 4x4) but I need something a little more practical. I'm looking forward to better gas mileage. However what is really important is I will be able to keep my bike inside the Element during the day while I'm at work. Right now my bikes stay in the back of my truck over 1/4 mile away from where I work in an unwatched parking lot. It's just a matter of time until one of them gets stolen. It will also be nice to be able to take more than one passenger to races in order to have more people chipping in on gas.

    All in all, the Element is just a better choice for me.



    So, what color would you go with?
    I want the tangerine one
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    The problem with the black and grey is that it gets very bleah after the new color wears off (imho).
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    It's not orange, it's copper ... and yes, this the only decent color option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    It's not orange, it's copper ... and yes, this the only decent color option.
    Oops, actually it's tangerine mist metallic. Still the only decent option.

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    other color options?
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    better fuel economy?

    wtf?

    honda element:
    18/24 mpg

    toyota tacoma:
    16/21 mpg

    from fueleconomy.gov

    mpg estimates will vary with transmission and engine choice; i don't know what trany you have in the tacoma/element

    i don't think 3mpg is an appreciable improvement in economy..don't lie to yourself about "better fuel economy"..you can get a way more than 3mpg improvement by just driving conservatively.

    you just want something new. i've noticed it with you...you like new things, and like to switch em up often (your motorcycle, bikes, etc.)
    storing your bike inside the car is a reason for the element, as is the ppl mover aspect of it..but not mpg
    do what you want..i hope you are happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirpoopalot View Post
    Umm you can't really haul people in the Tacoma. Trust me on this one. We had one.
    The Honda Element gets better or on par gas mileage than the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab which is what you would for hauling people and bikes. Beauty about the Element is everything is covered.
    Tacoma would only have an advantage if you decided to haul more equipment (assuming its bed is bigger than the element's storage capacity. or its external equipment
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    I. Right now my bikes stay in the back of my truck over 1/4 mile away from where I work in an unwatched parking lot.
    WHY?!

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    why don't you just put one of these on your tacoma for you bikes' safety:


    and one of these for the people carrying:
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    Grey - might as well be an ugly color on an ugly vehicle
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    The Honda you can put up to four bikes standing up without taking off the wheels. We've done it in my friend's Element. He threw his muddy bike in the back without as much as hitting the mud off. When I freaked at him doing this (to his new car) he merely explained that the interior floor and seat surfaces as well as the entire back of the vehicle was the type you can hose down.

    I didn't believe him till he showed me the drain plug...

    Now get the orange. I loves me my metallic orange.
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    Orange. I too am looking at one of those when I replace my CR-V.
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    Use CF body panels

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    Please black. Classy, sporty, looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso Corsa View Post
    and one of these for the people carrying:
    Nice! Imagine hooking one of those up to the trailer hitch, and passing other cars on the highway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    So, what color would you go with?
    Considering all of the gray and black SUV's out there, orange would certainly make it easier to find in a crowded parking lot.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    I would choose black. Gray seems kind of dull, and I think I would tire quickly of the orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMT114 View Post
    I would choose black. Gray seems kind of dull, and I think I would tire quickly of the orange.
    Ah yes, good reasoning.
    Black is the best.

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