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    My car was stolen. Need a new one ASAP. Who has an Element?

    My 1999 Honda Civic Si was stolen 2 nights ago



    Of course it happens right after I put a $700 roof rack and accessories on it along with a brand new exhaust, full tank of gas and a wax job.

    Anyway I need to buy a new car asap. I am really open to anything but have been looking hard at the Honda Element. I need to be able to carry my surfboards and my bike (not at the same time). The Element looks like a nice versatile car. My only concern is possibly gas mileage. I was also looking at the Honda Fit but they are in huge demand and next to impossible to get.

    Any other cars recomended?

    Any one who has an Element how do you like it?

    Thanks

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    Dang....that sucks.......I wish I could be the judge, jury, and executioner for crimes like these.......


    Don't have a lot of experience with cars, but the Honda Element is a good compromise between a car and an SUV. I think it gets somewhere around 30 mpg, so it's a little lower gas millage than a Civic, but I think it's a good, solid car.

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    Well, since you have a picture with the racks, your insurance co. will probably pay out for them. Sucks though

    I have a 2003 Pathfinder I'd sell you, but I'm thinking you would not like the 15mpg it gets and requirement for premium fuel
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    This is why we need to chop the hands off of the thieves once caught. This crap would stop.

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    Any reason you can't just get another Civic? If all you need is to haul bikes and surfboards, you hardly need an SUV. According (har) to the EPA, a 2WD manual Element gets around 20 MPG, while a manual Civic is going to get more like 30. Even with decreased mileage caused by the rack on top of the Civic, you're still coming out ahead.

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    the element is a great all around vehicle if you get one youll forget all about the civic. it even comes with skewers to lock in your bikes(i paid for that option) and it has room to carry both surfboards and bikes
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    Ohh and regarding the car. I just recently took the new model Honda Fit (we call it a Jazz) for a short test drive as we are considering them for work and they are brilliant. They are worth considering if your looking for a new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevelo View Post
    This is why we need to chop the hands off of the thieves once caught. This crap would stop.
    OK, the Mod squad didn't like my attempt at insightful humor so I will have to be serious. Vigilantism is NOT acceptable. When it comes down to it is this what "american values" are all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    OK, the Mod squad didn't like my attempt at insightful humor so I will have to be serious. Vigilantism is NOT acceptable. When it comes down to it is this what "american values" are all about?

    Anthony
    If you'd like to discuss 'American values', we can do that better in P & R.

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    My civic got stolen once. They found it with a couple of crackheads smoking crack in it. You might get lucky and get it back. I was unlucky when I got mine back. I was hoping for the insurance payout.

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    I love my mazda hatchback. it fits all my toys, give it a try for yours!

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    a couple of more pieces of info. The insurance company did say that if I provide receipts they can reimburse me for everything I had in the car. Also I could get another civic. The thing is it would be nice to upgrade to a new car now. The civic did what I needed with the roof rack but it would be nice to carry what I need inside the car instead of on top. For the reason of better fuel economy plus it is a little more convenient to keep things inside rather then attatched to the roof. I was getting 30mpg combined with my civic but it did require premium fuel. I am hesitant of the Element because of the gas mileage and thats why I was also considering the Fit although it does lack some of the room inside. Not really sure what to look at.

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    Nissan Cube might be here in some places ?



    Sorry about your car. People suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Ģem in Pa=- View Post
    Nissan Cube might be here in some places ?



    Sorry about your car. People suck
    Looks like a scion wannabe.

    Sorry to hear about your car Jynx. I like my Mazda CX-7, but you can't put a bike in the way you can with an Element. I get about 24-25 mpg all around, though that's only after I had the surgery to make my right foot lighter.

    Might want to check the Mazda 5 or Toyota Matrix. I think they can both do the inside bicycle thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Looks like a scion wannabe.
    The Toyota bB (aka Scion xB in the States), the Nissan Cube, and several other similar vehicles have been for sale in Japan and other markets for years now. They've just never been thought worthy of release in the US market, especially since laws in the United States are hostile towards useful vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I love my mazda hatchback. it fits all my toys, give it a try for yours!
    3 or 6?

    I bought a 3 in March and I wouldn't trade it for anything... I didn't get the hatch though - I was going for max possible fuel economy and you can't get the hatch with the smaller engine/5sp combo, which is dumb because the hatch is only 150lbs heavier than the sedan.
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    Even if you arent buying there, you can get on carmax.com and use their new search
    feature for fuel economy. You may spot a make/model you hadn't considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    The Toyota bB (aka Scion xB in the States), the Nissan Cube, and several other similar vehicles have been for sale in Japan and other markets for years now. They've just never been thought worthy of release in the US market, especially since laws in the United States are hostile towards useful vehicles.
    Those are fugly...glad they're not very popular here or else every couple of seconds I'd be shielding my eyes from the horrible designs, and I'd crash into a tree or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Those are fugly...glad they're not very popular here or else every couple of seconds I'd be shielding my eyes from the horrible designs, and I'd crash into a tree or something.
    A lot of them are pretty repugnant, but so are the cars that do get sold here.

    Even so, I'd take a highway full of ugly keicars over a highway full of ugly SUVs and "crossovers" (aka "small SUVs").

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    A lot of them are pretty repugnant, but so are the cars that do get sold here.

    Even so, I'd take a highway full of ugly keicars over a highway full of ugly SUVs and "crossovers" (aka "small SUVs").
    True that. *nods*
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    The advantage of the Element (or any new Honda for that matter) is that a thief will have to work harder to bypass the anti-theft RFID chip, so some crackhead with a dent puller won't automatically be able to claim your car.

    Funny thing, here in Austin, Honda Fits are backordered for almost three months.

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    My Miata was stolen, my sympathies.

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    Didn't you have a CRX, too?
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    Get what everyone has here in Long Beach. What beach do you surf ??


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