I regret to inform everyone that the greatest SUV of all time is no longer available to purchase new. It was, and will always be, the Honda Element. It was too good for us, and we didn’t realize what we had until it was gone. 

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Lloyd-Anthony D Peters

Dear Bradley.

100% AGREED.

HOWEVER. The Element has been gone for quite a few years. I’ve had the pleasure of owning a 5spd EX and i will say. It’s the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Rough as nails interior. Simple and easy to understand as far as everything. (Layout, moving those seats around, the ability to HOSE it out, etc etc.) I took it everywhere. Music festivals. Weekends outta Chicago with just me, my big pittie, and my bike. And slept it in. And I’m 6ft7. It was Honda reliable and the only thing people kept asking is “Why. Why are you driving such an ugly car?”

I always told them to just sit inside it.

Everyone smiled when they did.

Rest In Peace, Honda Element. If Honda ever get around to making another one. I’d gladly buy it. 2 things tho. Keep the oddness. And keep the pillarless doors. They were amazing.