I think it'd be safe to say Honda messed around quite a bit with their first entry into the SUV arena....the Passport, which was just a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo. What a piece of junk that was!Dookie said:Honda doesn't mess around...
Maybe so. I'm a big Honda fan, having owned two Accords and having seriously considered the Pilot before falling in love with my Murano. Interestingly, though, here's a sample list of the various TSBs on the Element:hfelknor said:I'ld bet that the Element, god bless it's ugly soul, turns out to be Honda Solid.
The Passport wasn't made by Honda.jpburk said:
I think it'd be safe to say Honda messed around quite a bit with their first entry into the SUV arena....the Passport, which was just a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo. What a piece of junk that was!
And then there's the Element....:16:
That's exactly what I said. But the Passport carried the Honda badge and was marketed as a Honda. That makes it a Honda, and a lousy one at that.Dookie said:
The Passport wasn't made by Honda.
Try telling that to the folks at www.hondasuv.com. They would beg to differ with you.The Element isn't an SUV.
It doesn't matter what I call these vehicles. HONDA slapped their name badge on the Rodeo and called it their entry into the SUV market. If it was good enough for them, it's good enough for me. But that also means that they have to take responsibility for foisting a rotten vehicle on the public. I suspect lots of people bought the Passport and expected the traditional Honda quality. I'm sure they got quite a surprise.Dookie said:Say what you want....
If you are one of those people that call these two an SUV by Honda just because of a technical standpoint, then there's no point. But I can't resist to ask you what the vehicle classififcation of the Element. The Murano is light truck. What would the Element be, light car?