FS: 2008 Honda Element... great surfmobile!

Discussion in 'Longboard Surf Buy/Sell/Trade' started by Chilly Willy, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    We were supposed to have someone stopping by today to look at our Honda Element for sale, but I'm starting to think he might be a no-show.

    Anyone looking for a sweet surf mobile? It's a 2008 Honda Element EX. Color: Galaxy Gray. Mileage: 119k. Location: Central NJ. All oil changes and maintenance done regularly. Runs great. New battery, new fuel tank, new front wipers. It needs new tires. No accidents. Honda no longer makes the Element, which is too bad since it makes a killer surf car. We are only selling it because we recently grabbed another Element that is 1 year younger.

    Reasons it makes a great surf buggy:
    • The interior has a plastic lining instead of carpet so you can easily clean it and/or vacuum out all the beach sand that you track into it.
    • The rear tailgate is sturdy and doubles as a seat. (Great for wetsuit removal.)
    • Spacious interior is great for hauling boards or getting changed on the sly. (Great for winter surfing.)
    • Maximum interior board length capacity: 9'11". Any longer needs to go on the roof.
    • The capability for third party racks is outstanding. There is a small panel on the roof that can be removed to install third party racks (I used Thule), so you can screw them right into the car itself instead of dealing with those fit kits that clamp into the door or whatever. Definitely the most elegant rack solution I've used.
    • The seats also fold down flat into a "bed" (never slept in it, so can't comment on comfort), or they can be removed entirely. I always envisioned myself camping out in it at a break and getting up early for dawn patrol, but I've never actually done it.
    Interested? PM me for price and more photos. (Bing Elevator not included.)

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  2. Veterano

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    I hardly endorse the Element. Simple & utilitarian. Function before form.
     
  3. japsom

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    I can attest i had an element for a few years. Great vehicle for being active for beach and mountain gear.

    Had the awd model that held steady through a borderline blizzard driving through wolf creek pass in the San Juans and Rockies.
     
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  4. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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  5. japsom

    japsom Active Member

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    Haha. I think it was a autocorrect/typo. Sounds like maybe heartily endorse was intended.
     
  6. Veterano

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    Sh1111t! I meant "heartily" not "hardly". I (heart) Elements.
     
  7. Wade In The Waves

    Wade In The Waves Well-Known Member

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    I have always dug the Element. Awesome cars. What are you asking?
     
  8. pefa

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    Had an awd one for years- friggin leggomobile tank-drilled holes in floor with drain plugs & was the ugliest bomb I ever did ❤️
    Holeheartedlyhighy endorse
     
  9. pefa

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    Btw, 119k is a still just a puppy, fit a 10 device w/glasson (fin hangs ass even, so more like 10'1.72718") with creative angling no problem, aero bed over seats or hang hammock so much friggin headroom
     
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  10. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Bwahaha! Damn autocorrect.
     

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