10k Seller Submission: Elementary Canal Cruiser: 2004 Honda Element 5spd AWD

Our long time reader, onetime COW winner and regular contributor AbnMike has been prowling the comments section threatening to buy some hooptie Suburban or engine swapped Volvo and he even mentioned that his current reliable daily driver is for sale…and well…since we are 100% in favor of this plan and won’t feel the wrath of his wife/girlfriend/mom/sister for having to push a turbine engine powered BMW 2002 through the streets of Imperial Beach we are proud to feature his car.  It is also a surprisingly sweet beige box shaped daily driver.  Find this 2004 Honda Element with 5-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive for sale in Imperial Beach, CA for $10,500 via craigslist.  Thanks to seller submission from AbnMike.

The Element isn’t a likely candidate to show up on the Daily Turismo, but this particular example has all the things necessary for our needs.  The Element is a large and useful vehicle with funky styling that is destined to be a future classic or at least a cult following.

This particular Element is equipped with the rarely selected 5-speed manual transmission.  The engine is a 2.4 liter inline-4 cylinder DOHC alloy unit that puts out a conservative 160 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 160 ft-lbs of torque.  Having never used a late model Honda shifter that wasn’t fantastic, we’d be surprised if the Element’s odd console based shifter wasn’t snick-slick smooth. 

We’d be remiss to not mention that AbnMike’s ad text is quite amusing and features gems such as “You can’t do donuts in this car! Well you probably can but I have the feeling it would be horribly unsatisfying.” and “It’s green! It has 2 real doors and two half doors and a rear opening thingy.”

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