2003 Honda Element Ex Sport Utility 4-door 2.4l on 2040-cars
South Portland, Maine, United States
This auction is for a USED 2003 Honda Element EX with a 2.4 liter VTEC DOHC motor.
This vehicle needs new piston rings. Compression in the #2 cylinder (and possibly others) is below factory spec. The "check engine" light is permanently on. You will need to rebuild or replace the motor to correct this. THIS MUST BE DONE SOON as this condition will eventually result in damage to the catalytic converter.
Right now the vehicle drives pretty well. Once you get it moving above 5-10mph it accelerates and runs pretty well. The idle is noticeably rough and the motor is prone to stalling at low speeds. Gas mileage is significantly less than normal, especially in city driving. You don't want to drive this car any further than you have to.
The overall condition of the vehicle is "well used." This has been my everyday vehicle since I purchased it new in 2003. (I am the original owner.) It has had a very interesting life! The interior and exterior are "broom clean" but far from "detailed out." There is no wreck damage beyond the small cosmetic dings on the hood and passenger side rear above the taillight (see photos). The fabric on the driver's seat is badly worn in one spot (this happened when the vehicle was new -- not sure why) but otherwise all's well with the interior. To my knowledge other than the low compression the vehicle has no mechanical problems. The suspension is fine and the handling is normal. The tires are in great shape (less than 10K miles). It has a working U-Haul trailer hitch and lights.
With a new or rebuilt motor this Element could serve you well for years to come. There's nothing like an Element for utility! Plus they're sporty and the sound system is awesome. I love this car and was planning to keep it for as long as possible... until that darn "check engine" light came on... I have all the repair records dating back to when I drove it off the lot in 2003.
This Element will be sold AS IS with NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. It has a valid Maine inspection sticker and registration, and I have a clear title I can sign over to you when you come to pick up the vehicle.
Please contact me with questions. Thank you for your interest!
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