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Review: 2010 Honda Element with Dog Friendly package leaves tails wagging

How does an automaker take a model that's been largely unchanged since inception and give it a little juice seven years into its life cycle? If you're Honda, you go to the dogs. Literally. After unveiling it as a "concept" at the 2009 New York Auto Show, the Dog Friendly Honda Element accessory package has made the transition to production. The theory is that if you're a dog lover, you might consider buying an Element geared specifically toward those needs. The Big H has plenty of experience in this department. As we showed you earlier today, in Japan there's a dedicated Honda Dog... Read More

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    LA 2009: Luna and Toby model the 2010 Honda Element Dog Friendly package
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    Honda certainly can't be accused of running a dog and pony show here at the LA Auto Show, because there were no ponies. They did, however, have the adorable Luna and Toby on hand to demonstrate their clever Dog Friendly system on this Honda Element. It's essentially a collapsible ramp and pup tent (couldn't resist) with tethers that keeps dogs secure in ...

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    New York: Honda ramps up attention for dog-friendly Element concept
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    Honda doesn't have any big reveal planned for the New York Auto Show this year, but it does have a vehicle on display that should make one section of the population sit up and take notice. Front and center in the Honda display here is an Element that's outfitted with Dog Friendly components, many of which should be available as accessories for the vehicle ...

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    JDM Speculation: Worthy of seppuku?
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    Few publications around the world provide highly-improbable speculation better than the magazines that come out of Japan (AutoBild holds down the fort in Germany). While most of the information is easily dismissed as rumor mongering and baseless conjecture, a few gems often reside in the rough.So with that said, our friend 'S' and the peeps over at the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2007 Honda Element SC
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    Super sleuthing spy photographer Chris Doane has captured the upcoming 2007 Honda Element SC out in the wild. The Element SC was previewed as a concept at the New York auto show earlier in the year and the production version will come with many styling cues from the show car including "Ridgeline-inspired" projection beam lamps, body color exterior panels ...

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    New York Auto Show: high-res shots of 2007 Honda Element SC intro
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    We were on hand to watch Honda executive VP Dick Colliver preside over the official debut of the Honda Element SC. Painted approximately the color of root beer, the various exterior and interior tweaks definitely represent an improvement for the box-shaped SUV (more details here). Honda sees the target audience as young men who are looking for a ...

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    New York Auto Show: Honda rocks the box with Element SC prototype
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    Finally answering the cult of Element enthusiasts (hey, we know a few), Honda is set to rock its Box with a production version of SC prototype unveiled here in New York. Lowered three-inches on a sport suspension and seen here on 21" wheels and tires (245/35R21), the 2007 Element SC prototype sports a full body kit, painted exterior paneling and ...

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