Elemental

Since I don’t have much time, I’ll keep it simple. I just bought one of these:

2003 Honda Element

…to replace one of these:

Crappy 1987 Volkswagen Jetta

I’m extremely excited about it. The Element has an auxiliary input jack for the stereo, so my iPod’s sound is totally pristine. No radio fuzz or tape wheel squeaking going on. I’ve even got a sweet little iPod mounting arm on the dashboard that charges the iPod and holds it in place as it plays music. It’s got seven speakers and a subwoofer, too. And five cup holders. Add the dorky-yet-hip, orange-lunchbox-on-wheels aesthetic, and it’s clear this is the perfect car for me.

Aside from that, you can take the back two seats out and have more room than you’d ever know what to do with. You can literally hose the Element’s floors off if they get dirty. It’s got a power outlet in the front and in the back. I actually considered setting up a little desk in the back with a power strip, and just war driving around to see what I could find. Yes, it’ll take surfboards to the beach. Yes, I’ll actually do that with it, too.

5 Comments

  1. Posted February 3, 2006 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations.

  2. Posted February 6, 2006 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    My family has always had great luck with Honda vehicles (Accords). I hope yours treats you just as well.

  3. Posted February 9, 2006 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I have always like the looks of the Element. I have never had the pleasure of driving one, but it does look comfortable. Is yours the same color as the one in the picture or did you go with Green. If you didn’t, I understand because it is not easy being Green.

  4. Posted February 9, 2006 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I went with orange, just like the picture. My car is almost exactly identical to the one in the picture, actually.

    I love it!

  5. Posted February 28, 2006 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    We got an Element in December – it’s very nice . Even holds my contrabassoon case. (always a prerequisite for a vehicle in our household)