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I prefer the Element becasue of the interior and the engine. You?
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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (BlackGTI VR6)

Defintiely the xB. That stupid ass grey plastic has GOT to go on the Element. Make it body colored and you'd have a winner IMHO http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (Mazda 3s)

If price is not an issue, Element for me please http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
More room, AWD and I'd feel safer in it.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (lndsld17)

these are two very different vehicles aside from the general proportion of each. one is for kids without a ton of loot and its lack of power, awd and smaller size reflect that. the element is much more refined with many more features inside and out and is larger.

apples and oranges the way i see it
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (username)

After driving both, I'd have to say the xB. The xB feels bigger than it is, room wise and it feels like it has a lot more power than it does. The Element feels smaller on the inside than you'd think and the driving is about as involving as taking the bus, even with the manual. The xB feels like a tall go-kart, and it has no Pontiac-surplus plastic cladding.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (k_)

Xb feels like a tin can in comparison to Element's solid feel. Plus it got torquery i-VTEC and decent suspension set-up, Honda for sure.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (Mazda 3s)

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Defintiely the xB. That stupid ass grey plastic has GOT to go on the Element. Make it body colored and you'd have a winner IMHO http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I don't know if this is a product update or not, but I recently saw an Element that had all the side panels body colored and it looked 100% honda oem. It was a light color, so there really wasn't much to hide. So whether or not it was aftermarket or not, it definitely did look a lot better.
 

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is that supposed to look comfortable?

anyhow, my parents came out from connecticut last month and had never seen a scion before. we were driving around and i hadn't spotted any to point out yet, but i told her to look for a box on wheels and she'd know it when she saw it. she saw an element and asked, "ooh ooh, is that it?!" haha... by the end of her trip, she saw a few scions and liked those, but had a special place in her heart for the element. even trying to convince my dad to get one at breakfast. really would be a practical minivan alternative for him. but he said if the xB had a V6 he'd be sold, not too keen on the element.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (k_)

xB looks better but needs more power, i'd stick with looks and work on power. xB http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (kitty)

The xB does have a small motor, but the thing only weight 2300 lbs.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (kitty)

I am really starting to like the Element even with it's gray panels. So my choice is the Element.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (k_)

Element-bigger, roomier, more rugged looking, AWD and 5 speed.
 

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I accidently voted for the element, but i wanted to vote for the xB! I love the xB! Come on, for a daily driver. Awesome gas milage, roomy, and looks pretty sweet.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (Rob)

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That is the way it should have shipped rather than the patchwork chimera that is on the lots now.
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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (Rob)

I've seen that black element driving around huntington beach. It is very nice looking and has a nice sound. I've been wondering though how the nissan cube stacks up to these 2?
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (toyotagardner)

well i've got an element, and would pick it over the xB on everything but looks (the xB just looks a little more coherent). the element has a much larger engine, 4wd and more cargo room. plus the back seats are so functional and easy to move around
 

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Re: Battle of the Boxes: Honda's Element or Scion's xB (username)

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these are two very different vehicles aside from the general proportion of each. one is for kids without a ton of loot and its lack of power, awd and smaller size reflect that. the element is much more refined with many more features inside and out and is larger.

apples and oranges the way i see it

Element has more feaures?!?!? Well, I don't see it coming wiht an MP3 Cd player, nor vehicle stability control standard! In fact, the base model doens't even have a friggin' cd player.
 
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