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Old 08-29-2014, 10:16 AM   #15
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My sister just bought an Element. She doesn't tow, but she loves it. Very practical.

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Old 08-29-2014, 03:18 PM   #16
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I know where your sis is coming from. We almost bought one about 6 weeks ago. I liked the way it drove and handled.

In the end I think the Sienna which has averaged 25MPG (imperial) since we bought it a month ago gets about the same mileage as an Element and has a better ride, more space, and higher towing capacity.

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:35 AM   #17
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Just got back from our trip from LA to Reno and unexpectedly to burning man almost 150 miles north of Reno after getting a free ticket have two sons in there right now . The element towed the boler great through countless mountain passes and rough terrain with the only issue being a thick coating of dust from the dessert
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:50 AM   #18
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Burning Man? Duuude...what did you think of it? I went there five years in a row a decade ago. I'm sure it's doubled in size since then.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:00 AM   #19
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I have a CR-V and a 13ft U-Haul. No brakes on trailer and no sway bar. I use mine for dog event weekends and keep it very light. Going through the Berkshires, uphill, I get about 19.5 miles to the gallon. That is as bad as it gets. otherwise it is about 23 mpg. i like feeling light and comfortable on my trips.

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:57 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Kristen Beck View Post
So if you in the oregon area this summer and you see an Orange element with a little scamp in tow, give us a wave.
And if you are in the Southeast and see an orange Element with a Scamp 13 in tow, give us a wave as well !!!

2004 Element, manual transmission. 135,000 miles on the odometer. Many of those miles logged towing a 1700 lb canned ham and, of course, our current Scamp. I haven't weighed the Scamp yet, but I'm estimating it at 1500. No trailer brakes on either rig, though I admit that they would be useful.

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