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The Honda Element was cute and rugged, and we want it back

With its go-anywhere attitude, the Element was a huge hit in the mid-2000s.

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Steven Ewing

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The Element was a quirky SUV that Honda launched in the early 2000s.

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It was a car-based, unibody crossover, with an efficient four-cylinder engine.

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You could even get the Element with a five-speed manual transmission.

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Honda offered the Element in a sporty SC trim in its later years.

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The interior was all about ease of use -- lots of room and reconfigurable.

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The Element wasn't half bad to drive, either.

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While the SC was only offered with front-wheel drive, other Elements used all-wheel drive.

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The rear-hinged back doors swung out for easy access to the seats.

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The whole interior was washable, too, with vinyl flooring and cloth seats.

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Honda even offered a "Dog Friendly" model with a ramp and other pet accessories.

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