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Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin View Post

I have a 2006 manual Element, it is the most useful car I have ever owned. I don't miss it yet, but I will when it finally stops ticking (153K and still running well).

It's hard to say that Honda knew just what they were doing when they stirred in the quirks (sunroof over the rear seats, shifter on the dash, rear seat system, suicide doors, etc), but they keep a useful car from feeling like a boring car; it's not like you feel you're piloting a mini Transit or somesuch.

If only it could more easily handle the trail up Peak 10 to 4th of July Bowl...




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We followed this Ellie up Schofield Pass last month ...


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So, yes.
post #94 of 95

In true British humor, Lucas, the Prince of Darkness Jokes:


....the joys of Lucas electrical systems? Joe Lucas — or, more accurately, the company bearing his name — engineered electrical bits for pretty much everything emanating from the UK, and the notorious unreliability of Lucas components played a key role in tanking the British car industry in the early 1980s. Make the jump for "If Lucas made guns, wars would not start," and other classics.

  • The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."
  • Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit.
  • Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper.
  • Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.
  • The three position Lucas switch - Dim, Flicker and Off.
  • The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics.
  • Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices
  • Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.
  • "I have had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never had any trou..."
  • If Lucas made guns, wars would not start.
  • A friend of mine told everybody he never had any electric problems with his Lucas equipment. Today he lives in the countryside, in a large manor with lots of friendly servants around him and an occasional ice cold shower...
  • Back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck.
  • Q: Why do the British drink warm beer? A: Because Lucas makes their refrigerators
  • Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulb. Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.
  • Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: Check the position of the stars,kill a chicken and walk three times clockwise around your car chanting:" Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant.."
post #95 of 95

After 45 years of British car service, there's a couple here I hadn't heard.

I do have a hoodie with Lucas Quality Lighting Sets on the front and a picture of the 3 position Lucas switch on the back (off, dim and flicker) :-)

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