Cars were always simply a way to get places for me, until I bought my Element! I have 154000 miles on it. I have done basic maintenance; brakes, struts and only just did my exhaust. I do have the original clutch, tho! It does not look 9 years old, either.
I only have 1 complaint and that is that Honda has stopped making it!!!
I was looking forward to a second Element when I need to replace this one.
I am hoping that by that time Honda will have reissued it.
I love my Element so much that I convinced both my sisters to get one!
Space, space, space!
So much space by either folding up the rear seats or taking them out completely.
For a 4 cylinder car it has quite a bit of zip, too.
There is no lag getting on highways, etc.
It also handles like a dream.
Even after 9 years I get the same mileage as when I first bought it.
I have the FWD model but with snow tires we call it my bulldozer.
New England winters have given it a real workout!
It is so easy to keep clean, specifically the floors.
I honestly can not think of one improvement needed.
Of course, except that Honda has to start making them again!!!!