I love my element. I traded my 00 nissan maxima for it. The maxima was a great car but it didn't go with my lifestyle. I do a lot of skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking and the element is perfect. I don't need to worry about getting the carpet dirty and it has room for all my gear. The rear doors are hard to get used to but they are cool and there is a ton of room in the back. As my friend said shaq could fit in the back seat. It has a great ride and great gas mileage for a awd truck. It handles like a car. The turning radius is awesome. It doesn't ride like a lexus but its not like you're driving an explorer. I wouldn't get rid of it for anything. I highly recommend the element!!!
Handling, gas mileage, ride, tons of space, manual tranny, reliability, upgraded stereo.
make 1st gear a little longer, and integrate the seat belts into the seats. done on later models.
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