We bought a 2007 Element which is phenomenal in bad weather, so when the chance to pick up a 2005 model arose, it was a no-brainer. This is a different kind of SUV. You're not going to go tearing around corners with it, but you will enjoy cruising on long rides.
Real time 4-wheel drive and the spacious interior.
Honda should provide a cable to link your iPod up, instead of charging $229. I used a $39 cable instead from a Belkin FM transmitter unit.
One of the least expensive 4WD vehicles on the market. It has more rear seat passenger room than my Suburban. You can even recline in the backseats. Just fold the backseats up and you have tons of room. It's fun and comfortable to drive, great in snow, and it's a Honda. The resale values I've seen are really good. I own a Ford Explorer, and GMC Suburban also, but I prefer to drive the element. The next vehicle I purchase will be another Honda Element. For the money and qualty get the Element.
AWD. Clean, sleek interior. Rear seat position. It's fun to drive. Honda quality. The unique look of the vehicle.
The horsepower could use a boost, but it's not supposed to be a race car. Maybe add some more factory custom options. Different grille, different interior colors, etc. It might be nice to match the exterior tangerine color, with tangerine interior.
I have 4 pets and I love the easy clean up. I love this vehicle for its many uses and reliability. Could improve on wind noise, longer and wider visor, roll down back windows, maybe coarse rubber in rear section to keep things for sliding
Floor and seat material. Handles excellent in snow. Gas mileage is OK for an SUV
Some luxury items, heated mirrors, outside temp, lit visor, auto sunroof