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.