This is a great little SUV that was the most reliable car I've ever owned. It's incredibly roomy and very practical for everything. The performance is adequate. It won't impress you with its acceleration but it never feels underpowered. Handling is good but there is a lot of lean. The suicide doors are interesting, but the door mounted front seat belts are a problem when you need to drop off rear seat passengers.
Practicality and reliability are second to none. XM radio is nice.
More sound insulation. The Element is noisy! Better OEM tires. Smoother ride, a bit more power.