The element lacks in features such as auto headlights, USB, power seats, sunroof, etc. The gas mileage is less than you would expect from a Honda. In all honesty I could care less about that. I absolutely love this car. Even those who give this thing lower ratings rarely cite any real material issues such as engine or transmission issues. The stereo is great for a factory set up. This is absolutely one of my favorite purchases.
I love the cavernous interior. Style is very niche, but I like that. Reliable, I fully expect to run this thing for 200,000 miles. Pretty much everything!
Could it be a little more comfortable, sure. Could it have more features, yes. Would I like 26/30 mpg, of course. I would be devastated if these came at the price of the things that make this vehicle unique, fun, reliable, or interesting though.