After driving a Toyota Tundra TRD for three years I found that I could not work our of the high bed. I need a covered vehicle that would hold some merchandise and double as a pleasure car. The rear seats can lay down or come out if necessary. I love my Element. It gets the sticker gas millage and a bit better. The car is comfortable and roomy. My daughter owns a Pacifica and claims the Element has way more leg room. My auto insurance cam way down due to the improved safety features of the Element.
I enjoy driving this car. It has very good pick-up if you want it. The Element has a small turn radius. I am very happy with the fuel consumption. It could be better but I will not complain.
The visors need extenders. As they come from the factory they are useless. I better radio would be nice. The hand holds both front and back are in the wrong place. They should be placed forward not to the rear so you can grab them easily and help lift yourself into the car.