Rust took my 2008 Ex Element. The suspension rusted through the frame at the attachments. I don't feel comfortable trying to fix it. Otherwise, it has been a great car, and well cared for. The engine and transmission run great with 122,000 miles on them. There are brand new brake calipers on the front wheels, newer on the rear. Snow tires with one season on them. I replaced the catalytic converter about 4-5 years ago. The front door speakers were just replaced with JBLs.