Good luck getting a 2009 OR 2010 Manual Element in Texas... I tried to buy OR order one for 5 months earlier in the year and they all were "allocated" to dealers in the Northeast.. Some did show up in Missouri and even California but I gave up in frustration at Hondas Stupid system that will not deliver a product to a willing buyer while sending cars to sit on lots Unsold for months.The 2010 CRV engine got a mild power boost and a slight increase in mileage (ah, efficiency). I was trying to wait to see if the 2010 E had the same engine, but it appears that its impossible to find a 2009 5MT anywhere in Texas at the moment so its a moot point - looks like I'll be getting a 2010 when they're available.
I really didn't want to fly to UpState NY and drive back to Texas just to buy a car that is in current production... Honda, just sell me a car...don't make me leap through Hoops!