Needed an extra car for my brother (living wirh me temporarily) and all I know is I love my Element. So I went in search of another one. Bought a 2004 with an impressive stack of maintenance records reviewed by my mechanic. Nothing unreasonable and scheduled maintenance all done. Car is super clean and 128k miles - less than my 2009. One thing the dealer did I don't like is he had the panels painted black. Aging gracefully is ok with me but as this is the only thumbs down I'm pretty happy. Noticeable dent and scrape looks recent, probably rough handling in transit from the auto auction.