I've had my Element a little over a month and I got well over 2000 miles now. Yea, . . you say, BUT these miles are not the result of a weekly commute but for the most part "crusin" miles. I'm taking rides for no particular reason, the E is too fun to cruise in. To compare to my last car; which had 1850 miles and it was two years old I hope this passion subsides a little so I can keep E young as long as possible.