I was reading Click and Clack's "Talk Cars" column in my newspaper, like I usually do on Saturday. A veterinarian wrote in asking what would be a good "vet-mobile" for her. She wanted something "durable for nasty roads, lots of snow, and lama spit". She also wanted to be able to take the seats out for a fiberglass vet box and get good gas mileage. Click and Clack recommended the ELEMENT for all the above reasons. The kicker was that she only wanted to spend $6,000...oh well, it was nice to read anyways.