[quote:447f405e97="jsc173"]FYI, when I picked up my Element yesterday, the dealer was really proud that they had a "side air bag, 4WD, 5 sp EX in Galapagos Green". They said it was the only one in NE Ohio. Of course, they had already loaded it up with every bolt-on option, which is standard procedure for really hard to get cars that aren't pre-orders.[/quote:447f405e97]
I was hoping to hear something like that. I live in Southern Ohio and was hoping the "home field advantage" might help.
Supamann, we are supposed to hear back from Kia by the end of this week about the re-purchase of our Sedona. Once we get and accept an offer from them, we are going to work on finding the right Element. I might have as much as a month before they take the Sedona back, it might be less than that. Once the offer is finalized, I'll have a better time table.
My dream would be either a SOP or GG 5sp EX w/ side air bags. The only extras I have to have are keyless entry and side steps. Anything else is fine but but necessary.
My dealer has said they should be able to locate what I want in short order, but it seems this might be a tall order. Wish me luck.