Well I'm new to this forum but not the Element. My wife purchased our 04' Gall. Green 2WD DX AT in April 2004. She got a new car so I took over the Element. Its now at 87K and has had hardly any issues. Just got done replacing the battery, headlight bulbs, new brake pads all around, wipers and the cabin filters, along with a set of tires. We have loved the versatillity of this vehicle, and plan to keep it around for a long time, even if we get a third car. Any way good to be aboard. I actually found this forum googling for cabin filters, since dealer wanted $179 bucks, NAPA $17.99, and about all of 3 minutes to put em in.