I really thought I was ready to buy the Element. I LOVE it! My ONLY concern is the 4 seater. I have a 9 month old and want to have one more child soon. That makes a family of 4. So if we have an element that means no one else, including visiting family members can drive in the car with us. My husband has a company minivan now, but we can't count on that long-term because they may be taking it back and giving him a 2-seater pickup truck. So reluctantly, I have started thinking I may have to get something with more seating, like a minivan. Boring, but how do I tell my mom, "sorry, no room for you to come with us in the car?" HELP! What should I do? Honda really didn't think this one through much!