The car itself looks good overall. Freedom motor conversion... that is th worst spot.. I'll shoot more pics over
As long as you dont get tboned in the meantime...Well sure it looks horrible. After tax and fees you'll have how much, less than $6000 tied up? Is the ramp simply manually operated or is the Element a manual. If the ramp itself is worth $5,000, can be transferred to another E, you need a ramp, the vehicle runs and drives fine, you don't need to worry about passing a state inspection and you can simply buy it and drive it awhile, I don't see the down side. Take it until you find a better E and swap over the ramp, cost permitting (talk with a local converter first). Then trade that one or sell it...I'm sure somebody will want it for the good engine, AC compressor etc for better than $1,000 especially if 4X4. So if the ramp has a $5,000 value and can be swapped cheap, then this is opportunity knocking IMHO. Best of luck.