Last Thursday night I was driving home and ended up hitting a deer with the Element. I had just gotten up to highway speeds when it jumped out so I hit the brakes, but still hit the deer head on doing about 40-45mph. Amazingly, the Element was barely damaged! This thing is a lot tougher than people give it credit for. The damage tally was a cracked bumper, cracked grill, 2 broken fans, and the radiator was pushed in. After all was said and done, I was still able to drive (it ran perfectly) to a local body shop about a mile away. Here are some pics of it the following morning, as you can see, hardly any damage! I love this thing!