hey guys n gals! thanks for having me here. i just bought an '08 element LX in alabaster silver. i've wanted an element since '06 when i had the chance to drive a friends E. i had just bought another jeep wrangler at the time so i couldn't turn around and buy an Element, but i put it on my next car list. i love the way the Element drives and handles, and as far as gas mileage, i can already tell a big difference between what i was getting from the 4.0 liter 6 in the wrangler and what the Element delivers. i havn't taken any pics yet, but will do in the next few days. The LX that i bought is completely stock except for the bug deflector on the hood. i"m looking forward to adding a few things to make it mine of course, lol... i thoroughly checked other cars that were sort of similar in design, but anything else seemed like a "wanna be", and i knew if i went another direction i was going to regret it... anyway, thanks again,, and great site, lots of useful info... btw, which chapter of the EOC would i be in since i live in NC?