OK so i just bought an 07' Element EX FWD/Automatic, when i got the car i had to drive it a 6 hour trip home and it gave me no issues and ran like a charm. However like all used cars i buy i take them to a mechanic of choice and have a bumper to bumper inspection done. I was told the intake needed to be serviced and cleaned, the transmission flushed, and the driver side lower control arm bearing replaced. it took about 3 days to get this all done. After getting the car back it performed fine for a couple days till one morning i was leaving for work and as i attempted to get on the interstate, the check engine light, and VSA light came on, the vehicle promptly throttled itself. which when your going 60 in front of a semi and your car decides too have the power of a lawnmower and that you can't exceed 30 mph, it is not a desirable situation to be in. I had the car taken back to my mechanic in which he just cleared the code and said it was fine and that the problem was due to a faulty MAP sensor. I replaced the MAP sensor and yet the problem didn't go away. randomly the car just had a siezure. A few days after that the light came on and stayed on no matter what. So i limp moded back to my mechanic in which they said my intake boot was leaking due to age. So i ordered a new boot and changed it. To my suprise the old boot had a 1 inch whole in the bottom that i couldn't see when it was in the car. So one would think, "yay you did it you found and fixed the problem, cue happily ever after." Wrong. the car start working again. but randomly it throws the code that it has lost vacuum pressure. It is gotten to the point that it throws the code every time i drive but at random times. My mechanic says he fixes it every time i take it in, by cleaning the Mass airflow sensor. But that isn't the solution as the problem keeps reacuring. Somebody please tell what the heck is wrong with this car. i have tried everything i can think of and im considering biting the loss and scraping this car for whatever someone will give me for it.