I made a decision. I am 29 and my wife 38 are proud new owners of a 4WD EX Silver. I traded my 02 Accord EX, on lease for this one. My wife drives an 02 CRV. I love the Element so far and I know I will from now on. I have already used it here in the Elements, snow and slush last night and no problem with the element. I was debating between the green and black but decided since I live on a dirt road the silver would show less dirt. The silver and the grey color of the bumpers make this a sharp looking vehicle. However, I think they all look good! It is nice "riding high" as I tell my wife instead of low in the Accord.