Steve, the salesman I bought mine from said ELEMENTS won't be rentals do to their desire to not flood the market. He also said thre will never be rebates on ELEMENTS for the same reason. I mean look how many Jeep Libertys are on the road right now. I wanted to Liberty at first but am soooooo glad I got an ELEMENT, it's way more unique. My advice is to go to several dealers in your area to test drive different ELEMENTS that way you'll get more drive time. But I can tell you now, don't test drive one without my warning that you will indeed be addicted at first drive and won't be able to fathom driving anything else.