the cheapest i can find the cooler and lid is for $222.... online....If you can find them anywhere for $40, it might be worth waiting for. When I was looking to buy my Element I considered buying a used 09 without the cooler. I guess the previous owners took it out before they traded it in. I checked into how much it would cost to replace it from Honda directly and it's something close to $350 - $400. Just cooler and lid. Kind of makes you want an ice cold beer huh?