Picking it up tomorrow!! Its a 2004 EX w/ 40k mi. fully loaded for $16,900. Well, after crunching numbers, test driving, emailing and calling dealers galore my new car search has come to an end. Practicality set in, and close comparison led to me pulling the trigger on the Element. It's an awesome vehicle. So many useful stock options. I do a lot of road-trips, camping, snowboarding, kayaking etc...so it's a perfect vehicle for me. Plus I have 2 dogs who are almost always with me, and it's great for them. I really wanted a new Xterra, but I just can't afford it. i love the way it looks, and the new engine is seriously sick. However, I drive 50 mi. a day to work and back so mileage is a big issue for me. Anyway, I think I made out pretty well. I ended up saving almost $10k off what I would've spent on a new Xterra. Plus my payments are gonna be much more manageable.