I have an 04 Honda Element. Overall it's a great car, very reliable. I have 185,000 miles on it.
I drive into and out Boston,lots of highway and city driving. Good in the snow!!
Paid 19,000 new.
Comfort wise - good. It's not a luxury car.
Stereo system - great.
Dont have navigation. I use my droid and google maps for free.
Small battery so don't leave the lights on or you will need a jump
Small gas tank and o.k gas mileage for a box on wheels.
Early on the bushings went. Bushings are small rubber pieces that soften/cushion the suspension system.
Recently had to replace some valves that were clogged and there is a current recall on the ignition switch that I just received in the mail.
I also had a lot of problems with the windshield constantly cracking and having to be replaced. This is a known issue so ask the dealer.
The moonroof is completely useless in its current location.
Very utilitarian car, the back seats come out easily or fold up. The back doors clam shell open making it easy to load and unload, or in my case, letting the dogs jump in and out.
Side doors are suicide doors, that can be a pain to open in parking lots with tight spaces.
The car is what it is. Nothing fancy, gets you to and from your destination.