As my friends all know, I have been driving a Honda Element for a little over a year now (I got it used)--and it has been the first car of mine that I have ever looooved. The one I had was the lower end (LX), and I decided to upgrade and get a new one, an EX, (in the photo).
I love it! The Elements make me question why anyone EVER put carpet in cars in the first place. The interior of the Element is all water-proof--you can pretty much hose out the entire thing, but the seats are still cool looking and comfy. Also, the back seats flip up and fold completely to the side so you can transport a LOT of stuff in the back of it. Plus, I get about the same gas mileage as my Civic did (I always drove Civics before).
This one is an EX, so the next time I go somewhere with my friend Cassandra, I won't have to listen to her bitch that there are no armrests on the front seats, (OK, that was annoying), that I didn't have keyless entry, and that there was no vanity mirror on the passenger side. (yeah, it was a LONG weekend with her to Atlanta-LOL). All those things (and some other cool stuff) are standard with the EX.
Anyway, it's always exciting getting a new car.