I have put on 110,000+ miles and the only thing I have done is change oil/filter, tires, brakes plus regular maintenance.
The rear seats can be removed or stowed against the outside walls. The amount of things you can put inside is endless. It tows my WaveRunner without an issue.
The Element is just one giant feature. It suits all personalities and activities. Whether you bike, camp, canoe, kayak, have pets or kids. The Element is made for you. Extremely versatile in how you can set it up.