So we have driven an Element for the last seven years. I told my wife we should start shopping for a new car. She liked the Element so much she wanted another but when she went in to look they informed her that they no longer made it. She didn't want a used one so I told her to check out the Ridgeline. I really wanted one but she didn't want a truck and since I ride my BMW 1100 RT rain and shine it was her call. All I asked was for her to test drive it. We are a one car family with a single car garage. So when I came home on the second day of her looking she was ready to take me to sign the papers. She had chosen a silver metallic 2011 CrossTour EX. It wasn't used but had never sold with 120 miles on it. I balked.i questioned them on whether they had issues with the car and they assured us they had not. My wife really likes the dealership and how they have taken care of her over the last seven years so here we are. Little did I know that this CT is a boat, sixteen long feet. We had to empty the garage out just to get it to fit and the motorcycle. Any advice on the car would be great. I am just worried the 271 horsepower will be too much for my wife and the tickets will start coming. Big difference between the CT and the element's 150 horses.