This this was my entry to the WC #506 where the theme was elements. I took an approach that maybe was intended, but, so what? I made a 2004 Honda Element.
It took 4 hours to model and tweak.
This was my first time using cycles.
Rendered with either 50 or 100 samples(I forgot) for 31 minutes.
This model is no where close to being perfect. (most obviously being the lack of a door handle and the awful headlights.)
and here is a wire render.