Cheap, fast, and practical
2003 Nissan Maxima SE
A lot of reviews call this a 4-door sports car, and it's fairly accurate. Steering and handling is nice and precise, and it goes fast enough where you can definitely surprise some people in their Chargers trying to cut you off coming up to a merge. It's practical and comfortable, and it doesn't look terrible, although I could do with a different front end design. I like the gated 4-speed automatic so that I can drive it like a pseudo-manual when I want to have fun and leave it in D when the weather's bad or I'm not feeling like going that fast. Sounds decent for an old V6 sedan. Had a few maintenance issues, mainly in finding parts, specifically the fuel pump and exhaust, but it's overall reliable. For the price, it's a great car.