VW Passat - luxury car without the luxury price tag.
I am so happy with my Passat! I've had another car from the VW group before (a Skoda, which is a European brand), and I was happy with that, but this is MUCH better to drive. It feels secure on the road, even in the heavy thunderstorms we get in NC, and is great on the Highway at 70 mph; but is also comfortable around town. For me, the extra features that come with the vehicle add to the ease and pleasure of driving - collision detection, parking sensors, blind spot sensors and mirrors that adjust inwards when parked; satellite radio, fender speakers, air con for the rear seats, electric seats which memorize different seat positions. Generous trunk space and folding rear seats mean there's plenty of space for luggage (handy when collecting parents from the airport). On top of that, the customer service from our VW dealer was first class, with a 2 year warranty that we extended to 5 years for a very reasonable price. So, would I recommend this vehicle to others? Yes - without hesitation.