I test drove several late-model used
vehicles in this price range--Infinity
I-30, Maxima, VW Passat, Mazda
Millenia, Toyota Camry V6. The Acura
had the best combination of sportiness,
refinement, and solid feel. The
equipment for the money is remarkable--
the Acura actually sold for less as a
new vehicle than just about any of the
others I tested, but it was a little
higher as a used car (less depreciation)
and worth it! I can't really describe
the feeling of driving the car (my wife
calls it "purposeful"), but I can say
that after driving all these other
vehicles the Acura stood out as the
Leather, heated, pwr driver/passenger
seats. Auto climate ctl, "manumatic"
transmission, Bose AM/FM/cassette/cd
system, pwr moonroof, heated mirrors,
security system, Zenon headlights, well-
designed controls, etc. My favorite?
The 225 horse high-revving vtec engine.