1990 BMW 3 Series 325iX 4dr Sedan AWD 325iX 4dr Sedan AWD
This car is great fun to drive, reliable, and comfortable. Maintenance is a bit more expensive than my small Japanese cars have been, but this car feels more solid and is just a blast to drive. The real benefit comes in the heavy rains and snow. When others are on the side of the road, I keep on going! Overall, a good value for the money but not so practical that it's boring -- it's a blast.
All-wheel drive, great brakes, smooth engine, and superbly balanced handling. It's great fun and not too many unnecessary electrical bells & whistles.
Could be a bit roomier and a bit less expensive to maintain. Gas mileage is only average at around 21 mpg.