Purchased a 2004 SRX and loved it. Considered Lexus, BMW, Lincoln, but went back to an SRX. My wife drives this car almost exclusively but when I drive it is a pure joy. Driving from N.E. Pa to Chicago is not a chore but a great experience.
Quiet, hugs the road, comfortable for hours on end
I had the outside dash heater/air conditioner vents painted flat black to stop the reflection in the driver & passenger window/mirror. That was the only thing found so far.