Bought my 2000 ES V6 in 2000 while I was shopping for used Audi A-4's. This is 3/4 the car for about 1/2 the price. Only complaints are that the Left side speaker quite working at about 60k and the Premium sound just isn't the same with one side only. Plenty of get up and go with that V-6 and the interior has held together well. No major problems, but it does go through brakes and tires a little faster than you would expect - of course, one tends to take the turns & twisties pretty fast in this thing.
Love the charcoal leather interior and fold-down back seats. Lots of power, nice aggressive AT, and there's the Autostick if its not aggressive enough.
Could do a little better on fuel economy, but no real complaints. The styling on the newer models is nicer. Back seat passengers/cargo can get a little tossed about without the driver feeling a thing.