2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
We chose this car because it has an easily accessible third row of seats. Even my mom could operate them. Plus, the seats in the third row fold down easily and give a lot of cargo room. An aside, we purchased the WeatherTech mats and a cargo area mat and have been very pleased with them-- it's very muddy where we live. As for build quality, it's decent. The doors always look open. The ride is smooth and merging onto busy/fast roads is no big deal. Handling is proficient. Other makes might have a better finish, but I wasn't willing to spend another $10-15K to get the same car with a flashier hood ornament. In all, I would highly recommend this car.
Park distance warning, MP3 jack in center console, plug for kids video player located right where you'd want it, easily converted third row of seats