2007 Ford Taurus SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I don't know why everyone doesn't buy one of these. They're the best value on the market right now. I've always driven Camrys but for about half the price of a new Camry I can have a larger, safer car that's very reliable and probably cheaper to fix when things do go wrong. Don't get me wrong, this is a very basic car without the fun factor of an Accord or Acura but if you're just trying to get to work every day, get groceries or take a weekend trip, this baby will start and get you there every time and with a fair degree of comfort and safety. These babies show up in bunches at local dealers from the rental companies and they sell quickly. Go get one and save ten grand.
Value, size, reliability, safety, mileage, sound system. Cheap to work on, rugged.
Maybe a better front seat but I've driven this on trips and it's not too bad.