2007 Ford Taurus SE Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I drive this car for work purposes. I work for the government. I am pleasantly surprised by how well this car rides and handles. I like the looks as well. My personal car is a 2006 Mercedes Benz E350. Handling and performance-wise, this Ford is almost on par with the Merc. It does not have the 6 CD changer or the real walnut trim, but the ride and handling are very good, and in the end, that's what matters.
Exterior styling, low cost of ownership. Many user-serviceable parts (For example, you can change the air filter yourself! Try doing that in a Mercedes or a VW Jetta).
Spiffy up the interior, Use some updated soft-touch materials in the interior. Use a better grade of cloth on the seats. Make a CD changer standard. The car I use takes only cassette tapes. Who uses cassette tapes these days? My 15 year old daughter does not even know what I am talking about.