2003 Lexus IS 300 E-Shift 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I just traded in my '03 IS after seven years and 161,000 miles (purchased new). During my ownership, I never replaced a light bulb, only replaced the brakes once and the tires twice. The car was a joy to drive and I would have kept it for another 100,000 if I didn't need a bigger car for a growing family. I wish I liked the new IS series as much, but I thought the styling dropped off and the inline-6 was special.
Styling, reliability, performance.
A 6th speed would have been nice and would have probably improved fuel economy.