2006 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Having Driven Grand Marqui's and Crown Vic's as company cars off and on for nearly 2 decades, when it came time to purchase a car for myself I waded into familiar territory and picked a Grand M after a less than satisfactory 2 years slugging it out with a 2003 Taurus SES. $ for $ and # for #, I don't know another mark as comfortable, reliable and smooth. Sure, the styling is dated (or is that "classic"?), but the room, ride and overall quality cannot be matched for under $25k.
8 way adjustable seating, handling package, acceleration, quietness and old school full sized American sedan styling
Driver's storage compartments, relocate cup holders away from control systems (completely blocks A/C). memory for climate control settings, outside auto-dim mirrors as well.