2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought the car new for its huge interior and exciting acceleration. It won out over the current Accord (much smaller interior, bland) and Camry (boring, slow, awful brake feel). Have had to replace the hood prop rod catch and took it to dealer for drive belt squeal when started cold. That is it. Pretty good for 92,000 miles and eight years!
Engine - powerful and fairly economical. Reliability and low cost of maintenance.