I bought this car as a second car for fun, first off although it's nice and super solid, flaw the transmission, why overdrive transmission is when the transmission runs faster than the Engine. Seriously I don't understand why, but I suppose some like cruise control. The car is a 3.0 engine type it is strong so don't expect a 100 percent smooth ride. However, it's got kick mine is at 281,xxx and runs really well. The core components are simple, but useful and reliable. All and all you may need to replace the transmission a few times, but thats all you will likely have trouble with. That amount you save in maintenance will cover the tranny when it needs service overall solid!
I do most of my own repairs and this car is very simple to work on, plus the parts are still easy to find 15 years later. Gas mileage is good for a full size sedan, it matches the Toyota Avalon, and this car is older. (note I also like this car because it's not an import so I have a basis)
Transmission cruise control or only make manuals of this model. More comfortable seats, but than again you bought the car as is hardly worth complaining about.