2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I have had Pontiacs since I got my license (ok, forget the 69 Dodge Dart), but have also been loong at BMW's and Acuras. This is by far the best bang for the buck. Every time that I have gone in for service (nothing wrong) or a car wash, the car receives compliments galore. Get over the import hype, and you see a vehicle that is (hopefully) the new beginning of the American auto industry. Worth every penny.
Heads Up (had it in my 99 GXP and can't live without it) Nav and Monsoon Audio. Thought the tap shift was a waste at firs but it is fun! Really like the built in phone (it is expensive, but convenient)
Fuel economy 6 speed trans. lower cost to renew Onstar.