2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
I've had a number of Corvettes, and traded my 04 'Vette for an '07 GXP because I wanted something a bit less "in your face" because of my work, but something that would still be a performer. I found it in this GXP, and at $20k less. It does 0-60 within .6-sec of the Corvette, and handling is terrific. The guys in the auto press who whine about torque steer are off base when it comes to everyday use of this car. Yeah, torque steer is there if you look for it when you push this vehicle to its limit, but it's not a significant factor, and definitely not a problem. This is a great, fun vehicle that's exceptionally well-designed and well- put-together at a fantastic value.
Acceleration and handling, build quality, stereo.
Give it an auto-dimming mirror for cryin' out loud!