2009 Volkswagen CC Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I purchased a used 2009 CC and love it. The short-throw manual shift makes every drive fun, and the 4 cylinder turbo has plenty of power. I had my selection narrowed down to a Honda Accord 2-door coupe or Nissan Altima 2-door coupe, and then drove the CC and bought it on the spot. Handling is excellent. There's something exceptionally solid about German engineering that you just don't find in most other makes. My only mistake may have been installing splash guards. The car sits low to begin with, and now the front splash guards only have 2.5 inches of clearance. It doesn't take much of a bump for them to scrape the highway. Oh well.
Auto-hold parking brake for taking off from a dead-stop going uphill. Manual transmission. Wide stance for excellent handling.
Visibility is restricted by the slope of the rear window, but it's the price you pay for the body style.