2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
I did not want to buy a VW, but my husband convinced me to drive the 2 liter turbo (the 2 liter non-turbo was a joke). 3 years and 97,000 miles later, I am very happy with the Jetta. It's economical to drive(I average 28mpg overall), yet has plenty of horsepower when I need to pass. The interior is well fitted and has held up very well to daily use - car seats, grand kids et cetera. Trunk is spacious and fold-down seats very useful. Very quiet to drive and very reliable. It's a fun car to operate and has had no mechanical issues so far.
Leather interior, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, rear armrest-cup holder. Rear vents. Steering column mounted controls. Speed warning. Sirius radio. Low tire sensors, maintenance interval reminders. Vent in glove box will actually keep a soda can cool.
Better location for mp3 plugin. More durable center rear vent (my granddaughter kicked it apart almost immediately because her car seat put her so close to it). More rear legroom.