2007 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
I love my car. I previously owned an Explorer, and the two are difficult to compare. The only thing I miss about my Explorer is the storage space, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much can fit in a Beetle. I don't understand why people complain about the gas mileage, I think it's great but then my Explorer did have a V8 engine. Beetles are fun cars to drive, the sound system is great, and it works perfectly as a commuter car.
The convertible top. The seat material. Comfort of the arm rest. How easy it is to reach the instruments and radio. The head rest that bends forward. The safety rating.
Add lower back support for the driver's seat. I drove my car from Virginia to Nebraska and it became a little uncomfortable. I also didn't realize how noisy the convertible top was going to be, but I guess there are tradeoffs.