I have owned more than 25 cars, mostly Audis, Infinitis or BMWs, but this is the best purchase I have ever made. Not perfect, but for less than $16K, I bought a car that is fun to drive, solid, well built, and comfortable. Only options were the auto and the ESP. This car replaced my wife's Infiniti FX35 (rode very rough) as a stopgap until she decided what she wanted, then we would give it to our daughter. 2.5 years later, my daughter is still waiting b/c my wife will not give it up.
Seating is excellent, especially for 6 footers like my wife and me. Very roomy inside. Transmission is seamless and smooth, and the suspension soaks up the worst potholes effortlessly. Engine is more than adequate, with plenty of torque for scooting through traffic. Interior fit and finish.
Stereo should be much better for this vehicle. also need stereo controls on steering wheel. Car is greatly improved with 16" wheels and good 205/55-16 tires. Standard 15" rims are too small.
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