I just bought a off-lease 2004 Dodge Stratus, and I'm fairly happy with it. It's not fast by sports car standards, but it has enough power to pass people on the freeway if I deem it to be appropriate. The interior appointments are acceptable; leather wrapped steering wheel, shifter, and dash, white guages, comfortable seats, and easily reached and pleasantly formed buttons and knobs. The only thing that really screams "american car" on the interior is the 'cab forward' winshield slope- which places the base of the windshield two feet forward from the steering wheel. My buddy drives a late model 325I and I realized one day that he has about eight inches of dashboard, which seemed odd in comparison. Aside from that, its much nicer than my last car (Subaru) was, and its under a 7 year bumper to bumper warantee...which is great. Now, if I could just make the damn payments with my miserable paycheck, I'd be set. The stock stereo isnt too bad either. I have had one minor problem with the car, which is the fan control knob no longer turns on the fan at setting 1 or 2. 3 and 4 still work, which is puzzling - but not a big deal. I am going to have it fixed soon, but its not really that big of a problem. I hear that happens fairly frequently with a number of different cars. Time for my first oil change... I'm so excited.