Porsche is luxury (and Nissan is arguably) but BMW isn't? You're wearing blinders. You misunderstood my point. I asked for non-luxury brand recommendations BECAUSE the bmw is a luxury brand and the poster went ahead to recommend two cars that handle EXTREMELY well, but are luxurious. Never did I ever insinuate BMW isn't luxurious. But anyway, I decided against the bimmer. Forgive me, but I felt on top of the world yesterday when I got the great news and did some crazy mental gymnastics to justify leasing such an expensive car.