The Boxster's days are numbered. Time to get something with four seats. This car will be primarily my wife's car, but we are just keeping one car for now - so it'll be shared. My tastes are for smaller cars, no crossovers or SUVs, reasonably sporty but some lux. The ultimate car ever built, IMO, was the E30 BMW - everything since then has been a disappointment. So, in the running right now are: 1. Mercedes C300 Sport AWD - current favorite. Balanced, reasonably sporty when in sport mode, interior is nice. 2. BMW 328xi - better steering feel, ride isn't as lux, interior is a bit cheap and exterior is a bit ugly. 3. Audi A4 S-line - haven't driven this one yet. best looking outside. I am sure a bunch of BMW fans will jump on for the BMW based on its inherent sportiness - but that isn't as high a priority for my wife. We ruled out the Infiniti G (too big and just really terrible feel) and the IS (Lexus manages to make a RWD sport car drive just like a Camry).