Okay SF, recommend me a car. I've been looking for a while, but nothing really excites me except for cars that are out of my budget. I thought about the A5 Sportback for a while, but decided it was too expensive, cause its a 2010 model. Rules: (1) 4 or more doors. Yes, boring, I know, but I didn't come up with this rule, the fiancee did. (2) Nothing new, the depreciation on new cars around these parts is ridiculous, something like 20 grand a year. Year 2006, give or take a few is a comfortable place to be at. (3) Base models only, because I have the privilege of paying a tax on engine capacity and I don't need to zoom from one traffic light to the next in less than 5 seconds. (I.e. I'll consider the E200, but not the E350 or whatever) Budget is an issue I'll deal with separately (car prices are generally insane as I mentioned, but everyone accepts it and budgets accordingly), but as a starting point and as guidance, have considered the MB E-series, BMW 5-series, A4/6, IS250, all of which are okay I guess, and I wouldn't mind driving, but like I said, they don't excite. Except maybe the BM 5, but I hear the maintenance is a nightmare. Anything else I should consider, or can you guys manage to convince me to get one of the models I mentioned?