It's time to invest in a new set of wheels, and I'm having trouble deciding which car to get. I'm looking for a sporty 4 door sedan. I kept my last car (an '89 Accord, bought in '95) for 7 years and 200,000+ miles, and I plan on going the distance with my next one, so reliability is a huge factor. I don't like to spend extra time at the fix it shop. Here's my preferences, in order of most important: reliable fun to drive/ kind of sporty looking, but still a nice business car quiet interior safe $15-30K 2-4 years old (I'd like to buy used, so the IS300 is iffy) easy/ cheap upkeep; easy to find parts and repair. good stereo, or easy to upgrade; easy to add CD/MP3 player (either in-dash, or portable) So far, I'm drawn to the Lexus IS300 (haven't really looked at other Lexus models) and the '00 or '01 Passat (can't get good statistics about the reliability, but it looks like a great car from what I've read). I don't know a lot about cars, so any recommendations would be appreciated about where to buy. I'm thinking I'll probably end up at CarMax, becuase of their huge selection, guaranteed quality, and web-accessible inventory.