I would buy a BMW, but I left Philly over a year a go and no longer am I a complete douche bag. Also I don't like tanning.
Current Car: 99' Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Project Car: 84' Chevy Monte Carlo
Past Cars: 84' Buick Regal, 87' Olds' Cutlass Supreme Brougham, 87' Monte Carlo SS, 91' Toyota Corolla
I would buy a Mercedes C Class but they don't offer the sexy things in manual anymore..
That, and the fact that the 2002 C320 my parents had spent a week in the shop every 5,000 miles and every electrical component on that vehicle failed and required a home refinance to fund the repair.
The good news is that Subaru tech is still light years behind the rest of the industry save for Mitsu, Suzuki and Subaru's new "Eye Sight" system. This means there is less gadgetry to go wrong down the road. And because the interiors are mostly hard-plastic they resist the abuse my two small boys throw at them daily.
Driving a VW is like having sex ,You just have to find the right curves and floor it and you will always have a hell of time.