Okay, I'm retiring this year. I want a car that is quiet inside - my first car was a '58 VW Beetle (never again); I've owned: Pinto, Cadillac, Crown Vic, Dodge Aires, Celebrity, '64 Chevy truck; currently, we own a '96 Bronco and a '99 Subie Impreza.
I'm looking to buy a car, $20K to $40K, that is quiet, with a comfy, nice interior and a soft ride. I want to be able to talk with my wife at 60 mph without shouting - and hear music - even soft music - at highway speeds.
BTW, drove my son's Lexus LX: awesome. Drove my daughter's BMW 3-series - nice inside, but we're not 25 anymore so the "sporting" ride doesn't appeal to my wife.
Any suggestions? (either US-made and/or import). We would prefer AWD (we live in snow country) and a car rather than a truck or SUV (I'm burned-out on trucks).