My vote is for a used Lexus. I've had an LS430 for almost 10 years now (bought it used) and it's got just over 200K miles and *knocks wood* is still going strong. She's not as pretty as she used to be, but is still an awesome, reliable ride.
Porsche Carrera is my dream car.
Some people are car people and others are not. It would be hard to convince someone who sees a vehicle as a means from point A to point B that a German car is worth the money.
I’ve been trying to stay out of a discussion of brands, but I have seen Mazda mentioned a few times in this thread now. A nice compromise of sporty handling and low cost maintanence are the new Mazdas (2016 and newer, the ones they have been completely designing themselves after their long-term dreadful collaboration with Ford).