lol @ this thread and some of the replies here, like i'm wondering if u guys have driven a camry, accord, maxima then drive a g35/37, lexus IS/GS, 3 series, A4. There is a a distinct difference in these cars and im not talking about the badge or even just the looks. From sitting in the car and comparing the features, to driving them around the streets to booking it on the highway, it is definitely not the same, some cars may bridge that common/economic car to entry level luxury gap better than others but at the end of the day its still a gap in terms of features, performance, quality (varying with each brand). Don't get me wrong there's nothing wrong with a base or fully loaded accord, maxima, camry (i actually really like the new accord/maxima and think they did a great job) but those cars are all FWD, while these"entry level luxury" brands cars tend to be RWD or AWD, and after driving FWD cars for a while and then driving RWD/AWD i feel like i cant go back to FWD and would prefer my future cars to be RWD/AWD. I personally tend to go by engine size and performance output, while also looking at drivetrain, quality, reliability, when looking at cars to distinguish which one is the most bang for my buck, not by the brand.