Mileage is no object but price sure as hell is. Priority list is as follows:

  1. Reliability (~$1k/yr maintenance is alright)
  2. Fits 5 comfortably
  3. Fun (points for manual transmission)
  4. Look-Back-Factor (stare as you walk away or bust)
  5. Luxuries
  6. MPG
  7. Resale

First thought is a manual transmission first generation BMW X5. They exist though the chance of scoring one for said price point is slim. Other ideas?