So I've been driving a good old Honda Civic since high school (sidebar to any parents with kids about to get their license - couldn't ask for a better first car), but I've been working for a few years now and am about ready to upgrade into a 'young professional' vehicle.
I've done some research into the used market already (2011-2013), and I'm pretty sure the BMW 3-series, Audi A-3 and A-4, and any Benz are all out. Don't feel comfortable committing to that German maintenance quite yet.
My only real requirements are 4 doors, AWD, and an automatic transmission (manual civic is brutal during the commute). So, at this point, I'm looking at the Infiniti G37x, Acura TL.. and any other suggestions anyone might have.
Let's say I'm comfortable with a purchase of somewhere around $20,000-$25,000.