I would consider Japanese too...
I do about 35k a year and my Lexus IS has been great - knock on wood -- 100k and zero problems what-so ever.
I looked at audi (wanted all-wheel drive) or a 535xi ... ended up going with an IS... love it so far.
.... the audi I was looking at was the same (09' A4), 35k miles for 21k... not sure your budget but there are some deals out there.
Last edited by sidekicknicholas; 03-05-2012 at 7:05 PM.