Originally Posted by PhillyNate
I was gonna suggest Honda all day and all night. I just bought one after my other DD got totaled while parked. I bought a 2006 Accord Sedan with a gazillion miles on it. I'm the 2nd owner and it even had a front end collision prior to my ownership. IT FEELS ALMOST NEW. Everything works and the car is smooth as silk, though admittedly not quick. I was NEVER a Honda guy before this purchase but the quality, durability, engineering and craftmanship in this particular car has won me over. This honestly feels like a "just keep oil in it" car. Moving forward I can't see a scenario in which I don't have a Honda product as a DD. I know you said you want AWD but do yourself a favor and give Honda a look.
I have a 2006 Accord sedan for my DD. I bought it new, it's nearing 80k miles. Just change the oil and filters, it will run forever. Since I have leather, Nav, and a connection for my iPhone, it's very pleasant to drive.
My commute can be horrible, stop and go for miles. It is no fun in the M3. In the Honda, I just sit back and relax. 25+mpg, too. And all those door dings I get in the parking garage? Doesn't even bother me.