I consider getting a 47k car with only 5k miles for 30k winning.
Also I test drove just about anything.
I wasn't going to pay 46-50k for a base audi 6/Beemer 5 with a 210 horsepower 4 cylinder engine.
Test drove the new jag XF, but they start around 50k, with a 4 cylinder engine.
Also the SHO weighs 1,500-2,000 lbs more than those vehicles with vastly more trunk space. That matters to me since I drive, a lot.
Also this car has just about every feature possible. Add those features to any other luxury vehicle and you'll pay well close to 60k, probably more.
Also test drove the avalons, but was not a fan of their engine response. Otherwise, that was my second choice at this point.
My and my wife's first reaction was that it was a "Taurus", but its by no means a Taurus.
Eta: not to mention maintenance cost and regular vs. premium fuel.
This post was edited on 3/22 at 10:59 pm