... for my mom. The last car she owned was a Volvo S80 and she liked it, was especially impressed by the safety features and stability. The only thing she didn't like about the car were some engine issues... whether it was the actual engine itself, or just the sensor, I'm not sure. In any case, she's looking for a new car... so let me lay out the situation and then I'd be happy for any of your input: - she wants a luxury-class car (no Ford, Chevy, Kia, etc.) - she's been happy with Japanese brands in the past (Toyota, Nissan in particular) and wouldn't mind going back - she's not adverse to getting another Volvo - money is not a problem, within reason - not a big fan of SUV's or crossovers The number one contender right now, given those conditions and knowing how/where she drives is the Lexus ES. I drive a Jeep Cherokee Sport , so I'm not all that familiar with this market... so if you could throw any help this way, I'd appreciate it. And I apologize in advance for another car thread.