I've driven Saturn S-series since year 1. Almost 15 years in these cars! While they've provided great service and fuel economy, it's time to move on. I'm not buying another GM. I thought of a truck, namely the full size Nissan pickup, but I really do like a car to handle corners rather than a "hauler". So, here's what it's come down to: Nissan Sentra Nissan Altima Ford Fusion Ford 500 SE Something with more space for the kids would be nice. The 500 shines in most areas, save for accelleration. The Fusion seems to be a winner for handling, braking but lacks the spacious interior space of the 500. Both offer the 24v V6 engine and at least a 6-speed Auto. Right now, I'm leaning toward the Fusion.... The Sentra looks attractive since it can be had at a cheap price, but it's still a small car. Having something larger at this stage in life is a logical step up. Does the Altima have more useeable room than the Sentra? Does the Altima still have too much road noise at highway (70-70mph) speeds? I've dealt with that for a decade and a half, a quiet ride...where I can actually HEAR who's on the other end of the cell phone...is also much appreciated. It will be another 10 or 20K on my 96 S-series before this transaction happens, but I want to be thoroughly "happy" that the car was researched beforehand. Buying a Saturn in 1991 was a slam-dunk decision, but it's now no longer an option.