well from what ive researched:
-a practically new (2007-2008) the fusion runs from 13-16k almost fully loaded.
-the maximas fully loaded will run you from 15-20k.
-the CTSs run from 18-30k.
-the lexus IS runs from 13k-25k. depending on the year. starting with 2003 and up.
thats what ive discovered. as for insurance, you will have to do that cuz i dont have your information.
but i would personally choose either the maxima or the lexus out of the 2. however, you should choose what you like the most. and make sure you test drive all the cars first.
i was looking today and I saw 3 2003 CTS for 13k which is hella good.
And to the person above me. Its not all about the car its also about how much i gotta spend on insurance.
But I guess Ima go with the CTS out of all of them.