The TL is a nice car . I/we owned 7 Japanese , 3 cars , 4 SUV's which served us very well and that We drove for many years. Since now owning a Mercedes and BMW, I don't think that I could go back or drive anything else now. There is just something special about the solidity, feel and ride of the Higher end German vehicles. Have also owned a VW , and while we got over 200,000 miles from it, VW isn't the same.
I would definitely look at Audi, BMW and Mercedes they are great handling, sporty and luxurious...as mentioned offer the most solid ride. My good bud has the new 2 door A5 , and it's a really fun ride that looks great. It does have lots of Technological features and stuff .... which is not really for me ...I don't need or want that stuff and typically buy vehicles that are 5 +years old.
Repairs can be expensive on German vehicles, but in my experience no more than they were with my Japanese made vehicles but having a good mechanic to service them is important.