The fact that you think our lack of driving roads down here would change the type of car you want is hysterical. Those of you who live in the damn boonies in the fly over states, you do realize that the nice flashy cars we all pine about are bought by wealthy individuals and wealth tends to accumulate in desirable destinations which coincides with high property values, aka Florida. There are likely more high end and collectors cars in Florida than there are in all the states between NY and FL.
Best car for FL? The best car for whatever your needs are wherever you currently are. The only difference, no snow, so unless you're one of the fake rednecks...or an actual central-west Floridian redneck, you can cross of any need for AWD/4WD.
Also, whoever said good rain tires, correct, but if you spun your car on new tires you did something wrong. Water is water, doesn't matter how much, know how to drive in it. If your parents are "scared" by rain storms and think their subaru will make a damn bit of difference, they likely need to just stop driving and stay off the road along with 95% of drivers down here who suddenly can't do a damn thing at the first sign of water falling from the sky.