this is my first car and i've had it for almost 3 years. it's a 12 year old car but no one believes it. leather, power everything, and sunroof make it seem extra luxurious. first thing i did when i bought it was installed a cd player and found out the factory stereo is awesome. i bought it for $4000 and can probably only get $2300 now, but it's been worth it. i only gave a 7 on the mileage because i get about 23mpg combined city/hwy. but roadtrips i get close to 30mpg on the hwy. i drive about 40 miles every day. only complaint is it needs premium gas but its definitely worth it. the engine really kicks. auto trans seems jumpy at times. i've had to replace a few things, some very expensive.
speed pick up, luxury, seats 4 very comfortably, awesome stereo, great look for an old car
i'm sure the new mazda6 would make up for any suggestions