I bought my first mazda (mazda3 s) used in 2009 and I loved it.
Since then I have bought 3 more and now I have a 2011 mazda3 s 2.5 and we just bought a 2011 Mazda CX-7 i touring.
My wife loves the car, and I do too.
It drives VERY nicely and is very well put together on the inside with alot of attention to detail.
As far as being pokey, I have not seen it at all and I have the non-turbo engine.
Back up cam, XM radio
Push start on all models, auto lights, more models with all wheel drive, and pretty much all the standard convienence add on's that American cars have