2006 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Entry level sport sedan that has all the options of BMW or Lexus, without the price or maintenance issues. Handles like a true sports car. Average 25 mpg with 30 hwy. Road noise is an issue but with proper tire choice you can reduce the noise. Super smooth gear box and clutch with outstanding disc brakes on all corners. The grand touring is a must as it has all options and is inexpensive. I don't believe in buying strip models as they are a dime a dozen and resale is poor. Mine is a 06 grand touring with 18,000 original miles. I paid 13.500 in n. California. Research your vehicle and then buy a lot of car for cheap.
Build quality, handling, loads of luxury options. Bose system rocks, easy on the wallet. Auto wipers are connected to your brain, I don't even think about, or adjust them. Put in in auto (forever) and play with other things.