2007 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Everything about the car is top notch. Cannot begin to compare the features for under $20K, many of which are found in cars costing twice as much. Be careful of your speed; the car is fast and quiet for its class. Gas mileage is decent, low 30s on the highway doing around 70 mph with A/C running. Aux. jack is a great feature to allow hook up for your iPod or satellite radio.
Grand Touring package with Bose and sunroof are worth the extra money when upgrading. Manual tranny is the way to go! Xenon headlights with adjustment knob is a nice feature.
Stereo lighting effects are silly, but luckily you can turn this feature off. The car could use a remote for the hatchback. Gas cap could use a small hook so it does not scratch the finish. A 6th cog for the manual tranny would also be a nice addition.