2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
So I was in the market for a used car and was having trouble deciding what 05 or 06 model to go with and then my wife just said, why don't you get a new one...so I did. I went with the Mazda3 s Touring Wagon for room and the addition of the side curtain airbags, but was surprised by all the little standard features: MP3 input, storage trays under panels in the back, and cupholders everywhere. I bought the car and immediately took a 1,200 mile road trip and it ran great, although the gas mileage came in a little lower than I had hoped (27 mpg), but that might more due to my driving style. I think this is great car so far and lends a lot of versatility to move stuff.
MP3 input, looks, color (phantom purple mica), pick up, glove box is huge.
Seats could be a little comfier, but you have to cut costs somewhere to make things affordable.