I've been wanting a Mazda3 since they first came out and finally bought a 2007. All I have to say is this car is everything that I thought it would be. The exterior is very sporty, the engine is fantastic (definitely has the Zoom Zoom thing going for it), and the interior is very sleek. Those that are looking for a fun, sporty, car to drive should definitely look into the Mazda3.
Interior and exterior design, auxiliary input for iPod/mp3, strong engine, handling.
A little more leg room in the backseats would be nice for taller passengers. My gas mileage isn't as good as what they state.