2008 Mazda MAZDA3 New i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I traded in my CX7 for the Mazda3 and love it! The 3 is fun to drive and is very sporty. I am surprised it doesn't get better gas mileage though considering it's size. The fit and finish of the interior is surprisingly nice for the price. The exterior style is far more trendy than others in its class like the Sentra, Corolla, or Civic.
The lights on the dash are really a nice touch. The standard wheels are nicer than some standard wheels on higher end cars.
A trunk release on the key fob would be handy. I didn't realize it didn't have it before I purchased. It's not even an option. The auto-down on the driver's window is nice, but adding the auto-up feature would be nice too. I don't have children yet, but worry about a carseat fitting in the backseat.