2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
Love this car... there is an s-turn near my house and this car eats it up. Looked at the Civic, Matrix, VWs, Nissans etc. but I chose this car because it is a blast to drive. Build quality is great and there are features that you would expect to find on more expensive cars. Leather seats were a deal breaker and rarely found as an option on smaller cars. Also, I am 6'2" and there is plenty of room for me in this car. For just a shade over 20k you can't go wrong!
Auto start, leather seats, auto windshield wipers, dash display... ZOOM-ZOOM