2009 Mazda 3 i Touring Value 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Test drove the Civic before deciding on the mazda 3. It is faster, more fun, better build quality, and does not feel like you are driving a spaceship. If you want to be bored of your car, buy a corolla. Civic is still a good well built car but nowhere near as much fun as they used to be. The engine is very strong for its class and is just a great example of how good Mazda is.
17" Wheels, ipod jack, lexus style guages, tiptronic, projector headlights, aggressive look, fog lights, huge fun factor, side air bags
better gas mileage, I get the same mpg on my 2.3l mazda6(but I guess its apples to oranges since its a manual)- may be due to weight