2010 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
The Mazda3s Grand Touring hatchback is just a hoot to drive. I downsized from BMW sedan that I liked to drift, and while the Mazda3 can't drift it can dart and squeeze through traffic like the BMW just couldn't. The car is very practical, very fun to drive, the engine loves to rev and everything on the car is very intuitive. if you're looking for a small, fun, practical car - hard to beat this one as I looked at everything. closest to it is the VW Golf/GTI - and then you're talking German size repair bills in a few years. no problems with the Mazda so far and it has 15k miles on it.
Steering - quick and precise. practical design of hatchback, stereo is fantastic for a factory stereo, blue panel lighting is cool.
Drop the smiley front grill - it just collects bugs.