Love my car.Really wanted a hatchback, so choices were limited. Mazda is fun to drive and has good pickup when I need it. Am happy with the mpg I'm getting(27), and enjoy coasting when I can and watching the car get 99.9 mpg. Great blend of fun and practicality. If it's as low-maintenance as my last Mazda(a 2004 6 wagon), I will have found my automotive bliss.
Did I say fun to drive? Attractive interior, comfortable front seats.
More cubbyholes/storage. Better iPod integration. Clearer markings on climate control dials.