2011 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
Like reviewer Tom Tom, I was looking at a Honda Fit. I chose this Mazda 3 because it drove better: smooth and responsive, quietly powerful, nimble and sexy. I almost got the touring model, but in Seattle, not much need for a moon roof. It feels luxurious inside and a lot better maneuverability than a Fit. Great trunk space.
I love the instrument cluster panel and sexy dashboard. The cloth seats are well tailored and look lux, contoured like racing seats. It looks sexy and sleek from the outside as well.
Again, like other reviewers, I would have liked the door-ding protector option, but I think I'll look for after-market options.