2004 Mazda MAZDA6 s 4dr Sport Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Bought the 6 wagon after looking at the Subaru forester xt and the Legacy GT wagon, and a used a4 avant. The 6 was by far the best value, I could not make my self spend another $7000 for the Subie.... So far the car has been exceptional. Handels supurbly, acceleration is great fuel economy is actually really pretty good, depending on how you drive of course. Stlye was the best out of the cars I was looking at and comfort fit and finish are also sweet. I got the most basic 6 wagon you can get, manual with no other options and could not be happier.
220hp! Excellent sport suspension, comfort, stero is great for basic package and of course style... and its super spacious. Leather steering wheel with controls is also WICKID nice.
High performance tires would be nice stock, however the stock tires are quiet and are snow rated, so there not all that bad. Maybe a bit more torque would be better, but it is by no means inadiquate.