2006 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Shopped everything in the midsize range and nothing compared. My wife drives a 2002 which is a great car (paint dings way too easy) but the Mazda6 gives us the sports car we were looking for. We tried the MazdaSpeed6 and loved the turbo and the all wheel drive but could not justify the price jump. We went for the 4 cylinder over the 6 for mpg and the balance on the 4 cylinder seemed better. The automatic was nice but the 5 speed added more get up and go. I chose the moonroof package to gain the Bose sound system which is awesome! I drove a Grand Am and the Mazda 6 is so much quieter and more comfortable that Pontiac should be ashamed. The comfort and inside/outside style screams value.
Style, comfort, quiet ride along with awesome Bose sound system. I am looking forward to many years of Zoom Zoom Zoom.
This car is so much nicer than the Hyundai. Mazda should match the 100,000 mile warranty just to show them they can!