2006 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
The new 2006 Mazda 6 is lot better than 2005; the seats are better, lateral support is superior, interior is quieter, suspension has been tuned and bushings have been replaced, the front disk are bigger, less fade, electronic height adjustable xenon light is a plus, the front nose, the skirt and the rear lights look more serious. Sure it would use 30hp more, but 0-60 in 8.2 seconds is quite good for a car that does 40mpg. The subwoofer from the Bose system could be better. Overall, for $30g, what car offers you volume, super big trunk with the biggest opening and an interior comparable to BMW, Lexus. I had 18 cars in my life, for the money, this is the best. The road handling is marvelous.
Exterior and interior look. Engine, transmission, seats, xenon lights, trunk, road handling (like a rear wheel drive), braking (EBD) borrowed from Volvo. The 4 cylinder is better balanced than the 6 cylinder. Side and curtain air bags is a plus. Steering feel, radio command. Red electroluminescent dash.
Sound system, they should look at Volvo's sound system (the best in the industry). 30 hp more from the 4 cylinder.