2006 Mazda MAZDA6 s Grand Touring 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
This car is a lot of fun to drive - the Tiptronic transmission is great in the mountains and really helps the acceleration. It handles very nicely and cruises very smoothly at 80mph. Interior design is beautiful. Two complaints: fuel economy - I do mostly freeway driving and am only averaging about 20mpg. 2nd complaint - 800 miles on the car and the check engine light came on. Haven't brought it in yet; but am sure it's nothing - car is running fine.
Handling. The handling is what makes this a fun car. The car sticks to the road like glue; it takes a lot to make this baby squeal.
Acceleration in automatic mode leaves something to be desired - but just switch over to manual and it fixes all of that.