2006 Mazda Mazda6 s Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
We bought this car new, but at a discount probably because it's a stick and had been sitting on the dealer's lot for 6 months. In over 40 years of driving I would rate it as one of my favorite cars, combining fun to drive, decent economy (City avg 22+ mpg, Hwy 26-27 mpg), looks and reliability. The V6 has a distinct midrange, but will pull smoothly from 1500 in top gear. Ergonomically it's superb with controls laid out well and the pedals arranged for easy heel & toeing.
Fun to drive, comfortable, fuel economy good for a car potentially as quick as this is, styling, reliability.
Better headlights, slightly longer legs in 5th, tighter turning circle.