2007 Mazda 6 Hatchback i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I have the only GT manual 6i hatchback that I know of in CA. After waiting months after my factory order it arrived just as requested - violet gray, black leather, iPod integration module. People are blown away when they see it, since there are so few of them in this configuration. It's not the fastest car, but it handles very well. The MPG is spectacular. I'm not even at half a tank and I've already driven almost 300 miles. (I admit that I don't drive real fast, but oh lord, I am loving the MPG thus far.) The Mazda6 is a car underserved by the base model and sport value configurations. That's why there are so many unsold. To really see the beauty of this car, see it decked out!
The side sill extensions that wrap around are made of pretty lightweight plastic. That's probably why the car ranks low in repair costs from collisions. I'd prefer a little more hefty composite, even if it adds weight to the car. The 4cl needs to evolve to a bit more refined successor