2007 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This car is a lot of fun to drive. Before making the purchase I did a lot of research and drove almost all of the comparable sedans. I compare the Mazda 6 to the VW Passat, and I really feel they are quite comparable in ride and handling. I just really feel for the money there is not a better deal out there. I have averaged 27 MPG in mixed driving situations, which is quite an improvement since I almost always am a Mopar/Chrysler/Dodge guy. I like the fact the car is assembled in the USA by UAW workers. That was really the tipping point in my decision to purchase this over a Mazda 3, or some other sedan.
Peppy little motor. Plenty of room, full sized trunk. Nice look to the car. Spoiler. I like the Mazda "switchblade type" key.
Sun/moon roof on the Sport Value Edition would make it sweeter.