2007 Mazda MAZDA6 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
Ok. This is coming from a "German car snob" all my life. I've owned Mercedes, BMW and Audi and finally got smart. I had a great deal lined up for a Mercedes ML430 (used) then did some reading on the horror stories and breakdowns. So decided to test drive the Mazda6 before I went for a 3 series BMW. Guess what? Save the 10k! The Mazda6 is outstanding, sexy and "prances" down the highway at 80 mph with a solid, quiet feel. Yeah the beemer is a little quieter, better turning radius, and tighter on hard turns, but get over it for thousands in savings with the Mazda6. This company knows where the market is!
Sexy. Interior roomy and sharp. Hatchback has a LOT of storage. Reliable. Unique. Prances down the road.
Turning radius. Tighter turns. Other than that? Magnificent value.