2007 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This car (4 cyl 5 speed sport value edition) is really hard to beat. Probably a more expensive car, like a BMW, Mercedes, or Cadillac CTS could beat it in many respects. But, for the money (around 20K), this car is unbeatable. Everything about it is well thought-out. I love the size-- not too big, not too small.
The overall size of the car-bigger than the Mazda3 (too small for me), but smaller than Camry, Accord, Altima, which I think are too big for everyday driving with just one or two people in the car. I also love the drive train--engine has a nice "growl", and the shifter has precise short throws.
Shorten the turning radius. I'm not used to having to back up and take another shot at parking places as often as I do with this car.