I spent over a year researching cars to buy when I finally got a job after college and I finally decided on the Mazdaspeed 3.
I lucked out and found a Grand Touring model with the windows already tinted and it only had about 5K miles on it.
I LOVE this car!!
By far the best bang for your buck when it comes to performance cars.
I am an aggressive driver and this car handles and BRAKES on a dime!
The only problem I have ever had is the pistons have misfired a few times due to bad gasoline.
Currently at about 34K miles and going strong!
I also highly recommend getting the Test Pipe from StreetUnit.com, it's awesome and gives you a 20 HP boost for only $160!!
Turbo, 6 speed transmission, body styling, hp, torque