2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
This has been the most rewarding new car purchase I've ever made. Whets my appetite for getting out my track car. Performance exceeds expectations, fuel economy exceeds expectations, build quality exceeds expectations. Steering is a tad heavy, but that's to be expected with a car this heavy. This is a competitor to the Audi S4 for $20,000 less. The only shortcomings are the undersized turbo and clutch. The engine falls on its face at 5500 RPM, despite 1200 more revs until fuel shutoff. A larger turbo would alleviate this.
They are all my favorite! Handling and performance especially.
Bigger turbo, and something about the clutch. Engagement point further from the floor would be nice.