2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
As of this date I have put 2000 miles on my new MazdaSpeed 6, and am happier every day with the purchase. I got used to the somewhat touchy clutch after a couple of days and suggest one time test drivers not be put off by it. With rebates bringing out-the-door price below $25 K, this sedan is a screaming deal. Tested Subaru Legacy GT spec B, Audi A4, and BMW 3 - the Speed 6 provided by far the best bang for buck.
Performance is unparalleled for the price range. Nearly perfect for my needs and wants.
Cosmetic only - the dual exhaust ports in the rear bumper are a "GM-ish" touch that look silly.