2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
If Mazda had launched even the slightest marketing effort on this car, you would not be able to buy one. As it is, you can name your price. The MS6 is richly appointed and well designed. The interior is comfortable and reasonably quiet. I read a review of the car that was less than complementary. The same magazine recently had the Speed 3 on the cover and the article praised the car. We also have a MS3. There is little difference between the cars. The Speed 6 is a stellar car for the money. It smokes my A4 in almost every category. It is faster, quieter, better appointed, cost a lot less, and is built in Japan. Don't wait for the commercials buy now.
Contrary to other opinions, the stereo sounds very good after adjustments to treble, bass, and fade. Super quite engine at idle. Keyless entry eliminates pushing buttons. All the extras on the GT like heated seats. And the boossssst!
To get sticker for the GT they need some minor interior upgrades. The clutch is sporty and a bit tricky - may turn off the one-time test driver. The car would not be as much fun to drive with an auto tranny, but again it would bring it more main stream. They need to advertise!