Speed6 GT, the way to go
By Memnon on
2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Have had the car for about 4 1/2 months, with 3150 miles on it. I also looked at TSX, A4 Quattro, S40, G35x, Legacy GT Limited. In the end the Speed6 GT had all the features I wanted, plus some extras; a sleeper, with AWD, heated seats (live in the north-east), manual shift. TSX was nice, but no AWD and no bargains on them. There are really only 2 "big" issues; tough clutch (but you get used to it) and poor gas mileage, especially since you have to use 93... but my commute is short, so not a big deal for me.
A real sleeper with gobs of power, keyless entry and start, exclusivity (I love not seeing all sorts of people driving the same car as me), heated seats for those cold days!, styling inside and out.
Work on that clutch, gas mileage (even though it's a turbo, it's still a 4 banger).