2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Mazda comes through again. This is my 5th Mazda (RX-7, B2000 & 2 MPV's) so I felt comfortable with the brand. Looked and drove the IS250, G35X and C280 4-matic. For what you get in those (fit & finish mostly) it's definitely not worth the extra cash. I love the power band. The drivers seat/steering wheel has plenty of adjustments to get comfortable. The Bose system is adequate but I didn't buy the car for the stereo. The 6-speed is wonderful and rear gearing seems to be appropriate. The styling is both subdued and eye catching at the same time. Best of all this is a one time production car (2006 only). it will hold its value.
Power, power everywhere. Interior layout. Keyless is wonderful.
Change the gauge cluster lighting so it will remain bright when you turn your headlights on during the daytime.