2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Was ready to buy a WRX, then drove the Speed6. I could not pass up the performance & value for the price. Bought the Grand Touring for little more than a spartan equipped WRX. I like the WRX's overt styling cues, but appreciate the subtle styling of the Speed6.
Love the acceleration and braking, not to mention the host of standard features. Smooth 6 speed transmission and Xenon headlights.
More power, more grip, MP3 CD player with AUX imput jacks, Bluetooth, touch screen navigation, full size spare. Lose the fake exhaust pipe covers. Instrument panel illumination other than red (green, blue). Rear center head rest. Clutch feel. Turning radius. Gas mileage. Gross weight.