2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Grand Touring 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
What a great car. The AWD ensures no torque steer and enhances handling, Mazda gets 270 horsepower (!) from a 2.3 liter 4 giving both great gas mpg and huge performance partly due to the direct injection - runs much cooler, and allows them to put the intercooler on top of the engine and route the ram air into a sealed box around it just like old muscle cars. Extraordinary handling as good as an M3/Audi RS6 with better reliability. Short throw 6 w/3 engine maps, normal/sport/snow, is a great idea. Heavy steering and heavy clutch problems don't exist in '07 so Mazda musta listened.The '07 Speed6 at $30k is simply the best sport sedan under $60k made. They only built about 4k of em so hurry!
Handling, performance, no turbo lag, keyless entry/exit, heated leather seats side bolstered with opposing color stitching. Huge 12"+ vented disc brakes, non intrusive stability control, Xenons, 18" whls, side airbag & curtains, exc.ride quality despite all the stiffening & body bracing. Sirius radio.
Auto wipers and headlights as on the Mazda3. Perhaps add a hood scoop to go with the trick ramair setup. Wider tires on the 18" wheels to increase cornering even more. More horsepower because you can never have enough with all wheel drive since there's no torque steer or rear wheel spin to deal with.