2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda6 Sport 4dr Sport Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Cannot believe the power. Is a real speedster, and surprises many beemers and mbz racers. Have only put 2000 miles on it so far, but some was trip to SF from the OC and got 26+ mpg at "somewhat" over the posted speed limit on the 5. Also, coming down Hiway 1 on return trip this thing drives like it is on rails. My wife is equally impressed, although she maintains that on the first ticket she will take away the keys. Love the shift pattern and feel of the clutch/shift engagment. Still takes some getting used to the start up from signals, but it is so much fun to drive like others I look for errands.
The six speed, the engine/turbo combo and the interior layout. Seats are comfortable (I have the Sport) and it is very quiet at cruising speed. Great value for the dollar and understated design and power.
Lower the body a little. Maybe make the mufflers really the size of the openings at rear. Otherwise, this thing rocks!