2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I'm nearing 1,000 miles on a 2010 coupe and have zero complaints. Excellent acceleration and handling, a joy to drive. Test-drove the Mazda 3 and Accord Coupe. The Altima has a much more solid feel than the Mazda -- no comparison really. The Accord was roomier and drove about as nicely as the Altima, but we liked the styling on the Altima better and it cost thousands less than the Accord. The dash layout is a big plus for us -- simple, easy-to-reach controls. Love the CVT trans. Alum alloys are standard on the base model and they are really nice wheels. The back seat is smallish and the trunk space is very limited but these are trade offs we've accepted to get a very sporty looking, fun car.
Body style, dash layout, CVT trans, very big glove box, well-placed Ipod jack, supportive seats, nice wheels, smooth acceleration
a little more range on seat adjustability, a little better gas mileage (am getting about 27 in mostly highway driving)