I had been kicking around the idea of getting a Scion Tc (had an Xb), then a Golf, then even briefly a Mustang. Drove the Golf, loved it! But the closest dealer was 45 minutes from my house, 30 from work, and to top it off they were utter dickbags.
Having driven the Mustang in Raleigh as a rental, I realized how cool but utterly retarded it would have been for me to buy it; it's just not at all a practical car, despite getting 31mpg.
So, I wanted a hatch and was looking at the Focus. The dealer is also a Mazda dealer, and so I drove one of these two, and actually liked it quite a bit more.
rated at 38mpg highway, and I'm already getting 36mpg average without it being broken in yet. The bluetooth stuff is fantastic, and despite not being a rocket, it's quite fun to drive. A lot more so than the box was. I'm more interested in the fact that I'll save a lot of money on gas, since it's currently $4.30 by us.
i drive a mazda 3 and love i was also looking at focuses but the mazda just looks so much nicer