Started shopping around last year for a small sedan or wagon. It was a toss up between the Toyota Matrix XRS or the Mazda 3. XRS didn't offer navigation. Mazda 3 didn't offer navigation with a 5-speed. One day driving to work, a 07 Civic with a i-VTEC sticker on the back door passed by. I looked it up online and now I own one; Navigation + Summertires package. It's been one week and no regrets so far. In 6 days, I put on over 1200 miles going from San Francisco to Los Angeles and back.