I have a Mazda 6S (V6 sport) and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a good looking car and a lot more fun to drive than a Honda Civic (or just about any Honda for that matter). I bought mine new 10 years ago (this month) and still have it; going on 160,000 miles. I'll hand this car down to my teenage son later this year, and he's really looking forward to getting behind the wheel. Maintenance on this vehicle has been practically nothing. I'm looking at upgrading to a BMW/Infinity/Lexus sports sedan, but still keep looking back at the Mazda 6 because I have enjoyed this car so much. I also have had a Mazda CX-9 for the past 4 years, and have never had the vehicle in the shop once.