I am a big fan of mazda too. I used to own a mazda protege, one of the best cars I've owned. I bought it used as my daily work or whatever driving car while my 350z sat in the garage in the winter and most summer. I miss that car since I had to let both go due to down sizing. Anyway glad you are buying a decent car. Forget GM. You will be in good hands with nissan.My Chevy HHR...I have owned it just under 2 years..bought used and sorry I did! Where do I start? Let's just say the only things I do like are the styling and the utility! The steering is mushy, the appointments are cheap, the carpet on the floor is thin and cheap, the visibility is horrible, the fabric seats are rough and stain easily, the car dents easily, the rotors are bad in 2 years, to replace a broken inside door piece you have to replace the whole door panel, my bottom panel interior lights flickered and they had to replace the whole panel....just as starters....I am a Huge Mazda fan and I also like Nissan's and Acura's! Happy driving!! Hope to drive a Juke someday...if not than a Mazda!!