Guess this is my first post. A little history...currently own a 92 Miata with 196k smiles, which has been thoroughly autocrossed and thrown around on the occasional track day. The wife has been turned on by the RX8 will will replace here 92 Corolla some day in the future. Since she's been driving the practical car for the last few years...I figured I get the next "family" car and just hold on to the Miata which would be converted to a track slut. Once I saw pics of the new 6 I new it would make a worthy garage mate. A few months ago I was ga-ga over the new Mini Cooper...but started to think that if kids were in the game plan something a little larger might be more suitable eh. For me the charcoal grey or blue 6 Sport-hatch, with black backgroud headlights, the 4-banger (to frugal to spluge in a v-6); and auto-manual tranny if offered (this way the lady won't mind if it sneak away with the RX8 on the occasional commute since he hate stick shift
. I'll probably opt for the Nav and sunroof...always wanted a car with both. The 6 sure has a lot of appeal amongst the the latest offerings. The Ultima seems like its main competition. People who are used to buying Hondas and Toyotas will stay stuck in a rut and continue their trend...but people shopping for Nissan, Mitsu's, even domestics will be more likely to accept the new 6. It will be interesting to see what sort of after market follow the 6 gains...hopefully a supercharger will be developed upping a 4-banger to a proper 200hp. I still can't get over the fact that I am willing to buy a FWD again.
Anywayz...I look forward to following this list...and reading the first ownership reviews and drive reports. It'll be a year or two before we can get one in our garage....so the Hatch should be in the US by then