my current car is a Mazda 3 (4 door - don't really like the hatchback) - and i love it.
That is the car I am interested in buying when I can afford it. I read the platform or something is the same as the Volvo S40 which I currently drive (and love). I just don't like the high cost of maintenance and all the problems I've had.
My other car is a 95 Grand Am with well over 140,000 thousand miles with minimum problems compared to the Volvo with only 40,000 miles. It would be nice if the electric windows worked now and the keyless entry.
I also have a 1988 Nissan pick-up that has outlived it's useful life. It was a darn good truck for over 20 years and I hate to put her down. It's just not safe to drive, and the bed is rusted through. It's not worth paying the insurance, taxes, and tags anymore. I hadn't started it up for over 3 months though, and used it to haul the christmas tree off a few weeks ago. It started right up. Two clutches, one alternator, and three batteries over 20 years. Now that is low maintenance!