We bought a new car on Sunday. It’s a 2004 Mazda 6i (with the 5th door). It’s nothing too special, but it definitely is a step up from Lauren’s dying Escort and my Ford Focus. We needed something that ran well and would last the next 3 to 5 years. We settled on the Mazda because it got high ratings on Edmunds.com, got decent gas mileage (with the 4 cylinder) and qualified for the Ford A-Plan that Lauren and I both have through family members.
As can be expected we are selling my 2000 Ford Focus SE on eBay Motors. If you live in Seattle, WA and are looking for a car go bid!