Wouldn't we both like 40mpg, WriConsult. That said, I expect our boring, old, tried and true drive train to last for a while. There has to be more spirited performance with a gdi engine. The ET has a good suspension and is hard to beat there. BTW, as a delivery driver- subcontractor, I know exactly what it's like to not be able to fit 5 boxes inside my car because the dims were 1" too large. The Mazda3 hatchback has got to be a very viable choice for many people. The small SkyActivD on this vehicle would be very interesting.