thanks, but my thinking was if i'm not going to get another pickup then i want a hatch i can put my bike in, and i want to get a fast car as well. so those three seemed to fit the bill if they had an automatic. thanks for the advice of waiting a year because i was probably gonna wait til my wife's car is paid off soon anyway. the mazdaspeed 3 has 263 hp btw. i think all three of the cars i listed are around 260 hp.