Got a recent Mazda 3 upgrading from a 95 Camry to something that was only built in the last 5 years, small car with newer engine, surprisingly rapid acceleration. Acceleration pedal is super sensitive and the clutch is super light. Also now 6 gears, seems ok and seems to feel better when accelerating to max speed from stop.
It was either this or pay another 10 grand for a Toyota GT86, which is still something I want at sometime, maybe in a few years (although a Supra might be in the option list at that time lol).
It's great how much cheaper manuals are on the second hand market. I would have seriously considered the recent Honda Civic hatch but because it's assembled for the European market the indicator is on the wrong side. Even though it's slower I would have got it because your revs are shown in a colourful light up on the dashboard underneath the wind shield with the speed dead centre, which was really nice for manual driving.