As I am waiting for a call back from both the dealer and my bank on a note for the Kia, we take in a 2004 Mazda3 hatch in Sunlight Silver with 91k and with.... A 5 SPEED MANUAL.
(not acutal car, add nominal Mazda Wisconsin rust for realism)
I drove it, and while it needs a wheel bearing and a purge valve (to turn off the CEL) its CLEAN inside and out. Except for the rust. Which isn’t TOO bad....
And the price is nice.