My wife prefers the Mazda 6 and I'm taking a liking to the Honda Accord. We've never owned a Mazda or Honda vehicle before (previously/currently own: Ford & Nissan), and we will be trading in a Ford Mustang. The wife test drove the Mazda 6 today and loved it. I have yet to test drive either....because I'm working overseas right now, but I will when I return next month. The Nissan Altima is also a possibility, but once we put in the options we want - it's a little more than what we want to spend...we are trying to stay around $25k or less. Or, should I wait for the 2004 models to show? I can't seem to find any changes for 2004 for either of this vehicles(6 or Accord)...does anyone happen to have any info on the 2004's? Thanks for your feedback/suggestions!