Hello from San Diego!
I got myself a 2005 mazda 3! It has 200k miles and the engine was on its way out so the selling price was really low! I bought it after ending up seeing the 2.5 swap threads all over the internet. In fact, it's in the shop getting the transplant now.
I plan to put a basic sound system there after the engine is put back in. The PO already fixed the car with new clutch, new rubber, struts, mounts and the likes. Great commuter and better way to pick up people/girls than a honda civic. Awesome car!
I've been lurking for a while and this place seems like a good resource so thanks! I enjoy being part of the community and cheers!