I was wondering the same. The 9-5 wagon is great utility and especially the Aero is a blast, but all models after 2004 were almost Aero power anyway.
Possibly the concern might be age? The newest ones are 2009, and those are uncommon. Even 2008's are not plentiful as sales dwindled in the last years with the NG9-5 close to being released.
Regarding the options. Mazdaspeed 3 is still fundamentally a Mazda 3 which means it is prone to rust. Those cars are among the fastest rusting vehicles around in these parts... that said the mazdaspeed models have a turbo and nicer seats etc. Quite sporty. X1 is not very sporty, but a nicer car imho.
In addition to the Audis, I'd look at BMW hatches as they have some very nice looking ones in the 4 series (and maybe 3 series, I forget)... Not the XT's but the plain 4 series. Not sure if you can get that with a turbo (and stick?) and they might be newer only and higher priced. Worth a look into though.
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