Well, our family finally grew a bit too big for the cars we had. Not interested in purchasing a "boring" car just yet, we picked up a 2004 Mazda RX-8 from our local dealer, Mazda of Roswell. For 2004, Mazda sold the RX-8 with only 3 option "packages" (beyond the base model), plus a few add-ons such as the DVD-navigation system. Because of my height (>6 feet), I cannot drive a car this size with a sunroof, which limited me to the base model or the Sport package. This turns out not to be a big deal, as the only options I considered from the higher-end packages were leather seats (which I got the dealer to install anyway) and the Bose audio system (which I passed on as the Mazda audio system is pretty good anyway, and let's face it, the real music comes from the engine).
This is not to say that I have left the car alone:
Below are links to the official Mazda brochures for the 2004 model year:
This is an illustrated part catalog for the RX-8 from Mazda: