2014 Mazda Mazda3 S Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3: Squeaks

March 7, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

Drive our long-term 2014 Mazda 3 on anything other than perfect pavement (or initiate a really hard turn) and one thing stands out: This thing's got some squeaks.

Mainly, the annoying sound waves are emanating from, I think, where the A-pillars and windscreen meet at the bottom, but there's also some much lighter squeaking from what sounds like the intersection of the rear door and B-pillar.

I guess this is the price you pay for structural rigidity?

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 4,239 miles

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By greenpony
on 03/07/14
3:58 PM PST

Every car has some compromises. I'd take a few squeaks and rattles over, say, flaccid handling. Just turn the radio up.

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