5,000-Mile Mark - 2014 Mazda 3 S Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3 S Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mazda 3: 5,000-Mile Mark

April 1, 2014

2014 Mazda 3

Not a big surprise here. Our 2014 Mazda 3 has crossed the 5,000-mile mark after just over two months in the long-term fleet. It's already a staff favorite thanks to its sharp handling, well-trimmed interior and overall usefulness.

It hasn't been without problems, though, as a loose battery cable caused the check-engine light to illuminate and send the car into some kind of limp mode. It was corrected at the dealer free of charge. Another editor also noticed a few ticking noises from the interior but none of them were enough to warrant a dealer visit.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 5,070 miles

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