2014 Mazda 3: A Few Creaks and a Tight Suspension
November 11, 2014
With a little over 16,000 miles on the odometer, our 2014 Mazda 3 is starting to show its age. Driving home last night on the admittedly rough 405 freeway here in L.A. our Mazda 3's windshield emitted more than a few noticeable creaks. Nothing terrible, just the occasional sign it's no longer showroom fresh.
On the flip side, I also noticed the overall feel of our Mazda 3 hasn't changed much since it was new. Usually when our long-termers get to the point of getting a few squeaks and rattles, they also start to feel a little loose through the steering.
Not this Mazda 3. It still feels sharp through the wheel and over rough pavement. If I didn't know there were over 16,000 miles on it I would guess there were maybe 1,600 miles on it. I'll take a few creaks from the windshield over a sloppy suspension any day.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,043 miles