Mazda is recalling over 11,000 units of the Mazda 3 in Germany because the wipers might malfunction due to a loss of electrical power. In my recent Mazda 3 test cars, I noticed something else: On the regular Mazda 3, the wipers were slowly pushed towards the center of the windshield at speeds above 110 mph. And on the Mazdaspeed 3, the front hood started vibrating visibly over 135 mph (which is a speed easily attained in this small rocket.) What’s that, you don’t drive your Mazdas at 135 mph regularly?

By Jens Meiners