Ah, cheap sealed bearings that have been in too long.
Now we get to see if you can break the FG Mazda3 curse.
There's also a few tributes among the Miata world, but theirs are fabulous in entirely different ways.
I poked the rust... Never poke the rust...
That's a Mazda 3 instrument panel
I've just got back home from a 1924 km roadtrip through Northern France... in a rented three-pot 1.0 Focus which proved to be a decent car. It had torque, but no turbo lag (pretty much the opposite of what I expected) and it really liked to rev. Ford, wherever you've spent the money for engine r&d, give those people more of it!
Will you ever learn?