I think if you habitually hit the center console with your knees, more often than not, it will annoy, rattle and squeak in time...just like any other.
Notice that in this car, the center console/transmission is pretty high..compare that to other midsize out there. Gives you that "high center tunnel" feel ala "low slung seats"...racy somewhat, like sitting inside a Miata.
With that said, the center console should be more secure..more rigid in place. Surely, Mazda will take note on this (keep up the emails) and will be addressed in a prompt fashion. They cannot risk failing sales..for a post-Ford, breakthrough car, like the M6.
Ditto. This is minor
stuff. Besides, you already took an immediate hit
in new car value (once you drove it off the lot).
Weigh in the pros/cons FIRST
..If I'm in your shoes, I'll not trade-in a one month old car....all for some negligible annoyance. Money-wise, I won't even think twice of doing such.
My old Passat, when was new I noticed squeaks/road noise in a month (known issue)...Heck, I kept it for nearly 13yrs. Same "situation" as yours...
It's like a having a "wife"
....Told myself: "Live (and LOVE) with it."
Any man can handle it..