I apologize for the rather stupid question, but if I don't ask, it's just going to bother me. Is play in the gearshift normal (while it's in gear)?
I think you're right, I tried it my wifes 2005 Mazda3 and it does the same thing.Not sure if it's normal or not, but mine will move maybe a quarter inch in any direction (with a light one finger touch) while in gear. Hasn't seemed to cause any problems.
I'm assuming :tadts: