At around 3000 miles on the odometer, I noticed an unusual noise that can only be heard when in the driver*s position. It starts at just under ten miles per hour and can be heard at any speed above that. It will change in intensity, depending upon the road surface. It almost disappears when driving on new blacktop. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like a noise you would hear if you were lightly drumming your fingers on a large coffee can cover when the can is empty. I thought it might be a suspension noise, but I just had a complete inspection done on the front suspension and wheels. I just rotated the tires (Toyo) at 5000 miles and the noise didn*t change any after that. My current thinking is that it might be a vibration of something under the hood. It*s amazing how loose most of the panels and covers are in the engine compartment, because everything is fastened using plastic clips instead of screws. I*d also like to note that I had a loaner vehicle for an afternoon while mine was being serviced, a new CX-5 with about 1500 miles on, and I thought I heard the same noise while driving it. Has anyone else had experience with a noise issue that matches what I*ve described? Any thoughts on the loose panels under the hood, or maybe even an air intake noise that might sound like what I*ve described. It*s so annoying that I can hear it even if I have the volume up on the sound system to try and mask it. The CX-5 is an awesome vehicle, but this problem is really frustrating.