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2010 Mazda3

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  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Someone earlier asked about that.

    There are two tie town hooks that I saw in the 5-door. You can also use the LATCH anchors located in the back of the rear seats as well to hold down various things.

    One thing I noticed was that Mazda eliminated the sub cargo storage area. That stinks! Reason being is that Mazda polled current Mazda3 5-door owners, and no one stated that as a feature they liked, so, they eliminated it and spent that money elsewhere.
  • Thanks, I appreciate the reply! I think the LATCH would be the safest for them. Too bad about the extra compartments, I would have liked them.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Yes, we own both and I love my Civic dash layout. Not "stupid" at all but let's one keep the eyes on the road while knowing your speed...what's not to like. My comment about aging was that the Mazda seems to have more creaks, groans & "noises" than the Civic. Granted the 3 has close to 59k on the clock while the Civic hasn't even hit 20k in almost 3 years. I do like the dash layout of the '10 3 and the wife concurs. The only bad thing which the older 3s had was the crappy leather on the seats. Sat in a brand new Highlander yesterday and the leather was buttery smooth and there were no wrinkles or kinks to be found unlike the 3 leather of earlier years. And I know she really wants nice leather eventually. Has Mazda addressed this issue with the new iteration? Hope so as I think it'll be a real contender for the next new car we buy.

    The Sandman :)
  • joem5joem5 Posts: 201
    Besides the 2.5liter is there another choice in the Mazda 3 :) ?
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Yup, the 2.0, just like the 2009 and earlier models. :)

    Best regards,
    Shipo
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Has Mazda addressed this issue with the new iteration?

    Yes. The leather is much nicer this time around.
  • zar1zar1 Posts: 24
    I signed up with Mazda a long time ago and then again a month or two ago to get updates on the Mazda 3 intro but have yet to hear anything from them. Has anyone else signed up and received anything yet?

    Also noted promotional financing available right out the gate with 2.9% for 3 years. Not as good as 0 but not bad either for a brand new entry.
  • emily23emily23 Posts: 8
    Yes, they are.
    CarsDirect price of 25.6k for Accord V6-EXL.
    You can either use their dealers or simply go to a local dealership and ask if they will meet their price.
    Executive Honda in Wallingford did.
    Oh---see what the 2009 Mazda 3 models are going for. Mazda is giving their models away AND trying like hell to sell remaining 08 models.
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    Maybe 12 of them! They were on a truck, heading North on I-5 near Miramar in San Diego County. Methinks they came into port in SD, and were heading to points North. And in case you were wondering, while most were 4-doors, there was at least one 5-door.

    I've been leaning towards a 4-cyl Venza (just coming to dealers), then thought of a VW Sportwagon. This 3 seems like a smaller, sportier alternative that has all the latest technology. Can't wait to feel the 5-speed auto trans downshift by itself when taking a slow corner...
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Yes, they are.
    CarsDirect price of 25.6k for Accord V6-EXL.
    You can either use their dealers or simply go to a local dealership and ask if they will meet their price.
    Executive Honda in Wallingford did.
    Oh---see what the 2009 Mazda 3 models are going for. Mazda is giving their models away AND trying like hell to sell remaining 08 models.


    You apparently read nothing that I wrote....why don't you read it again.

    You are comparing a low ball price sale quote of a Accord with an MSRP of $31,500 to the MSRP...say it again with me....MSRP , not selling price, of a 2010 Mazda3. Not a fair comparison.
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    Back to the Mazda 3 please.

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  • tgassetttgassett Posts: 20
    I am not sure why you are on this forum?? If you want an Accord just go buy one.

    I agree with AVI on this one for sure. In my case I am buying a 2010 3 S Sport automatic which retails for $20,210. I can buy the car for $500 under that price easily plus I have a preferred buyers card from Mazda for another $500 off. There is nothing, and I mean nothing that comes remotely close to this car for around $19,200 plus taxes. If you tried to compare this car with the Civic EX you would be way off. It would be a better comparison to compare the S model 3 to the Civic Si which would cost a lot more for the same gas mileage and a little more hp but less torque.
    Different strokes for different folks. Isn't it great that we don't all like the same thing.
  • gamejo1gamejo1 Posts: 2
    Does anyone know if it has daul power seats or just a drivres power seat?
  • griswaldgriswald Posts: 33
    The Canadian version just has a driver's power seat, not sure about U.S.
  • tgassetttgassett Posts: 20
    I am 99% sure it is just the drivers seat. I test drove one last week but didn't look at the passengers seat controls.
  • emily23emily23 Posts: 8
    In CT, MSRP for a 2010 Maza 3 IS THE SELLING PRICE. Right now, dealers are asking for full sticker. That may change in the future, but right now..MSRP IS THE SELLING PRICE. There are many who will, I suppose, pay full sticker for a new model. I am not one of them.
    The quote from CarsDirect was NOT a lowball price. It was honored.
    Say it again with me...MSRP IS THE SELLING PRICE FOR THE 2010 MAZDA3. MSRP IS...
  • pvanmanpvanman Posts: 10
    Found a 2010 Mazda3 sedan, 2.5 eng, 6 speed trans, Bose stereo with 8 speakers, moonroof etc, sticker is $18,500, dealer would not even budge $1 below sticker. I am in Southern New Jersey, Phila area and can't find another 2010 Mazda3 anywhere close by. Needless to say, the car is still sitting on the lot.
    There are still plenty of 2009 Mazda3 sedans around with the 2.0 eng and 5 speed and they are ready to wheel and deal but performance wise the 2010 is much more superior.
  • joem5joem5 Posts: 201
    I have a 2.0 liter Mazda I new value 10 months old with 4k on it.I bought it because it was better on fuel than the S or GT 2.3 liter.The GT came with heated seats,but I wanted a 2.0 like my Type S Acura.
    . Now, if I go with a 2010 HB 5pd (wish it was a 6spd) it will have a 2.5 liter. So my question is can I shift into second gear and skip 3@4 and drop it in 5th gear (OD)? In my Acura I can drop it in 6th gear from third gear. I get 31 highway 26 city premium fuel.
    I have a feeling of a good trade in . I clear masked it, got rid of goofy antennae and put an Acura shark finn on it,but I need a HB. the options I want are a sunroof and heated seats.So,I'm stuck with a GT right?
    Unless dealer sends car to shop and installs heated front seats for $800.00.
    Well, if you have any ideas or critism I'd appreciate it. I'm off to try an Astra 2dr HB with heated seats and (leather) no sunroof unless you buy 4dr. . I was told it was an Opel made in Germany or belgium and it's rockin' Eurpope .You got any other cars in mind/ :shades:
  • bob226bob226 Posts: 4
    Gamejo1,

    It looks like the s GT (4-Door and 5-Door) come with driver's power seat with memory standard, but none of the trims have power passenger seat.
  • joem5joem5 Posts: 201
    It's new and belive me give them 4 months of this economy and they will deal.
    Some posters on here say to get an 09 and :shades: save alot of money.
  • bob226bob226 Posts: 4
    Joem5,

    Are you asking about the AT (5 speed)? If you put it in sport mode, you can up-shift from 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 (pull the AT stick back three times). The tranny won't let you down shift into a too low gear if it over spins the engine.

    If you are looking for a 6 speed, the s models (2.5L engine) come with 6 spd MT.
  • zar1zar1 Posts: 24
    Can you tell me when and how you got a $500 "Preferred Buyer's Card" for a 2010 Mazda 3? I signed up with Mazda months ago to receive 2010 M3 updates via email but have yet to receive any communication from them.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Can you tell me when and how you got a $500 "Preferred Buyer's Card" for a 2010 Mazda 3?

    The Perfered Buyers card is given out by an employee of Mazda.
  • tgassetttgassett Posts: 20
    make your email address public for a short while so I can get your address and I will send you some info.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Yes, they are.
    CarsDirect price of 25.6k for Accord V6-EXL.


    Here is a CarsDirect quote for a Accord V6 EX-L. They sated $25.9K Close to what you got.

    http://www.carsdirect.com/build/options?zipcode=06810&acode=USB90HOC011F0&restor- e=false

    Here is a CarsDirect quote for a comparable Accords V6 EX-L with nav. Since the $25,500 sticker for a 2010 Mazda3 has nav. There is quite a difference. $27,871

    http://www.carsdirect.com/build/options?zipcode=06810&acode=USB90HOC011Y1&restor- e=false

    So, as you see, a sticker price of $25,500 is quite a value, especially since the price went down from last year, and it has more equipment.

    Will there be discounts and incentives in the near future? Most likely.

    I, for one, do not see any reason to pay an extra $2,200 for a larger, less nimble car with not as much technological content.

    Is the Accord a great car? It sure is! Can you get a "good deal" on one right now? You bet. Does that automatically make other cars, like the 2010 Mazda3, not a good choice or a good value? Absolutely not.

    The Mazda3 is a great selling car, and has been ever since it came out. It has always had a higher end model closer to mid-sized sedan prices and it has not effected sales one bit, even in this tough economic climate. So, has Mazda does something right? It sure seems so. Will this trend continue with the 2010? I don't see why not. We sold 2 on Saturday.
  • manybmwsmanybmws Posts: 347
    I am the one who recommended the Accord originally as an MSRP comparison to a loaded 4-cylinder which is much closer to the MSRP of a loaded up 3 GT. And yes there are a few features that Avi pointed out the 3 has that the Accord doesn't but it's a pretty short list.

    I have to agree with Emily that the current Net Price is a better way to compare these days. After all what does the MSRP price mean on a brand new 2008 or 2009 Mazda 3? Absolutely nothing.

    So for a car shopper today you have to see what you can get for your money given the best deal on a car. This may get you a car that is upmarket from the competing mfg models you are looking at. In this market that is not uncommon. Heck I looked at a brand new 2007 Jetta for $15K. Still too much in my opinion.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I have to agree with Emily that the current Net Price is a better way to compare these days. After all what does the MSRP price mean on a brand new 2008 or 2009 Mazda 3? Absolutely nothing.

    I agree with that too. Afterall, MSRP is really a ficticous number in my opinion anyway.

    Considering that the 2010 just came out just a few days ago, a money conscious consumer will most likely wait to buy until the dealers are more willing to bend on the price or when Mazda offers incentives. Those things usually don't matter to the impulsive "gotta have it now" buyer that seems to have the interest in the car right now.
  • joem5joem5 Posts: 201
    On the Mazda GT it has every option in Mazda offers. Keyless entry, push button start and a few bells and whistles.
    Go to Google and type in New cars 2010 and go to future car and you get practically a 2009 price for $300.00 more. You build the GT (colors are bad) and you will seem alot lower than my title. :shades:
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    I just saw a Mazda3 in Pearl White!!! It was beautiful! Really a sporty, zoom zoom looking car! The interior looks nice too, the whole design has a more upscale look.
    The whole concept looks like fun! The car was only $20k, it has alloy wheels, tan cloth, no roof, but for the money it simply looks like a more expensive car. I could totally see myself in the car. Though, its not the car I plan to get on my next lease.
    It doesn't look like your average car, finally, a company that can step out the box and design a car going with a more concept look. There are so many cars out there, but most are all boring, why not have some fun. This car seems to have it. BUT, I have not driven it yet, so its engine and feel cannot be judged yet. I am sure it does drive quite well, with its shiftable automatic.

    I am very impressed. The white looks the best on the car. I would like to test drive one now, but I am not really in the market for a new lease.
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