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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kats3kats3 Posts: 1
    Werner Mazda in Manchester NH is going to have a 2007 5 door/true red/Touring/auto/moonroof w/6 cd in next week. What can I expect to pay for this car? Is it worth it to just hold out for the 2008? They also said that the financing offers will differ between the 2 years...is this true?
  • ecofunecofun Posts: 22
    There are plenty of automatics around at Boston and NH dealers. You should be able to find this car at several dealers in the area. It's always risky to talk to only one dealer. I would think that you could get this for invoice if not better. Figure that you can knock $1000 off a '08. The car is essentially the same as the '07 model. If you keep the car for 5 years or more, there won't be a wide spread on resale. If you plan on only 2-3 years, difference in resale could be significant. You do the math from here. Good luck.

    One thing I noticed shopping for a loaded GT at Werner, they all came with a front air dam. Waste of money for me so I wouldn't deal with them. You may be OK with the Touring model though. I ended up buying from Sentry West in Shrewsbury, MA. Very easy deal and I got exact options I was looking for. Remember you can still service the car at any dealership.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    There are plenty of automatics around at Boston and NH dealers. You should be able to find this car at several dealers in the area

    Yes and no. 5-door production numbers were reduced this year due to the body molds being used on the Mazdaspeed3's. Inventory on the 5-doors are slim to none, unless you are open to color.

    kats3- The financing deals are different from 07 to 08.
  • chavis10chavis10 Posts: 166
    I would never call this process fun. If you as a buyer do not give your undivided attention to what's been presented, you'll be made a fool of. The amount of effort it takes to insure a fair transaction is utterly fatiguing. Dealers do this for a living and the odds are stacked completely against a buyer who doesn't spend his/her work week sharpening their proverbial sword of car negotiating. The tactics are purely despicable and I will no apologies for making such a strong statement. That is not to say, however that all dealer employees are snivelling vultures. My current salesperson is very pleasant however the managers who rarely show themselves appear to be crooks
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I cannot say I disagree with you. However, there are some that do not work like that.

    In my store, it does not pay to work like a crook. With the Internet today, even a little bit of homework goes a long way. There really isn't anything to hide anymore. Plus, if a customer thinks you screwed them, they won't come back. I don't want that.
  • Just purchased this one yesterday:

    2007 Mazda 3S Touring Hatchback
    Automatic with Moonroof/CD changer
    $18900 incl destination charges
    Excl taxes and registration fees.

    Also took advantage of Mazda offer for 36 mth 0% Financing .
    I tried to get more off by offering to pay cash but did not succeed.

    Good price?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,030
    2007 Cosmic Blue Mica Mazdaspeed3 Grand Touring
    Options: Wheel Locks
    Price paid: 24855.50(MSRP+ Doc Fee)
    Terms: Cash
    My selling dealer(Kings Mazda) located the car in Cleveland and transported it by flatbed to Cincinnati at no additional charge.
    Could I have paid less at another dealer? Maybe.
    Do I care? Not one bit. The dealer was a pleasure to work with and I paid what I thought the car was worth. What else matters?
    Besides, I'm having WAY too much fun carving up twisting two lanes and blowing off Mustang GTs and Charger Daytonas at the Stoplight Grand Prix.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • Try this on for size -

    I just bought a 2008 Mazda3 I touring with the side impact airbags options. Here is the breakdown of what I paid:

    According to the purchase papers:
    $16890 for the vehicle itself
    $59.00 tags
    $400.00 taxes

    $17349 out the door.

    Harrelson Mazda in Charlotte, NC said they would always give you invoice price. They also gave me $4000 for my trade that had 165000 miles and body damage on it. Ended up financing at 1.9% for three months. I think it is a great deal! My younger sister is coming up to get her 2008 GT later on this year. Also they waived the bogus dealer processing fee of $499.50 since my father haggled with them so well. ;)
  • I am talking to an Ohio dealer; the car is 2007 s Sport, options moonroof / 6cd pkg and side curtain bags; MSRP is 19870 (includes 595 delivery). Dealer says there is a 500 rebate, (which I can't seem to confirm anywhere) plus i have S Plan pricing (and the dealer knew I had S Plan pricing before mentioning the 500 "rebate"). This would bring the price down to 18,050 which is 1,820 off of MSRP? Is this a good deal at this point in August? I am wondering if the S Plan pricing is doing anything for me at all, or if I could do better just bargaining to take a 2007 off the dealer's lot. Appreciate any input.
  • Bought this car on 18 Aug 07 in Seaside, CA (Monterey Peninsula) -- in white w/ beige interior. Paid the following:
    Sales price = $16,145.00 ($2000 off the MSRP of $18,145)
    Document prep fee = $55.00
    DMV electronic filing fee = $28.00
    License fee = $170.00
    Calif tire fee =$8.75
    Sales Tax = $1174.50 (CA 7.25%)
    Out-the-door total = $17,581.25
    It was a simple transaction as I had no trade-in (my previous car had been stolen) and paid cash in full. I did decide to add an extended warranty, not included in the above: "Total Care" 6 yr/100K -- initially offered at $1777, then dropped to $1377 when I declined, and then talked down to $1277. Don't really know if that's a good deal or not, but I'm happy with the car and price paid for it, and the purchase process itself at the dealership was fine.
  • autonomousautonomous Posts: 1,769
    I'm curious why you opted for the extended warranty for the Mazda3 as it has had a record of good reliability.
  • Got a really good deal from Pierre at Manhattan Auto Group. He was great to deal with and knew plenty about the car even though he's mainly a Ford salesperson. On to the price:

    OTD sale price = $22,232.00 ($796 off Invoice). Since I wanted a '07 for 0% APR, but there were virtually none around like I wanted, they gave me a nice price on an '08 and then 1.9 APR won't break anyone's bank.

    Car includes a few minor accessories like moon roof wind deflector, rear bumper guard and cargo tray.
  • I'm looking at a 2008 Mazda3 s Sport hatchback automatic. Edmunds quotes invoice as $18,261, but three dealerships now have quoted the invoice as $18,411. Has the invoice price changed recently? Should I be able to negotiate a price lower than the invoice price? Should I expect to pay _anything_ else on top of this besides tax and DMV fees, or can I confidently argue anything else away?
  • Hello all,

    Was recently quoted $21300 for a 2008 automatic 5-door mazda3s, grand touring, with the 2mc package (Moonroof, 6-CD and Bose Audio) option. This includes freight, but not taxes, tags, etc.

    The lease price was $7300 with the one-pay (upfront) option. I am leaning towards the leasing option generally speaking anyway.

    Would appreciate input on whether or not this is a good deal or if I can/should bargain for better. I did note that $21300 was only about $65 over invoice for that car and package.

    Welcome your input.

    Cheers,
    brian
  • pfjepfje Posts: 25
    What do you mean,..."the lease price was $7300 with one-pay (upfront) option."

    What is the length of the lease? How many miles per year? Residuals? Money factor?

    Thanks.
  • This is a 2008 Mazda3 s Touring hatchback automatic. Final price is $19,217, fees are $252.75. Only includes the rear bumper guard option (invoiced at $40). Should I proceed? Thanks!
  • here are the rest of the details:

    - 24 month lease
    - The Residual is 69% of MSRP $15865.17
    - The money factor is .00152.
    - 10,500 miles per year lease.
    - lease changes by 2% residual for the 12k miles per year lease. $8057.
  • filodfilod Posts: 189
    jfritsch - first I thought the 1500 - 2000 off is msrp will be difficult, until I saw someone buying the Mazda 3 Sport for $17,165 (actually by markman post #3200, and thank you too markman).

    For the 08, do you think I can offer $2,000 below msrp for a Mazda 3 S Touring Auto?

    Curious, how can they go below invoice that much? I was quoted a Civic EX 08 (that I am going to buy when it comes anytime this week) way below the invoice, actually in the range you have been talking about. I get surprises everyday when I see some postings that I thought impossible.

    When I saw your postings, I got curious and the Mazda 3 is now in my list. Thank you for the info. It is worth trying right? I will try a $2,000 off msrp. And if they agree, it is now between the 3ST and the civicEX.
  • Invoice price has become more or less a nominal figure over the last 20 years. It can be a fair to miserable indicator of the true cost of a vehicle to a particular dealer irrespective of holdback, etc. (i.e. not all factory to dealer incentives are publicized)

    Check out my message 316 in the chevy silverado forum. Do not waste much time walking into dealerships once you know what you want. Separate the jokers (85%) from those serious end of the month within a 100-300+ mile radius of your home via fax or email and work the top 3 or so against one another.

    A decent target price on 95% of production vehicles is around 15-20% more than the wholesale price of a 1year old used one. (via kbb,edmunds.com or nada.com) closer to 15 percent at the end of the model year. This would put the target price of a 19000-ish mazda3 hatchback in the 16xxx range. If you find one dealer 100 miles away for lower so much the better. If you're financing for 3-5 years be sure to get that in order as you can lose a lot more here than on pure price. You may have to pay up for a month or two on the 08s depending on model.

    Also check out message 9919 on the Honda Pilot forum.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    jfritsch - first I thought the 1500 - 2000 off is msrp will be difficult, until I saw someone buying the Mazda 3 Sport for $17,165 (actually by markman post #3200, and thank you too markman).

    For the 08, do you think I can offer $2,000 below msrp for a Mazda 3 S Touring Auto?

    Curious, how can they go below invoice that much? I was quoted a Civic EX 08 (that I am going to buy when it comes anytime this week) way below the invoice, actually in the range you have been talking about. I get surprises everyday when I see some postings that I thought impossible.

    When I saw your postings, I got curious and the Mazda 3 is now in my list. Thank you for the info. It is worth trying right? I will try a $2,000 off msrp. And if they agree, it is now between the 3ST and the civicEX.
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