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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • zar1zar1 Posts: 24
    I don't recall the OTD and would have to hunt down the paperwork but the fees and taxes won't vary based on where you purchase, but rather by where you are domiciled. All dealers in California to my knowledge charge the same $55 doc. fee. Likewise, tire disposal fees are mandated statewide. Sales tax will vary by county and in some cases as in SD county, by city and again is based on where you live, not where you purchase. Total DMV fees can be calculated in advance easily by using the Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator at Using these tools and Edmunds invoice pricing, you can calculate your OTD for any vehicle with any option combo you choose. Good luck!
  • herbench21herbench21 Posts: 6
    my problem is... i dont know how to "work hard". What did you have to do to get that deal?
  • vubearvubear Posts: 1
    hello waygrabow i've been looking into the mazda 3 HB in seattle wa, and this would be my first time buying a car the
    retail- $20,030.00
    Ive been to a few places already to get quotes

    one dealership is does costco auto program does invoice plus $400
    the other is willing to match other dealerships even this one
    so the price they gave me is $20,999.00 with a $500 rebate knocks that down to $20,499.00 after taxes $157.75 gov, then $2,057.90 makes it

    about $22,714.65 then they say they would losing -$202

    and im sorry my scenario isn't welly detailed out im just wondering is that a decent price or should i just keep on bargaining with them
  • dakennydakenny Posts: 7
    I contacted about 8 dealerships via email, through edmunds. I got quotes from each of them, then contacted the two best ones. I made it clear I was shopping between the two, and wanted the very best Out the Door price they could give me.

    Be sure to get the Out the Door price, base price for car can be augmented too many ways to list.

    I had gone to another dealer and they made it clear they would match or beat any other offers I had gotten. I took the best OTD quote from the other dealers. That was my starting point in the negotiation with this dealer. It so happened that they made a mistake and gave me a quote in response that was amazing... what I paid in the end. They reversed and said they couldn't do that, I got mad and made noise. Talked to the owner of the dealership and he made it work so that I could pay what they gave me the great quote for.

    All in, it took about 2 weeks from start to finish, although I have been at it since early March, you could do it in 2 weeks I suppose.

    Also be sure to get the Preferred Buyer's Card, I mentioned it in earlier posts.

    Good luck herbench and everyone else. By the way, been driving my car all over and I LOVE it
  • baccus49baccus49 Posts: 60
    Red with the moonroof package.

    The dealer was doing a Memorial day $500 customer cash.

    $22,100 plus TTL.
  • mars168mars168 Posts: 10
    I am in MD too, looking for hatchback, can you share where you got your deal?

  • chirayu18chirayu18 Posts: 3
    Does anyone know what the rebates/incentives will be for June 2009? I am trying to decide if I should wait or not on buying a 2009 Mazda3 i Touring Value.
  • herbench21herbench21 Posts: 6
    Thank you very much for the tip!

    I got OTD quotes from 2 dealerships here in LV... 1 gave me a really low quote for 2010 GT HB A...lower than the 2009. So i told the other dealership that and he told me that they actually own all Mazda dealerships in LV...and the quote that was given to me was for another car. Not for the car I wanted. He said that sometimes, some salesman would quote you on another model car to get you in the lot. How unfortunate is that?! I'm giving the "honest" guy the benefit of the doubt but I also started asking quotes around SoCal area, so we'll see what happens. We will be going to SD next weekend and one of the cars that I saw is in National City. Hopefully they will be honest with me.

    Thanks again for your help!

    Hopefully by next week, I'll be Zoom Zooming like you :)
  • pbh20pbh20 Posts: 1
    I'm trying to find a 2009 i touring manual sedan, but I can't find any close to where I live. Do you guys know if I can find one at another dealer and have them ship it to my local dealer? Would I go through my local dealer or would I have to talk to the other dealer to buy the car?
  • scdelanscdelan Posts: 10
    Good luck finding one. Last I heard there were like 9 left on the entire east coast. And that was a couple weeks ago. You can try searching dealer inventory on the Mazda website but I doubt you'll find one at this point in time.

    If you're looking at getting an 09 you really just have to look at inventory now. If there's a few in your area you could probably wait until the 1st to see if there's any new specials. But if inventory is like 1-2 cars you might not have the benefit of time.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    Use the 'Search Inventory' link on Mazda's website, which will search up to 250 miles from the ZIP Code entered, then filter it down to "2009 MZ3 i Touring Value 4-door Manual". There are 16 within 250 miles of my Atlanta ZIP.

    You will likely get the best deal from the dealer who has the vehicle. If you involve your local dealer, it only makes sense that they'll want to make a profit for playing 'middle-man'.
  • metsjetsmetsjets Posts: 12
    Like i said, I am looking for a 2010 Mazda3 4 door, i touring.
    I want only 2 options installed... these would be the remote engine start and fog lights....
    What do you guys think my chances of getting the car with only these two options are
    Also... I am probably going to be buying in mid august.... do you think there will be and incentives such as cash to customer or anything else like that??
    What do you think a good price for me to expect would be??
  • dakennydakenny Posts: 7
    I got two quotes from dealers on the Western side, Castle Mazda in Silver Spring and Congressional Mazda in Rockville. They both quoted me at 18200 plus or minus $50.

    I got my deal from Preston Mazda on the Eastern Shore, in Preson MD.

    Good luck!

    Still zooooming...
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    was that $18,200.00 the otd price?? if it isn't your paying too much..invoice for a 2010 mazda 3 i touring with manual tranny is about 17,000.00 or a little under that.
  • mars168mars168 Posts: 10
    I have not contacted the preston, will give a try.

    BTW, Fizmall claims they can price match, and after I asked their sales, they seems fall into silence. Do you have any experience with them?

    I do not like Thomson.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    Both of those (fog lights & remote start) are dealer-installed accessories. If you find an i Touring that in your color choice with no options, the dealer can add those two items. FYI- the remote start is only available with Automatic Transmission (just in case you didn't know).

    The price for Fog Lights- $350 retail
    and Remote Engine Start- $300 retail plus installation....

    You can always add these items after you've negotiated the deal on the car, too...
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    I've been pleasantly surprised that the majority of 5-door Sport models in my area have the Moonroof/6CD/Bose option. A few even have the Technology Package (which I don't want), but it's interesting that it's not a Grand Touring model exclusive.

    I've been quoted $21,150 (plus TTL) for a 2010 MZ3 5-door Sport with AT and Moonroof/Bose/6CD. That's $518 over invoice and $945 off MSRP. I get a feeling that they'll put some cash (or marketing support) on these in a month or two....thoughts?
  • dakennydakenny Posts: 7
    18,200 is OTD price
  • mars168mars168 Posts: 10
    I am happy with it. :D
  • metsjetsmetsjets Posts: 12
    Yes i am planning on getting automatic

    Do you have any idea of what i should pay for this car OTD when both remote start and fog lights are installed (I am in northern NJ) Thank you very much
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