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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mars168mars168 Posts: 10
    I think most cars need some time to get its best, just like you move in a new construction.

    Nothing wrong with brand NEW, just for all parts sit for their best among each other.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    Here's the response I got from Mazda when asking for a Preferred Buyer's Card.

    MazdaCustomerAssistance@mazdausa.com
    to me


    Thanks for contacting Mazda.

    We appreciate you taking the time out to e-mail us with your inquiry. Unfortunately Mazda North American Operations is no longer disbursing the Preferred Buyer’s Card as we are completely out of stock. In addition, we cannot speculate if such a promotion will be available again in the near future. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

    Again, thank you for contacting Mazda.

    Regards,

    Erik A.
    Customer Assistance Specialist, E-Business
  • relldonrelldon Posts: 8
    I would recommend Britt Mazda in Fredericksburg, VA. I just bought a 2010 Mazda 3 there. They spent a lot of time helping me to locate the precise car that I wanted with the features that I wanted, ultimately locating one in the Philadelphia area. I like the no haggling sales philosophy. The salesmen don't work on commission so they were working for me, not for increased profits through unnecessary add ons. There was no hard sell for extended warranty plans. The salesmen were knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. I'd shop there again.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    I think I've got a good quote.. finally. This is for the:

    2010 Mazda 3 s Hatchback with Bose/Moonroof option. It's about $350 below invoice plus TTL.

    $19,536
    1758 Tax
    342 Title and License and doc fee

    $21,636 Total Out the Door

    Good quote right?
  • ee74ee74 Posts: 13
    Hello,

    I was just starting my new car search, and the Mazda3 was at the top of my list. So, I sent out some email quote requests for a 3i Touring, manual transmission. The first quotes I received were around invoice to a couple hundred dollars less ($16994+TTL to $17292+TTL). Then, the dealer at 16994 dropped his price to 16300, plus $500 in free gas. I was just starting my search, and haven't even looked at any other cars (was going to at least try to drive a Civic), but this seems too good to pass up. I'm ready to go make the deal without looking at anything else. Does anyone think I could possibly do better than this deal on a Mazda3 or any other make that is comparable? BTW, my last two cars have been Mazdas (1991 MX-6, 2001 Protege), so I have been a Mazda fan for a while, which also makes this easier for me. Thanks.
  • mohan12mohan12 Posts: 2
    All,

    Would like to get your thoughts on the following quote:

    2009 Mazda 3- iTouring Value
    -Blue
    -Auto
    -Cargo net
    -Wheel locks
    -CD/Moonroof (didn't ask for this, but "its all they have")

    $20,645 retail price
    $18,072 dealer "sale price"
    ($2,000) rebate (national, I believe)
    $16,072 car "sale price"
    $1,103.52 VA tax/tags/fees
    -----------------------------------
    $17,175.52 "out the door"
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    ee74...

    That's a fantastic price. It's much lower than I have found so far. I don't think you'll find it for any less. I'd take it. I'm assuming it's the 3i Touring Manual with no additional options. What city, state is this deal from?
  • ee74ee74 Posts: 13
    Thanks for the advice. This quote is from a dealer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area (Texas). The salesman stated that his boss was trying to meet a Mazda3 objective this month. The quote is good until next Tuesday (end of June). I'm planning to go get it Thursday. For this price, I don't think any competing car can touch it.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    >>>>>For this price, I don't think any competing car can touch it.

    I totally agree. I've had my 2003 Mazda Protege since I bought it brand new... and it still drives trouble free.... 142,000 miles and still going strong. I'm looking to pass it along to my daughter so that I can get the new 2010. I'm leaning towards the Hatchback this time... but the i Touring will get you better gas mileage.

    Good luck... keep us posted.
  • ee74ee74 Posts: 13
    jbbevel - your story is amazingly similar to mine. My 2001 Protege has ~148000 miles on it, still runs great. I am currently teaching my daughter to drive it (manual transmission). She will be getting her license in November, and it will be her car. I'm getting the 2010 Mazda3 now so the Protege will be around the house more for her to practice on with my wife.

    I considered the hatchback this time, too, but the rest of the family likes the looks of the sedan better. And, the i Touring is cheaper with better gas mileage.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    ee74. LoL

    Wow. Very similar. I taught my daughter to drive it (love that manual) and she's doing great! She just got her license two weeks ago. Now she's pushing me to buy now... so she can have the protege. :)
  • orc4hireorc4hire Posts: 2
    ee74, can you say which dealer? I'm in DFW as well, and trying to work a Mazda3 deal.
  • ee74ee74 Posts: 13
    Yes, I got my deal through Freeman Mazda in Irving. They told me my deal was good through the end of June (next Tuesday). Email the internet salesman posted on their website.

    I paid $16,300 for my Mazda3i-Touring, manual transmission, with no other options or dealer add-ons, plus I get $500 in free gas. My out the door total including TTL was $17538 (6.25% sales tax). Financed part of it with the 2.9% financing, too, which is also a good deal.

    It drives very nice. Seems much more quiet and smooth than my old Protege ever was. But, it has been 8 years since it was new, so maybe I just don't remember...
  • lasmithlasmith Posts: 2
    Another dealership to visit is Hiley Mazda in Arlington, TX at I-20 & Collins.
    I purchased my 2010 M3 Hatchback from them for $200 over invoice on 6-5-09.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 25
    Well.... I've decided to forgo the Bose/Moonroof option. An extra $1200.. for a moonroof that I rarely use (I have one now) and the upgrade stereo....just didn't seem worth that much to me.

    I'll pick up my 2010 Sport Hatchback with 6spd Manual Trans (Celestial Blue) tonight.

    I got it for $400 below invoice:

    Price: $18,366
    OTD: $20,324 including TTL and Window Tinting
  • rbecqrbecq Posts: 2
    Have been reading this thread for a while, got a white 2010 i Touring last weekend. To provide more info:

    Price: $16,756
    OTD: $18,000
    Boston area
  • mcbuyermcbuyer Posts: 21
    Was that for a MT or AT (auto trans)? Did the price ($16,756) include destination of $750? If so, that is an awesome (below invoice) deal on a 2010.
  • rbecqrbecq Posts: 2
    It is an AT, and $18,000 is what all I paid to the dealer, we end up just negotiating that number. Given the MA tax is 5%, I guess the 16,756 includes the destination fee.

    Thanks! That was the end of the quarter, buyer could leverage a bit.
  • Got the Crystal White Pearl 2010 hatch for $1,500 UNDER invoice in the Bay Area, CA. Dealer said he had to sell 4 that day to get his bonus so offered us a really good deal. We weren't even planning on buying that day!! LOL. Price was $18,300+TTL. There are great deals out there people, happy hunting.
  • midway54midway54 Posts: 11
    I see mazda has a new lease program for july..its 229 mo 0 down, 0 due at signing.. its for the 2010 mazda 3 i sport AT.. Sounds good but if you look further its for 42 mos, not 36..and only 36000miles which breaks down to about 10,000 yr which is not enough for most..Of course tax is extra plus some other fees..I would love a car like the 3 but 42 mos and 10k yr will make me think twice..Still some dealers might tweak those terms to sell some cars..I am between the Civic LX and the 3, Civic styling to me is very bland and most whats standard in the mazda 3 is not included in the Civic LX...any comments would be helpful to me Thanks
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