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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • What do you guys think about this offer? I know I can get a better deal on the 2010's, but I like the updates to the Tech package for the 2011's.

    2011 Mazdaspeed3 w/ Tech
    MSRP: $26,605.00
    Selling price: $24,500.00
    OTD with 6% tax: $26,678.37
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    $24,500 plus 6% tax ($1470) is $25,970. What all is included in the additional $708.37 in the OTD price of $26,678.37? It sounds like more than just tag/registration and title fee, but states vary so I may be wrong....just making sure there isn't some sneaky fee tucked in there....

    $24,500 sounds like a pretty good price for the 2011 MS3 with Tech Pkg ($2,105 off MSRP).

    The 2011 Tech Package updates are worth the extra cash, in my opinion. A 2010 MS3 would only save about $1300, if that much. You get the Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Adapative Front Lighting System, Auto On/Off Headlight control, LED taillights and rain sensing wipers in addition to a car that's one model year newer! :)
  • If you are in the DC area, you must view the Mazda vehicles at Fitzgerald.com. They usually sell at or below invoice. I have purchased and looked at many vehicles in the DC area and I always use Fitz's prices as a starting point. Knowing, I can buy at a low price at Fitz makes it very easy to work with other dealers, they all know the Fitz price and will usually meet or beat that price. If they don't, I know I can always leave and go to Fitz and buy at a decent price.

    Also remember, in MD the dealer documentation fee is only $99. That fee is much higher in VA - $399 in some cases.

    Also, the Fitz price on the internet includes freight, which other dealers often exclude from their on line prices. This can result in confusion.

    What you see on the Fitz web site is what you pay except for tax and title and the $99 documentation fee.

    My only caveat about Fitz, like with any dealer, just say no to everything they offer in the finance office. That way you will get a good deal and you won't be bothered after the purchase that you may have purchased some product in the finance office which you did not want and which costs too much.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    I just took a look at the Fitz website and the advertised prices are great on most models...I'm in Georgia, but I bookmarked them because I'm planning to trade my '06 MZ3 in the next six months or so. I had horrible experiences at several Atlanta dealerships when I was shopping my '06 back in 12/05! I ended up buying it from a dealer in Knoxville, TN and driving over four hours each way to get it...but I got a great deal and very little hassle from them. I'm willing to consider any dealer within one day's drive for my next Mazda, so thanks!

    They have one 2010 MZ3 s Sport 5-door still showing in stock. It's Black/Black, Moonroof/Bose package, Remote Start, SIRIUS, Rear Aero Flares and Rear Center Skirt, Bumper Step Plate, Wheel Locks, Cargo Mat, All-weather floormats and Autodim Rearview Mirror w/ Compass (quite a few dealer-installed accessories). The MSRP is $24,795 but they are advertising the Internet Price as $21,603 and that's not their lowest price, apparently...you have to click to request a lower quote. But it sounds like a great deal even at $21,603!
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  • This is what we paid for our Mazda3s, right?

    So here we go. Did everything over the phone and internet for 2011 Mazda3 i Touring Manual with no extra options.
    In the end, driving away with it for $18,000 including dealer fee, 6% tax, registration and tags in PA. So, I would say, the price of the car itself is $16,800. But... But it is including $500 Mazda loyalty discount because I have Mazda already.
  • 2010 i3 Touring Auto, Bose/moonroof. Chicago area.

    19,360 - $500 cash back = 18,860 + tax
    This was the last gunmetal blue in the area. Dealer would have parted with a black one for 18,500.
  • I just bought a 2011 3 s sedan 6 speed/2.5L and bose moonroof for 17,400 (19,000 OTT) in Florida. MSRP was 21,629. Great deal. Love the car. Am adding the Sirus radio and leather for 1,200 from an installer of the dealer (faked a referral from the dealer!!!!).Will add engine mods from Corksports when the designs are done.
  • yy83yy83 Posts: 1
    I have an offer for a new 2010 Mazda3 iTouring AT sedan White. (no moon roof) for $17,898 out the door.

    Also have a 2010 Mazda3 Sport AT Hatchback dark gray with 13k miles on it at $18,075 out the door.

    This is in Florida

    Having a hard time deciding.
  • I bought mine in Port Richey. There are better deals for new cars that these (2011). Try searching in cars.com and autotrader.com. Lealand in Miami and Yoemans in Daytona have really good deals.
  • Can you combine the special 500 financing rebate with the 500 dealer cash?
  • I'm confusing...for a 2010 Mazda 3 i Touring Automatic without moonroof ,etc for $17,500 OTD? Is this a good deal? or anybody could find a better offer? Thanks.
  • Can anyone tell me how much I can expect to get off the sticker price for a 2011 Mazda3 i touring with the moon and tune option? Please make it before rebates or taxes. I think I can get $3000.00 off sticker but not sure. Thanks for any help.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    Pricing may vary by state/region, so where you live may be different from the following amounts that I pulled using my zip code (Atlanta area)-

    2011 Mazda3 i Touring 4-door (assuming 5-speed manual)
    w/ Bose/Moonroof Package
    Sticker Price- $20,290
    Best Local Price (TrueCar.com) - $18,153 ($2137 total discount)*
    * $500 Marketing Support (Dealer Cash) is included in this total

    2011 Incentives available-
    0.9% APR for 60 months + $400 Bonus Cash- must finance thru Mazda's captive lender

    So you could save another $400, making the total $17,753. With the finance rate of 0.9%, with $1500 down payment, would result in a payment of around $280 for 60 months. Over the life of the loan, you'd pay less than $600 in interest! If you had to finance the same amount at 6.99% on a regular 60-month loan, you would end up paying about $3100 in interest. So the 0.9% loan will save you more than $2500 compared to a conventional loan at the current average rate.

    Another suggestion you might want to consider is a leftover 2010 Mazda3 i Touring. The 2010 and 2011 i Touring models are identical with no changes made for 2011. Here's an idea of the deal you could expect-

    2010 Mazda3 i Touring 4-door MT
    Moonroof/Bose Package
    Sticker Price - $20,070
    Best Local Price (TrueCar.com) - $16,550*
    * $1500 Marketing Support (Cash to Dealer) included in this total

    2010 Incentives
    0.0% APR Financing for 60 months + $750 Bonus Cash
    That would bring the price down to $15,800 and you wouldn't pay a penny in interested over the life of the loan! That's a savings of around $2550 compared to the 2011 model ($1600 lower purchase price, $600 interest savings compared to 0.9% loan, $350 more Bonus Cash).

    Buying a previous model year vehicle usually has one significant drawback- depreciation is much greater than on a current year model. But that doesn't seem to be an issue in this situation! The Mazda3 has the highest resale value in its class and a 2010 Mazda3 i Touring MT currently has a used value of $17,215 (Dealer Retail). So there's no need to worry about negative equity. Your insurance rates will also be lower by as much as 15% on Comp/Collision coverages.

    Good luck!
  • In December: 18,400 after rebates for the iTouring with the Bose/moonroof pkg in white.
  • pdsouzapdsouza Posts: 5
    edited January 2011
    paid 21800 + TTL. with 0.9 for 60 months financing.
    Got carried way and bought the grand touring , would recommend the hatchback base, it has everything you would need and cost ~3000 less.
    price includes 500 auto show discount.
    bought in bay area. CA.
  • Have a proposal from a dealer-brand new 2010 Mazda3 Grand Touring w/moon and tune plus tech package plus all leather, keyless etc.. 6 speed man. 22,485, 24300 OTD.

    Sound like a deal? Looks good to me. Any input would help!
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    Edmunds True Market Value (TMV) for a 2010 Mazda3 s GT 5-door, 6MT, Moonroof/Bose pkg, Tech Pkg is $22,261. So 22,485 is barely $200 higher, so it sounds like a good deal! The MSRP is $25,485, so it looks like the dealer knocked an even $3k off sticker price. FYI- if you didn't already know, Mazda is providing a $1500 Cash to Dealer incentive, so the dealer is actually discounting the car $1500 as well.

    BUT, I need more info before I can say whether $24,300 OTD is still just as good a deal! What does the $1815 difference (between $22,485 and $24,300) consist of? What is your sales tax rate and do you pay it on the full price of the car or did you have a trade that would reduce the taxable amount? What else is in that amount- any extra fees or charges?

    BTW, what color is it? Mostly out of curiosity, but if it's the Pearl White that costs $200 extra....
  • woodstockguywoodstockguy Posts: 18
    edited January 2011
    Thanks for the feedback-sticker is 25485 and they took off 3000 to net 22485. tax=1373.10, dealer fee is 399 and title is 42 for the OTD of 24300.

    From what you mentioned there is another 1500 to work with? No trade -either cash or finance.

    The car is the Mica Red-really like the metallic flake. Kind of a "young" color for a 49 year old guy but I like it!
  • BTW-I am in the same market you are in so the incentives should be the same-I',m thinking 22,300 OTD which includes the 1500 cash to dealer incentive. Worth a shot.
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