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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    "If they're unwilling to budge, look at the accessories and pick out some that interest you. See if you can get them to throw in all-weather floor mats, wheel locks, rear cargo net/tray, or even something as little as a bottle of touch-up paint."

    The mention of Rear Cargo Net and/or Tray made me wonder something....Does the 2010 5-door have the cool configurable floor panels like the 2004-2009 5-door? Among other cool tricks, the panel covering the back half of the cargo floor lifts to reveal a hard plastic cargo tray built in underneath. It's perfect for anything wet or dirty/muddy that I wouldn't want on the carpet or load floor. It's also great for transporting bleach or other cleaners so they won't spill on the carpeting....very cool feature and I hope they carried it over to the 2010 model....

    But if they didn't, the Cargo Tray looks like the next best thing...

    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • rebel22rebel22 Posts: 11
    Started getting quotes in the Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville triangle... even Dayton. The MSRP is $21,120 which includes destination and the bose/moonroof package. The best quote I've received so far is $18,140+TTL. That's via a guarantee from one dealer to beat any received quote by $500. Add on top the owner loyalty bonus of $500 which knocks it down to $17,640. I'd qualify for the 0% financing for 60 months on top of that. That's $3500 off the sticker... am I kidding myself that I can do better by waiting until the end of the month? Could I get down to $17K by waiting for the 30th?

    I checked out and saw there were 240 mazda 3i Touring's in stock within a 100 mile radius of Cincinnati. About 35% had the Bose/Moonroof Pkg. Seems like there's plenty of choice available and they might be willing to deal.
  • timbergatimberga Posts: 4
    Long story....the 3S GT Manual Hatchback I wanted turned out to be a demo car in Augusta, so I nixed that idea (4k+ miles!!! ewh!)

    I ended up with a Black 3S GT Manual Hatchback with Dune interior for 22800 (before 500 rebate) and the options I got were the tech and moonroof packages. I still think I got a pretty good price out of the dealer! I'm actually really glad with the Black/Dune combo, gives it a classier look in my opinion!

    I am thinking about adding some accessories to mine like the cargo tray, but I want to think about all the options before pulling the trigger!

  • rcx4rcx4 Posts: 2
    Hi guys,

    Long time lurker, first time poster here.. I got a price quote on a 2010 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 5Door Automatic with Technology Package + Moonroof/Bose Package for $26,649 out the door with tax and license.. I got this price as the Costco fleet price.

    Is this a good deal?

    I was wondering because the dealer/fleet guy told me that the Zero down and the Zero APR won't last any longer, and I was thinking of pulling the trigger. What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance.

  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    It's almost impossible to offer an opinion on the OTD price you mention without some additional info....

    While OTD (out-the-door) price is the bottom line, the car's actual price (before tax, tag/registration, title and any fees) is necessary to evaluate just how good the deal is! Sales tax varies greatly from state to state and it alone can make a difference of $1000+ on a $20,000 car (if the tax rate varies by 5% or more)! To a a lesser degree, the tag, title and other fees (if any) can also vary by location.

    Do you know what the price of the car is before the tax, tag and title? If not, what is the tax rate in your location for new cars? And where are you located? Car prices can fluctuate significantly from one region to another.

    For the record, the 0% APR Financing is available on cars purchased from dealer stock before 6/30/10, so there's about 10 days left before it expires.

    Using my geographic area (Atlanta, GA), I'm seeing a price of $24,465 - $24,682 plus tax, tag and title. The price range is based on's "Lowest Certified Price", Edmunds True Market Value (TMV) and's guaranteed price. I live in a county with a 6% sales tax rate, which would make the total at least $25,933. With tag and title, my OTD the price would be just under $26,300. These figures are all based on a 2010 Mazda3 s 5-door Grand Touring, Automatic with Bose/Moonroof Package and Technology Package with an MSRP of $26,285.
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • rcx4rcx4 Posts: 2
    I'm at Southern CA [San Bernardino, Riverside area]..

    The price of the car before TTL fees was $24,080, which I was told to be $700 dollars below invoice due to Costco pricing.

    So, it's true then? 0% ends at 6/30/10? gah... so I have less time to think about it then.

    I looked at, and after choosing the options that was in the car, I saw that this deal is below invoice [$24,658], and also below dealer cost [$24,314].. I guess it's a good deal then; but, yeah.. the zero down, zero interest deadline is kinda scaring me. I don't want to miss out on the deal. Do you think that the deal will come back? or will this be the end of it?

    Thanks again!

  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    I'm sure there will be some incentives after 6/30/10 to help move more 2010 models before the 2011s roll in. But there's no guarantee that one of those incentives will be the current 0% APR for 60 months!

    Selection of color/option combos will also be more limited two months from now, which is a drawback. The GT 5-door w/ AT, Tech Pkg and Bose/Moonroof Pkg isn't the easiest car to locate even now, especially if you have a specific color preference. Mazda shows a total of 190 Mazda3 s 5-door models within 50 miles of San Bernadino. Of those, 36 are Grand Touring models with A/T. And just 14 of those 36 Grand Touring models have both the Tech & Bose/Moonroof Pkg.

    It's a very good deal just at that price alone, but the 0% APR financing makes it an awesome that I wouldn't pass up! =)
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • timbergatimberga Posts: 4

    Then I got a pretty good deal with everything you just stated! :-)
  • epb999epb999 Posts: 9
    edited June 2010
    Hi guys -- I've got an offer of $19,900 OTD with the 0% financing (and all weather floormats thrown in. Heh). It's for the base model 3s sport auto sedan w/ no options. The price includes the $500 loyalty discount. I'm in PA, so tax was 6%. (Back calculating based on reg fees of ~$200 and 6% tax gives a selling price of $18,585, I guess.) Good? Bad? Ok?

    Another thing: do Truecar's (and Edmunds') examples/averages of what people are paying already include those who are getting the $500 loyalty discount? Or do I need to subtract $500 from the truecar/edmunds values to compare to my offer?

    Thanks for any thoughts.
  • rayrockemrayrockem Posts: 3
    So you can subract 500 off the truecar price. The only thing you have to keep in mind with truecar is on some vehicles its including dealercash and that may be not be combined with special financing. On the 3 this month you dont have to worry about that but a couple of months ago it was 750 dealermoney vs 0 percent but now its 0 and 500 So keep that in mind now on being worried about inventory I dont know how other markets are doing but here in tampa all but on store hit there 3rd tier objective last month and we are still getting deliveries weekly. I would say be careful and keep your eye on inventory. The problem with waiting too long is the dealers get big headed like when we got the 2k rebates on 09's right before 10s came out we sold them all for sticker honestly except for a demo. It comes the point when there are no other cars out there and they know if you want it you dont have a choice. Here is the perfect example we had 19 hard top silver miatas in turmoil getting yelled at 200 days old oh no. Mazda came out with 5000 rebate most you got off was 1000 now prior to that we would take sell it below invoice.
  • autonomousautonomous Posts: 1,769
    Here is the perfect example we had 19 hard top silver miatas in turmoil getting yelled at 200 days old oh no. Mazda came out with 5000 rebate most you got off was 1000 now prior to that we would take sell it below invoice.
    Please explain:
    in turmoil?
    getting yelled at?
    we would take sell it below invoice?
  • roro4roro4 Posts: 5
    Just got quoted $295/mo OTD for a 10K mi/yr lease, nothing due at signing. Car would be registered in NYC. Seems like a good deal, would appreciate people's thoughts. Thanks!!!
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    How long is the lease (months)?

    Have you leased a vehicle before? Are you sure you won't exceed 10k/yr?
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • roro4roro4 Posts: 5
    first time leasing. Actually got the car today. It was 36mo, zero chance i'll exceed 10Kmi. Hopefully it's a good deal, may have gotten hit on the fees a bit, but oh well. It's the exact car i wanted and was tough to find.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    It sounds like a pretty fair deal at $295/mo, especially if there was no down payment (er, cap cost reduction) required!

    Did you get the 4-door or 5-door? What color? Congrats!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • roro4roro4 Posts: 5
    I got the 4 door, black. Looks and rides great!
  • DondohDondoh Posts: 9
    Just bought an iTouring 4 door sedan with a manual transmission.
    Price was $14988 + 599 Doc fee + Taxes and fees
    We also were given 0% financing for the full amount (including taxes etc) which when you compare it to the 4.25% rate we were prepared to pay at our credit union saved us an additional $1800 in the long run (and we plan to run long...).
    So for us, $14988 purchase price + $599 doc fees - $1800 savings from 0% financing comes to $13787 (not including 3% NC state tax and license tag and registration).
    My wife LOVES the car.
  • Hey again....Cooled off on the shopping but looking at this again.
    Can you please post the prices you paid for your Madza3s recently?
    I'm in NY

    Looking especially for numbers on the...
    Mazda3 Auto i Sport (4dr)
    Mazda3 Auto i Touring (4dr)

    Back in May, received on-line quotes of 16000 for i Sport and 17500 for i Touring.
    Not including Sales tax, Registration fee, License fee, Title, Inspection, Tire Fee ...anything else?

    I'm thinking those are fairly good quotes but wondering how much better I can do.

  • lazyklazyk Posts: 6
    it is a good quote, esp for the iSport. i ended up with a iTouring for $17.5k OTD on Mem.Day (May) keep in mind it was the last day of the month.
  • kariatarikariatari Posts: 1
    I got a quote of $19,800 for a velocity red 2010 Mazda 3s Sport Hatch w/ no options. Got in on the 0% as well. Is this a good deal or should I be shopping around some more?
  • bimmer82bimmer82 Posts: 2
    Whats the best price people are getting?
  • JUST purchased this week...a 2010 Mazda3 i-Touring with moonroof/bose package. Vehicle price was $17,961 (including options and taxes, before $1000 in rebate incentives). The "OTD" financed price was $17,981 with taxes, tags, $99 doc fee).

    Purchased from Fitzgerald AutoMall in Annapolis, MD. The purchasing experience was very laid back, yet professional. The Finance Guy (we'll call him "JB") was FANTASTIC. NOOOO pressure, yet informative. Kudos to everyone at Fitz!

    I now have TWO Mazda3s in my drive: the above Copper Red sedan and a 2010 Gunmetal Blue s-Sport HB...also with the moonroof/bose pkg.
  • bimmer82bimmer82 Posts: 2
    Awesome price crashburn! thanks for replying. Could you elaborate on the $1000 rebate incentives?
  • joonthedukejoontheduke Posts: 7
    edited July 2010

    I'm going to buy Mazda 3i Sport A/T and have got a quote of $16,395.35, with 0% 60-mth financing. That is the lowest quote so far. Can you guys share your purchase experience on the same model and give me your thoughts on the quote? I haven't asked for more details such as options.
    Also, I am wondering if financing costs higher than paying cash.

    Thanks for your thoughts and inputs in advance!
  • otis12otis12 Posts: 169
    Anyone buy a base 5-door Grand Touring w/ auto tranny? MSRP is $23,500, dealer is holding at $22,200, plus TTL. Thought I go get sub $22K as the 2010s are cleared out. I love the HIDs on this model.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    That's actually a very good price on the MZ3 i Sport AT based on the prices I'm finding. The car has an MSRP of $17,855 and Invoice of $16,985. Here are the prices I found (using my Georgia zip code)-

    Edmunds TMV- $16,766 $16,393 ("Great Price") $16,602

    So $16,395 is only $2 off from the lowest of those (TrueCar). If you qualify for the 0% financing, it appears to be a very SWEET deal!

    The i Sport has a lot of standard features for the price, but the i Touring model only costs about $1600 more and has several desirable features not included on the Sport. The Touring adds 16" alloy wheels, upgrades to a 6-spkr audio system (from 4-spkr), cruise control, power door locks, remote keyless entry, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS). A lot of buyers (including myself) consider the power locks/keyless entry, Bluetooth and DSC/TCS to be SAFETY features...worth the extra $1600, easily. =)

    Have you chosen a color yet? The Sport comes in Silver, Black, Gunmetal Blue or Crystal White Pearl ($200 extra for CWP) and all have a Black interior. The Touring adds Graphite and Copper Red to the color choices. Touring models in Black, Graphite and CWP also offer the choice of Black or Dune interior.

    As for 0% financing vs. paying cash, I highly recommend taking advantage of the 0% APR loan! While you're paying off the interest-free loan, your $17k or so could be earning at least 3% interest in a 5-year CD...or invested elsewhere.

    Good luck and enjoy!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • fujiafujia Posts: 1
    Hey Dondoh,

    This is incredibly inexpensive! Did they charge you $750 destination fee? Is this vehicle the one which has MSRP $17,925 (not including destination fee %750)?

    Your purchase was a great deal! Could you tell us a little more on how you got this great deal? I want to buy an i-touring soon, too.
  • To bimmer82: $500 was mazda loyalty (I bought a Mazda3 HB in February) and $500 was what they call "APR Cash".
  • I paid $19,265 for a 2010 s Sport HB w/ moonroof/Bose package with NuCar Mazda in New Castle, DE. The best offer was about $350 better with a Castle Mazda in Silver Sping, MD. I realize that its not an i-touring, but since the s Sport is the higher trim, I feel your price should be lower by at least $500; especially since you probably have the 2.3L, while mine is the 2.5L.

    Get WRITTEN itemized pricing (apples to apples) with as many area dealers as you can and take the lowest ones to the higher one and try to get them to come down.
  • joonthedukejoontheduke Posts: 7
    edited July 2010
    Is it manual or automatic transmission? I have got an OTD quote of $18,8xx which is so far the lowest for i-touring A/T. I wonder if that can go down further...
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