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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • chickraechickrae Posts: 44
    I had bought the car when I posted that last message. The costco discount here is $500. I feel like I got a great deal. Not to mention the blue book on my mustange was between 5,300 and 6,000 and I got 6,200. Other dealerships were only going to give me between 3,800 and 4,200. It's all numbers, maybe I didn't get as much discounted on the new car, but I made up for it on the trade in. I am very happy with the deal. I also got 0.9 financing for 3 years but I only owe 5,000 so will try to pay it off this year.
  • crw7096crw7096 Posts: 13
    I ended up getting the Velocity Red Mazda3 S Grand Touring 6MT with Tech Package yesterday. I printed out the other dealers offers as well as my trade valuation. It wasn't really difficult to get them to match that deal once they knew that I would buy from someone else if they couldn't do the price.

    MSRP - $25,095.
    Discount - $2,434
    Selling Price - $22,661
    Trade - $9,500
    TOTAL - $13,161 + TTL

    Overall pleased with the deal and love the car.
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    Having just bought this same trim level, I believe the best price is right around $19k (sticker of $20,400). This does not reflect the loyalty or military incentives as I did not qualify. If you get quoted a price much lower than $19k I believe you should expect dealers to make up the difference with bogus fees and prep charges. I live in PA and my best out the door price was $20,300. It is irritating to have a dealer quote some low price and then work it up to the same number as another dealer that was more upfront.
  • ialtqqialtqq Posts: 2
    edited May 2012
    a dealer asking for 20k (including TTL) for a 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 i Touring 5d Hatch AT. Good deal? or can i do better and keep looking?
  • farkle0079farkle0079 Posts: 9
    edited May 2012
    Bad deal. Invoice is $19,600. I'm in the Bay Area and paid $18,100 for iTouring AT hatchback during the 1st week of April. Got to pick any color I wanted too.
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    You got out the door for $18,100? That means they sold you the car for around $17,000 plus TTL...that would be $2600 under invoice. Did you have a trade?
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    ...or did you qualify for loyalty or military incentives?
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    Invoice is actually $20,069 to my knowledge, so this appears to be a good OTD deal if your sales tax is around 6%.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,094
    He didn't say OTD. My guess is he failed to understand the post above his was an OTD price. So not at all comparable.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • jlw46jlw46 Posts: 1
    Looking at this car. When you say that trim level, can you tell me, does it have all the bells and whistles including moon roof for this price?
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    I bought the i touring sedan with Skyactiv engine and auto transmission. MSRP was $20,400 including destination (actually MSRP was $20,345 plus $55 for wheel locks). I did not get the moonroof.

    FYI - The moonroof package would add another $1400 to the MSRP.
  • bassecbassec Posts: 3
    edited May 2012
    Hi all - in the process of buying a 4-door AT iTouring Mazda3 2012. Currently, best offer OTD in Atlanta, GA is $19,666.05, or $18,343.50 excluding TTL. Have had 3 dealers in the area already say they cannot beat this price. I gave all dealers until Thursday this week. Have this quote in paper through email with a internet sales manager.

    Thoughts on this OTD price? Again, 4-door AT iTouring Mazda3 2012.

    They did bundle in a $500 'document' fee, but still puts this car even below invoice according to Edmunds and Truecar.

    Edmunds invoice = $19,497 excluding TTL
    Edmunds TMV = $19,862 excluding TTL
    Truecar invoice = $19,751 excluding TTL.
    Truecar market average = $19,478 excluding TTL.

    Getting it for $18,343.50 excluding TTL seems pretty damn good, yeah?

    Averaging the invoices across the two sites, I get an average invoice price of $19,624. My offer appears to be $1,280.50 below invoice. Seems pretty sweet.
  • rth121rth121 Posts: 4
    What is the OTD pricing people got for the MAZDA3 5-Door i Touring Automatic out the door price in Northern California? My local dealer seems to be asking for $18,999 (before loyalty + military which I don't qualify for) + tax, doc, lic.
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    If you can really get that price, good for you. As I have posted above, I'd be very skeptical of any selling price for that car that is below $18,900 plus TTL. Did they use any assumed incentives to get down to the $18,343? I assume you are looking at an AT iTourng with Skyactiv engine.
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    $18,999 is a very good price and consistent with what I know about the current market. Just be careful they don't tack on bogus fees like dealer prep. You should only pay sales tax and reasonable fees for tags and doc prep...maybe $200 total. If sales tax runs you 7.25%,then you should be at almost $20,600 OTD
  • bassecbassec Posts: 3
    Here is the breakdown I have:

    Sales Price $17,844.00
    Sales taxes $1,301.55
    Doc fee $499.50
    Title fee $21.00
    Total Price $19,666.05

    The $19,666.05 was referred to as an OTD price by the dealer so if they try to pull any funny games, I'll be packing. Especially cause it's about a 45 minute drive and I'm in a position to walk (don't NEED a new car...current one is on it's last legs though).
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    OK. That price is still hard to believe. Please post how it goes as I am curious to see if they really get you out the door at that price. My guess is that at that price they are banking on you buying some additional iems like warranty, protective coating package, etc. I also assume you have no trade that could be distorting the real price of the new car. I have a good friend that is a dealer and he assures me that no Mazda dealer in the US can sell it at that price and not lose money....

    Good luck!
  • bassecbassec Posts: 3
    edited May 2012
    Got it yesterday for $18,593 before TTL. Even got .9% financing with no money down.

    They managed to get an extra $250 from me by saying $250 mazda cash was included in the price and I couldn't take both the .9 and the mazda cash. I knew I was getting a great deal anyway so I didn't worry over it.

    My OTD price was $19,916 I believe.

    They offered me $3000 for my trade in, but Carmax appraised at $3500 so I just went with Carmax (the tax savings did not make up for the $500 difference)
  • rth121rth121 Posts: 4
    edited May 2012
    I found another dealer offering the Mazda 3 5-door i Touring Skyactiv Automatic for $18,889. (2 to choose from), other dealer which was $18,999 had 3 to choose from.

    MSRP: $20,945
    Cypress Coast (Dealer) Discount: $2,056
    Sale Price: $18,889
    Loyalty Rebate* (I'm not eligible): $500
    Military Rebate* (I'm not eligible): $500
    Net Cost: $17,889

    So I guess if I decide to get one, I would pay 7.75% tax and roughly $250 doc/lic? ~$20,605 OTD? What kind of "dealer prep" are there?
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    I believe that extra $250 got them back to break even. Still, you got an awesome deal based on my information and experience. Enjoy it.
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    Dealer prep is basically another term for profit. I would only pay for legitimate fees like tax, tags, etc. Most dealers charge a small fee for the licensing/registration paperwork ($25-50), so I would say that $250 is the max you should pay all fees (not including sales tax). Maybe even a little less. That said, the car price of $18,889 is a very good price, so as long as they don't try to jack up some fees, you have a good deal.
  • hum6l3hum6l3 Posts: 2
    im in the market to buy a new mazda3i grand touring hatchback and would love to know what everyone else is paying for this vehicle in the california region.

    i have some add on accessories so i know its going to be a little different but any info will help my decision. thank you in advance.

    mazda3i grand touring hatchback with the tech packages
    accessories include:

    fog lights
    lighting kit
    all weather floor mats
    bumper guard.

    edmund msrp = 26330
    invoice = 24928
    true market value = 25580 msrp = 26055
    invoice = 25055
    market ave = 24835
    dealer cost = 24458

    the lowest internet quote i got = 24200.
    seems like a killer deal right? or you guys think i can do better?
    all these prices are before tax and other fees of course.
    tell me what you think. =)
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    If you are $800 under invoice, then I believe it is a good deal. For a Mazda 3 with Skyactiv engine (meaning no additional incentives), anything more than $600 under invoice would be very good in my opinion.
  • hum6l3hum6l3 Posts: 2
    where did you get the msrp of $25095?

    the msrp on the official mazda website is $22900

    did you have some added options and didnt mention?
  • r_willisr_willis Posts: 2
    My 2012 MAZDA3 i Touring 4-Door MSRP $ 19,550
    Destination Fee $ 795
    155-hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder Standard
    Front-Wheel Drive Standard
    6-Speed Auto Standard
    Exterior: GRAPHITE MC
    Interior: BLACK CLOTH
    Packages and Options
    Total MSRP: $21,745

    What do you think a fair price would be? I don't qualify for any of the loyality offers or anything. Won't be trading in any car either.

    Do they have any special rates going for 48 or 60 months? (instead of the .9%/36)

    Located in Cincinnati, OH.

    Thank you VERY much.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    They were offering 1.9% for 48/60-months thru 5/31 and will likely renew it.

    Invoice on the car you're looking at is about $20,700 and it looks like $21,000 or $21,100 is going to be bottom dollar. The only exception would be if Mazda announces any sort of cash-to-dealer incentive, but don't hold your breath.

    Mazda3 sales are currently up 26% over the same time last year! The SKYACTIV models are a big hit and don't need much discounting to sell....but still a great deal!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    I'm pretty sure you can get it for right around 20,300. The car you are looking at is exactly the same as the one I bought last month expect you are adding the moonroof/Bose package. I paid $18,900 plus tax and tags. The moonroof adds $1204 to invoice ($1400 msrp), so you should be between 20,104 and 23,000 to get the same deal I got. Like you, i qualified for no rebates just the special financing. Good luck.
  • r_willisr_willis Posts: 2
    Ok, well after some haggling:

    2012 Mazda3 i Touring
    6-Speed Auto Standard
    Exterior: GRAPHITE MC
    Interior: BLACK CLOTH
    Base MSRP: $19,550
    Total MSRP: $21,745

    Their internet ad said $20,140 (for one in white) optioned exactly right. Got there and they had a $399 (VIN etch) and a $14xx (scotchguard/blah,blah)
    that wasn't shown or included.

    After all the negotiations, we came to $19,995 (includes doc fees/etc) + tax and tags and title with all the options and their add-ons, plus in the color we wanted (graphite MC) as it had just arrived yester day or today.
    And 1.9% financing over 60mos.

    Seems worth pulling the trigger, no?
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    WELL DONE!!! I say go for it!

    BTW, be sure to tell you insurance company that it has the VIN etching. Most offer a discount (up to 5% off the comp/collision premiums) for that feature!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • bill1000bill1000 Posts: 38
    Yes. $19,950 plus tax and tags is great. I hate that most dealers try to add on a bunch of BS costs that have virtually no cost to them. enjoy.
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