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2013 and Earlier - Mazda3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Anyone know what a fair price for a 2013 hatchback/auto Mazda 3 i Touring should be?
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    Is it the 4-door or 5-door? Automatic or Manual? Any options?
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • paw9paw9 Posts: 3

    It is an automatic, 5 door. Standard grand touring options with tech package and Florida-legal window tinting.
  • jpvansmithjpvansmith Posts: 9
    edited October 2012
    Looking for a new 2012 Mazda i touring manual six speed.(Sedan/four door) I was wondering what price point should I aim for when trying to make a deal? Are most of the listed prices after destination and dealer fees?
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    Every source that I checked (TrueCar, CarsDirect, Edmunds, KBB) show a fair price of $23,300 and up (in the Florida market). So the no haggle price you mentioned sounds pretty darn good!

    BTW, they dropped Sky Blue Mica from the color choices for the 2013 model. =( It was my personal favorite.

    Hope it works out for you!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • jtdmakjtdmak Posts: 2
    I just purchased a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring Hatchback MT this weekend for $17,425 (includes destination fee) + TTL. I probably could have waited until the end of the month for a better deal but in my area there were not a lot of skyactiv manuals left.
  • Which version of the Mazda3 do you guys recommend?
  • It depends on you. If you need a hatchback get the hatchback. IF you don't save the money and get the sedan. If you can find 2012 you will save a little money but it might hurt you later if you plan to trade in the car. Manual transmission is best imho. If you like good gas mileage pick up one with a skyactiv engine.
  • tobymtobym Posts: 7
    Looks like a great deal! Which dealership did you get from? Did you get the $500 owner loyalty rebate?
  • jtdmakjtdmak Posts: 2
    No I did not get the $500 loyalty rebate. The dealer was marin mazda in the bay area.

    I have been driving the car for a week and absolutely love it!
  • jpvansmithjpvansmith Posts: 9
    edited November 2012
    Picked up a 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Sedan Six Speed Manual for 16700 out the door. In my area this price includes sales tax of nearly 1000 dollars. I did not receive either of the 500 dollar rebates.(Loyalty nor Military)
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,320
    What was the sticker price on your car?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • MSRP was 18700, with destination charges 19,495. About 1200 of what I paid was taxes and tag etc.
  • robinbillingsrobinbillings Posts: 3
    edited November 2012
    Bought a 2012 Mazda 3 iTouring Automatic 4-Door Sedan at the end of Oct.

    16,750 sale price -- came to 18,200 out the door.

    The only incentive included was dealer cash.
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    Which model has it ? I don't want to put one in?
    Ty :shades:
  • rph07rph07 Posts: 1
    $16,750 is a really good deal. Where and what dealership?
  • Picking up a new Blue Mazda 3 iTouring HT Auto today. It has Wheel lock and all weather mat option

    MSRP: 21,100
    Final Price: 18,750
    OTD: 20,374.XX (60month @ 0%)
  • Not sure if this is true, but I heard that dealer incentives have gone up by 500 dollars from 1500 to 2000. So prices should be at least 500 better than last month.
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  • First time car buyer here. In socal there is maybe 1 or 2 2012 mazda 3 hatchback manual trans. available. Lowest quote OTD is $19,364! For the sedan it is OTD for $17,930! I was hoping to get the hatch for somewhere in the mid $17k but the stock is so low that it is not going to happen. Anyone have recent buying experience in southern california? Need some advice...
  • fnajifnaji Posts: 6
    I am in the process of buying an automatic 2012 Mazda 3 sedan, my current offer is $16,800...should I be able to get lower?
  • Personally I wished it was required that all prices must be out the door. I understand how it is difficult as taxes might be a little complex in some areas, but it would be nice.

    It is difficult to help with numbers as their are so many which the 16,800 might be. Is it a sport or i Touring model? Does it include destination? Does it include cash back offers like military and loyalty? Does the dealer have a dealer charge? Does it have any extras like the tech package? If you can find someones deal from end of last month it should be about 500 dollars lower this month. SO looking from last months most recent price of 16700(everything but the taxes) for an i touring auto sedan you should be able to hit 16200 if you waited until the end of the month. Would you be upset if they ran out of cars before then?
  • fnajifnaji Posts: 6
    Honestly, if waiting until the end of the month gets me down to 16,200 (everything but tax) on the i Touring auto sedan, that is what I will be aiming for. If they run out, then that's that; I'll simply look for a different vehicle.
  • You could always tell them what you are willing to pay. Just say you will pay 16200+tax, tag and title.(I often mislabel it as just as tax) I would look at maybe the next two nearest dealerships and let them know what you are looking for and what you are willing to pay. I had more questions are you financing the car through Mazda or outside source? If you are financing through them that is a pretty good price. I think the current discounts are 2000 with outside financing 500 with Mazda 0%.(making it kinda not 0% as you are prepaying interest) IF you current have a Mazda you get another 500 off, Military another 500 off.

    Normally dealers/salemen are into moving cars at the end of the month.(some dealerships have contests for who sells the most cars so end of month they might be jockeying for position, dealers also might have a number they want to hit to get a good deal from the car maker or get a better lot of cars) So normally the best deals are at the end of the month. IF last months deals with 1500 incentive hit 16700+tax, tag and title you should be able to hit at least 500 better I would think. The other issue is how many 2012 you see on the lot if they have very few they will be less likely to deal as they are still well below the 2013 prices.

    Money no object I would have liked to have waiting until the 2014/2015 Mazda as I am hopeful they will improve skyactiv(they have some neat features in overseas cars not available in NA yet) that or a skyactiv-d model. I still think the 2012 Mazda 3s are a great deal in the 16000 range(automatics). Sometimes you simply need a new car today, if that is the case consider the extra 500 a time savings and move on and don't beat yourself up over it.
  • fnajifnaji Posts: 6
    I am financing through them at 0% (not entirely sure how to go about getting outside financing). As far as miscellaneous discounts go, neither military nor loyalty apply to me.

    Hopefully towards the end of the month they start yielding a bit more on the price...and supposedly around thanskgiving/black friday is a decent time for the buyer as well...?

    I don't imagine I'll be waiting for the 2015 model, but I'm curious...what are these 'neat features' found only in overseas cars?
  • abangabang Posts: 44
    That's the lowest price I was offered so far. That seems high, especially when I'm hearing that dealers are getting $1500 to $2000 holdback? What would be a fair price?
  • abangabang Posts: 44
    Dealer called me and said Mazda is offering another $250 off through end of November, 2012.
  • fnajifnaji Posts: 6
    Is that on all Mazda vehicles or..?
  • I just got a new 2012 Mazda3 hatchback i Grand Touring w/tech package for $22,101, plus tax and tags. No rebates. This is a good deal, right? I hope so!

    MSRP: $25,345
    Price: $22,101
    Total OTD: $23,667

    If I had qualified for the rebates, I could have gotten an even better deal, but I really can't complain. I think I lucked out because this dealer happened to have multiple 2012 iGT HBs in stock, and they were eager to reduce inventory.

    The dealer knocked off the $795 freight charge for Black Friday to get to my final price. Not sure how many dealers are doing this, but if you find one with excess inventory and don't mind settling for the 2012, you could get a great deal this week.
  • No options added to the car. With the 2013's coming I guess they didn't want it sitting on the lot too long. I didn't qualify for military or loyalty otherwise that would have been another $1,000 off. The new features on 2013's were nice but I couldn't justify the price difference.

    Sales Price Including Freight 16,395
    Dealer Processing 200
    Tax/Tag/Tittle/VA Tax 605
    OTD 17,200
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