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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#2075 of 5141 Re: Buying a Mazda3 5 door [allfiredup]
Nov 03, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Yes, that was the closest one to me. Mazda's website is actually incorrect when it comes to available models at dealers. According to the Mazda website, the dealership in my city has 3-4 Mazda3 5 doors on their lot when they actually only have 1 2005 model.
Anyway, I decided to go with a S-Touring model. Leather, heated seats, and the sound system were not worth a lil' over 2 grand to me.
So, I will be picking up my new car within the next couple days. 2006 Mazda3, 5-door, cloth seats, moonroof/6 CD package, cargo tray, all weather mats, rear bumper step plate. Out the door price of $20,019.91. I was able to get them to not charge the delivery fee.
Also, should I find any problems (as far as the exterior anyway) when I take delivery of the car I'm not obligated to purchase it.
I'm not too concerned about the person driving the car from the other dealership because I know it will be a retired gentleman. I highly doubt he'll be putting the vehicle through it's paces.
#2076 of 5141 Re: New 3i [pete22]
Nov 03, 2005 (4:33 pm)
My wife is wanting to buy a Mazda3s. What is the gerber coupon and how do you get the zoom-zoom coupon?
#2077 of 5141 Coupons?
Nov 03, 2005 (4:34 pm)
#2078 of 5141 What coupon?
Nov 03, 2005 (7:47 pm)
Where can I get a hold of this coupon? I am planning to buy a M3 in the next couple of weeks so it would be cool to get one before I do so.
#2079 of 5141 Mazda 3 purchase
Nov 04, 2005 (11:00 am)
2006 MAZDA3 i Touring 4-Door $16,550
145-hp 2.0L DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder Standard
4-Spd Auto $900.0
ABS/SIDE AIR BAGS/CURTAINS $395
MOONROOF/6CD PACKAGE $890
COMPASS/AUTODIM MIRROR $175
WHEEL LOCKS $40
Total MSRP: $18,950 + $180 for pinstripe(unnecessary dealer markup) = $19,130
Invoice $18,062 (they showed me the invoice but this dealership is very high volume so they get them for less than invoice.)
My price $18,203
+ $1084 tax
+ $269.00 conveyance fee (too high)
+ $85 registration title
- $400 trade in
Deal is actually better than it looks. The trade in was a 1994 Acura integra with 177,000 miles on it, no antenna, body rust, a trunk that fills with water when it rains and a balky transmission. Neither the Honda nor the Toyota dealers would give me anything for it. Did not have or use a coupon. I only negotiated for 2 minutes (you guys can probably do better).
Purchased at Partyka Mazda in Hamden CT. Over 30 Mazda 3 cars in stock. I would have ditched the extras aside from ABS/airbags and AT but M\my wife wanted Red and all they had was loaded models or manual transmission in red.
#2080 of 5141 My new Mazda 3S Touring
Nov 04, 2005 (11:35 am)
I live in california and here's what I paid for my Mazda 3 a couple of days ago on Halloween... hope you can use this when thinking about prices for buying a Mazda 3
2006 Mazda 3S Touring Sedan Manual
Rear wing spoiler
6 disc CD changer
Edmunds.com - invoice price for exact car
- $18114 before taxes
Purchased for $17915 before taxes
Total: $19547 after taxes and fees
I put $5000 down and I financed the rest through OCTFCU
Traded in my beat up 93 Mits Mirage (188,000 miles)- $250
Final price - 19297.00
I think I got a good deal out of this... I spent some time dealing and talking to surrounding dealerships... hope this helps anyone out...
#2081 of 5141 Re: Buying a Mazda3 5 door [mrblonde49]
Nov 04, 2005 (1:02 pm)
I had the same concern. My son was trying to buy a Mazda 3 but the only available model that he wanted was 150 miles fm us. My dealer said he can get it for us but I was hesitant cuz I don't know how it will be driven back. Don't know if the "break in" procedure will be followed.
Because of this, I decided to just directly deal with the distant dealership. Searched the Mazda Inventory site to accurately determine the car's location. Lucky for me, they agreed to the lowest offer I got which is $100 above invoice.
Hopped into an Amtrak train with my son and got hold of the car last Saturday.
The manager was even happy that we personally took delivery of the car cuz he doesn't have to deal with swapping this car fm another dealer.
Got my zoom zoom and gerber discounts credited so I was a happy driver that day.
#2082 of 5141 Re: Buying a Mazda3 5 door [socalbyr]
Nov 04, 2005 (4:55 pm)
I got frustrated dealing with local dealers, who only wanted to discuss cars that were on the lot. After spending a night on the Mazda site searching dealers in NJ, and then moving to surrounding states, I located a 3 equipped exactly as I wanted - a true Eureka! moment.
In the morning I called the dealer, confirmed the price and details, and made the deal in minutes. The following day we drove from the Jersey Shore to the suburbs of Philadelphia, traded in our Navajo, and drove home in the new 3. I haven't regretted it at all.
We hang onto our cars for many years. I'd rather search for the car that I really want, and maybe drive a little further to get it, than settle for something just because I could buy it closer to home. Your ride home from the dealer will be that much more fun - although you should control the zoom zooming on the interstate.
#2083 of 5141 06 Mazda 3s Sedan
Nov 04, 2005 (10:52 pm)
Wanted to say "thanks" to all the posters who have shared their purchasing experiences. Armed with this knowledge, I now have my own experience to share:
2006 Mazda 3s 4 door in Pearl White
Automatic transmission, side air bags/air curtains
Invoice (w/ destination charge): $17603
Purchase price: $17400 before TTL & $45 doc fee
The first dealer where I test drove did not have an automatic w/o other options in silver or titanium gray. They were "pushing" a winning blue AT w/ moonroof package that I didn't want. They told me that they could "find" me a car in the color I wanted and showed me a price that was even higher than the car I'd turned down w/o showing me the options. When I objected to the price, he wanted me to name my price. I did, he laughed, and I walked out of there.
The 2nd dealer had a silver when I'd spoken w/ them mid-week. By the weekend, it was gone but they had a pearl white model. They were unable to locate a silver or gray exactly as I had specified, but accepted my offer price which was for a car w/o the SAB/SAC & pearl paint options. I was a happy camper.
This was in Northern California.
#2084 of 5141 Re: 06 Mazda 3s Sedan [who_m3]
Nov 05, 2005 (12:46 pm)
Hey, who_m3, sounds like you did really well. I'm in Northern California, too. Want to share the name of the dealer?