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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3227 of 5141 Just got mine this weekend
Aug 22, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Try this on for size -
I just bought a 2008 Mazda3 I touring with the side impact airbags options. Here is the breakdown of what I paid:
According to the purchase papers:
$16890 for the vehicle itself
$17349 out the door.
Harrelson Mazda in Charlotte, NC said they would always give you invoice price. They also gave me $4000 for my trade that had 165000 miles and body damage on it. Ended up financing at 1.9% for three months. I think it is a great deal! My younger sister is coming up to get her 2008 GT later on this year. Also they waived the bogus dealer processing fee of $499.50 since my father haggled with them so well.
#3228 of 5141 last of the 2007s?
Aug 23, 2007 (9:54 am)
I am talking to an Ohio dealer; the car is 2007 s Sport, options moonroof / 6cd pkg and side curtain bags; MSRP is 19870 (includes 595 delivery). Dealer says there is a 500 rebate, (which I can't seem to confirm anywhere) plus i have S Plan pricing (and the dealer knew I had S Plan pricing before mentioning the 500 "rebate"). This would bring the price down to 18,050 which is 1,820 off of MSRP? Is this a good deal at this point in August? I am wondering if the S Plan pricing is doing anything for me at all, or if I could do better just bargaining to take a 2007 off the dealer's lot. Appreciate any input.
#3229 of 5141 2007 mazda3 i touring AT w/ safety package
Aug 27, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Bought this car on 18 Aug 07 in Seaside, CA (Monterey Peninsula) -- in white w/ beige interior. Paid the following:
Sales price = $16,145.00 ($2000 off the MSRP of $18,145)
Document prep fee = $55.00
DMV electronic filing fee = $28.00
License fee = $170.00
Calif tire fee =$8.75
Sales Tax = $1174.50 (CA 7.25%)
Out-the-door total = $17,581.25
It was a simple transaction as I had no trade-in (my previous car had been stolen) and paid cash in full. I did decide to add an extended warranty, not included in the above: "Total Care" 6 yr/100K -- initially offered at $1777, then dropped to $1377 when I declined, and then talked down to $1277. Don't really know if that's a good deal or not, but I'm happy with the car and price paid for it, and the purchase process itself at the dealership was fine.
#3230 of 5141 Re: 2007 mazda3 i touring AT w/ safety package [weathercaller]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:24 am)
I'm curious why you opted for the extended warranty for the Mazda3 as it has had a record of good reliability.
#3232 of 5141 2008 Mazda3 Hatch S GT with everything, but navigation unit
Sep 06, 2007 (7:05 am)
Got a really good deal from Pierre at Manhattan Auto Group. He was great to deal with and knew plenty about the car even though he's mainly a Ford salesperson. On to the price:
OTD sale price = $22,232.00 ($796 off Invoice). Since I wanted a '07 for 0% APR, but there were virtually none around like I wanted, they gave me a nice price on an '08 and then 1.9 APR won't break anyone's bank.
Car includes a few minor accessories like moon roof wind deflector, rear bumper guard and cargo tray.
Sep 17, 2007 (4:17 pm)
I'm looking at a 2008 Mazda3 s Sport hatchback automatic. Edmunds quotes invoice as $18,261, but three dealerships now have quoted the invoice as $18,411. Has the invoice price changed recently? Should I be able to negotiate a price lower than the invoice price? Should I expect to pay _anything_ else on top of this besides tax and DMV fees, or can I confidently argue anything else away?
#3235 of 5141 $21300 for Mazda 3 GT...?
Sep 19, 2007 (2:59 am)
Was recently quoted $21300 for a 2008 automatic 5-door mazda3s, grand touring, with the 2mc package (Moonroof, 6-CD and Bose Audio) option. This includes freight, but not taxes, tags, etc.
The lease price was $7300 with the one-pay (upfront) option. I am leaning towards the leasing option generally speaking anyway.
Would appreciate input on whether or not this is a good deal or if I can/should bargain for better. I did note that $21300 was only about $65 over invoice for that car and package.
Welcome your input.
#3236 of 5141 Re: $21300 for Mazda 3 GT...? [vtbrian]
Sep 19, 2007 (3:33 am)
What do you mean,..."the lease price was $7300 with one-pay (upfront) option."
What is the length of the lease? How many miles per year? Residuals? Money factor?