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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3434 of 5141 Redesgined Mazda3 [kennynmd]
May 06, 2008 (1:56 pm)
The rumour is sometime next year. Mazda does not seem to roll out multiple new cars in the same year. This year they redesigned the Mazda6. Next year could be the Mazda3 as the first generation will have celebrated its 6th year (first model was a 2004). Going 7 years with the same generation can risk making the design look old. The new generation could be rolled out towards the latter half of the year (eg September / October 2009) to clear out the first generation of Mazda3. A great way to get a bargain! One sure fire signal of upcoming changes are the international auto shows, so you may want to keep your eye out for those in the fall.
p.s. salesman are wary of talking about these types of changes for the very reason that you noted: do not want an older body style if a new one will be out in a couple years
#3435 of 5141 Re: Redesign?? [kennynmd]
May 06, 2008 (5:24 pm)
Supposedly with the 2009 model. I don't know if it'll be a total redesign. There are pictures online of one in testing (allegedly). It appears to be longer. Other than that I didn't see a huge difference. Your probably better off taking advantage of the current and upcoming deals to clear out the 2008s.
Here are the photos I saw.
#3436 of 5141 I have you all beat...
May 06, 2008 (8:08 pm)
2008 Hatch Touring w/ sunroof out the door for $19,000 here in MA (Got it for 17,955 and MSRP 20,200). But thats not all, the dealership is throwing in a 3 day/2night, air-fair, at the NewYork NewYork Hotel in Vegas. Beat that one! Bwahhahahahahaha
(if you don't believe me here is the sight, I thought it was a BS and so didn't my sales person when they first offered it, but I've scanned over every single fine print and its perfectly legit)
Ideally I'd like to get more off the price rather than a mini-vacation, but beggars can't be choosers! Take that for an incentive.
#3437 of 5141 Re: I have you all beat... [2term8r]
May 07, 2008 (8:42 am)
wow, congratulation. is this the 2008 or 2008.5 version?
#3438 of 5141 Re: I have you all beat... [2term8r]
May 07, 2008 (10:33 am)
Considering I didn't want a hatch or a trip to vegas I don't think you did that well. Just kidding. I did want a sunroof but Im not complaining considering I got my 2008.5 sedan for $17200 OTD.
#3439 of 5141 Mazda3 in 2009 [samduhman]
May 07, 2008 (2:20 pm)
According to this article the big difference is the increase in power due to the larger 2.5 engine: the optional 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder will be upgraded to 2.5 liters. The increased displacement should provide a 20-30-hp boost. An extra 20 to 30 hp means that the hatchback could be close to 180 to 190 hp which should help it compete with the Civic Si.
#3440 of 5141 Mazda3 in 2008
May 10, 2008 (1:11 pm)
I am looking for the OTD price for a Mazda3 sedan i sport auto in the Houston area. Can anyone give me the recent price they paid for and names of a good dealership. Thanks.
#3441 of 5141 2008.5 Mazda3 I touring value
May 11, 2008 (5:02 am)
I was able to get a Black Mica 2008.5 Mazda3 i touring value for 16800, for my son here in upstate NY. The MSRP was 18145 no extra options, Invoice was 17120(approx). $320 under invoice plus tax tags etc.
It was kind of funny the salesman brought out the invoice noting that "This is what we pay for the car (BS)" I asked him if he's ever heard of Edmund's community Prices Paid Buying Experience, I then pulled out a printout of different posts from here and it was all but over. This forum saved me $320
I was thinking of using the S-plan (shippers plan??) but all that is, is invoice price. We also got the 3 year 1.9% financing. I didn't think it was a bad deal. My son loves the car (He was the actual buyer). Now he has to learn to keep his black car clean.
#3442 of 5141 am I paying too much??
May 12, 2008 (6:34 pm)
Looking at a 2008 Mazda 3 i touring ...OTD 16,945... should I keep on looking or is this good?
#3443 of 5141 Re: 2008.5 Mazda3 I touring value [daleb2]
May 12, 2008 (8:22 pm)
I am also looking for this exact car if this is an automatic is it? Would you mind giving me some additional price information? You paid $16,800 plus tax. What other costs were there? Was there an additional destination charge and any other costs?
Where in upstate NY did you purchase, I am on Long Island and would not mind a little travel to save a bunch of $$$$$$!