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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3553 of 5138 Bought a 2008.5 Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring
Jun 13, 2008 (6:40 pm)
I just picked up a 2008.5 Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring in Crystal White Pearl Mica with the Air Dam, Cargo Tray, All-Weather Mats, Compass/Autodim, Moonroof/6CD/Bose, SIRIUS, Moonroof Wind Deflector and the CWP Charge of $200.
Sticker was $24,798 . The internet sales manage provided a quote of $22,700 and I ended up paying about $22,250 with the 3.9% before taxes, etc.
Took it off the showroom floor at Ourisman Mazda in Laurel, MD. I had talked to the internet sales manager before, but he could not locate a white one, so I waited. He contacted me the day it arrived and I drove it off the showroom floor with 5 miles on it later that evening. I couldn't be happier with the dealer. I did some research on Edmunds right after he sent the quote and I went down ready to buy. I offered him a monthly payment ($400/month), a term (60 mos.) a down payment ($2,000) and a finance rate (3.9%) and said "make it happen". We finally agreed on $403/mo. after the sales manager made an original offer of $453/mo (which would have meant paying MSRP!!! HA!).
I think I also made them very disappointed when I turned down all the add-ons like undercoatings and extended warranties. But the finance guy was very nice and did not charge me extra for the Chesapeake Bay tags.
Hope this helps!
#3554 of 5138 2008 Mazda3 s Sport 5 door.
Jun 14, 2008 (7:12 am)
I just got a offer for this car OTD for $17,291. It doesn't come with any options other than wheel locks I believe. That seems like a good price but was wanting to get some feed back if I could. Thanks in advance.
#3555 of 5138 Re: 2008 Mazda3 s Sport 5 door. [mike1111]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:49 am)
A very good price on an s auto 5 door msrp 19500 is 16500. If yours is an auto and taxes and title are 1200 in your state you have an very jumpable deal (after trying for more of course) If you are in a low tax state and an auto about average, if a manual and low tax bad deal. An average deal with 3.9% would make it a good deal.
just got a offer for this car OTD for $17,291. It doesn't come with any options other than wheel locks I believe. That seems like a good price but was wanting to get some feed back if I could. Thanks in advance
#3556 of 5138 Re: 2008 Mazda3 s Sport 5 door. [jfritsch]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:56 am)
Thanks for the reply. It is the Auto and its the first offer I recieved from the first place I contacted. I'm gonna send the offer to a couple other dealers and see what they say.
#3557 of 5138 RE: 2008 Mazda3 5dr s touring
Jun 17, 2008 (6:22 pm)
Got an offer on a 5 dr. s touring with sunroof package $21015 msrp for $19214 with a lease of $2000 down, 24 months, 12k miles for $241 tx. incl. I think this is high.
#3558 of 5138 RE: 2008 Mazda3 5dr s touring [mmenard]
Jun 18, 2008 (5:48 am)
Yes it is the normal lease (it is a fleece). More in line would be 250 or so with no or little money down and 15000 miles. A normal purchase price for a vehicle like this would be 18000 or lower.I think i've seen the Accords and the Malibus (also selling for around 18k with about 250/mo. for 39 months.)
You may be able to finance the vehicle for 18000 or less over 36 months at mazda's 3.9 % for 600 or so and own the vehicle.
Avoid putting money down on a lease. Its like putting 2000 down in advance rent for a apt for 400.mo. Doesn't get you anything and if the building burns down (the vehicl gets totalled) good luck getting your dough back. Most lease insurance only pays for the remaining payments and the remaining value of the car I believe (to the bank).
#3559 of 5138 Re: 2008 Mazda3 s Sport 5 door. [mike1111]
Jun 18, 2008 (3:17 pm)
what state are you in?? Can you tell me what Dealership you are talking to?? I have been shopping for a month now. Can't get anybody to sell it less then $18,000(state, VA)
#3560 of 5138 2009 Mazda 3...heatable outside mirrors coming?
Jun 18, 2008 (6:37 pm)
A bit off topic, but this is a very active board. Spoke to an area Mazda dealer here in western NY state. He thinks that heatable outside mirrors will be available on the Touring and Grand Touring versions. Release of the 2009 model is in September.
Any sales type read or heard similar? If this is true, it will be the first time this feature is available for the U.S. market. Canada has been getting this feature all along, except for the base model.
Also, will LED tail lights and brake lights be available on lower trim levels for '09?
#3561 of 5138 Mazda 3i Touring offer
Jun 19, 2008 (7:34 am)
a local dealer here in CT gave me the following offer, and i would love to get some feedback from all you experts here.
$18,954 - total, out the door, all taxes/fees included.
2008 3i Touring Auto
-Moonroof/6 CD package
-Metro. Gray Mica
what do you all think? thanks in advance!
#3562 of 5138 2008 mazda i touring value
Jun 20, 2008 (3:04 pm)
hey everyone im back again..lol
i got pre-approved for a loan, now i can actually put more thought into buying the car.
what's a good OTD price for a 2008 mazda i touring value, standard no options.
tax in wa is 9.8%
title and license, etc probably around 300.00
I offered the dealer $18317.00 OTD he said he couldn't based on my monthly payment request if i financed thru them.
Now that I have a loan what would be a good offer?
I just emailed the same dealer ive been in contact with and OTD price of $17868.