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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3558 of 5141 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 5141 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 5141 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 5141 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 5141 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.
#3563 of 5141 Re: Mazda 3i Touring offer [martyd76]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I purchased my i touring value edition on 5/31/08 in NY. The options where auto, moonroof, wheel locks. MSRP $19070, I paid $17,600 for the car, $1518 taxes, $10 inspection fee, $12.50 tire recycling fee, $45 registration fee, $150 plate fee (I received a $15 refund from the state), = total out the door $19335.50
I also got the 5 year 3.9% financing.
#3564 of 5141 Re: 2008 mazda i touring value [rnsmel]
Jun 21, 2008 (3:59 am)
An average price on the i touring ve msrp 18100 (automatic) is about 16000 or so + tax and tags. Anything in the low to mid 15000's would be exceptional, at least for now. Your price of 17868 for everything seems about average or a bit better.
#3565 of 5141 Good price for a 3
Jun 21, 2008 (11:49 am)
I need some help here: I've been looking around for a new Mazda 3 i Touring automatic and one dealer quoted me what looks like a great price:
that is for a bare 3 i Touring automatic, no options at all.
Destination included, dealer fee $699 and then add tax and tags.
So bottom line (out-the-door what they called it) price would be in the vicinity of 17,750.
Does that sound too good to be true or am I missing something?
The second closest quote was about $1,000 higher than that.
Thanks a bunch!
#3566 of 5141 Pricing advice
Jun 21, 2008 (1:40 pm)
Hi, all. Looking for feedback please. In Allentown, PA:
2008.5 Mazda3 S Touring Auto Sedan. Only option is the moonroof/6 CD.
Given price of $19,990 plus tax/title/tags.
It seems to match up with the prices on CR/Edmunds but if the 2009's are coming out in 3 mos or so, should I be holding out for lower?
#3567 of 5141 Re: Good price for a 3 [annasmolka]
Jun 21, 2008 (3:42 pm)
is that for the new i touring?