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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3601 of 5092 Mazda3 S Touring Sedan, AT
Jul 12, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Just signed my paperwork today. Used the edmunds.com emailer and then negotiated with the 2 lowest via email.
2008.5 Mazda3 Sedan
Deal was done in 3 emails and a trip today to sign the paperwork that took about 20 minutes. $19,683 + 6% tax $1190.31, new tags/registration/fees $154.62 = $21,028 OTD.
Financing thru my company's credit union for 3.99% x 60 months.
Worked with Young VW-Mazda in Easton, PA and was very pleased with their Internet Manager. I gave up on my local dealer (Scott Mazda-Volvo in Allentown, PA) when they tried to play games that I didn't appreciate, ie. "You have to come in to get the best deal, the price is only good today until 4pm, Edmunds' TMV prices are always too low," etc.etc. Even if Scott's was willing to match or beat the deal, I figured I didn't want to reward bad behavior with a sale.
I went with Young also because they treated me like a human being and didn't pressure me after I requested the quote. Another dealer literally called me 7 times the first day to 'make sure I'd gotten and understood' his email, then had his manager email.
I know I could have held out for lower given the 2009's coming out soon, but I was happy with the price and very happy with the dealer.
Thanks for the help,
#3602 of 5092 Help Please!!! Trade in Vs. OTD price
Jul 12, 2008 (11:06 pm)
Ok, so I went in to the Mazda dealer w/ my 2005 Audi 1.8 T (w/ extras) and was offered $14400 trade in. What is a good out the door price for the following models, considering I pay taxes on the difference in Panama City, FL and can transfer tags.
5 door Hatchback Sport
5 door Hatchback S Touring
5 door Hatchback Grand Touring
As I left the dealership the salesman said he could talk to the "manager" if I agreed to sign for $4000 OTD + trade for a 5 door Hatchback Sport? Seems like I could get a Touring vehicle for that price...
#3603 of 5092 Re: Help Please!!! Trade in Vs. OTD price [rodiddy]
Jul 13, 2008 (6:16 am)
No idea what taxes are in your state. What kbb trade in is on your car. Whatever it is about 3000 off msrp on the sport and 3-4k off the higher trims is a good deal. If your vehicle books for about 14400 then the deal isn't that good on a touring, (20000 msrp) much less a sport.
#3604 of 5092 Anyone know what financing may be coming up?
May 15, 2008 (8:04 pm)
Looking to get a new Mazda3, but this 3.9% is just a little high. Anyone know when or if a sales event will come up? I know Mazda usually does something for Memorial Day here in the States.
#3605 of 5092 Chat night
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 15, 2008 (3:51 am)
Tuesday means Mazda chat night! The chat opens at 8:45 pm ET and runs until 10 pm ET. I hope you're able to join us tonight to meet and greet with your fellow CarSpace members!
See you there!
#3606 of 5092 Navigation and Color??
Jul 16, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Hello everyone. I decided I'm buying a 2008 Mazda 3 GT Hatchback. I have two important questions and would love to hear feedback on it so anything would help. First, how is the Navigation in this car? Someone who has the Nav, please comment on this. I mean, honestly I really want it cause it looks good and I'm always travelling and a Nav system would come so in handy. And the second question I have is what color do you guys prefer. I was all set on black until I went to the dealership today and saw metropolitan gray. What a gorgeous color! Its like dark grey but with a touch of blue. Actually, it looks bluish-grayish. I know these two things seem unimportant but it will really affect my decision on this car. Ok, thanks a lot.
#3607 of 5092 Mazda3 S Grand Touring 5d w/ moonroof
Jul 19, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Since this forum helped my in pricing my Mazda3 2008, I thought I'd share my final price with you all.
I bought a S Grand Touring 5-door with the moonroof and bose package along the the compass/homelink rear-view mirror on Wednesday July 16th. The listed MSRP in the window was $23,725.00. Edmunds is showing an invoice price of $21,893.00. I got it for $21,564.00 or $329.00 below invoice.
I was originally quoted an internet price for a GT 5-door for $20,990.00 with moonroof and bose package but the color was wrong and I asked them if they could price me a GT with the right color. They charged me an extra $564 dollars just because the one I wanted had the homelink/compass rear-view. I wasn't too happy about that but considering this a first time purchase for me, I don't think I did too badly.
The dealership I got my car from was Phillips Mazda in Laguna Hills, CA.
#3608 of 5092 Re: Navigation and Color?? [ylz]
Jul 19, 2008 (5:53 pm)
I just bought a new GT 5-door in Metropolitan Gray earlier this week. I completely agree that the color is absolutely gorgeous though the undertone comes across as more greenish than bluish to me.
Anyway, I have no experience using the DVD navigation system by I opted not to buy it for the simple reason that I consider it to be very overpriced at $1,670.00 invoice for the option. Seems like after-market would be the better way to go though I can certainly understand the appeal of using a clean, integrated system.
#3609 of 5092 2008.5 Mazda3 4-Dr S GT 5MT Silver
Jul 20, 2008 (3:47 pm)
Hi guys. I'm pretty new to the whole car buying experience, so I was wondering if y'all could give me some advice. The dealer quoted me at $20,200.00 + TTL and fees. I think that he said the OTD price was ~$21,700.00. The only added option is that moonroof/bose thingy. It's about $600 less than the invoice listed on Edmunds.
And does anyone know when the 2009's will come out? The dealer guy claimed to not know, and I haven't found any solid information.
Thanks in advance!
#3610 of 5092 2008 Mazda 3 iTouring VE or S Touring Auto
Jul 21, 2008 (11:16 am)
I am in the Atlanta area, and need advice on what prices I should expect to pay on
either the i Touring VE or the S Touring in Automatic. So far I have a quote for $16100 for the i Touring.