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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3748 of 5141 Re: Hatch Quote [Ken_DFA]
Dec 09, 2008 (3:04 pm)
2009 Mazda 3s Sport 5-door auto,....I think I can get better than this considering that the new generation will be out in a few months
Allocations for the 2009 5-door were very small, less then 25% of total Mazda3 volume. If there are any Mazda3's sitting around in March-April when the 2010 gets here, my money in on the sedans.
I have over 70 Mazda3's in inventory, and only 13 are 5-doors.
#3749 of 5141 Re: Hatch Quote [Ken_DFA]
Dec 09, 2008 (7:01 pm)
FWIW, walked into the local Mazda dealer (North CA, bay area) and was offered 17,500 + TTL without any haggling. I'm in the same situation where I'm not in a hurry to buy.
Anyone have thoughts on how Mazda will play out given its relation to Ford?
#3750 of 5141 Re: Hatch Quote [j70]
Dec 09, 2008 (11:32 pm)
Does anyone know where I might be able to find a good deal on a new '08 or '09 Mazda3 in Southern CA?
Would very much appreciate it.
#3751 of 5141 Ford and Mazda [j70]
Dec 10, 2008 (1:12 pm)
how Mazda will play out given its relation to Ford?
My understanding is that Ford did not dispose of but rather reduced its share in Mazda. Considering Ford's state of affairs, Mazda having less of a connection with the blue oval may be a good thing.
#3752 of 5141 Re: Ford and Mazda [autonomous]
Dec 11, 2008 (11:55 am)
Ford did not dispose of but rather reduced its share in Mazda
"Ford sells Mazda shares - 33% stake shrinks to 13%
Nov. 18 2008. Ford today announced it will sell 20% of Mazda, raising $540 million in much needed cash. As much as 6.9 percent will be sold back to Hiroshima-based Mazda, while the other 13.1 percent will be sold to unidentified investors. ... Ford acquired a 25 percent stake in Mazda in 1979 ... raised its stake in the carmaker to 33.4 percent in May of 1996, when the company effectively became a part of the Ford family." Source: www.leftlanenews.com
#3753 of 5141 Cold Air Intake
Dec 11, 2008 (3:09 pm)
Hello all. Buying a 2009 Mazda 3 Hatch this month and I had some questions. I am thinking of buying a cold air intake for more power but my friend who owns a 2008 says I'm nuts. I have test driven this car a few times and I know it has power but what about the highway? I frequently drive over 80 and am I going to have trouble passing people, making two lane passes, etc...?? Do I need this intake? Also, does the intake really help that much? I have heard mixed reviews about it. And I can't seem to find one online for a 2009, I only see for 2008 models and below. It's the same engine and should fit, right? Thanks.
#3754 of 5141 Re: Cold Air Intake [ylz]
Dec 11, 2008 (7:04 pm)
Just an FYI, it is both a violation of the site rules and completely unnecessary to cross-post the same post all over the place.
As others have said, skip the CAI, it won't net you anything but a little extra noise. If the Mazda3 hatch is too slow, your only real alternative is to buy a MazdaSpeed3.
#3755 of 5141 Sorry
Dec 11, 2008 (7:14 pm)
Did not realize that's its against the rules to post same message in multiple chat rooms. Sorry about that.
#3756 of 5141 Hatchback GT with moonroof
Dec 15, 2008 (1:41 pm)
i'm looking to buy an Hatchback GT with moonroof option before the new year,
talked with a dealer on the phone today, and got down to about 22000 out the door, just wanted to get some feedback from you all to see whether i could still get it down lower.
thanks in advance for your responses
#3757 of 5141 Re: Hatchback GT with moonroof [jatec]
Dec 15, 2008 (6:18 pm)
Your quote is ok for now but may get a lot better by next week.
I just received a quote on an 09 M3 GT with moonroof, 6 cd, and manual tranny for $21,202 + tax. Original price was $23,159 + tax. I strolled the showroom last Saturday and he called me twice today and sent 2 emails. I called back and said that his price was still too high and that I may wait for an '010 model. He then got very animated and said that we can "work on that price as sales kind of slow right now and we have a high inventory." I'm curious to know what the real list price is.
The other dealer that I visited on Sat. has called me once and sent me 3 emails but they only have the loaded GT with auto and Nav. with a list of over $26,000--which the salesman said "we will work hard on this sale, and we can be flexible, but I don't see them selling that GT for under $21k. Dealers were Brown's Mazda in Chantilly, Va. and Fitzmall in Frederick, Md. I really wanted to buy before the holiday's and will wait to see how flexible they can get over the next week.