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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#3758 of 5137 Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring
Dec 15, 2008 (7:53 pm)
i am interested in buying a mazda3 hatchback. i got this quote from Crystal Auto Mall (in NJ):
2009 Copper Red Mica Mazda MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring
their price: $19,336 (including destination)
i havent been able to get a quote from other dealers, but it seems kind of high. there is only one car like this (without moonroof/sound upgrade) on their lot.
any opinions about this?
btw: there seems to be a 2,000 to cash to customer rebate for 2008 models.
thanks for reading.
Dec 16, 2008 (9:54 am)
Dealer is asking 15,900 before ttl for a gray 09 i Touring sedan. Good deal or no? 4 speed atx, and i think it has a 6 disc changer
#3760 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [ogurek]
Dec 16, 2008 (10:31 am)
it's a bit too high
i'm in Nj as well, looking at GT's and i'm getting on avg 20500 on my quotes in cluding destination, so touring has to be atleast 1800 down from that. I've got a quote of 21000 out the door for a 2008 touring with moonroof option auto. Just FYI
i'd aim for a 20k OTD for a touring right now, just me though
#3761 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [jatec]
Dec 16, 2008 (11:33 am)
thanks for replying,
i got a quote from another dealer, Open Road Mazda of East Brunswick, for an 08 model (so i guess including the 2000 rebate):
$16,533 just the car, w/o destination
or $19,026.26 OTD (again only one car, galaxy grey)
should i jump on this deal?
#3762 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [ogurek]
Dec 16, 2008 (1:23 pm)
it sounds like a decent price, if you got that on an email i would just go in
and try and negotiate more. i got a quote for 17500 w/o destination on the 09 model from wayne mazda.
Open road have called me and try to push me to buy a 08 as well, when i was inquiring 09 model, and they sent me a quote for sedan instead of HB. So i'm getting my quote done again.
Dec 16, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Helping a friend out with this, and wanted to know if this was a reasonable offer from the dealer. No rush to buy, but am curious...
In Cleveland Area (Cuyahoga County)...
2009 Mazda3 s Grand Touring
Dealer offered right off the bat S-Plan pricing. After incentives were at 21,412...after TTL were at 23,412.
Seemed pretty aggressive but I guess my two questions are: Is this a good deal and is there any room left to negotiate? It included a $1000 cash incentive on the price, but I'm thinking given the new Mazda3 coming out in a couple of months, that that incentive is bound to get better.
#3764 of 5137 Re: Decent Deal? [28firefighter]
Dec 16, 2008 (4:52 pm)
it seems like a good deal (under invoice)
but im betting that in a few months as the 2010 models come around, dealers will be a lot more motivated to get the 2009s out the door
of course, then there is a chance that your configuration/color may not be available
if possible find out when the 1000 incentive expires
if you are not in a rush, id consider waiting a bit more
or make it clear to the dealer that they need to motivate you to buy now rather than later
and if they want to make their sales numbers for the month, they might be able to go down even more
bottom line, cant hurt to ask, worst case they say no and are firm and you weigh your options
#3765 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [jatec]
Dec 16, 2008 (5:00 pm)
i got that price from an email, and i did double check that its a hatchback model
my goal is to set the final price via email, since im not good at negotiating in person
i emailed wayne mazda for a quote and they gave me 17200 car w/destination
this is basically the same as open road, so i think ill get them to beat each other
is there any particular reason why you want an 09 and not an 08?
the msrp is higher for 09 and there are less incentives
#3766 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [ogurek]
Dec 16, 2008 (6:30 pm)
well, i'd get my price down via email and phone, and then really talk it down in person. So far they'd keep pushing you to go in for the test drive, and i don't think they'll come to their bottomline unless you go in.
Consider all things right now, i'm getting about 500 difference between 09 and 08, considering all incentives. Alot of dealers are out of 08 gt models as well. But 500 difference is what i'm getting in my research.
and the value lost from having an 08 and 09 is prabably more than 500 down 5 years...i think
#3767 of 5137 Re: Buying a 2009 MAZDA3 HB Auto s Touring [jatec]
Dec 16, 2008 (6:54 pm)
i know what you mean. every dealer, after they give me a quote, asks me when i want to come down to see/drive it.
i know from my last car buying experience im not really good at those high-pressure must-talk-the-talk on-the-spot moments.
what do you mean 'really talk it down in person'? it seems they are already pretty low so i dont know how low can i reasonably ask. i cant even say i want to pay invoice since they are already below invoice
yes, the msrp went up, 500$ sounds about right. but i didnt realize there were any incentives on the 09 models, while there seems to be a 2000$ on the 08s.
as for value, im guessing since they are introducing the 2010s so early, there'll be much less 09s than 08s as used cars. and it depends how quickly youre planning to resell after buying, since depreciation is not linear.
anyways... i told wayne mazda to beat the open road mazda 19000 OTD. they replied that they only have one car like that and it has the moonroof package, and 19350 OTD is as low as theyll go. so now i guess i can check back in with open road