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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4018 of 5137 Re: Is this price reasonable for Mazda3 s Sport 5-door [lumeng]
Mar 24, 2009 (8:37 am)
I don't think it is. The car is a year old.I'd tell him you want to pay 1k less.
Also, if you pay a sales tax,dealer doc umentation and title fees. no rebate ,no deal for sure there are pleny of 2009 S Sport HB's Try to find a S HB Grand touring. They are practically all gone.
The 2010 prices are hard to deal with, especially on the S models,but I think in late April and May is the time Mazda will bargin. Good luck!
#4019 of 5137 Looking for reasonable price, confused by "invoice"
Mar 26, 2009 (7:40 am)
Looking to pick up a 2009 Mazda3 hatchback s Sport with no extra options (should I consider any?) around Pittsburgh. Emailed various dealers, and have consistently gotten back the answer that they'll do "invoice" minus the current incentives (which are apparently either $1500 off or $1000 off plus 0% for 36mo) plus taxes and tags. However, the actual "invoice" price has been quoted at anything from 18964 to 19420, and when I look online I am seeing "invoice" quoted from 17446 (yahoo!) to 18332 (vlane.com).
What do you think would be a good price for this car? I'd like to buy this weekend as my current hand-me down car is on its last legs, but could possibly wait if things are going to get better. Any tips (I'm a first-time buyer!) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#4020 of 5137 Re: Looking for reasonable price, confused by "invoice" [nik999]
Mar 26, 2009 (8:54 am)
If I were you and had a very good credit score, I would try to pay no more than $17K (inclusive of any incentives) before TTL and get 0% for 36 months as part of the deal. The OTD should be just slightly more than $18K... I think this is very doable especially if you are willing to expand your search area to Cleveland or Columbus etc.
For your reference, I paid $18K OTD and got 0% for 36 months on Mazda3 HB S Touring (which is at least $700 higher than Sport), no extras. This was about 2 months ago (near end of the month) at a high volume dealership in SW Ohio.
#4021 of 5137 Re: Looking for reasonable price, confused by "invoice" [nik999]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:29 am)
You should consider going up to the S Touring to get the Dynamic Stability Control. It's really a worthwhile safety feature which will be required in all new vehicles by 2012.
#4022 of 5137 Re: Looking for reasonable price, confused by "invoice" [iwannamazda3]
Mar 26, 2009 (1:20 pm)
Ok, you've both convinced me that I should be getting an S Touring, the stability control looks really important. Given that, do you have any tips on how I can get a price similar to Vovani's? I'd be willing to drive to Cleveland/Columbus for that kind of savings. Did you find dealers online through Mazda's website and email them a target price, or wait for their quotes? What kind of a target should I be looking for for the hatchback S Touring? Thanks much!!!
#4023 of 5137 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport
Mar 26, 2009 (1:31 pm)
Very happy to have bought a 2010 M3 4 dr s Sport with Tech and Moonroof pkgs 10 days ago. I know hindsight is 20/20, I love the car and it's exactly the Mazda I wanted down to the color but can't help having a little buyer's remorse on this one. This is in Cerritos, CA OTD price was $23,400 (MSRP 22,800 and don't know invoice off the top of my head). This included a "free" auto dimming rearview mirror with Homelink with installation and labor included.
Anyway, regardless, I would highly recommend getting the 2010 over the previous 09s, etc. You just get a much better vehicle with lots of value added features. Wait a few mths or so to deal unless you really like the 09, the discounts on it, and need a car now.
#4024 of 5137 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport [gamerguy73]
Mar 26, 2009 (2:45 pm)
Looks like you did good. It appears that you paid invoice price for your M3 4Dr S Sport Auto w/Tech & Mnrf. + auto dim mirror w/homelink.
MSRP on your car is actually $23,075
Invoice is $21,423
Sales Tax in L.A. is $1767 (if you purchased at invoice)
License Fees are $227 for this combo in CA
Total = $23,417 (though dealer can add on a $50 doc. fee)
2010's already at invoice . . . hurrah! Things can only get better!
#4025 of 5137 Re: 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport [zar1]
Mar 26, 2009 (4:36 pm)
thx zar, glad you let me know; yep, if anyone wants a 2010 at invoice now, go for it!
#4026 of 5137 time to share.....
Mar 26, 2009 (6:12 pm)
I sold my 07 touring last week.It was a great car with no problems whatsoever.Really wanted a 2010 "s".After driving the new model three times,there where a few things I just couldn't come to terms with.1,the "sport seats"in all the models except the 2.0 where very uncomfortable for me.Take this car on a long test drive before you buy one,2.the car felt big,there is a big blind spot in the rear due to the high trunk,and the mirrors are to small.3.the brakes are weak compared to the previous generation.And of course the smiley face.It seems that mazda has cheapened the car in order to add all the goodies and keep the price competitive.
So..what did I do ....grabbed one of the last 09 value edition's and am thrilled that i did.Bought at westcott in san diego.They are advertising the last of the 09's for $14,990 without the special finance.they only have a few left.I paid $14,490 after getting my preferred buyers card from mazda...just call an ask for one they will send it to you.I drove everything.....and imho...the price for this car is an absolute steal......
#4027 of 5137 san diego
Mar 27, 2009 (6:39 pm)
I have been quoted:$16,366 for 5 door HB/5 speed manual.
Is it a decent deal ?