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#4404 of 5141 2010 Mazda3s Sport hatch deal
Feb 18, 2010 (7:26 pm)
For those in the market, I though I'd share the deal I just made on a base 3 Sport hatch, manual trans, with zero options. MSRP was $20,290 with freight. I paid:
$19,061 purchase price (with freight)
$299 processing fee
$580 title and tax
$36.78 dealer business tax
- $500 Mazda factory rebate
= $19,499 OTD
Also got 0% financing. With the $700 negative equity in my trade, my payment is $336.
This is the second car I bought from this dealership and they were very professional, with no haggling or other BS. I sent an email saying I was willing to pay $19,500, and they sent one back immediately saying I had a deal. They're in Richmond, VA.
BTW, the salesmen said the cash for clunkers program was great while it lasted, but it essentially sucked all the buyers out of the market a couple months ago, and things are VERY slow now as a result. Seems like, if you're thinking of getting one of these cars, now is a GREAT time to buy given the financing, rebate and slow sales.
Hope this helps someone - this site has been hugely helpful to me over the years.
Feb 18, 2010 (9:12 pm)
For buyers in Texas, Russell & Smith in Houston gave a really low quote on their first offer - the internet manager was great to deal with. For a dealership with lots of customer perks - Mazda of Clear Lake - lifetime free oil changes, lifetime loaner cars, lifetime tint warranty to name a few. I took my Russell & Smith quote to Mazda of Clear Lake for a match - got the best price and the most perks.
Also - North Park Mazda in San Antonio stated that they would beat any written offer by $500. I personally wanted to deal locally and get the perks from Clear Lake - but the North Park offer was in writing.
Feb 19, 2010 (7:40 am)
My daughter did the Disney internship in 2009 and was homesick at 1st but ended up loving it. She wanted a Hyundai Accent which is what she got and still loves her car. It really is a great opportunity for college/graduate school kids.
Was at the Mazda dealer last Monday to get our 3s an oil change and was very impressed with the 2010 model...a nice evolution from the 1st generation. Loved the S alloys as compared to the I ones...just to plain for me. Will get the wife to try the 2011 model next year.
#4407 of 5141 Mazda 3 GS
Feb 22, 2010 (6:06 pm)
The Mazda 3-i Touring Edition is the same as the Mazda 3 GS in Canada, in terms of features, color choices. Only difference? Their version comes with heated outside mirrors. Yes, that is with the 2 litre engine. Yet, the USA model does not come with this feature...unless one opts to go for the much costlier GT model. For those of
us that share our border with Canada, why can't Mazda USA allow a build similar
to that of what the Canadians get standard?
And no, I don't want to buy a Hyundai or Kia or a VW Golf. The handling of the Mazda 3 speaks volumes. Any comments anyone?
#4408 of 5141 Mazda 3 s Sport Hatchback w/ 6 speed
Feb 26, 2010 (12:14 pm)
Hey all. Since I found this thread helpful in my negotiations I've come back to contribute as my thanks to Edmunds and the posters here.
On 2/25/10 I purchased a 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport Hatch w/ 6 speed manual. Graphite with no options.
I cross shopped the Subaru Impreza as I wanted a wagon. It was nice, but even with AWD I clearly liked the 3 more. If I lived in the snow belt I'm sure I would have placed more value on the AWD.
Browning Mazda - Cerritos, California
-$500 rebate (Taxes are paid before rebate deductions in CA)
~$18,500 Purchase price
0% for 60 months.
For California buyers I recommend the visiting the CA DMV website for the TTL calculator. I doubt dealers will try and get over on you with respect to these fees but I think it's nice to know going in.
The only fees they hit me up for outside of the TTL are:
$55 Doc fee - I was expecting this and understand I could have attempted to negotiate this away, but I laid down for it. You have to pay sales tax on this amount in CA, but it does not show on the DMV TTL calculator as the doc fee is not a government fee.
$29 Electronic registration fee: Unexpected, but I didn't question it. I assumed it was a government fee as no taxes were paid on this.
$8.75 new tire fee: I was surprised this didn't show up on the DMV TTL calculator, but my research indicates this is a valid CA government fee.
Hope this helps. Good luck everyone.
#4409 of 5141 Incentives after March 1?
Feb 28, 2010 (8:56 am)
Any good information about the possible incentives after March 1? I just sold my current vehicle. The buyer left a deposit and is supposed to bring the full payment Monday March 1. Not sure if that will leave me enough time to get in to a dealer, strike a deal and make the purchase. I'd hate to buy a car before my sale is closed, but the 0% for 60 months plus $500 rebate is so tempting.
Thanks for any help you can give.
#4410 of 5141 Re: 2010 Mazda3s Sport hatch deal [foxb]
Feb 28, 2010 (8:58 am)
foxb, thanks for posting the details of your deal. Was this at Whitten or Pearson? I'm in Richmond too.
#4411 of 5141 Re: Incentives after March 1? [tommister2]
Feb 28, 2010 (10:03 am)
In a nutshell, no one will know what the incentives are until March 2nd. No heads up prior to that date. Good luck with that buyer!
#4412 of 5141 Re: Incentives after March 1? [ike3]
Feb 28, 2010 (12:37 pm)
Thanks...not sure about Mazda but sometimes the Honda dealers know what the next incentives will be a few days early and it leaks out...or at least that's what I have been told. It's all third hand to me so sometimes what is truth isn't clear.
The auto show is two weeks away, I can wait until then and look at several models all in one place.
#4413 of 5141 Raise your flag promo
Mar 02, 2010 (12:09 pm)
So I've heard that for March Mazda has a Raise your Flag promotion, $500 rebate/discount. This seems to be available by email invitation only. Any idea how to get an invite