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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4435 of 5138 Re: 2010 Mazda3 s Sport HB [streetwaves]
Mar 24, 2010 (2:03 pm)
I checked many Mazda dealers - Wayne being one of them. I certainly hope your experience will be better than mine. In gathering my quotes, Wayne gave me by far the best quote. It was too good, actually... I figured that they would be LOSING $188 (versus dealer cost) by quoting me a price of $1,779 UNDER INVOICE. It all sounded too good to be true and likely was. The quote was verbal - when I sent them an email requesting a written qoute reflecting those numbers: voila! - instant disappearing act! The internet sales person who was sending me personal messages every other day and who had called me several times was now MIA. I sent them (all totalled) seven messages, no response. It all makes me wonder what would have transpired if I would have driven to N.NJ to check things out.
As I said...I certainly hope your experience will be better. To those who have not yet purchased in NJ, I found it common that dealer fees exceed $250, and are often $400. I bought in DE with a dealer fee of $199.
#4436 of 5138 Re: 2010 Mazda3 s Sport HB [aviboy97]
Mar 28, 2010 (6:09 am)
That was it----ended up being $22,413 otd. That's with NY state 8.75% sales tax.
#4437 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S Sport [fredpman]
Apr 01, 2010 (11:11 pm)
hi im new to the forum i got my mazda3 s hatchback otd exactly $21,000 otd is this a good price, this is with tax and license along with doc fees and 1 year oil change or 4 oil change which ever comes first.
please reply if you think the deal i got is good or bad.
#4438 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S Sport [andyx626]
Apr 02, 2010 (11:24 am)
Andy, I don't think you got ripped, but you probably could have done about $1000 better. I hope you were able to get the 0% 5-yr financing with it.
#4439 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S Sport [crashburn07]
Apr 02, 2010 (2:13 pm)
hey crashburn i got 0% for 60 months and down $10,000 monthly payments of 200.00 even. I also got 4 oil changes or 1 year whichever comes first. I knew i got ripped off sigh. I offered them 20,500 otd and they would not let it go.
#4440 of 5138 my quotes for 3i touring
Apr 12, 2010 (6:00 pm)
In Southern California. My best quotes were 17,439 (1 dealer) and 17539 (2 dealers). Had other internet offers as high as 18,539. Assume any price around 17500 price is good. That is before the loyalty rebate but does not include tax and license that the DMV web site tells me would be a little over 1800 more. Ebay motors give me a 17,989 price as a reference.
Had a slimy sounding dealer in National CIty (near San Diego) quote me a price of 16,900 but only if I came in tonight but told him I need it in writing if I drive 80 miles each way. His email did not include the model other than Mazda 3 and said "plus fees". Never heard back from him when I asked to specify the model and quote that only fees would be tax and license.
By the way does anyone have experience with Bob Baker Mazda in Carlsbad. They are one of my 18,539 quotes that claim they will beat my other one, but did not give a number.
I dislike the dealers that are over 1000 higher and want me to send my quote so they can try and beat it. If they start that high it does not seem worth my time.
#4441 of 5138 New 3 grand touring hatchback 6spd
Apr 13, 2010 (5:23 am)
Picked up a new 3GT hatchback manual this weekend. MSRP $25,615 and no-negotiation price $24,115 at Walser Mazda in Burnsville MN Initially was disappointed price was not lower, but then they gave me about $1500-1800 more for my trade than kbb.com said they should have. This tells me there is probably some sort of dealer incentive going on to drive all these great deals, especially considering I got 0% for 60mos too.
The car is graphite and was the only 6sp 3GT hatchback within 100 miles of Minneapolis, so luckily I like the color. Was happy overall with Walser and looking forward to the free oil changes & other perks. This is a great little fun car to drive with all kinds of features (auto wipers, xenons, led tail lights, memory seats, keyless start, etc) that I thought I would have to get into an audi/bmw to enjoy.
#4442 of 5138 Re: 2010 Mazda3 s Sport HB [crashburn07]
Apr 14, 2010 (11:52 am)
I had the same type of thing happen Iwas quoted a price from National City Mazda for a 3i touring that was 1350 under invoice. But would ahve required I drive 80 miles and was a buy today only price. So asked for it in writing. He mentioned that he would sell me a Mazda 3 for that price plus feesbut did not include a sticker, or model. I emailed back and said could he add the model and that the only fees are tax and license. Anyway never heard back. Goes without saying I did not driver 80 miles.
#4443 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S Sport [andyx626]
Apr 14, 2010 (7:47 pm)
Your deal may have been better than you think! I need a little more info and I'll give you my opinion of your deal...
I'm assuming we're talking about a 5-door s Sport, is manual or automatic transmission? Does it have either the Bose/Moonroof/6CD or Technology Package? What about any other accessories or options?
I know you said the OTD price was $21,000, but how does that break down?
How much is Sales Tax?
How much is tax/title/registration?
Where do you live?
Here's why I'm asking- I live in north Georgia and my best friend lives three hours away in Birmingham, Alabama. In GA, we pay the same sales tax rate on cars as any other purchase (7% in my county). In AL, they have special (lower) tax rates for automobiles. His county tax rate is 8% but the auto rate is only 3.375%. On a purchase price of $19,500, my GA tax bill would be about $710 more than my my friend in AL. The tag/title fees would cost well over $150 more in Georgia also...which means my OTD price for the same EXACT purchase price would be at least $850 more!
Based on your posting, it looks like you put $10k down and didn't have a trade-in? Most states only assess sales tax on new car price MINUS trade-in allowance, which can make a big difference in final cost. Since you didn't have a trade-in, you're stuck paying tax on the whole amount. A $10k trade-in allowance would save me $700 (7%) on the tax bill. I'd be spending $700 less which is what matters, but it's not $700 out the dealer's pocket...it's $700 less that the State of Georgia would get from me...
#4444 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S Sport [igozoomzoom]
Apr 18, 2010 (6:07 pm)
I also just bought a Mazda 3 sport hatchback auto (options - cargo net and mat and wheel locks) for $21K odt with 0% financing (no trade in) in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. As you indicated I could have reduced the taxes and doc fees somewhat if I had a trade in or financed less.
I tried to get email quotes from the 5-6 dealerships in the area with 3 responding. After a few days of back and forth they all came down to the same number and would not go below $21K. When I went to get the car, the internet manager said he knows what the other dealers quote. Maybe if they were running a dealer incentive I could have done better but I did have any leverage. Fortunately the deal at the dealership was exactly as quoted with no surprises/renegotiation and the sales manager and finance people were very friendly and professional.
The car is a lot of fun so I am happy with the deal.