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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4720 of 5141 2010 MZ3 s 4-door Grand Touring- been on lot for over 9mos- how low $???
Jan 30, 2011 (9:57 am)
A dealer here in the Atlanta area has one remaining 2010 Mazda3 s Grand Touring 4-door in stock and they've had it on the lot for at least 10 months! Mazda increased the base price of this model from $21,500 to $21,645 as of 04/01/2010 and this car has the $21,500 base price. It also has the door-mounted rearview mirrors with the turn-signal flasher built-in, which was included on early production models then discontinued mid-year with no explanation....so it's definitely been there a while.
The color may be part of the problem, but it's actually the color I want- Celestial Blue! It's loaded with the Bose/Moonroof Pkg and the Technology Package also. The only problem (for me) is that it's a 6-speed manual 4-door sedan and I wanted 5-door with 5-speed automatic...but I still can't get this car off my mind and wonder just how low they might go on the price??? The sticker price is $24,840 and the dealer cost was $22,993. Cost minus the $1500 Mktg Support (Dealer Cash) AND $500 Owner Loyalty Cash (drive a 2006 MZ3 5-door now) brings it down to $20,993 dealer cost. But how much of a loss would they take to move it?
Celestial Blue was dropped from the s 4-door color options for 2011, which is a pretty good indicator that it didn't sell. Even if I could deal with the 4-door/manual, the question of resale value and would it be hard to find a buyer at all down the road!? But if the price was insanely low, under $19k OTD or so, I could get over all of my concerns....
What do y'all think???
#4721 of 5141 Re: Price on 2010 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Hatch [woodstockguy]
Jan 30, 2011 (5:41 pm)
I work at 75/Windy Hill. SLOOOOWWW commute. Did see a guy in Town Lake with a brand new Speed3 Velocity Red-he gave me a somewhat condescending look!
I'm pretty sure that the Cherokee to Windy Hill commute is Purgatory, or one of the actual layers of Hell! =/
But at least Jim Ellis Mazda is near your office! If you use them for service or for any warranty repairs (hopefully not), they will shuttle you to and from work while they have your vehicle. If you ever have a warranty issue that requires them to keep your car overnight or longer, they'll even provide a loaner! They pulled a new Mazda6 off the lot for me to drive while they ordered my new engine back in 2008....and I drove it for just over three weeks until mine was fixed. That's a whole 'nother story, though....but at least it happened 800 miles BEFORE the warranty expired! =)
Feb 01, 2011 (3:03 pm)
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#4723 of 5141 Re: Price on 2010 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Hatch [igozoomzoom]
Feb 04, 2011 (9:10 am)
The drive from Woodstock is Dantes level before or after the one where the wasps chase you for eternity stinging you on your neck and head!
Rain today-add another 35 minutes to the commute!
Feb 10, 2011 (6:09 am)
My wife is looking to buy a Grand Touring sedan. She wants a manual with dune leather. The dune leather only comes in three colors, one of which she doesn't like. The other two are Crystal White Pearl Mica and Copper Red Mica. We live in Maryland. After going through the 'build your own car' routine and then looking through the dealer inventory within 500 miles of us, there's one white one in New York and a copper one in Massachusetts. That's it.
I have a few questions: Can I get Mazda to actually 'build one' for us? If so, can I assume that would take away any leverage we may have about getting a good deal? Dealers want to reduce the inventory they have on the lot, so a special order car wouldn't help them.
Typically, if a dealer doesn't have the car a buyer wants on his lot, but a nearby dealer does, they'll go get it for you. Would a dealer in Maryland bother getting one from Massachusetts, or would that be too much of a hassle? Would they charge me extra to have it trucked down here?
Any insight before talking to a dealer would be appreciated.
#4725 of 5141 Re: Buying Questions [musicislife]
Feb 14, 2011 (8:23 am)
Nevermind my previous post. We found just what she wanted at Fitzgerald in Frederick.
Since I'm already in the Price Paid category:
2011 sGrand Touring, six-speed manual, crystal white pearl mica, dune leather, no tech package.
$21276, which includes freight, but not taxes, tags and title.
#4726 of 5141 Re: Buying Questions [musicislife]
Feb 19, 2011 (10:35 pm)
Just got an mazda3 sedan auto i-touring today in northern California- $16150 excluding tax title license which was ~10%. 5 years 0.9%, zero down. I think there may be some new factory incentives out there, the dealer had a TON of them on the lot. The wouldn't budge on the hatchback though.
#4727 of 5141 2010 new Mazda 3 i-touring price negotiation in Chicago
Feb 17, 2011 (9:59 am)
Hello, I want to buy a mazda 3 and this is my first new car.
I contacted several dealers in chicago OTD for i-sport(auto) is always above 18k and i-touring above 19k.
The best offer I can get right now is a new 2010 mazda 3 i-touring auto transs.
This includes all rebates, taxes and new plates.
It also has Remote starter and door moldings.
0% for 60 months through the dealer. (my credit sore is above 700)
I want to know if it's a good price to go. If not, what counter offer I need to give them.
however $1250 rebates include about $500 loyalty which I don't think I qualify. I am not a current mazda owner
I asked the sales man about this via email but he left me a voicemail said his email is not working. It seams that what they want to do is get me to the store.
thank you guys
#4728 of 5141 Re: 2010 new Mazda 3 i-touring price negotiation in Chicago [jha222]
Feb 19, 2011 (10:44 pm)
I got a 2011 mazda 3 i touring auto today for $17933, including tax title and license, 0.9%, 5 years, 0 down. You probably can do better than your offer. I found an ad in a newspaper from a dealer that had $3000 off a base model that I didn't want and eventually got them to give that and a little more off the i touring. I think the key was having them run my credit and see it was decent, then bargain a bit, then my wife said she wanted to leave, so we got prepared to go and in that 5 minutes when we said we were going they came down like $2000. They printed a quote and we left and came back a couple hours later.
#4729 of 5141 2010 S Sport auto transs.
Feb 23, 2011 (2:55 pm)
In chicago, OTD 19500 with 0 APR.
The dealer wont lower any more. Should I take it?