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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4820 of 5141 Almost got a 2011 model this morning
Dec 10, 2011 (1:13 pm)
I went to a Mazda dealer this morning. I printed out the Truecar certificate for a 2011 Mazda3 which I received via email on 12/5. They took a look at it and said that it included a $300 LA car show incentive which is no longer valid. I was willing to say ok and pay the extra money. BUT when I told them I wanted the 0% APR they said they would have to charge me an additional $1000 on top of the sale price of the car because of it. Needless to say I didn't buy the car.
#4821 of 5141 2010 Mazda3 S Sport 5-Door
Dec 12, 2011 (10:37 am)
I just bought a 2010 Mazda3 S Sport hatchback w/ manual transmission. Color is white w/ Bose sound and moonroof. The mileage was 20K and it was spotless. I paid $15,500 and out the door price was 16,900 after tax, license, registration, etc in California. Was this a good price? I researched and no other dealer would touch this price, but after seeing this forum, I wonder if I actually got a good price. It seems like some people are getting killer prices on newer models.
#4822 of 5141 Re: SKYACTIV Engine [calimobile]
Dec 14, 2011 (11:06 am)
Went to a dealer and got a quote on a SKYACTIV manual hatch. I own a Mazda so I qualified for the customer loyalty and $500 mfg rebate. Selling price was $18k due to rebate+loyalty and then tacked on service fees + tax = OTD $19.6k
They didn't want to budge any lower... Anyone think that's a reasonable price or should I keep shopping?
#4823 of 5141 2010 Mazda3 S Sport Used Price
Dec 14, 2011 (11:24 am)
I am currently looking at an automatic 2010 Mazda3 Sport with around18k miles and am trying to come up with the best OTD offer to give. The car is currently listed at $18,000 which has to be a joke. I like in KY so I was thinking of making an OTD offer of $15,500. Anyone have ideas on whether this would be a good deal or should I try lower?
#4824 of 5141 Re: 2010 Mazda3 S Sport Used Price [kybackpacker]
Dec 14, 2011 (3:49 pm)
I can't speak to the '10 S price, but I managed to find a dealer that offered 19k flat out-the-door for my '12 Skyactiv.
So yea, that 18k is outrageous.
#4825 of 5141 How'd you guys get suck a good price on the 2012's?
Dec 14, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Some people have gotten some great deals on 2012 Mazda3 i Sports. Low 15's is really good. I can only get quotes in the 16's. What am I doing wrong? I'd like to buy one buy the end of the month. I guess I need some negotiating tips.
#4827 of 5141 Re: SKYACTIV Engine [chaz9999]
Dec 16, 2011 (4:44 am)
Love those "customer loyalty" bonues. I was close to purchasing a new Mazda for a family member and I inquired about that bonus. Was told we didn't qualify because we don't own a Mazda. My response was to ask why they expect someone who has never owned a Mazda to pay more than someone who previously owned a Mazda. I think it would be more beneficial for Mazda to pay someone a bonus who might otherwise purchase from another manufacturer. Needless to say, for $500 we went to another manufacturer, more the principle than the money. I suppose we could have continued to discuss but the concept just bothers me.
#4828 of 5141 Re: SKYACTIV Engine [ken117]
Dec 16, 2011 (8:02 am)
Rewarding loyal customers is a bad thing? If they offered to everyone how would that be rewarding loyalty to the brand? Might as well just lower the price or offer nothing. If you owned one and they offered it to new customers too you'd probably complain that your loyalty means nothing.
#4829 of 5141 Re: SKYACTIV Engine [ken117]
Dec 20, 2011 (11:21 am)
it would be more beneficial ... to pay someone a bonus who might otherwise purchase from another manufacturer.
Interesting spin on brand loyalty. It could also be spun as
a) disloyalty: give me $ for not being loyal to a competitor; or
b) future loyalty: give me $ so that I can become a loyal client (that is, until a competitor offers "a").