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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4931 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [igozoomzoom]
Aug 19, 2012 (11:08 am)
It looks like the 2012 Mazda3 i Touring 4-door Automatic matches the $20,345 MSRP that you metioned, so I'm assumign that is the one you're talking about. The best price I can get here in Georgia is $17,835 plus TTT (tax, tag & title).
We have a pretty hefty 7% sales tax that will add $1248.45 to the $17,835, for a total of $19,083.45 plus tag and title fees, which will make it about $19,150 OTD (out-the-door).
But most states have lower sales tax rates for vehicles than us. For example, the Sales Tax rate is 8.0% in Hoover, Alabama (Birmingham suburb) but the Sales Tax rate for Automobile sales is only 3.375%!
If they didn't have the special automotive rate, the sales tax on this vehicle would be $1426.80 (at the regular 8% rate). But at the special automotive tax rate of 3.375%, the sales tax was only $601.93 based on $17,835 seeling price.
#4932 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [igozoomzoom]
Aug 19, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I'm from maryland..we have a 6% sales tax. yes the model you mentioned
is the one I'm looking at.
#4933 of 5092 Mazda3 Hatchback iGrand Touring
Aug 20, 2012 (9:42 am)
Just got the Mazda3 Hatchback i Grand Touring for 23,850 OTD in Florida. I think I got a great deal!
In order to get me to 0% financing for 60 months with no payments for 90 days I had to put 2,000 down, my credit score wasn't quite high enough.
I also traded in a junky 2002 Mitsubishi Galant 106k miles (side view mirror was taped on and had no door handle on driver side, and paint was awful and rusty etc...) and the highest I could get them to give me for it was $500, so I asked them to throw in window tints on the new Mazda, and they agreed.
Overall I'm happy!
#4934 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [igozoomzoom]
Aug 20, 2012 (9:56 am)
I was able to buy a 2012 Mazda3 iTouring skyactiv AT 4dr in Georgia a few weeks ago for about $18,300 OTD, so I know you can go lower if you are in the Atlanta area.
#4935 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [igozoomzoom]
Aug 20, 2012 (9:57 am)
I was able to buy a 2012 Mazda3 iTouring skyactiv AT in Georgia a few weeks ago for about $18,300 OTD, so I know you can go lower if you are in the Atlanta area.
#4936 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [phids]
Aug 22, 2012 (6:31 pm)
that's a great deal! would you plz tell me which dealership did you get your Mazda3? Thanks!!!
#4937 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [drtutu]
Aug 22, 2012 (6:40 pm)
I got it at Hennessey Mazda just south of Atlanta. You may only get that price through a program associated with truecar.com so you may want to check that out.
#4938 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [phids]
Aug 22, 2012 (8:19 pm)
I assume this was a 4 door sedan not the HB, correct? Thanks Julian
#4939 of 5092 Mazda3 i Touring HB Automatic
Aug 23, 2012 (8:21 am)
Internet price $18,898
Romero Mazda in Ontario, CA
I need to say that the internet salesperson, Tracy Benjamin was an absolute pro. Bar none, best automotive sales experience I've ever had. I'm sure haggling over emails makes everything more pleasant, but she handled the explanations and paperwork painlessly and effortlessly.
#4940 of 5092 Re: 2012 mazda 3 auto i touring skyactive [juliankrye]
Aug 23, 2012 (4:32 pm)
Yes, that is correct. The lowest HB price I could find was around $1500 more than the sedan price. Although I liked the HB better (cargo space, looks better), I couldn't personally justify paying that much more for it. Besides, the HB gets slightly worse gas mileage, so the sedan made more sense for me.