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#4959 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [raymac]
Sep 14, 2012 (1:41 am)
raymac- You should check out TrueCar.com. I'm assuming that you're near Santa Rosa, CA based on your reference to Hansel Mazda, so that was the zip code I used to check the price on TrueCar.
I priced a 2012 Mazda3 i Touring Skyactiv AT 4-door sedan with Fog Lights and Wheel Locks. The best price from one of their Certified Dealers was $17,954 and the dealership is located 69.4 miles away in Walnut Creek, CA. I didn't include either of the $500 rebates (Loyalty or Military), but if either apply to you, you can also deduct that from the price (so it would be $17,454, if one applies)!
Hopefully this helps...let us know how things turn out!
#4960 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [igozoomzoom]
Sep 14, 2012 (2:07 am)
Gee I missed truecar.com or maybe i've been using edmunds so much that I got lazy. 2,000 total rebate I'm qualified for equates to tax and fees and OTD still be 17,954 plus and minus a $100. No wonder edmunds TMV price is 18,500. My guess is there's another $1000 manufacturer to dealer incentive for the end of the year sale that explains the offset in my computation...Thanks.
I promised to keep my poker face and not be excited to drive the car home each time I visit a dealership. It might take me a week to close. I'm checking MarinMazda tomorrow. BTW Hansel agreed to 19,000 flat but now I know I could get close to 18,500
#4961 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [raymac]
Sep 14, 2012 (3:18 pm)
I think it's been mentioned here before, but the 2013 models will have Skyactiv and multimedia display in the Sport trim. Also they will have USB port as a standard feature. Let the dealership know that you know almost everything you get in 2012 i Touring you can get in 2013 i Sport at at much lower price. That way they know you have no reason to pay much more than what 2013 i Sport will cost.
Also you can check dealer inventory at mazdausa website. Whoever has the largest inventory of what you want will be more motivated to sell you the car.
#4962 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [johnarizona]
Sep 14, 2012 (11:49 pm)
After your and igozoom comments I decided to hire a pro. CarWoo.com for $90 and they guarantee the lowest price, I stay anonymous to the dealers then they give me a price certificate that is binding to the dealer they transacted with.
Ok now let's sit back and relax and I promise to report every detail so everyone benefits from this experience.
I'll post carwoo's progress on this deal.
#4963 of 5141 CarWoo.com transaction Update
Sep 16, 2012 (11:14 am)
Not very promising. This site is almost the same as edmunds as far as getting qoute sent to dealers. The difference is you give it to carwoo and carwoo provides the site where you and multiple dealers could virtually talk anonymously. You would be known to them by your first name first name only. The site looks like test messaging service on your iphone/android.
So you haggle this way and if you agree with the price quoted you would press the "reserve "this care button although not binding but it is considered as verbal agreement. Having said this, I'm puzzled with carwoos lowest price guarantee?
So far I have one offer after 24hrs and the offer is 18.5K plus tax n fees = 20.3k OTD not good.
#4964 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [johnarizona]
Sep 17, 2012 (7:33 am)
Let the dealership know that you know almost everything you get in 2012 i Touring you can get in 2013 i Sport at at much lower price.
The Sport still does not have Bluetooth, alloy wheels or leather steering wheel. I know they are not huge items, but the Sport is not the same as the Touring.
Keep in mind, there is no guarantee for 0% financing or rebates when the 2013's come out.
Just do the best negotiation you can and sign the deal if you are happy. If not, then don't sign. It's really as simple as that! Good luck!
#4965 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [aviboy97]
Sep 17, 2012 (8:59 am)
There definitely won't be reason for Mazda to offer 0% financing or rebates for 2013 models yet, but i Sport trim's MSRP is almost $2,000 less than i Touring. A 2013 model will have slightly higher resale value than a 2012 model. Also you get a newer version of the Skyactiv engine. All of those should make up for the lack of bluetooth and alloy wheels. So the way I look at it, a 2012 i touring should cost about the same as a 2013 i Sport. However, it all depends on how much premium you're willing to pay for alloy wheels, bluetooth, etc.
#4966 of 5141 Re: I Touring HB MSRP $20,945 Graphite Mica [johnarizona]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:44 am)
Also you get a newer version of the Skyactiv engine
Could you elaborate on this statement. Hadn't heard of any changes.
#4967 of 5141 updated 2012 mazda 3 quotes
Sep 19, 2012 (2:01 pm)
Just saw local dealer offer 3500 off MSRP plus 500 loyalty and 500 military. Now I can get i touring auto MSRP at 20,400 for 16,400 with 2.99 financing. I did the math and that is better for me than going the 0% rate for nearly 1100-1500 higher price. Also, dealer will be getting 7 2013 models in in mid October. Sales person said they will be offered below MSRP but no concrete pricing yet. Checked inventory on 2012 Mazda 3 within 50 mile radius and found almost 1000! I think the cuts will continue at least through October to unload the 2012 inventory before the 2013s start coming in in full force.
#4968 of 5141 Prices are contining to drop
Sep 19, 2012 (6:10 pm)
I just heard from a local Mazda sales person in my area that they're offering 3's at up to $3500 below INVOICE, not MSRP. I was told they must meet quotas for their monthly sales and will listen to all offers.