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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#4972 of 5092 Looking to Buy 2012 Mazda 3 Auto I Touring W/ MoonRoof
Sep 20, 2012 (11:39 am)
Hey, anyone that is real familiar with the Mazda3 pricing for this time of year (late September 2012) give you me your advice. I am looking to buy a Mazda 3 Auto I Touring w/ Bose Moonroof. They a black and a dolphin grey I am interested in. Both say their MSRP is ~$22,000 and they are offering it at their dealerships special price of $18,981. They are offering the 0% financing 60 month offer, which I do plan to take advantage of.
With that said, what is the lowest price you think I can offer and get accepted? I mean OUT THE DOOR offer, which would include all taxes and fees. I really appreciate it!
#4974 of 5092 i touring auto
Sep 20, 2012 (6:28 pm)
I got an offer from Fitzgerald Auto Mall Frederick Md as following:
Internet Price: $16,151
Tax: 6% $1,011
Processing DMV MVA fee's : $199
$17,361 (with mazda owner loyalty) if you do not own a mazda current or anyone in your household. Then must give back $500
$17,861 without owner loyalty
#4975 of 5092 Re: i touring auto [yixiang]
Sep 20, 2012 (10:19 pm)
Hey that seems a couple of hundreds lower than mine and I am about same with tonyxlx above at around 16,400 and we are talking about skyactiv i-touring auto transmission with wheel lock option only right. I believe we are close to the bottom that we could haggle for (maybe 16,000 flat).
A lot o people talks about MSRP and Invoice which could be misleading to the actual manufacturer's invoice(It would have factory Logo). They could jack those numbers up and make it look like you're saving a ton of money.
Official rebates that I know of is 2500 total. 1500 cash back or 0% financing, 500 military discount and 500 loyalty. They(dealers) may have manufacturer's to dealer only discount and they can opt to share this but not required. If Edmunds invoice of 18,700 reflects the actual factory's invoice and take out the rebates of 2000 (I currently own a mazda3) than the dealers should offer me not less than 16,700. so it appears that there is factory to dealers incentive that we do not know about and makes the haggling price tough to pin down.
So, regardless of MSRP and Invoice of different dealers all three of us were offered very close to 16,300 and from here our OTD price will be different as my tax is higher at 8.5%. I always deal with them with out the door price (OTD) to find out what other stuff they will charge me for and I can haggle down on some stuff like doc fees but some are dictated by the state and is/are fixed price.
I believe we are close to the best price on this car and you got the lowest so far from the pages I've read here so CONGRATS.
#4976 of 5092 Re: Looking to Buy 2012 Mazda 3 Auto I Touring W/ MoonRoof [freshjiv]
Sep 20, 2012 (10:54 pm)
What is that 18,981 price includes or does not include? A dealer here advertise it as 17,800 - cheap right? but this includes all the rebates and than when you call he will ask you are you active military? If no add 500 to that price and if you do not own a mazda, add another 500 so now you are close to your 18,981.
Three of us here got a selling price with all rebates included at approx 16,300 plus fees and tax. This is for M3 i-touring auto no options - base model.
#4977 of 5092 I-touring M3 auto skyactiv 4 dr sedan offer
Sep 21, 2012 (1:45 am)
Correction to post #4976. The average from lowest three offers of 16,300 mentioned above does include 1,500 cash back and loyalty rebates only. Option invoice prices available here at edmunds and just add to the price above.
Again the 1,500 is available if you use your own financing (mine is 1.9% or $900 for the life of the loan) and if you use their financing it better be lower than 3% because that equal to 1,450 providing the amount financed is 18,000.
Use online calc computed monthly X 60 months and subtract this from amount financed to find out your haggling financing percentage.
I'm about to close this Saturday here in California with 18,200 OTD which is lower than Edmunds TMV price. So minus taxes(8.5%) and fees(275) its approximately 16,500 for the car. I think this is a good deal.
Sep 21, 2012 (3:24 am)
Congratulations to all who have closed on deals in the 3500-4000 under MSRP range! The salesman I'm seeing tomorrow said,"Mazda has given indications that 2012 models will have a slight increase in October." Is this just sales hype or a real possibility? I've been tracking local inventory and it is still high. I want to see the 2013 cars and prices in mid-October so I can make a real comparison. My gut feeling is that October prices on 2012 models will not change. Any insight from wiser, more knowledgeable members?
#4979 of 5092 Re: october prices? [countertop4]
Sep 21, 2012 (12:23 pm)
My gut feeling is that October prices on 2012 models will not change
Agreed. Also, you'll have more negotiating room once the 2013 models are in the showroom.
Sep 22, 2012 (9:58 am)
2012 Mazda3 i Touring Auto 4dr Sedan
OTD Price $19535 at 0% APR
Good deal or should I wait until later this year?