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#4990 of 5138 2012 Mazda 3i Grand Touring HB w/Tech pkg. & fog lights
Sep 25, 2012 (8:44 am)
I was hoping to get some feedback on my recent purchase. I made a pretty impulsive purchase on this car after researching every other car in it's class to DEATH!! When I saw the 0% financing and no payments for 3 months, I went to Maita Mazda on Auburn Blvd. in Sacramento because I always loved the way the Mazda 3 hatchbacks looked....and left with a black mica/black interior:
2012 Mazda 3i Grand Touring $23,150 MSRP
Fog Lights $ 350 MSRP
Tech Pkg. $ 1,400 MSRP
Total of $25,695 MSRP
I had no trade and put no money down (we sold our minivan for $18,000!! They were only going to give us MAYBE $15,000...which was more than Carmax and we considered it, but in the end decided to do a private sale and made the extra $3000!)
This is what I left with:
Cash price of vehicle: $24,195
They talked me into keep the theft system on (pfff!) for $395
Sales tax $1911.93
Total amount financed $26,867
I chose the 1.9% financing over the 0% financing only to keep my payments lower
71 payments of $395/mo.
Please tell me this sounds like a good deal!!!
#4991 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 Hatchback iGrand Touring [jobaum]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:08 am)
Sounds like a great deal! I just got the Mazda 3 Grand Touring with Tech Pkg. and fog lights for $24,195 (doesn't include taxes, etc.) and I thought that was a sweet deal. Did you get any optional equipment??
I put no money down and went with the 1.9% financing to keep my payments lower. They were going to possibly give $15K for a trade, but I went private party sale and got $18K!! Go me!!!
Congrats!! Fun car to drive, no??? I'm loving it!
#4992 of 5138 Re: Mazda3 S-Grand Touring (5 door) [vagrant]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:13 am)
Did you get it?? I'm jealous! I wanted the push button start, but went for the Mazda 3i with a regular ole key for the extra 10MPG ::sigh::: Sounds like a decent price!
#4993 of 5138 How does this deal sound
Sep 25, 2012 (11:04 am)
Offered 18995 for Mazda3 5 Door Hatchback i Touring model (no options)
Trying to push for $20k out-the-door in CA, which I think would imply something like $18.2k base car price (10-12% fees). Am I pushing my luck?
Original offer came through Costco program. Inventory of the base iTouring actually isn't that plentiful in the Bay area it seems.
#4994 of 5138 mazda 3i touring hatch (manual) for 17,232
Sep 25, 2012 (3:06 pm)
hey was wondering where this deal rates, after i fielded some offers from different dealers my friend who's an audi salesman said if i got to 18 it would be a solid deal. i ended up getting to 17,232 for a mazda 3i touring hatchback with a manual transmission before t/t. i haven't read the forums yet but i'm interested to see how this deal stacks up, i bought the car in PA fwiw and am already in love with it. thanks
#4995 of 5138 Re: How does this deal sound [aranaxon]
Sep 25, 2012 (3:12 pm)
Does anyone know if Costco's offer factor into things like year end clearance?
Here's how I'd do the math. Invoice for hatchback is $500 more than sedan. Hatchback currently get $1250 less incentive than sedan($250 vs. $1500). $16,500(raymac's price without royalty rebate)+500+$1250=$18250 seems possible.
Around Portland, OR there are actually more hatchback in stock than sedan probably due to lower incentive. According to Edmund, the $250 incentive expire on Oct. 1st. I'd wager that Mazda will increase the incentive in the future. If you can wait a couple of weeks, you should be able to get to the price range you're looking for.
#4996 of 5138 Re: i touring auto [raymac]
Sep 26, 2012 (10:15 am)
That's price is I found the lowest for me, by now. But one problem is, that dealer leaves me about 7 hours drive. Another dealer offer me 17900 OTD. They offer me from phone, is it anything I need to pay attention before I go there and buy the car?
Another problem, their Internet Sales Manager said from email: "I have the same car in stock but i can not go as low as your quote. I am OTD for $19,256." And couple days later their Internet Sales specialist call me said they can offer me at $17900 OTD. Is it any trick in this situation?
#4997 of 5138 Re: i touring auto [yixiang]
Sep 26, 2012 (10:59 am)
It's possible they were bluffing before or Mazda is now offering more incentives. It doesn't makes sense that sedan get $1500 incentive while hatchback only get $250. One poster said he got $17300 on a manual, so your price seems reasonable for an automatic. The thing to be careful is if they try to change the price or add any fees on top of the OTD price, don't be afraid to say no.
#4998 of 5138 Re: i touring auto [johnarizona]
Sep 26, 2012 (12:42 pm)
It makes scene, after their Manager tell me the OTD price, I directly say I will move to other dealerships.
Is it possible ask them to send some prove that say they will sell the car at that price. Because everything we did was from phone. And this dealer it's about 1.5 hours drive from me. Didn't want to waste my time if the deal not working.
#4999 of 5138 Re: i touring auto [yixiang]
Sep 27, 2012 (7:52 am)
Time is your friend. Yes ask them to email you the quote and while waiting for their reply get another internet quotes from a couple of dealers in the same area preferably on the way to the first dealership. When those dealership replies tell them you've been quoted 17,900 OTD by "mention the name of dealership" and let them fight for the lowest price. At least one of these dealership will quote you by email and that is your proof.
The salesman who quote you by phone most likely did not communicate it to the internet manager that's where the confusion started. They are not trying to trick you but let them email you the quote anyways.
It's price war and I got mine a little early but I really need it and can't wait. I just got an email though late from one of the competing dealership and here what he has to say - cut and pasted.
This is ___, your Internet Sales Manager here at Royal Mazda of San Francisco. I am reaching out to you as the end of the month is approaching fast and we are still 19 cars short of our goal. Here are the special pricing for the end of the month sale!!!!
Any Mazda CX-5 instock, I will sell it to you for invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda CX-9 instock, I will sell it to you for $1,700 under invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda 5 instock, I will sell it to you for $1,600 under invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda 3 instock, I will sell it to you for $1,600 under invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda 2 instock, I will sell it to you for $1,600 under invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda MX-5 Miata instock, I will sell it to you for $1,600 under invoice plus all incentives
Any Mazda 6 instock, I will sell it to you for $2,200 under invoice plus all incentive