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#5055 of 5092 Mazda3 TMV price includes $1500 dealer incentive?
Dec 12, 2012 (2:40 pm)
Looking at a 2012 Mazda3 i touring 6-speed manual. The Edmunds "TMV" price is right around $17200. Dealer is pricing the car at $17365 but insists that his price includes the $1500 dealer incentive and says the price will be 18865 if I take the 0% financing. I already know this is party BS because he still gets $350 if I take the 0%.
So, the question is, does Edmunds "TMV" price use the $1500 incentive that is in lieu of financing? Or is it reasonable to get to $17200 and still use the 0%?
#5056 of 5092 I have an offer for 2012 mazda 3 i touring automatic 16000
Dec 27, 2012 (4:30 pm)
I have an offer for 2012 mazda 3 i touring automatic 16000
Jan 02, 2013 (8:45 am)
Taking my 2008 in for some service. Not sure I want to buy yet, but as long as I am there, what cut-rate bid should I make for either an i Sport or an i Touring? 2013s. Thanks.
#5058 of 5092 2013 Mazda 3 GS-L SKY
Feb 11, 2013 (11:02 am)
Just bought a new 2013 mazda 3 on jan 3rd. It is the top of the line for the mazda 3 sky here in Canada. Has almost every option besides the NAV and the blind spot sensors..I paid $30,500.00 (cdn) tax in for it here. They say you should get 900-1000 km's to a tank. I only got 550 on the first tank..I do have studded tires on it for our winters here and the engine is not broken in yet, but I can't see that making that much of a difference..I only ended up with close to half the Km's per tank as advertised...Anyone???
#5059 of 5092 Re: 2013 Mazda 3 GS-L SKY [mazda3gsl]
Feb 12, 2013 (1:07 am)
... you should get 900-1000 km's to a tank. I only got 550 on the first tank
Canadian winters are rough on fuel economy especially if you are prone to warming up the car extensively. My own experience has been winter driving decreases fuel economy figures by 10% or more.
You may want to give it a couple more months and see how the numbers compare in the spring/summer.
Personally I have found Consumer Reports provides the most accurate predictions of fuel economy. CR gives an excellent rating to the SkyActiv versions of the Mazda 3. The SkyActiv mpg numbers are 22 city, 43 highway, 32 overall. BTW you may want to deflate your expectations as the cruising range is 465 miles or roughly 750 km according to CR.
Another tip: do not wait until the gas tank is empty to fill up the car in winter; condensation in the tank can affect the performance of the car.
#5060 of 5092 Re: Prices for 2012 i Touring [tex78]
Feb 23, 2013 (6:41 am)
Please, tex78, is 17300 OTD (including tax dealer fee and reg?) or is it just the sale price?
Feb 25, 2013 (8:32 am)
It seems most people are opting for either a gt hatch or itouring sedan. I've only found one price mentioned for itouring hatch here.
I hope that some of you might have insight into its pricing. Essentially, is it possible to break through 19k OTD (including tax tag and fees) on an itouring auto hatch? Based on initial estimates, I'd like to think that breaking through 20k though I'm not sure....
Are these realistic options to hold out for or just pull the trigger on what's available?
All prices out-the-door.
Thanks for your help!
#5062 of 5092 Re: i-touring hatch [rabidpeach]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Are you talking about a 2012 i Touring 5-door or only a 2013 model?
#5063 of 5092 Re: i-touring hatch [igozoomzoom]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:48 pm)
I am mid-negotiation and it looks like i've hit a wall with my dealers. lowest seem to get is 18869 sale for 20571 OTD on a 2012. 2013 is roughly 1000 over.
As I write this I've had a call from one that brings the price of a 2013 down to within $300 of the 2012 to 20884. So I think I'll go with that. Is this reasonable?
I was wondering if there's an imaginary 20k OTD wall on 2012s. (itouring hatch auto)
sorry to leave this detail out!
#5064 of 5092 Re: i-touring hatch [rabidpeach]
Feb 26, 2013 (1:09 am)
I suggest that you should do a little more research about the price and quality of this car. I just bought 2013 Mazda 3 i touring on Monday, Feb. 18. I made a mistake that I didn't take time to research before I went to buy it. However, I don't concern much about the price since I got it at the fair price but not the best. I'm actually more worry about the quality of the car. Keep this in mind, once you signed the contract the car is yours and can't exchange unless it the safety issue and they can't fix it. For example, I have two issues with my Mazda 3. 1) The hood is not properly installed. It visually notices that itís off to the driver side that leave passenger side gap is wider. 2) The alignment is way off. I took it back to the dealer on the next two days later. The 40 years experience sale man said, "It's normal for the mass product car." He tried to show 3 other new cars but none of them have the same hood problem as my car. Then, I had to make an appointment to bring my car in for alignment and hood adjustment on Monday, Feb. 25. And the best courtesy is to drop me off at home. Finally, they could only fix the alignment but not the hood. I think even though it's the mass product car, Mazda should produce it right at the first time before selling it to the consumer. Honestly, I bought two other new cars in the last 6 years and did not encounter such problem. My advice to all new car buyers:
1) Inspect every inch of the car you want to test drive
2) Test drive the car focus on the alignment as well as its comfort and performance
3) Negotiate the price, donít let them fool you (Do your research for the national OTD average sale price) minus any incentives
4) Inspect and test drive the car again before signing the contract
5) Be patient and walk out if you donít get the deal you want
6) The dealers are only LOYAL to your MONEY not their product as Mazda of Stockton sold to me the car without having the proper quality control.
Wishing you the best of luck on your journey of buying a new car!