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#1 of 743 Mazda 3 Canada
Apr 04, 2004 (8:48 am)
Hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes but I thought with a lot of us Canadians on this board that we could have our own forum. This way we can talk about our buying experience from a Cdn viewpoint as well as any issues specific to Canada and sightings of other Mazda 3's and general chit-chat.
#2 of 743 New Owner
Apr 04, 2004 (9:12 am)
Well yesterday (Sat, April 04), I walked into my Mazda dealership just expecting to test drive the 3 and to see what deals they are offering. To make a long story short, I walked out the proud owner of a new Mazda 3 GT Sport in Sunset Orange with auto, AC, & Moonroof.
I have posted here before and was deciding between the Mitsu Ralliart and the 3 and some of the replies I got help me choose the 3.
Anyways, just to give some more details of my buying experience, the guy I dealt with was fairly nice. I asked right away that I wanted to test drive and he quickly got us a car to drive. When we went to negotiate I think it was to our advantage that we weren't planning on buying it today. Our initial offer I think was fairly low ($23,000) so we upped our buying price ($23,185). He went to see his manager and came back with a counter offer ($23,685). We said, "we'll think about it" and got ready to leave, thats when he said "how about $23,290?" Since our threshold was $23,300, this was doable(sp?) and waited for the manager to approve. Guess they were scared of us leaving and we had a deal. By the way, the price is before all taxes, freight and pdi.
The other good thing was our car was on it's way here and I could pick it up this wednesday the earliest. So, if anyone sees a sunset orange driving around Markham and Scarborough thats me.
By the way, I think I can mention the dealership I bought from, it was Markham Mazda.
Apr 04, 2004 (9:58 am)
Congrats! I like to test drive the one I'm going to buy and going to drive daily instead the demo.
#4 of 743 Undercoating/Rust Protection?
Apr 04, 2004 (10:28 am)
Just put a deposit down yesterday and there was no talk with the salesperson about undercoating/rust protection?
A few questions.
Does anyone know the cost that Mazda and Ziebart charge to do each of these? I live in the Vancouver area.
Are both of these highly recommended to do with a new car?
If I were to do only one or the other, which is more important?
#5 of 743 Rust Proofing/Undercoating
Apr 04, 2004 (12:22 pm)
Consumer Report does not recommend them. This just help dealer to make more money. Car manufacturers have standard rust-through warranty.
#6 of 743 ianeh
Apr 04, 2004 (7:35 pm)
Mazda does have a rustproofing package/insurance. Not sure how good it is but it sounded good but I did not get it.
Basically it's supposed to be a new way of providing rust protection. This protection must be inspected every two years. If somehow the car still ends up getting rust, the insurance will pay for the value of the car. Not sure how it will really qualify for insurance but I'm sure there's a lot of small print. The cost for this is $695.
Apr 04, 2004 (10:31 pm)
Other than the models and equipment being a little different, there's not that much specific to Canada about the Mazda3. You think we don't have salt on the roas here in the US?
Maybe there should be a "Mazda3 USA" topic.
#9 of 743 mazda6s
Apr 05, 2004 (6:52 am)
The original post asked about undercoating/rust proofing and the costs of this in the Vancouver area.
Is your point that I should not have posted this in the Canada area, or there should be no Canada area?
Apr 05, 2004 (7:01 am)
I think having such specific topics in the Mazda3 boards is not necessary.
Or maybe we should have a topic for "Mazda3 undercoating/rust proofing and the costs of this in the Vancouver area".
Seriously though, in answer to your question, no, I don't think there should be a separate "Mazda3 Canada" topic. I just don't see that there is that much unique to the Mazda3 (or buying it) in Canada to warrant this. Sure, the models and prices are slightly different (isn't that something we are talking about?), and Canadians are probably interested in undercoating than somebody in Arizona (but not Minnesota, New York, etc.), but I think it's counter-productive overall.
Otherwise you could argue for a separate topic just for those people that live in hot, humid areas (i.e. Houston or Miami) and are having problems with their AC.
Just my $.02 (or maybe $.03 in Canada)