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Mazda MAZDA3, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan
#273 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [rdyxl]
May 27, 2008 (10:38 am)
My wife took the car to work so from memory. The car MSRP with destination was ~18,100.
I can tell you that the agreed upon price was roughly 14,400. THey figured in the acq fees etc (roll into price) so the final cap cost price used for calcualtion was somthing like 15,600.
THis is a large dealership with a big inventory of these cars.
THis was for the touring value edition. I did not opt for the moonroof. but comes with power locks,windows, A/C and fog light etc. I essentially took the value edition (2008.5 ) without any add on options.
Here is how I went about getting car....
Origially via email they offered me "Your Mazda 3i sport comes standard with a 2.0 liter engine, a 4-speed automatic transmission, a tire pressure monitoring system, cd, electronic asst. steering, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and much more.
39 Months/10,500 Miles Per Year/$1,200 Total Out of Pocket..(oop)
I went to dealership to look (wasnt buying...nothing they offered me was going to sell me a car until I had a chance to familiarize myself with RV's and MF"s and expected sales price of car. I also wanted to look at competeing dealerships, brands and models). Instead of letting me leave they offered me this car for 209/month with nothing down or oop for 39months. I said no and went home to crunch numbers and came across residuals from this site and MF's for 39 months. I punched them in and utilized a a 2500 discount that was being offered from dealership on all the cars. I figured that I should be in the touring value edtion for the same offer.
I called the next day and offered to come in after workk (if they agreed to same lease offered me but for the touring instead of the iSport. They got back to me that they couldnt do it but would for 229/month (39 months). I said I would think about it . THey emailed me on saturday that they might be able to do something.
I called on Sunday and spoke to manager and told him I would come right in if they could do the 209 deal on the value touring. THey called me back 15 minutes later and said they could but I needed to come in TODAY. no problem..I was there an hour later.
At the financing they changed gears on me and wanted to make it 27 months (to do me a favor..of course, having a shorter lease means they get a potential customer back sooner as well and a car in better condition to sell)...Iike I said above I was hesistant to do this because I didnt really know the RV's or MF for 27 months but figured that for an extra $14 dollars a month i can shorten my lease by a year and make sure that I am always under the 3/36 month warranty (I was concerned that we would have about 45K mile on this car after 3years so I did it after punching in #'s into my palm phone lease calculator program and satisfied myself that no other parameters are being changed and no monkey business was occuring.
Seemed like a good deal
#274 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [docmri]
May 27, 2008 (12:13 pm)
Thanks a lot Dan. Congratulations on this great deal. $15600 for the sale price is amazing. I think that's why you got such a good offer. Still working with the dealer, hopefully i can get the invoice down.
#275 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [rdyxl]
May 27, 2008 (6:28 pm)
If the dealer is not willing or able to frop the price signficantly then consider having the car shipped from elsewhere.
I had my wife's Odyessy Touring edition shipped down from North east a few years ago for about $500 since the folks here were asking at or above MSRP when it first came out. I found discounts up in the NY, PA and CT area from larger dealerships and the 500 shipping fee was more than covered by the difference in price in the first year of the lease.
Of course, with gas prices up I imagine the cost to ship is also increased.
I will be home later tonight and will try to see the actual invoice price and let you know
#276 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [docmri]
May 28, 2008 (6:45 am)
It was 15710.
I am not sure why the price was so good...They were offering $2500 discount on almost all Mazda's on lot so they must be getting some bulk discount or the dealers have a larger behind the scenes rebate than we are aware.
#277 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [docmri]
Jun 08, 2008 (7:30 pm)
Hey Dan what dealership did you go through for this lease? I live in Central Florida and would be willing to drive down south for a really good deal. Congrats on the new car. I am looking to lease a Mazda3 Hatchback.
Thanks in advance,
#278 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [woods77]
Jun 08, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I went with Delray Mazda and Bret was the sales person
#279 of 850 Re: Mazda3 I Touring Quote [docmri]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:18 am)
Thanks Dan. I will check them out and see what I can come up with. I'll keep you posted if things work out.
#280 of 850 2008 Mazda3 5 door sGrand Touring Lease
Jun 09, 2008 (2:14 pm)
This is the car that I would like to lease. I wanted to see what the money factor and residual value for this car was lately. I really want this car with the navigation and 6 CD changer with Bose upgraded sound system. I have $1000 to put and I am looking for primarily a 24 month/24K mile lease. If you could post what the 36 month/36K mile lease figures are as well I would appreciate it too. I did email a dealer and was quoted $414 + tax. He said the MSRP was $24,525. It doesn't sound like he gave me a break. I would like to try to see where he got that number from.
If you have the residual value and money factor for the 5 door sTouring for 24 month/24K mile, I would like those as well. I am thinking I might have to settle for this model.
Any help is definitely much appreciated.
#281 of 850 Re: 2008 Mazda3 5 door sGrand Touring Lease [woods77]
Jun 11, 2008 (3:28 am)
Here you go, woods77. Mazda's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of any 2008 Mazda3 5-Door S with 12,000 miles per year are .00129 and 63%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are .00197 and 53%. When negotiating your lease on this car, make sure to take advantage of the $250 lease cash that is currently available on it.
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#282 of 850 Re: 2008 Mazda3 5 door sGrand Touring Lease [Car_man]
Jun 11, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Thanks Car_Man, but are these number just for the Sport or for the sGrand Touring? I am looking at specifically the sGrand Touring. Thanks in advance.