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Thanks for posting. I'd only be interested in a loaded GT which comes in at 28,160. About what I was expecting.

For those wanting lesser trims, the Sport and Touring are great values with a good amount of standard equipment. Nice that the 7" screen and rear camera are standard. The 3's without their larger screen look cheap.
 

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The nearest model to your GT here is our SortNav.

In white that would cost us $38.890.

We also pay $8 a U.S. gallon for gas.
 

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I hear you. I am considering the 3, CX-3 & the CX-5. They all have great features...
Ugh, the struggle. It's really hard to say no to the 3. You can get over 1500$ in cash back right now, plus dealers are willing to go super low on them. On the other hand, the CX3 prices are actually really competitive. ****.
 

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Ugh, the struggle. It's really hard to say no to the 3. You can get over 1500$ in cash back right now, plus dealers are willing to go super low on them. On the other hand, the CX3 prices are actually really competitive. ****.
I am guessing dealers might have better deals on the CX-5 once the CX-3 hits the showroom
 

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Yeah, I'm not really intrested in the CX-5, but it should be really easy to get prices down. Old infotainment system plus new model next year.
 

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Ugh, the struggle. It's really hard to say no to the 3. You can get over 1500$ in cash back right now, plus dealers are willing to go super low on them. On the other hand, the CX3 prices are actually really competitive. ****.
In a case like that I always see it that... you can't go wrong going with a bigger vehicle, that is of course you want some sportier driving dynamics which the 3 offers over the CX-3.
 

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In a case like that I always see it that... you can't go wrong going with a bigger vehicle, that is of course you want some sportier driving dynamics which the 3 offers over the CX-3.
It's a fair point, but, from what I hear, the 3 is much bigger, and the cx3 is surprisingly small once you see it in person. Maybe its the Mazda 2 base?
 

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I am guessing dealers might have better deals on the CX-5 once the CX-3 hits the showroom
They still sell like hotcakes for list here. I expect people thinking about the CX-3 will see it too small keeping CX-5 demand up.

Yeah, I'm not really intrested in the CX-5, but it should be really easy to get prices down. Old infotainment system plus new model next year.
The '16 CX-5 has the new infotainment system. I'm shocked how many '16's I'm already seeing on the roads.
 

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Ugh, the struggle. It's really hard to say no to the 3. You can get over 1500$ in cash back right now, plus dealers are willing to go super low on them. On the other hand, the CX3 prices are actually really competitive.
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How did you get the 1500 figure? On the Mazda web site they list a 1000 and 1250 cash back rebates without bothering to explain under what circumstances they each apply. Also 0% financing for a limited term. Again no details or if can be applied with either of the rebates.

There is also 500 loyalty rebate I qualify for. Bet I could get a heck of a deal.
As a further incentive (for me) only the base model on the 2016s can be had without a sunroof.
If I want a 3 I should do it now, but I have to drive the CX first.
 

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I kind of feel like they should be giving vets more of a discount. But if not them, at least the government should as a tax credit if they're not already.
Something in the 4 figure range at least.
 

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Hmmm. This article is showing slightly higher:
EDIT: OK the OPs article does not include destination charges, whereas my link does. Take that into account and the prices are the same.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Arrives at Dealerships in Mid-August, Starting at $20,840 | Edmunds.com

The biggest minus to the CX-3 right now is that it is actually SMALLER than the 3. It looks like it should be bigger. I can't believe that they did that. I will have to see how much smaller when I see one in person. I already felt that the 3 was really small for me.

The next thing: The base price for a GT is:
$25,870
upgrade to AWD = $1250.

However, since you can't get AWD and manual trans on any of their cars, I would expect the price difference between a base GT (FWD, manual) and the AWD version to actually end up being more in the $3k neighborhood, putting it between $28-29k. IOW, Base FWD Man + Automatic tranny option + AWD option = the price difference.

Now if I got a 3, I would want manual. If I got a CX-3 I would rather have AWD. so we are talking about a $2k price difference, and then include the fact that when the CX-3 is available the 2016s are going to be coming in and the dealers will want to get rid of the 2015s (they are already getting harder and harder to find if you look at the search inventory feature on mazdausa.com), plus they will have incentives, I could get another grand or so off of a 2015 Mazda3 GT, and the price difference becomes even larger. Makes the manual 3 VERY tempting over the CX-3. I really like the looks of the CX-3. I think it looks cooler than the 3 at least on the outside, but if the price difference gets to around $4k, thats almost $100/month in payments, and that could be clincher...
 

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Hmmm. This article is showing slightly higher:
EDIT: OK the OPs article does not include destination charges, whereas my link does. Take that into account and the prices are the same.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Arrives at Dealerships in Mid-August, Starting at $20,840 | Edmunds.com

The biggest minus to the CX-3 right now is that it is actually SMALLER than the 3. It looks like it should be bigger. I can't believe that they did that. I will have to see how much smaller when I see one in person. I already felt that the 3 was really small for me.

The next thing: The base price for a GT is:
$25,870
upgrade to AWD = $1250.

However, since you can't get AWD and manual trans on any of their cars, I would expect the price difference between a base GT (FWD, manual) and the AWD version to actually end up being more in the $3k neighborhood, putting it between $28-29k. IOW, Base FWD Man + Automatic tranny option + AWD option = the price difference.

Now if I got a 3, I would want manual. If I got a CX-3 I would rather have AWD. so we are talking about a $2k price difference, and then include the fact that when the CX-3 is available the 2016s are going to be coming in and the dealers will want to get rid of the 2015s (they are already getting harder and harder to find if you look at the search inventory feature on mazdausa.com), plus they will have incentives, I could get another grand or so off of a 2015 Mazda3 GT, and the price difference becomes even larger. Makes the manual 3 VERY tempting over the CX-3. I really like the looks of the CX-3. I think it looks cooler than the 3 at least on the outside, but if the price difference gets to around $4k, thats almost $100/month in payments, and that could be clincher...
I believe the GT trim comes to $27,120 with AWD

$24,990 + $1250 + $880


All-New 2016 Mazda CX-3 Subcompact Crossover MSRP[1] to start from $19,960 - Jul 16, 2015
 
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