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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/17/2010-mazda3-starting-at-15-045/


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IRVINE, Calif., February 17, 2009 - In an economy where value-for-dollar is more important than ever, the all-new 2010 MAZDA3 proves that good things do come in small packages - and can be affordable too. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced pricing for its much-anticipated sport compact. Starting at just $15,045, the entry-level 2010 MAZDA3, equipped with manual transmission, is priced just $355 more than the outgoing model.

The 2.0-liter MAZDA3 i Touring 4-door with automatic transmission, which is expected to remain the volume-leader model, will be priced at $18,350 and includes key features such as standard Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TCS) and Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone and audio capability and hands-free operation. And with fuel economy up to 25/33 mpg (city/highway) - a 10 percent improvement in highway fuel economy - the MAZDA3 i Touring costs less at the pump too.

Starting at just $19,540 for the 4-door and $20,030 for the 5-door, the 2.5-liter MAZDA3 s Sport with automatic transmission adds 17-inch alloy wheels and a Multi-Information Display (MID) with 4.1-inch monochromatic screen that conveys MP3 and i-Pod program information, trip data including fuel economy, plus various maintenance and alert messages. And, like all Mazdas, the new 2.5-liter engine has plenty of Zoom-Zoom - a must for an eco-conscious driving enthusiast. The 2.5-liter engine pushes out 167 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque - 13 more horsepower and 18 more lb.-ft. of torque than the 2.3-liter it replaces - yet maintains a competitive fuel economy of 22/29 (city/highway).

New packages for the 2010 model include a Technology package and the Moonroof/six CD changer/BOSE ® Audio package.

Available on both s models, the Technology package includes advanced keyless entry, push-button start, a compact full-color navigation system, Sirius satellite radio with six months of free service and a perimeter alarm - all for $1,195.

The Moonroof/six CD changer/ BOSE® Audio package is available on the MAZDA3 i Touring and both s models. In addition to a moonroof and six CD changer, the package adds BOSE® Centerpoint surround sound - a five-channel surround system engineered cooperatively with BOSE® that enhances the listening experience thanks to a digital amplifier, noise cancellation technology and 10, strategically placed, premium speakers. Priced at just $1,395, the Moonroof/six CD changer/ BOSE® Audio package is a must for audiophiles.

Offering more features, functionality, and power than a comparably equipped outgoing 2009 model, when it's all said and done, a fully loaded 2010 MAZDA3 s Grand Touring 4-door is $240 less.
 

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[quote author=Option01 link=topic=136547.msg2943020#msg2943020 date=1234904790]
[quote author=fixxer link=topic=136547.msg2942880#msg2942880 date=1234902263]
[quote author=metallurgist link=topic=136547.msg2942840#msg2942840 date=1234901624]
[quote author=boostedminime link=topic=136547.msg2942820#msg2942820 date=1234901212]
The new gt trims come with bi-Xenon headlights
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yes but there is no mention of pricing for those trims.
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I found the following

"Topping the range is the Mazda3 s Grand Touring ($22,300) in both four- and five-door flavors. While it's powered by the same 2.5L engine and automatic transmission, drivers are comforted by a segment-first eight-way driver seat and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with bi-xenon headlights."

So, a fully loaded GT will be
$22,300
+ $1,195 (Tech Package)
+ $1,395 (Moonroof/Bose)
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$24,980

That's much more than what I paid for my fully loaded GT back in 2006... or did I calculate it wrong?
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I'm sure it's just bad writing but the Motortrend article you quoted seems to indicate that Sport and Grand Touring models come standard with automatic transimissions:

"An automatic 'box, 17-in. wheels and a Multi-Info Display are included in the trim level" - refering to Mazda3 s Sport

"While it's powered by the same 2.5L engine and automatic transmission" - refering to the Grand Touring

http://wot.motortrend.com/6475137/auto-news/2010-mazda3-pricing-begins-at-15045-highest-grand-touring-starts-at-22300/index.html

Also, while not really a direct competitor, you can get a 2.0L Genesis Coupe with the Track Package for about a thousand more and get most of the same amenities, along with a ten year powertrain warranty, rear wheel drive, Limited slip differential, bremo breaks, better gas milage (compared to Mazda's 2.5L) and 40 more hp with lots of aftermarket potential (factory turbo). While they are very different vehicle (perhaps the Mazdaspeed3 would be a better comparison) I believe both cars represent some of the best values on the market and for the record, I'm torn between the two. My brain wants the utility and insurance rates of the Mazda3 but my heart wants the style and performance of the Genesis. Woah is me.

**EDIT** The 2.0L Genesis Coupe Track starts a $26,770 and Mazda3 is about a $1,000 cheaper with a manual so the price difference between them will be closer to $2,750.
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yeah but coupes are useless to us real people.
 

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[quote author=metroplex link=topic=136547.msg2949735#msg2949735 date=1235143540]
I agree. Ford will release the official order guides and invoice pricing as soon as they start taking orders. I see no reason to deviate from this logic.

FWIW, I called another dealership and they said the 2010 sedan will be available 3/3 and the 2010 hatchback will be available this summer. They said there was no info on the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 and the saleslady said that Mazda was testing the waters and may release the MS3 for MY2011 instead of 2010. :(
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I don't buy that, the car is already on mazdausa website. I am pretty sure around the release date (03/03) we will get the pricing info.
 
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