[quote author=Wild Weasel link=topic=72258.msg1278869#msg1278869 date=1174408917]
I think that if they're charging you extra then they're ripping you off.
Check out the "build your own" thing on the Mazda Canada website. For a 3 Sport, there's an extra surcharge for the white pearl. There is no such charge on the Mazdaspeed3.
If they're not gonna drop the issue, you might consider going to another dealer.
Really though... who would pay MSRP anyway? If they add $200 for the paint and then knock off a $1200 discount, it'll all come out in the wash, right?
The MS3 in Canada are way more limited that in the US. They can't sell em higher than MSRP as per a directive from Mazda Canada but they won't sell em lower either because of the amount. First batch was only 250 red and they were all sold. they expect to sell between 500 and 750 the last time I heard any numbers.
I got mine in the first batch. I'm sorry but if you want to to get the thing first you pay the price for it. At least they couldn't charge over MSRP (I would of bought a reg Mazda3 sport instead and that was my goal before I even heard of the MS3). I was going to wait for the white one but I needed a car fast and the dealer called me right when I needed a car to tell me it was in even though he knew I wanted to wait for white in march.
I finally took it because I was first in line and had my deposit since something like may and needed the car to go to work on a new job. I had an old cavalier that was 12 years old before and it wasn't mine (my mom's).
Glad you could get it for under MSRP. My dealer sold 4 reds and they were all gone the instant they arrived (2 "reservations" and 2 the day they came off the truck).
[quote author=AlbertaMS3 link=topic=72258.msg1281790#msg1281790 date=1174502803]
So you're not getting it from the U.S. anymore Wild? I know the dollar isn't as favorable anymore.
Sadly, no. The US dollar kept getting stronger and I was getting nowhere with figuring out how to get the car across the border.
I found plenty of info on doing it in BC and Alberta, but it didn't apply to Ontario. Here, I couldn't find any insurer who would insure it based on the VIN. They wouldn't insure it until it was registered here, and it couldn't be registered until it was physically here.
I'd talked to some auto brokers and stuff that do importing, but it all ended up driving up the costs.
When I first looked into it and did the math, the car was going to cost me almost exactly the same thing to buy it in the US as to get it here... but I'd have got the nav system included.
As time went by while I kept researching it, it got more and more expensive. When it got to be well over $1500 more to get it in the US, it became less and less worth while until it just didn't make any sense at all.
Finally, someone here brought out a dash mounted screen that looks exactly the same as the OEM nav screen so I figure I can combine that with a Garmin GPS unit and basically get what I wanted in the first place. Then... as a complete bonus... they announced that we'd be getting more than just red and white here so I went ahead and ordered the blue one.
A forum community dedicated to Mazda 3 and all Mazda vehicle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about MazdaSpeed performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!