Surprised to get such a good deal on a Mazda3
December 7, 2018
I was looking with my son for a new car for him and we started by looking at a Honda Civic. He was pretty much sold on it, but we were told he couldn't get Apple CarPlay unless we moved up to a higher model of the Civic. So I said let's look at the Toyota Corolla since it's the Civic's equivalent. It drove pretty much the same but neither of us liked the styling as much as the Honda. We were going to go back to the Honda dealership to see if we could take a Civic home for the weekend, but I thought we should stop at the Mazda dealership on the way there to look at a Mazda3. The Mazda3 was about $1000 higher in sticker price, but the deal we got from Blaise Alexander was really good and we both liked the styling and drive of the Mazda3 better. They were also able to upgrade to Apple CarPlay merely by running a software update on the infotainment system. The Mazda3 was better-equipped than either the Honda or Toyota too. It had allow wheels (both the others had hubcaps), a push button start instead of their key starts, and the back seat is a 60/40 split that folds down whereas the others were not split. All in all a better car at a better price.