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General Category => Cars, Bikes and more. => Topic started by: mcluvin on June 05, 2019, 10:47:44 PM

Title: Used Mazda 3
Post by: mcluvin on June 05, 2019, 10:47:44 PM
I'm pretty well convinced I'm gonna buy my daughter a 2016 or newer Mazda 3.  I want Android Auto and I know that's an easy, cheap OEM upgrade with the Mazdas.  What are you guys seeing at the auctions?  That new 2019 Mazda 3 is sweet (reminds me of an 80's Sirocco only better) and I know Mazda is offering extra loyalty rebates for trade-ins so the used market should be pretty flush soon.  The best I've seen is ~$11K for a 2017 Touring with ~73K miles.  I've also seen a 25K mile 2017 Touring for ~$14K.  both with no accidents.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Used Mazda 3
Post by: k7 on June 06, 2019, 09:09:36 AM
for accidents, take the vin number to a mazda dealer. they'll give you better history than carfax/autcheck/others.

there are about 100 mazda 3s at 1 of the dealer auction sites, all far away though....i only buy from west palm beach, because i can see the car in person.

pictures never show the whole deal for any online auction.
Title: Re: Used Mazda 3
Post by: mcluvin on June 06, 2019, 08:07:20 PM
for accidents, take the vin number to a mazda dealer. they'll give you better history than carfax/autcheck/others.

there are about 100 mazda 3s at 1 of the dealer auction sites, all far away though....i only buy from west palm beach, because i can see the car in person.

pictures never show the whole deal for any online auction.

Thank you!  What percentage of value do these usually go for if the damage is nothing more than scratches and dents?  Is that a site accessible to anyone?
Title: Re: Used Mazda 3
Post by: k7 on June 07, 2019, 07:04:39 PM
copart. com. it's available to peruse by anyone, but need a dealer license/access and pre-payment to purchase most of the cars from there.

once the car has sold, there's no history of it anywhere, except for the buyer.

i've seen cars go for over-market even there. auctions seem to trump the normal world for market value and then some.