If you're the bartering type, you might have driven away with a similar saving; but now it's official, the price of the outgoing second-generation Mazda3 has dipped below $20,000.
Now into final runout sales ahead of the all-new model's January arrival, Mazda has priced the smiling 3 Neo manual at $19,990 for both sedan and hatch.
It's a small saving - prices previously began at $20,330 - but a significant one, forming part of Mazda Australia's "3 Cheers For Value" campaign. It's also the first time the 3 has been offered below $20,000.
And while pricing for the all-new 2014 Mazda3 is still to be announced, reports of a circa $24,000 starting point add to the appeal of this latest runout sale.
"Prices are unlikely to be seen this low again," Mazda Australia’s managing director Martin Benders said in today's release.
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