Same here for my dealer in New Jersey... I bought mine early April and there were eight on the lot... A couple weeks later they were all gone and it's been a zero ever since...When I bought my CX-30 Turbo last year, my Seattle area dealer had about a dozen to choose from. Now they have zero inventory of CX-30s. What's up? Supply chain issues?
Are the 22 cars and 136 cars in transit all cx30s?Even though I've had my car for six weeks now, I've still been following the ongoing inventory in the New England area. Keeping in mind how these cars are produced and shipped, they arrive in the US in waves. There was a two week lull where there was extremely low inventory or models in transit. Now the next round of cars have populated the transit list and things are looking less bare. There's 22 cars "on the lot" and 136 in transit across 40-odd dealers in New England. How many of those in-transit cars are already spoken for, especially the high-zoot trims? No idea. But two weeks ago the cupboard was bare. Most of the in-transit cars have ETAs of the 15th-20th.
Right now Mazda 3 inventory is completely dry—there's four new cars listed in the entirety of New England.
Mazda is clearly putting all of their weight behind the CX-5 (and the CX-50 after it).
I'm thinking maybe Mazda is just now experiencing the inventory shortages other Japanese brands had 6-8 months ago. Last fall, my brother was trying to find a new Subaru WRX and NONE of the Seattle area dealers had even one on their lots. He ended up with pretty nice 2 years old very low mileage used WRX but he paid only $3K below the brand new $MSRP price!Got news for you, it's not just the cx-30, in fact almost EVERY SINGLE manufacturer/model.
The WRX was basically impossible to find on a lot even before the current situation. You almost always needed to order one. But it looks like the car supply is back to where it was last fall, terrible.I'm thinking maybe Mazda is just now experiencing the inventory shortages other Japanese brands had 6-8 months ago. Last fall, my brother was trying to find a new Subaru WRX and NONE of the Seattle area dealers had even one on their lots. He ended up with pretty nice 2 years old very low mileage used WRX but he paid only $3K below the brand new $MSRP price!
That was basically my strategy—call dealers, see what they have on allocation or transit, and work with that. Especially if you want a high-zoot trim in a specific color. Right now expecting to find the exact car on a lot is tricky. If you're not picky about trims or colors it gets a lot easier.I was going to wait, until the Fall. But, I observed the inventories going down rapidly. The NJ dealers in my area had very little CX30 inventory, except one. By chance, I noticed a Snowflake White/White Leather Turbo PP In-Transit. This was the exact spec I was looking for. So, I met with my sales person and placed a reservation for it. It should arrive sometime in June. This car will be perfect for my wife. Small enough for around town errands, but, good enough road manners for longer trips. I must have road tested this car, for a total of 2 hours. First task will be, to install 4 Vredenstein All Season tires and add some PPF/Coating.