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2013 and Earlier - Mazda6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    Those are the options I would choose for the 5-door. Drove a 6s 5-door in glacier the other night and it looked great. Best of luck!
  • I just bought a lapis blue 6s 5-door MTX loaded yesterday (san francisco bay area). Options are: Luxury pkg, SAB, Bose, Moonroof. Invoice = $24546, TMV=$25282. My sale price was invoice+$50. Add in $1500 customer cash and $500 college grad rebate, OTD was $250xx, I was extremely happy with my haggling results :D The car will be transported from another dealer. Now all this waiting is starting to get on my nerves...

    (BTW, make sure to ask about what the "documents and fees" break down to... turns out there is one optional protection item they added in there for over $200 that's pretty useless, so I took that off)
  • rlipmanrlipman Posts: 1
    Hi,

    I just picked up my Mazda 6s, V6 auto, sport package with spoiler, and Bose audio. I did all the shopping online and got a quotes for from four dealers. The range of quotes was $1000 and the lowest was $600 less than all the others.

    MSRP: 24170 (includes freight)
    Invoice: 22278
    Edmunds TMV: 22795
    My price: 20311

    I'm not complaining but how did the dealer make any money?
  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    There is a $1,500 rebate to customers from Mazda which you should have been made aware of since you usually have to sign a paper releasing that money to the dealer if you don't take the rebate in cash. The balance probably came out of holdback.
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    the $1500 is not a consumer rebate...it's dealer cash in most regions....nothing for the consumer to sign.
  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    Sorry, I forgot that many of these deals are regional, Rich.

    It's $1,500 customer cash down here in sunny (and broiling hot!) Orlando. I've been trying to find an i sedan with the security package and a sunroof only , and it's next to impossible.

    By the way, what documentation does Mazda require to get the $500 graduate discount? A transcript?
  • jeffm2jeffm2 Posts: 16
    My daughter graduated from College a year ago. I just took in a photocopy of her college diploma.
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    yup, jeffm2 is correct....a copy of the diploma or a signed letter from the school...

    post what your looking for (stick/auto,color, etc) and I will look on the dealer locater and see if what you want is even available in your area....
  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    Thanx for the offer Rich. Actually I have a dealer nearby working on it. Apparently there aren't many copies around with the side curtains yet, and that seems to be the stumbling block.
  • grahambgrahamb Posts: 45
    2004 6s Hatch
    Automatic
    Luxory
    Bose
    Sunroof
    SAB/SAC
    ULEV

    MSRP - 27,740
    Edmunds Invoice - 25,161 (true dealer invoice tacks on $250 for advertising bringing this to 25,411)
    Edmunds TMV - 25,818

    My Price - 24,531
    minus 1,500 dealer cash
    minus 250 Rev It Up coupon

    Total - 22,781
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    let me get this right...

    your telling us that you purchased this car at $880 behind dealer cost?

    why would a dealer lose $880 to sell you a car?

    something does not add up.
  • grahambgrahamb Posts: 45
    That's right.

    There was also a $444 charge printed onto the bill for "Delivery Fee" that I had them remove. Not the one charged by Mazda, an additional one. It was footnoted and it said, "This charge is for additional profit." They put up a bit of a fight but removed it.

    The long story goes like this...

    I spoke to someone in the internet department on Friday who said $300 over invoice. I told them that I could get it for invoice elsewhere. He said, "Fine, we'll do it for invoice, $25,131." He messed up his math. I show up at the dealer and talked to a different guy (they are a team). No problem, sign the papers for 25,131 then I have to wait till monday for the car.

    The next morning, Saturday, I get an e-mail quote for something like an additional $900 less than that. I knew that something wasn't right there. They didn't even have the car.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what I should do...if it was 1-200 I wouldn't have done anything. but 900???

    I re-read what I signed. Even though I signed the papers there was a clause that said something like, "If you agree to finance through us, then this contract is not valid until you see the terms of financing. If you don't agree to them you may back out of the deal and get your deposit back." I hadn't seen the terms of financing yet. So, even though I signed and put money down, I had an out.

    I call my dealer back to tell him about the new quote. He's pissed. Yells. Profanity. Not happy. Says we have a contract. I point out the clause. He says they'll take me to court. I say that's fine. He says fine $450 more off. I said no, $600 off (I didn't want to lose him completely since I didn't really know about the other place). He said fine. Picked up the car on Monday and the guy was cool with it. He said he understood and it was just business.

    Got an e-mail yesterday from the place that gave me the crazy-low bid. They said they couldn't locate me that car for that price but they would love to sell me something else.

    I think I did pretty good.
  • grahambgrahamb Posts: 45
    2004 6s Hatch
    Automatic
    Luxory
    Bose
    Sunroof
    SAB/SAC
    ULEV

    MSRP - 27,740
    Edmunds Invoice - 25,161 (true dealer invoice tacks on $250 for advertising bringing this to 25,411)
    Edmunds TMV - 25,818

    My Price - 24,531
    minus 1,500 dealer cash
    minus 250 Rev It Up coupon

    Total - 22,781
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    I think there is more to this story...

    I come back to the same question....why would the dealer lose money to sell you a car? Unless you have a video of the dealership owner in a compromising position, there is no reason to sell you a car to lose money.
  • ngervaciongervacio Posts: 3
    That sounds like a too-good-to-be-true price. You sure you didn't have a trade in or something?
  • ngervaciongervacio Posts: 3
    Anybody have any info regarding the lease cash that's mentioned in the incentives section for the 6? It says $2500 for sedans and $1500 for the hatch. How does this work?
  • grahambgrahamb Posts: 45
    I did have a trade, but that is not included in the price above. The amount that I got for my trade-in was in the range of what was predicted on the Trade-in message board...i forget the name of the board, but sitll on Edmunds.
      
    No video.
    Not sure why they did it. What kind of volume bonus do they get from Mazda?
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    there is no volume bonus.
  • grahambgrahamb Posts: 45
    hmm...then i have no clue!
  • tysonktysonk Posts: 2
    I drove out in an 04 Red 6 Sedan today. Here's the price I got:

    6i w/ 16" Alloy Wheels, Auto and dealer installed leather: $18,110
    Tax: $1,131.88
    Misc. Fees: $220.19
    6 yr/ 75k mile Ext Warranty: $567.00

    Total: 20,029.07

    This price includes the $1500 rebate and a $500 college grad rebate. I think I did pretty good.
  • radracerradracer Posts: 96
    to get the discount, does the person financing it have to be the graduate?
  • tysonktysonk Posts: 2
    I drove out in an 04 Red 6 Sedan today. Here's the price I got:

    6i w/ 16" Alloy Wheels, Auto and dealer installed leather: $18,110
    Tax: $1,131.88
    Misc. Fees: $220.19
    6 yr/ 75k mile Ext Warranty: $567.00

    Total: 20,029.07

    This price includes the $1500 rebate and a $500 college grad rebate. I think I did pretty good.
  • kybillkybill Posts: 44
    N.KY has a big, multi-dealer, Memorial weekend tent sale and because of lousy weather, there is a big incentive to move some cars. Just negotiated a deal for an '04 Mazda6 sedan and should be able to pick up the car by no later than Wednesday. Pertinent details:

    Lapis Blue w/ black leather luxury Pkg (1LX)
    6 Cyl. w/ 5 spd auto (AT2)
    Sport Pkg w/ rear spoiler (1SE)

    MSRP $25,255
    TMV $23,666
    REBATE $ 1,500
    OFFERED $22,000 + TTL

    I did a fair amount of research and was well prepared to negotiate or walk away. I felt I made a fair offer and I held my ground while they "played their little games". As this car was for my daughter, she might have been a bit peeved, had I come home empty handed, but I was pretty sure they wanted to sell a car worse than I wanted to buy one. In the end, they accepted my offer and I know they made money, so it was a good deal for both parties.
  • camphorcamphor Posts: 7
    Can somebody tell me what the invoice price is of a Mazda 6 Sport GT V6 AT here in Canada? Toronto if possible.
  • carlhcarlh Posts: 7
    When buying the 6, the dealer offered me an extended warranty increasing the standard 4 yr/ 50,000 mi bumper to bumper warranty to 6 yr/ 85,000 mi. I bought it but am not certain it was a wise purchase. I can cancel in the first 60 days and get my money back. What are the opinions out there about extended warranties?
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    let me give you my thoughts on the extended warranty...

    the first thing is to make sure the warranty is backed by a major auto manufacturer...like mazda or ford, etc.....aftermarket warranties are notorious for rejecting claims and going bankrupt when you need them.

    now, do you need it?.....do you plan on keeping the car beyond the 4yr/50K warranty? if not, you dont need it. But, if your going to keep the car....can you afford to pay for a major repair without being hurt financially? If you can afford to write a check for $1500 at anytime, then you may not need the warranty...but if that kind of expense would put you in a bind, then the warranty may be a good idea.....
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    If it's not a Mazda extended warranty get your money back.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Sounds pretty good but I bet they add on $1000 to $2000 in fees before they take off the $5K or $2K. It's just a game.
  • carlhcarlh Posts: 7
    It's not a Mazda extended warranty. It from a company called Universal Warranty. I'm seeing that I can get an after market from companies like Warranty Direct and 1SourceAutoWarranty for significantly less. The above 2 companies appear to be highly rated and don't include the dealer markup I'm sure I paid for the one I have. Any more thoughts out there before I ask for my refund on the one I bought at the dealer? I have 60 days to cancel.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    I would get a refund on the one you got. Then if you keep the car for a long time, buy the Mazda extended warranty. I think you can buy it any time up until the original 4/50 warranty expires, you can get it from any Mazda dealer, and the price is negotiable.
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