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2013 and Earlier - Mazda6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • This is similar to my previous post, but yeah I think he's asking way too much. I've seen a number of 2004 6i's listed below 14k. None of them had ABS, but they did have alloys and an auto transmission. For comparison, go to a website like autotrader and search for the same car in a 100 mi radius, and see what they're listing for in your area.
  • Does anybody have information on the new incentives for the Mazda6? I'm in the market to buy a 6s Wagon, and I've gotten all sorts of garbage about the expiration. Everything from "They're going away (buy one now)" to "They're going to increase the cash back by 50%." If anybody has any information, feel free.
  • I am looking for the information as well. Except I am looking for the sports sedan. I know down here in the Houston area they are selling very slowly, so I would be suprised if they went away - but nothing has come out on the new incentives yet from what I can tell.

     

    If anyone knows where to find it, that would be great. I have asked one dealer that I have been corresponding with - but I haven't heard anything back yet.
  • Here is what I heard on the new incentives from a dealership - at least in the Houston Area. Not much change in the incentives - just structured differently. $2,250 rebate + $750 dealer cash + $1000 rebate if financed through MAC. This is only $250 more than last month for this area.

     

    This is for the Sedan. May be more for the Wagon.
  • svalleysvalley Posts: 30
    escortowner,

     

    >$2,250 rebate + $750 dealer cash + $1000 rebate if financed through MAC. This is only $250 more than last month for this area.

     

    Is this incentives for 04 or 05?

    Thinking trading my 03 Accord for a 05 Mazda6s when the price is right.

     

    Thanks
  • bgraybgray Posts: 1
    I purchased my 2004 M6s Sport Wagon on Dec. 2nd for $19,500 + TT&L (about $21,00 OTD). That was $7,500 off MSRP. They threw in window tinting and $250 worth of gas (some kind of gas card promotion).

     

    It has:

    Luxury Package

    Bose system and changer

    Moonroof

    Side Airbags

    Wheel Locks

     

    Everything I wanted except for factory roof rack rails and crossbars.
  • no....this is for the '04....the '05 is the same, but it is $750 instead of 2250 customer cash.

     

    why would you choose an 05 over an 04? just curious to know if there is something better on the 05 than the 04....except for the automatic....that I understand.
  • svalleysvalley Posts: 30
    Yes, I want the 05 6 speed ATX, plus it make more sense for me to buy a 05 since it is 2005 already.

      

    Is the 05 incentive $1500 cash plus $1000 MAC? or just $1500 cash?
  • It is $1500 + $1000.....I have been debating on the car to get myself. I guess to me - if you think you will keep the car for several years, then an '04 is all right. But if you are going to turn it over soon - then an '05 woudl probably be better....but there is a huge difference between the 04 and 05 automatic....which doesn't matter for me becuse I want the stickshift.
  • What is the big difference bet. the 04 and 05 auto transmition?

     

    I am thinking of buying in 04' (Raleigh, NC) anyone out there know of a good place that has good prices? I was looking at new 04s at Capital Mazda but they were running over 20K for a 6s
  • The big difference is the 04 is a 5 speed automatic, and the 05 is a 6 speed automatic. I have read a few different people saying that there is a big difference between the shifting and response of the two models.

     

    If I were purchasing an automatic, I would probably pay the extra for an 05. - but that's just me.

     

    what sort of options are you looking to have on the car?
  • I am looking for power windows, locks, moonroof, leather (although I can live without). anything else is a plus. The guy at the dealership said he would give me the car at 500 above Factory listing as well as $3500 in rebates ($500 for recent college grad) all this cost me?

     

    Also, looking at the consul, I think I would be tough to add my own stereo to it. Anyone else have this problem??
  • I am in almost the same perdiciment as you are. Everything you have asked for except the moonroof and Leather is standard. The problem with the Moonroof is - I haven't seen any of the cars that have a moonroof, but no Bose system - If I found one in the color I like, that would be the one I would buy.

     

    As far as the stereo is concerned, I have been told it is nearly impossible to add a different stereo. Things like - keeping the car for a month to create a special fiberglass console came up. However, I read some other people's messages that have said that the stock stereo is really good, and you can add different speakers to the system and it sounds really good. If I were to get one with the stock stereo, I would get a 5 Channel Amp (or similar) and add my own Sub and run all the speakers through that thing and It would sound really good. However, I don't think there are any RCA's on the back of the stereo.

     

    As far as the price is concerned, you got me - I think various regions have different costs. Where I am at, I have basically told them I won't discuss anything over Invoice pricing, and they have quickly come down. The rebates sound right though. You should ask them if they have the $1000 MAC rebate too. Right now if you finance through Mazda you get an extra $1000 - but, that ins't nationwide.
  • aab4aab4 Posts: 39
    Casey Mazda are great!!!!

     

    No BS- He shows you invoice, all the rebates,

     

    Incredible deal, we bought 6S, my daughter test drove the Accord, and Camry, and like dthe 6S the best.

     

    Great dealership, wish I could mention the GM name!!!!!!
  • aab4aab4 Posts: 39
    Almost forgot-

     

    Hall Mazda in Virginia Beach- Complete opposite-

     

    They even tried to put in "Window Etching", and

    Pin stripping for additional $500.

     

    Casey was a 35 minute drive to save thousands, with none of this despicable sales tactics like Hall.
  • Is the stock radio XM rdy? I'm going to be pissing away alot of $$ with my stereo, but I at least my want XM!
  • rebornreborn Posts: 1
    This is the offer I've been given:

    04 Mazda6 Sedan 6 series

    Automatic

     

    This car has a rear wing spoiler even though it isn't on the options and the price anywhere.

     

    They made a mistake on their webpage offering a rebate (2750) that expired on Jan 3 saying they will honor it (rebate now is 2250).

     

    The car has 1600 miles which they are knocking off $300 for. I have no idea if that's a good deal.

     

    The deal was for Invoice + $300 which is $21,472 according to the invoice sheet he showed me and about right with Edmunds.

     

    So $21,472 - $300 (miles) - $2750 (rebate) - $1000 (MAC rebate hopefully I can get) - $500 (grad rebate) = $16,922

     

    The doc fee and other fees seem right.

     

    So any thoughts on this deal? The car looks great and sounds good with the breaks I'm getting, just worried about the mileage (first time buyer).
  • rishipriship Posts: 65
    Bought the car in Houston a month ago. 23,065 was sticker. Got a dealer discount of 2150 which is about 400 below invoice. Rebate of 2750, college grad reabte of 500 and MAC financing rebate of 1000. Total paid was 16,665. That's a total discount of $6400. Had to pay a $50 doc fee, but that's pretty standard in Houston.

     

    Rebate is now 500 (2250)less in gulf states, but there is 750 dealer incentive. Other regions have 3000 rebate with no dealer incentives. In general I'd say that invoice minus all rebates and dealer incentives is a fair deal on an 04.
  • I think you got the sports package. What other things come with the car.

     

    16K sound like a good deal to me BTW
  • I am in Houston too and am looking to head into a dealership on Saturday to start negotiating for a mazda 6s. Which dealer did you go to? And, was that 2150 discount through the internet salesman, or was it one from the regular lot?
  • I have been looking on the Mazda web site and I came across something interesting. Was wondering if anyone had any good information on why it may be the case.

     

    There are about 4 different cars I am looking at, and the base price is different on the cars. When I say Base price - I mean the price without any options.

     

    The base price on some is 22,045, and the base price on another one is 22,345.

     

    The issue to me is - I like the one that is for 22,345 more (because of the options), but $300+ interest is 2 plane tickets back home, so, if there isn't a real valid reason why the base price is more, then I am not sure why I would need to pay that price.

     

    Anyone know what/why?
  • sstrz1sstrz1 Posts: 28
    The difference is between the Sedan and 5-Door (hatch)
  • Actually, you are mistaken on that one. I have already looked at the difference in those two prices. The difference between the Hatch and the Sedan is larger than $300.

     

    I am comparing 2 sedans.

     

    But thanks.
  • I qualify for the S plan and have begun shopping for left over 04 Mazda 6 wagons in the Wash. DC area. The one S plan qoute I received to date was for a loaded model:

    - MSRP $28,565

    - Dealer Invoice $25,969 (which includes $520 destination & $200 advertisement fee)

    - $ 4,000 Mazda incentive

    - $ 21,969 total price (not including tax etc...)

    - $ 6,596 discount from MSRP

     

    When asked the dealer said the best negotiated price they could give was about 500 more than the S plan (this do not include any hard negotiations on my part). A quick review of internet prices for a similar model and options showed a MSRP discount of the same amount - about 6500 dollars. My concern is at this time of year I should probably be able to negotiate a better price on a 04 than the S plan; others in this forum recently seem to be getting better relative discounts from MSRP. Any thoughts? Thanks
  • I qualify for the S plan and have begun shopping for left over 04 Mazda 6 wagons in the Wash. DC area. The one S plan qoute I received to date was for a loaded model:

    - MSRP $28,565

    - Dealer Invoice $25,969 (which includes $520 destination & $200 advertisement fee)

    - $ 4,000 Mazda incentive

    - $ 21,969 total price (not including tax etc...)

    - $ 6,596 discount from MSRP

     

    When asked the dealer said the best negotiated price they could give was about 500 more than the S plan (this do not include any hard negotiations on my part). A quick review of internet prices for a similar model and options showed a MSRP discount of the same amount - about 6500 dollars. My concern is at this time of year I should probably be able to negotiate a better price on a 04 than the S plan; others in this forum recently seem to be getting better relative discounts from MSRP. Any thoughts? Thanks
  • rishipriship Posts: 65
    Escortowner,

     

    I got the price by having dealers match Dallas prices. I started by searching the internet for Texas dealers with good prices. Try freemanmazda.net and and townnorthmazda.com. Both are dallas dealers. I also went to mazdausa.com to verify that they had similar cars as those in Houston. I started at Jay Marks and told them that townnorth was giving 2000 of all 6's. They agreed to match. I told them that anybody will match. Give me 2500 off and I will buy today. They said they couldn't do that. I knew 2500 was high but they didn't have the exact car I wanted so I added 200. The next day I went to Jeff Haas. I told them that Jay Marks would do 2000, and at 2300 I would buy today. They countered at 2150 and I accepted.

     

    Also note prices at ingrampark.com. A San Antonio dealer. Super low prices, but one only, rather than all cars. I have no idea if they will really honor this price at ingrampark. I didn't try and get a dealer to match, because I hadn't seen the ad at the time.

     

    Lastly. I spoke with the internet manager at Jeff Haas. I have had issues with this dealer. The internet manager is the best guy there, but I have issues with the sales manager. Essentially a scratch was noticed after paperwork but before delivery. I refused delivery and they reluctantly took it back after arguing. They fixed the car. When car was picked up it was 8pm. Too dark to see, so they said take it home and call if problems. Called at 10 am to report that there was a second scrath. Salesman said it bring it in. Brought it in and manger refused to fix the scratch. After a lot of arguing and threatining to write Mazda they fixed the car. Talked to Gillman also. They are willing to deal. I'd go to Gillman or Jay Marks.
  • fitguyfitguy Posts: 222
    Just a note to anyone looking at '04 vs. '05 automatics: I have an '04 and sometimes drive it agressively; the 5 spd auto is just average in terms of performance and responsiveness, esp. from the 1-2 shift. I previously had an '03 Accord auto, the Honda transmission is far superior to Mazda's 5 spd auto- much smoother, cleaner shifts when pushed. Haven't driven an '05 Mazda, I've also heard it's much improved. If you plan on driving your Mazda like a family sedan, it probably won't matter much; if you like to have some fun w/it (as life intended!), consider an '05. Otherwise, my 6S is a great ride (and yes, the handling blows away the Accord!), and has been flawlessly reliable over the first 3K miles.
  • svalleysvalley Posts: 30
    Fitguy,

     

    I am in the progress of trading in my 03 Accord 4DRs LX auto to 05 Mazda6s Auto. It is good to hear that you have no regret on the trade. I am just a little concern on the reliability on the Mazda. My 03 Accord has no problem in 23 months of ownership, and consumer report now not recommand Mazda6.

     

    Thanks
  • I really liked the guy at Gillman - however, they are a little low on my trade. I was at Jeff Haas myself and they offered me $1500 less than Gillman. I was at Russell & Smith tonight and was in the finance office when the finance guy said an interest rate that was too high. I walked, and told them it was nothing I discussed at all. I if they want my business they will try another bank in the morning and try to work a deal.

     

    I will look into the web sites you mentioned. I have a feeling I can get a better rate at my credit union - even a used rate. ANyone know if there is a minimum time the car must be financed through MAC to completely pay it off?
  • I know you can refinance after 3 months. I'm at 8.75% (way too high) but I will bite the bullet until 3 months is up. My Credit Union is offing 5.5% for 66-72 Months
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