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2013 and Earlier - Mazda6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Here's a quote I got. 2005 MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan - after rebates and what they could do, I got a quote of 15,027. Its MSRP was 19,655. Not automatic. Hope this helps. :D
  • Check out my posting in this Forum 3 weeks ago (# 1215). I got $1900 off of MSRP on a 6i before any rebates. This is $250 under Edmund's invoice price of 19795. The MSRP on my vehicle was 21605 and I paid 19695 - rebates.
  • redacrredacr Posts: 24
    since salespeople add no value to the car buying experience..i say oh well.
    and yes i sold cars too.

    The first dealer principle to figure this out will make a ton.
    All u need is a staff of college kids/young adults..train them in the product..pay them a flat hourly rate along with a stipend for tuition..offer no haggle pricing...have test mules and you'll be set. Have a real internet division that frequents ubb boards associated with that make. word will travel fast when people hear that they can go to a dealership and not feel threathened, test drive and get a decent price.

    man if i had a few million in cash...
  • jlam2jlam2 Posts: 21
    Better yet. Go to www.kingsmazda.com and look at the home page where there is a scroll for $5500 off MSRP off any Mazda 6 including a 6i. I can tell you I got alot more off than that. If a dealer in Cincinnati, Ohio can give at least this discount; What are the odds your dealer can also give you this discount or more?
  • pats1pats1 Posts: 36
    I recently bought an 05 6s pretty much loaded - sticker just shy of $28K - no NAV but most everything else. The dealer sold it to me for invoice (it checked OK against Edmunds, etc.) minus the $2K Mazda rebate and the $1K MAC rebate, ended up at about $22.3K. I don't think the Gerber rebate being talked about on here is good everywhere in the country. They then gave me way over ($2K - $3.5K) Kelley or Edmunds for my trade. I never expected to get what I got for my '03 Maxima with 57K on the meter and I researched the heck out of it. So, if you have a trade you need to work that end as well. Not everyone can just go for new and not have to worry about their old car. I feel I got a GREAT deal overall. Good luck to all still on the fence.
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    Actually it was done...it was called the Ford Auto collection. Ford went into several markets around the country, purchased dozens of dealerships and essentially did what you propose....After losing several billion dollars they closed up all auto collection dealerships..sold them back to the traditional dealers and declared the whole thing a total failure....Once again proving the point that cars can not be marketed like toothpaste at walmart...cars are sold not bought.
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    The problem with that model is you are posting your prices on the internet for EVERYONE to see.

    If I am your competition down the street all I have to do is beat your number by $100. I would even use it in my advertising.

    "Shop Redacr first but come see Guss last. We guarantee to beat his posted prices."
  • tbear503tbear503 Posts: 70
    I'm looking at an 04 6i-auto 4- cylinder with 12,000 miles. Edmunds pricing for my area is almost 17K. The dealer list for it is 16,400. It seems from what I'm reading here that a new one can almost be bought cheaper. Anyway, how does 16, 400 sound for a clean used one?
  • pats1pats1 Posts: 36
    Based on my experience (shopping and buying) and what I am reading here, I doubt that $17K will get you a new one with much on it - it likely will not be loaded, b ut maybe that's not what you want to begin with. You have to compare models and options. If you don't want a lot on it, maybe you can get what you want in a new one for $17K. My experience locally with Edmunds prices is that they are a bit on the high side. Others may have had different experiences.
  • Is there anything else I'll need to use this rebate other than the coupon itself?
  • des5des5 Posts: 88
    The coupon says to bring the original offer (a mailer or print ad). But I didn't have one and the dealer never asked for it either. I have read other experiences have been different.

    David
  • sounds like a rip off to me. I bought an 04 6s with 9 miles on it for 17400....
  • allfiredupallfiredup Posts: 736
    Hey folks!

    I'm going to be buying a new car in the next week or so and have narrowed my choices to the Mazda3 and Mazda6. The 3 s is a blast to drive, especially with the 5-speed manual. I've also driven both automatic and manual versions of the 6 s, but they're a little more money than I want to spend.

    I've located a dealer with a Lapis Blue 6 i Sport model with Bose/Moonroof and 5-speed manual for $16,998. The car is a demo and has about 8,000 miles on it, but never titled. I priced a new one online thru Edmunds TMV and a few other sources and it looks like a good deal.

    My biggest concern is- does the 6 i 5-speed have enough power? I know the 2.3L is more than adequate in the 3, but I've not driven the 6 with it. This particular dealer is 150 miles from me, so it will be Saturday before I can go check it out. Any input on the matter? Anyone else have the 2.3L/5-speed combo?

    Thanks for any help!
  • des5des5 Posts: 88
    I have a 6i with 5 speed, 3 weeks old. This power business is very relative. My prior car was an 1991 Infiniti G20 4cyl 140hp. I always thought it was fine until I drove a friend's Subaru WRX turbo - but I digress. As mentioned elsewhere, the 2.3L comes to life at around 3000rpm and above. The gearing of the tranny is well calibrated to downshifting and zoom-zooming in the power range. So, coupled with the super handling, I get a good enough thrill. Its definitely faster than the G20. Since I drive 80mi a day to work, fuel economy matters, and the 32-33mpg on the first two tanks make for an acceptable balance of economy and driving pleasure.

    You can always test-drive a 6i at a closer dealer just to try one out. Consider that a new '05 model like that should be obtainable for around 18.5K.
  • how's the power....I bought a 6s about 8 months ago for a relative steal and here is my experience with the whole thing so far. Shortly before I bought the 6s I had a Jetta 1.8T (180HP) and test drove the 6i. I knew within about 3 minutes of driving the 6i that I wanted the 6s. The 6s is about as sporty as the Jetta 1.8T, whereas the 6i to me was not nearly as peppy, plus it seemed like the engine had to work a lot harder. So, I think if you are looking for driving experience - then compare the 3 and the 6s. If you are looking for room - compare the 6s and 6i.

    As an additional comment - I ran into similar pricing issues and it basically came down to, would I rather have an additional $20/month in car payments for a more loaded 6s, or settle for a more base model 6s.....I went with the base model 6s - all it has is the sports package, and a stickshift....if I had it to do over again, I would have spent the extra $20/month for the added options. like the bose, a moonroof, and interior the color I really wanted.

    To me, to make that adjustment all it means is eating out 1 fewer times per month. Anyway - those are my comments. While the 6i isn't like driving a fore escort or anything, it isn't like driving a performance sedan either.
  • Just bought a 2005 Mazda 6 GT w/ Sport Grille, Wheel Locks and Compass Autodim Mirror @ $22,780. Is this a fair price?
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Hmm, you must have thought so since you already bought it for that price. :)
  • wukwuk Posts: 12
    quick question on price of the hatchback vs. the sedan....dealer mentioned that the hatch doesn't sell as well here as overseas. was wondering if that means more negotiating room in regards to price. also, any comments on owning hatch vs. sedan would be appreciated (more cabin noise in 5 door? , bose stereo better in one of them? etc)...may throw down $$ today in Chicago for a mazda6, not sure which one to go with. 5 door much more practical, but would like to hear experience. thanks!
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  • did you guys know that the mazda dealerships take ford's family pricing incentives?? i haven't seen anyone mentioning this on here...is this just an additional $1000 rebate on top of everything else??

    what other discounts should i expect to see when i talk to the internet manager?

    besides the $2000 rebate, and the Gerber rebate.. is there a recent graduate rebate?
  • Just brought a 05 Mazda 6i/ 5 MT for 19,600 invoice - 100 -2000 - 1000 + [699]Lo Jack

    sunroof and boss package,wheel locks,It had the spoiler and was given the exact same car in red and silver...choosed silver

    otd was 21k on a 23,590 + Lo Jack + Wheel Locks - 3000 rebates
  • audia8qaudia8q Posts: 3,138
    Mazda is not participating in the Ford family plan.
  • I just called my local dealer and he said they are... is anyone else getting conflicting info??
  • gussguss Posts: 1,181
    Your local Mazda Dealer may be offering it as an incentive, but Mazda is not offering it.
  • jlam2jlam2 Posts: 21
    Not offically. You can get it for cheaper than Ford Family or S-plan on 2005 Mazda 6 if you tried really hard. I got my 6s for $6750 off MSRP.
  • jlam2.....what was your MSRP??
  • jlam2jlam2 Posts: 21
    MSRP=$27680. Paid $20930. Read post # 1243 and see how it's done.
  • I just helped my best friend buy a Mazda6 s 4-door a few nights ago and we got him a great deal. The car stickered for $27,680 and he got it for $22,780+ tax, tag and title. It has the 6-speed automatic, leather and the Bose/Moonroof package. Anyway, just thought I'd share with anyone in the market. Now would be a great chance to jump on an '05.
  • i totally agree..i just bought mine yesterday..it is a mazda6 s 5-door hatchback special edition with volcanic red color and black leather..MSRP: 28,500 and got it for 22,400 + tax, tag and title + many free services from the dealer..The 6-speed sportronic transmission is amazing and i just love the way the car looks and feels behingd the wheel...this is definitely a great buy!!
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