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Mazda5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • gschulzgschulz Posts: 17
    You may purchase the oil filters and O rings as a kit at: Mazdastuff.com better price than the dealer but add shipping, I ordered several to help offset that cost.

    You also might want to check out this website on changing the oil.
    http://robert.aitchison.org/tiki-page.php?pageName=Mazda3+DIY+Oil+Change
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    After re-stumbling (always knew about it, but forgot) on the Mazda 5 due to seeing the name mentioned again, it's become one of the big contenders in my search for a new, fuel efficient, stylish, high quality, and practical vehicle. Was really astounded to see a 5, even as a 6 seater and with great features, is priced right at the same level as a midget 3...another Mazda I love, but definitely a less usable vehicle.

    Poked around some local inventory on Mazdausa.com and found a--theoretically--desirable Galaxy Gray Sport with only all-weather mats and wheel locks. Even for the MSRP for $19723, I'm still amazed at that. Fired off a quote request to the dealer (who I've never dealt with, especially always buying GM for so many years), and am already thrilled with their response.

    The quote was great (I think):
    Vehicle: '08 Mazda 5 with All-Weather Mats and Wheel Locks
    MSRP: $19,723
    Discount: $1,888
    Final Price: $17,835

    With an invoice apparently around $18,500 or so, this seems like a GREAT deal. No rebates, of course, but teamed with the current lower Mazda financing...even more so. About $800 under invoice, on the first try and with a email response in 10 minutes.

    I still need to sell my current old boat of a car and want to drive some different things, but I'm so interested in the 5 now especially because of the price, it's in the lead. Other top pick is the Honda Fit, which is a bit dorky but very high quality and efficient--and a quick seller, with very tiny discounts. Given the economy it seems the 5 also can actually get, more power to it.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Read my last few messages in this forum. Both the 07 vibe,matrix and mazda5 wholesale for about 13000 or less (kbb.com nada.com). This is what your 08 will trade for in 12 months. $18500 is mediocre, hardly great. That said the Fit is overpriced and you are probably looking at a 09 vibe or matrix, (preferably in the low 17000's) 08 mazda5 or mazda3. (preferably in the 16000's for the 19000 msrp models) Of course $1500 or so towards favorable financing helps. I imagine 1.9% for 60 months would be worth about 2000 or more, if your credit is good. More if your credit is nicked.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    With an invoice apparently around $18,500 or so, this seems like a GREAT deal. No rebates, of course, but teamed with the current lower Mazda financing...even more so. About $800 under invoice, on the first try and with a email response in 10 minutes.

    I still need to sell my current old boat of a car and want to drive some different things, but I'm so interested in the 5 now especially because of the price, it's in the lead. Other top pick is the Honda Fit, which is a bit dorky but very high quality and efficient--and a quick seller, with very tiny discounts. Given the economy it seems the 5 also can actually get, more power to it.
  • joeli1joeli1 Posts: 1
    I went to few dealers last weekend, the lowest deal I got for the white pearl mazda5 sport a/t no options is about $17300 not including ttl, does it looks like a good deal? Should I wait for the 09 model? The biggest concern is the Mazda doesn't has good rating on mechanic (maybe because it is ford engine), but all the dealers claims this a very low supply high demand car, is this true or just B/S???

    you can check it here:
    http://www.jdpower.com/autos/Mazda/Mazda5/2008/Minivan/ratings
    http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2008063
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    A reporter from a national newspaper is looking to speak to consumers who just purchased a new Mazda5 within the past six months and whether it had anything to do with gas prices. If you’re interested in speaking to the reporter, please contact Chintan Talati at ctalati@edmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than June 23, 2008.

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • 5speed manual sport with no other options. Silver/Black Interior

    $16,995 including destination at Wellesley Mazda in MA. Very pleasant transaction with no sleaziness or unexpected fee's. Price quoted over email to match a price I had gotten from Wayne Mazda in NJ. Next closest price I had gotten locally was $17.700 at Ira and they were very confrontational and seemed to think they were doing us a favor by selling us a car. We've had it for 2 weeks and are VERY pleased. It is replacing a 1st Gen Scion xB. The Scion was great but we just outgrew it and needed the 3rd row.
  • hh1799hh1799 Posts: 8
    Quoted $16.989 on email by dealer including dealer fees for manual. Went to closer dealer (Eddie Accardi in Ft. Lauderdale area) who would not match first dealer's quote, low balled on our trade, and was totally rude and obnoxious. Would not recommend Eddie Accardi Mazda under any circumstances.Contacted original dealer in Palm Beach County who honored their quote with no hesitation, games, gimmicks or add-ons, and could not have been nicer. No manual transmission locally. Car is being delivered from Orlando area for no additional charge, and will take delivery tomorrow of 5 speed Red Mazda 5 Sport at $16,989 plus tax and actual fees for title. After delivery I will provide name of selling dealer.
  • pcantorepcantore South FloridaPosts: 39
    Congrats on your new 5!! I'm also a S. Floridian shopping for a new 5 replacing my wife's Sienna's, that the lease will be up soon. So, thanks for the heads up on your experience with the good and bad dealer. I'll certainly consider Palm Beach County when quoting a Red Mazda 5 Sport, although my wife insists on an automatic transmission.
    Assuming that the $16,989 total amount includes the $635 destination charge, you actually may be at $495 below invoice price ($17,484) which is great! Did you get any MAC cash back?

    Drive safe,
  • jimmyminjimmymin Posts: 1
    emailed a bunch of dealers in the metro Atlanta area via edmunds and only got 2 replies (1 with an actual quote - Mazda of Roswell). bought our red copper w/ sand interior mazda5 at around 18900, which the salesman said was 500 under invoice. finance guy said i only qualified for the 4.9@60mnths. i told him i was gonna shop around and gave us the 3.9@60mnths!

    traded in my scion tc (good by sports car, hello sports wagon!).

    loving the 3rd row/cargo space and ride height of the back, esp with a 14 month old girl.

    what do you guys think? did i pay too much?
  • hh1799hh1799 Posts: 8
    Hi pcantore,
    We bought the car from Palm Beach Mazda on Military Trail in West Palm. The price of $16,989 DID include destination charge. Dealership honored the 3.9% 60 month financing promotion. In addition we received $500 in gas cards on top of the deal. We picked up the car tonight; it was swapped from Ed Morse in New Port Ritchy. Palm Beach Mazda could not have been better. The copper red/cloth sand 5 speed manual car came through with pin striping, side and rim guards. No extra charge for 200 mile delivery or unexpected extras. Palm Beach Mazda was a pleasure every step of the way. Hope I will continue to be as happy with the car as I am with the dealer.
  • pcantorepcantore South FloridaPosts: 39
    Sweet deal!

    Enjoy your new ride,
  • thecsthecs Posts: 7
    We were quoted $17,500 for an automatic '08 Mazda5 Sport. There are no options added on to this vehicle. In your (well, anyone's) opinion, is this a good deal? This, as far as I can tell, includes the dealer fee. I am really excited about this vehicle. Had to trade in my minivan a while ago ( :cry: ) and we bought a Honda Civic. The Civic gets great gas mileage but doesn't handle kids and dogs well. My 16 year sits behind my husband with his knees pushed up against the seat.
  • hh1799hh1799 Posts: 8
    Sounds like an excellent deal. I've had my Manual Mazda5 for little over a week, and we've taken 2 long drives; one to Central Florida and back for 600 miles and another down to Key Largo and back for about 200 miles. No complaints; roomy quiet, handles well, and feels stronger than 153 horsepower. We traded in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 6 speed manual with the 180 horsepower Yamaha engine, and the Mazda 5 feels like it has the stronger engine.
    If the offer does include the dealer fees and you like the car, and they're not going to take the deal away from you with high interest or extra fees in the finance room, I would say, go for it.
  • willis3willis3 Posts: 76
    Hello Mazda5 owners,

    I'm helping a friend purchase a Grand Touring model. They have a quote of $20,740, which is slightly below invoice. I do not know if this price includes the destination charge (hopefully will find out soon), but if anyone knows what the dealer holdback is, could you please let me know.

    Do you think this is a good price - or can we do better?

    Thanks.
  • athenasiusathenasius Posts: 118
    What are rim guards?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Look up your vehicle in its used 07 version with 17000 miles and avg condition. The 19000 msrp sport auto barely wholesales for 13000 so the GT probably has a trade in value of about 15000. This is what your vehicle will be worth in 12 months. Do you really want to eat almost $6000 first year to drive this? A good price would be somewhere in the mid-high 18000s. I've know that the higher mpg vehicles may be in higher demand now, but I would certainly want to do better, in more off or favorable financing.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Hello Mazda5 owners,

    I'm helping a friend purchase a Grand Touring model. They have a quote of $20,740, which is slightly below invoice. I do not know if this price includes the destination charge (hopefully will find out soon), but if anyone knows what the dealer holdback is, could you please let me know.

    Do you think this is a good price - or can we do better?

    Thanks.
  • willis3willis3 Posts: 76
    Dealer holdback is $450.

    Here's the deal my friend got on his Crystal White Pearl Mazda5 GT.

    $20,740 + $635 Destination + NJ Sales Tax. Car included the the Electronic Dimming Mirror with compass.

    0% financing for three years, but the did purchase the extended warranty from Mazda.
  • signtimesigntime Posts: 2
    willis3,

    How did the dealer make a decent profit on the GT?
    dealer's true cost = invoice ($21698) - Dest - holdback + $160 (mirror) = $20773
    your friend paid = $20740
    $33 below cost? How is it possible?
    Is it a brand new car? Or is it a test-drive car?

    Thanks.
  • willis3willis3 Posts: 76
    Signtime,

    Although the dealer sold the vehicle less than invoice, they reached into the dealer holdback amount. The dealership, Wayne Mazda also appears to move a high volume of cars, so I think they are more concerned with the sale rather than how much they make on each vehicle.

    Dealer invoice on the Mazda5 GT is $21,063. My friend had already received the quote via internet prior to us going into the dealership. The internet salesman was not there, so a regular salesman was assigned to us. When he brought the van out, it already had the mirror installed. We thought they might try tacking on the price of the mirror, but they honored their quote and sold the van for what they quoted.

    The vehicle was brand new, only had 10 miles on the odometer.

    Also, the white vehicle should be $200 more, for their Mica paint. They got a good deal, however, they purchased the extended warranty, so Mazda made some good money here.
  • tonyecommtonyecomm Posts: 5
    Edmund shows Crystal White paint have $33 minus the whole value. so it is not $200 plus. but anyway, the $300 below invoice and $200 for the mirror=$500 below invoice still good deal. By the way, how much is the extended warranty? is it bumper to bumper?
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