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Mazda5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • You might have missed out. The Owner Loyalty is an additional $1000 that is available for Mazda owners, and I don't believe it excludes other incentives. It's on the MazdaUSA website. I think the dealer used it on the '07 I owned for a few days to get me into the 09. They make more profit on used and they would have had to give some of that up when I made the switch.

    Like I said above, I paid more than I needed too by 1-1.5K - more than I would have if I would have decided in the first place I wanted new, and if I had found out what people were actually paying on this forum, rather than using TMV or KBB which apparently is not including the dealer incentives.

    But I don't think I got totally screwed and we're happy with the car. Probably the best thing for those of us who didn't get the killer deal is to stop reading this thread and just go enjoy the car!

    They gave us a discount on the set of Mazda5 set covers so the $300 mazda gift covered the price. Ordered them this morning :).
  • As explained already, the dealer can offer $1000 off as an incentive, UNLESS you opt for their 0% financing. It's similar to "cash back, or low rate financing, take your pick" deals. They don't explain it as a service fee if you take their financing - they don't add it to the invoice, or MRSP, or anything like that (like TTL). Unless your financing from another lender is really low (under 4% on $18,000, for example), you'll pay more than $1000 in interest over the life of the loan.

    Now, I'm always being told of a different fee that some in this thread don't seem to have to deal with - the processing fee, or delivery fee. This is independent of how you finance the car, and the dealer's quotes I'm getting always say "with all incentives, not including taxes, tags, and processing fees."
  • We pay Tax 6% in Broward County. Tag around 150 to 225 for a new tag. Tire disposal 6.50? and the "Dealer Services Fee" which ranges from what I have seen from 250 to 895. The 895 is at the Eddie Accardi dealerships.
  • The never-ending story continues:

    Because we have a fraud alert on our credit report, the financing never went through with the dealer. I went back to the dealer today and they applied the $1000 to my balance. I'm going to pay cash so I just saved some more $.

    Thanks for letting me know the 0% APR deal has another option.
  • Just got back from the dealers on our 09 Mazda5 touring and it didn't turn out so good. For the second dealer who says that they can offer the car for $16.5k 2 days ago, we went there today and they said that it was offered as their month end and now they are only offering it for $20k for the touring edition, so we walked out. For the 17k car from the first dealer, they said it was available then they tried to force me to buy an 7 year 100k mile extended warranty for $3.5k and bulk up another $2.5k in other charges. When I asked questions, the salesperson treated me like an idiot. I had to pull out my wife out from the dealer because she is emotionally attached to the car and she was kind of glad later that we got nothing. The car dealer which tried to offer the 17k mazda5 touring edition is Giuffre Mazda at Bay Ridge Brooklyn so just a warning for you out there not to go there. I might go to the other 2 mazda dealers in the end of the month to see if they want to sell. I have nothing against buying a new mazda5, but I wanted a decent low maintenance used car but I can't convince my wife to buy another car...
  • Thanks. I discovered the incentive on the owner part of the Mazda website, which I forgot about it for like 3 years. Well, the dealer did not get the money directly (because they need my title of my old mazda to authorize the owner incentive, according to Mazda website). I guess they might get a bonus because they save the manufactuer money.
  • a101a101 Posts: 9
    New to this forum.
    I purchased a used 2008 Mazda 5 Touring with 15k miles on it for $14,800 over the weekend. I think I am happy about the deal although its not as great as I (initially, before visiting here) thought before. :shades:
    This is from D. Dahle Mazda dealership in Salt Lake City, UT. The sticker price on the car was over $17k.
    The dealer was OK. Nothing too special about their service. Salesman was appearing too busy on the day of sale. The guy who had to print all the sales documents took sometime as well. He was offering $1100 for extending the warranty to 6 years and 75k miles. If not used, the money will be refunded at the end of the warranty coverage period. What do you guys think of that deal? Should I get it?

    Thanks,
  • I've never heard of an extended warranty that would be refunded if not used. Sounds too good to be true to me. Read the fine print and google the warranty company.

    I think conventional wisdom on extended warranties, if you're going to get one at all, is to buy them from someone other than the dealer.
  • Just purchased a 2009 Mazda 5 Sport AT November 26 for $16888. Got the financing through the credit union for 4.74% for 60 months. This was from Herzog-Meier Mazda Beaverton, Oregon. I don't know if I overpaid, but it's a price I can live with, about $3000 below MSRP.
  • a101a101 Posts: 9
    Congrats on your purchase...

    I think you got a good deal. 2009 brand new for under $17k can't be bad.
    Did you get the offer for the warranty? I was offered that by the dealership. It is extension of the factory warranty offered by Mazda. I did not see any papers for fine prints and those details but it made sense to me. They charge you a little extra upfront for the option of paying back. But what it does for them is that now you (the owner) won't go to them for little little thing (probably anything costing you less than $500). You won't get those small things fixed under warranty to keep the $1100 cash back at the end of the 6 years. Saves Mazda some money as the warranty essentially becomes not bumper to bumper but only for major components -- because as I said, you won't go to get small issues fixed under warranty... that's how I think they can offer the option to pay back the warranty money... :confuse:
  • a101a101 Posts: 9
    Thanks for your comment "oahumazda5"!

    You say buy it from someone other than the dealer because of price or service? Shouldn't a warranty from Mazda be the best one to get for a Mazda car? And the dealership is there and they can do the service and handle the claims with the least hassle. With the online warranty companies its always a few extra steps to get the authorization for work etc.

    Is $1100 for 3 years extension a good price?
  • a101,

    I dont want to be a party pooper, but here is my $0.02 The price you paid for the extended service is about average of what people have posted here. I had never heard of getting a refund if you did not use the extended service either as oahu mentioned. My understanding has been that you can get a full refund only if you cancel it before the original warranty (3yr/36k) runs out. After that, you can still get a refund if you cancel, but it will be a pro-rated amount. Reasons for canceling would be a change of mind, sold the vehicle or a total loss. Most people forget about their E.S. when they sell or trade in the vehicle and/or when they experience a total loss, thus extended service companies keep the money and make out like a bandit, unless of course you remember to cancel.

    Also, an E.S. contract is just a peace of mind thing. It will only be of value if it is used past the premium paid for, in this case $1100. So if you have trouble-free ownership after the normal warranty period or only use the E.S. plan for less than the amount you paid for it, then it automatically becomes a waste of money. It is really a gamble you take whether you purchase it or not, it is strictly a peace of mind unless it is used and taken advantage of its benefits.
  • I really don't know much about extended warranties, but my general feeling about them is well summarized by vg33e. If you want the peace of mind, I have read that after-market warranties are a better buy. The paperwork might not be as easy, but significantly cheaper. For example, my credit union (PenFed) offered me an E.W. that could be rolled into the finance deal, and it was several hundred dollars cheaper than what the dealer offered. I prefer to take the gamble that my car won't need significant repairs, and if so they won't cost more than the price of an E.W. I can see why others would want the peace of mind.

    The strange thing to me about the deal they offer you is to take the point of view of the EW company. If you need no repairs, they give you your money back and make no money. If you need $1100 in repairs, you break even and they make no money. If you need $2100 in repairs, you save $1000 on getting your car fixed and they lose $1000. What's in it for them? If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
  • a101a101 Posts: 9
    Thanks for your responses.

    I'll call the dealership again and try to get clarification on the money-back part of the warranty. I agree, it doesn't make much sense... except that they get to keep the $1100 for 5 years and can make some money off of that.

    I have not bought the warranty yet... but looking in to it...
  • That's looks like a pretty good deal. After almost being ripped off trying to buy a new 2009 Mazda 5, we decided to try to get a slightly used 2008 Mazda 5 thru a dealer auction. I agree with the others and you should not buy a warranty from the dealer and you should buy on your own like from warrantydirect.com.
  • ziffoziffo Posts: 2
    I am getting email offer from various dealer in SoCal. The best so far has been $20,221 which includes the $1000 cash incentive. This is a for a 2009 Mazda5 GT in Crystal white with no additional options.

    Is this a good deal?

    Thanks
  • I'm getting quotes for around the same (just under $17,000) for the 09 Sport AT, but the wrinkle is, the price is minus the $670 Mazda destination charge. Mazda's MSRP includes the destination charge, Mazda dealers don't include it when quoting their price. So if your price of $16,888 was for everything except TTL, that's great. For me, it's not really $3000 below MSRP, it's more like $2300 below, due to the game they play with destination charge.
  • Finally did it - bought a 2009 Sport Automatic with no options other than wheel locks, for $17,100 before TTL and other fees.

    Other fees include: destination charge (freight) and processing fee. I dislike how Mazda quotes MSRP with freight included, but dealers quote the price without it and you add it back onto your "best price". When I asked a dealer why they did that, he said so they could be aggressive with pricing (as, they can make the price seem like a better deal than it is!).

    So, freight on the car was $670, which is standard for Mazda (but it's now gone up for the Sport AT). The dealer processing fee was a whopping $349. Other dealerships in the area charge the same.

    When I was getting quotes for $16,995, I was forgetting the $1000 ownership loyalty incentive, which I don't qualify for, so even without that, I got close. I stayed under $19,000 for the total out the door price, so I can live with that. Looks good in the driveway!
  • ziffoziffo Posts: 2
    I just took delivery of my new Mazda 5 GT in Crystal white.

    I paid $21,810 out the door. :shades:
  • speddyspeddy Posts: 16
    Just wondering, in an earlier post, you said you had a much lower deal worked out at 20,200 or so. Why did you go ahead and buy at 21,810? That's quite a bit higher. I am in the market to buy a grey GT mazda 5 and I got the Consumer reports new car report that said the bottom line price should be 21,445. There is no mention of any rebate on the consumer report. I was at the dealer the other day and the sales man mentioned a 1000 dollar rebate for mazda owners, but we don't own a mazda. I think he is just offering me dealership money off and calling it a mazda owner rebate. What do you guys think?
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