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Mazda5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • dave594dave594 Posts: 218
    I'm buying in the DC area and received an offer from a dealer yesterday for an 09 Sport AT with no options for $17,508 OTD. What's the verdict on this? This is the best price I've seen in a week's dealing with local dealers.
  • When you write $17,508 is that including tax&lic fees and the rip off fee...uh i mean the document fee? if so jump on it, and if not it is still a very good bargain. I paid about $17800 for mine (2009 sport automatic) a few months ago, plus t&l and got the document fee to $15. We are happy with the vehicle, I get about 25mpg average, and have no real complaints to speak of.
  • dave594dave594 Posts: 218
    Yes, that's with all the fees driving the car off the lot. The salesman indicated they were willing to go lower if another lower bid comes in. I'll cross my fingers that this is the real deal. BTW, I went to the showroom yesterday to drive the vehicle and get the numbers. I was the only customer in the place. I guess they're desperate for buyers.
  • danimal7danimal7 Posts: 1
    I just picked up an 09 Sport with a manual transmission for 15,115 + 218 (license/title) for a total of 15,333. I'm in Oregon, so no taxes. It was an ad special, so no haggling. It was one of the most pleasant car buying experiences I've had. I was in an out in a bit over an hour.

    This is an incredibly good time to buy a car.
  • Hi. A local dealer offered 20,970 out the door for a 2009 Touring model. Is this a good deal? That's with taxes and all the other stuff.

    I am debating between that and a local used one from a private seller. It is a 2007 Grand Touring with 16,200 miles. This one has leather and a DVD player. He is asking 14,750 but I think I might be able to get him down to 14,000.

    I don't really care for those other options. What I DO want is a moon roof, hence the Touring trim.

    Which do you think is the better deal? Should the dealer go lower. After reading everyone else's deals, I think I should try for lower. Shouldn't the Touring be just around $1200 over the Sport? Thanks for your replies and opinions. Cheers!
  • njmom91njmom91 Posts: 20
    At Maxon Mazda, NJ
    "negotiated'" to Out the door: 19750

    breakdown (how they worked their numbers to get me the number I wanted):
    (20 mi on vehicle, red)
    Unit Price 17673.14
    Etch 199
    tax 1251.05
    nj tire tax 7.50
    reg fee 242
    online MV fee 8.30
    "Clerical Expense" 369
    total: 19749.99

    Not sure if this is the 'best' deal, but I am happy with it and the car. :D
  • njmom91 I do think the "best deal" is if you are happy with the car/price/dealership, plain and simple. For instance I paid more than some, but not as much as others, and I am satisfied with that. Hope you enjoy your new vehicle!
  • dona83dona83 Posts: 67
    Paid $15,995 CAD ($12,955 USD) from a Mazda dealer. 72,000km (45,000 miles) on it, the Canadian GT is equivalent to the US Grand Touring model without the leather and NAVI which is extra and no HIDs. Nice car, my wife and I love it. =) We didn't talk down the price but instead talked up the trade-in value of our 08 Corolla to $13,000 ($10,600).

    Agreed, being happy is #1 priority. If you have that gut feeling in your stomach that you aren't happy, then you still have to talk. For me, it was that moment when the dealer crossed out $12,500 and inked in $13,000 for my trade in and extended the bumper to bumper warranty to 4 years/100,000km that I knew it was a good deal. :)
  • dave594dave594 Posts: 218
    Actually got the car for $17,144 OTD. I couldn't believe how painless and smooth the entire process went. Dealer is Castle Ford Mazda Mitsubishi of Silver Spring MD. The price is for a VA registered car.
  • marlapmarlap Posts: 18
    I am very close to purchasing a new 5 here in SC. I have a malibu maxx and our family wanted a third row of seats. The car seems very peppy for a 4 cyl. I wish that it came with tinted windows. I will probably get that done. Have you been pleased with your 5? I am also wondering how easy the seats are to clean as they are very light beige.
  • marlapmarlap Posts: 18
    Okay, I took the plunge and purchased an 09 touring model for 14,500 with my trade in. I love it!! My hubbie says it looks like an egg, but oh well it kinda does. It sure is fun to drive. I got some seat covers so hopefully we can keep it clean on the inside!!
  • bikash007bikash007 Posts: 10
    Got the following price for Mazda.

    MSRP: 21,563
    Invoice: 20,563
    Price: 20,463
    Rebate: 1,750
    Final Price: 18,713

    Then I will have to pay taxes, title etc. Please let me know if you think this is a good deal.
  • afsealafseal Posts: 1
    Hi

    Thanks for your info. Can u tell me exact location of the dealer you made a deal?
  • pedxingpedxing Posts: 2
    We're really close to buying a new 2009 Mazda5 Grand Touring.

    The dealer is talking invoice - $250 (using "his" family discount) plus we'll take the $500 cash and 2.9% financing. So total is invoice - $750 + tax/title/dest.

    But I'm suspecting that there is room to move below invoice. The local dealers are claiming there's no more marketing support from Mazda, no volume incentives, etc. I think this is bunk!

    Can anyone tell me if they've purchased a NEW 2009 Mazda5 below $750 under invoice?

    Thanks!
  • pedxingpedxing Posts: 2
    FYI, I've talked to a few dealers about 2009 Mazda5 GT purchases. They're all offering Invoice - rebate easily: $750 under with the finance or $1500-$2000 under with self-financing.

    For example, a no-option M5 GT would be $21,149 with available 0.9%/36 financing.

    No one is willing so far to go under invoice.
  • m5norcalm5norcal Posts: 4
    With no options. That makes it basically invoice + $50. Seems decent, but I saw someone in Portland above at $15.1. Not sure if that was with the same incentive structure as now: Paying cash, so my number includes $1750 dealer incentive. Is $750 below invoice (before dealer cash) a reasonable expectation?
  • m5norcalm5norcal Posts: 4
    Factory-installed items are obviously all predetermined for the car you've picked out, but seems like there are a lot of smaller items, bumper protectors, compass mirror, cargo net etc. That you can either buy or (more likely) ask for in bargaining. Curious as to what people think is worth having?
  • m5norcalm5norcal Posts: 4
    Thanks to the Portland poster, I said I had an offer at 15.1, so he came down from 15.7 to 15235 plus a few knickknack options. (Sport manual, no factory options.) That's about $750 below invoice after incentive. Wasn't an arm-twist, I'd guess there's room below $15k, at least with this $1750 dealer incentive going now.
    Tax (9.5%!) 1453
    doc fee 55
    license 172

    Out the door at 16933.
  • maxmonmaxmon Posts: 3
    I just bought a NEW 2009 Mazda5 Sport auto trans with only the 1PE "popular equipment package" for 17,400 before tax, reg. and fees. The total out the door price was 19,150.00. So at 17,400 this is significantly below the Edmunds invoice of 18,990. I went through the Costco quote system. They said I could get the Sport Auto trans with no options for 17k even. Though this is nowhere near the Portland price I just read about, it's the best price I could find in N. California. I heard that CA folks buying a car in OR have to register it there for 6 months first??? Though I can buy WA or NV cars with CA smog, I would still have to pay CA sales tax when registering with CA DMV and this negates the advantage. Thanks to all the other folks who post here for helping me know what's reasonable. ;)
  • I bought a Stormy Blue Mazda5 Touring for $18.6k in April. Not including delivery, tax, tags, title, etc.. With that I got roof racks, all weather mats, rear bumper guard, door edge guards, cargo net, cargo cover, and wheel locks. So far I'm very happy with the car/van... with it. I'm concerned about the upholstery and how it will look over time; it's pretty light and has no pattern, only texture. I'm Scotch Guarding this week. Since purchase I have added seat covers for the middle row, the Mazda sun shade (big windshield wouldn't hold my old sunshade), and the Mazda cargo mat.

    Only problem item (condensation inside driver side tail lamp assembly) was replaced at delivery.

    Dealer experience was great. They seem to want to move cars and are backing away from hard sell tactics. I went to Rosenthal Arlington Mazda in Arlington, VA. Elizabeth was a very knowledgeable and helpful salesperson.
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