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2009 Mazda6

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  • cirrusscirruss Posts: 87
    I called today and told them I will be buying a new 09 Mazda 6. I asked about any incentives and S plan, but he said no to each and everything I asked. He said the $500 is only for previous Mazda owners (which I am not), and the S plan is only for people who has an affiliation with a company that provides the S plan.

    I also emailed them and got a reply back today. The reply also states there is no incentives if I am buying the vehicle. Only the current lease specials are available.

    QUOTE:
    "Thank you for contacting Mazda. Unfortunately, the only incentive for the 2009 Mazda6 is for lease on the I-Sport model. Mazda does not have any incentives for purchase at this time. Keep in mind that all incentives are only released at the first of each month and I would be unable to speculate on future purchase incentives."

    I am wondering if I should try calling again and see if another service rep can get me the $500 card.
  • Time to say bye-bye to the original Mazda 6, born as a 2003 model and, frankly, showing hair loss and plenty of wrinkles as it winds up its sixth year. In retrospect, it was hardly a contender, too undersized and roughly mannered to hold its place in the growing segment of family-size imported sedans as the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, and the Nissan Altima zoom-zoomed in sales
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  • For those who have an 09 Mazda 6, have you seen anyone else driving one in your city/neighborhood (besides yourself)? I live in Northern VA and I haven't seen anyone else driving one. It makes me feel kind of special LOL.

    Oh yeah, the Bluetooth works great. I just have to get my phone book programmed and I'll be set.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    Can you explain just how Mazda "helped you out bigtime with the S-Plan"?
  • Without a doubt, I would contact another Customer Service Representative. Say what you have seen from other Mazda buyers (at the time pre-buyers) on thie forum. I did. That probably helped my cause. Just be extremely nice about it. The things I have stated are the TRUTH! I have told you these things in hopes of helping you to save money. It is obvious that Mazda doesn't have to do this or do that. It does freak me out to hear that your story is practically the opposite of my experience! Hope things change for you quickly! If they had not helped me out, I was still going to purchase one of their awesome vehicles! :shades:
  • From what a few of you have said in this forum, it looks like Mazda has went out of their way to help me and my family purchase one of their outstanding vehicles. Perhaps it was just the extremely nice person I contacted via email and Customer Service; or the things I said and how I said them. I don't know. It could have been a combination of the two. My experience with MazdaUSA has been awesome! And I plan on keeping it that way! Good luck to ALL of you! :shades:
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    Appreciate your encouragement. However, I was just wondering how exactly did MazdaUSA help you out with the S-Plan???

    Did they send you something that qualified you for the S-Plan? Did they call or notify the dealer to give you S-Plan pricing? Did the dealer just give you S-Plan pricing or what? Or did you become a member of the Karting Assoc to become a S-Plan qualifier? Realize they might have did something very nice for you but I am looking for some details on how you got the S-Plan pricing.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,876
    A reporter is interested in talking with owners of a 2009 Mazda 6. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to jwahl@edmunds.com no later than Monday, November 3, 2008 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.

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  • Please explain what the S plan is and how to qualify.

    I test drove the GT and the MS3.
    The GT was nice but it felt very harsh over small road expansion joints, potholes, etc. I thought the tires were overinflated but were not. Has anyone else felt this?

    The Mazda 6 is definitely a great car in many ways.

    FYI-The dealer sent me an email to say that I could have any Mazda 6 for $200 BELOW invoice. The dealer is in Philadelphia...Go Phillies!
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    My understanding is that the S-Plan is offered to employees of suppliers to Mazda mainly but you can also be authorized to use it through other means such as membership in the World Karting Assoc. A Mazda employee could certainly explain it better than I can.

    However, if dealers in your area are offering 6's for under invoice you have the ability to get as good or better price than S-Plan already. From what I've read on this forum I think S-plan is basically invoice plus a documentation fee.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    3.9% financing on all 09 Mazda6's for up to 60 months until the end of October!
  • I live on Long Island, NY and I have yet to see another 09 Mazda 6, besides the one I own. It's a really cool feeling to have a unique car, considering every other car on the road is either an Altima or a Camry. Also, the "rarity" of the 6 has led to me getting several compliments and people watching the car as I drive by or even stopping and looking at it when it's parked

    On top of that, the Mazda 6 is an awesome car. Ive had mine for 2 weeks and I love it.
  • ohblueohblue Posts: 39
    AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the heads-up...
  • Yes, it the Naperville store. I'm starting to get extremely frustrated with them, though. I keep emailing questions to the salesman and the internet guys, so far no one seems to be able to give me a straight answer. Or they don't answer the question at all. They did say that the lifetime powertrain warranty was only good at their store. They want a $500 deposit to get the car I want. And they'd have to drive it down from Wisconsin. I've been to Wilkins, and although they did have a big selection on the lot, I just didn't get a happy feeling from there. Do you know anything about Pugi in Downers Grove?
  • I also got an email from Mazda rejecting my plea for the Launch cash or any other rebate item. Here is how mine went:

    "Thank you for contacting Mazda.
    It is great read about your interest and enthusiasm in the 2009 Mazda6.
    My best recommendation would be to work with a Mazda Shopping Assistance Agent by logging into www.mazdausa.com and building a vehicle under the shopping tools tab. From there you can click on the “have any questions click here” tab to chat live with a Mazda USA Agent. This agent will be able to locate your specific 2009 Mazda6 in your area and then contact your dealership for you and provide you will a dealership quote."

    I don't think any of this related to the email I sent to them. I'm just grateful for the S-Plan. Best wishes to those of you who did get the bonuses!
  • agie1agie1 Posts: 23
    I went to mazda dealer and ask about the s plan.
    They gave $21935 for base i touring.
    They also could give me the same price without the s plan.
    They still could give few hundreds off from that price too.
    Is the s plan really a good deal?
    Why do we have to use the s plan if we can get the same deal?
  • ohblueohblue Posts: 39
    I was told that I could probably get s-plan if I wasn't able to provide my PIN, but not the s-rebate...I guess that's the difference.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    Not really except they seem to be fairly price competitive with Wilkins in their advertisements. I bought a 07 Mazda6 I4 auto for $16500 using an ad from Wilkins as a comparison. They matched Wilkins price which was about $4700 under MSRP at the time. Obviously the deals on the new 6 aren't that good but the prices are coming down now that supply is catching up with demand and car sales across the board have tanked.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    Nobody has to use the s-plan if they don't want to. When the new 6 first arrived at the dealers they were in short supply and the s-plan(basically invoice) was a great deal on a hot, short-in-supply car especially with no dickering about the price. Now supply has caught up and I'm hearing people getting quotes below invoice like you so the deals are already getting better than the s-plan price.

    This is all because supply has caught up quickly as new car sales in general have tanked. Normally, the s-plan would have been a good deal for probably the first six months of the new model run. In this sales climate it was quickly surpassed by supply.......hence prices under invoice! If you got the money and/or credit it's a great time to buy a vehicle. Just hang onto your job.
  • ventureventure Central PAPosts: 451
    I'm in central Pennsylvania and I'm the only one so far. At least I haven't seen any other ones yet.

    Yeah. The bluetooth is great. I'm going to try the phone book programming tomorrow too. I read through the manual and it made my brain hurt a little. I'll tackle it in depth in the morning - after coffee!

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  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    In this sales climate it was quickly surpassed by supply.......hence prices under invoice!

    Mazda6 sales are up. It's every other model that is down, that is why the 6 is being discounted. It has nothing to do with supply. However, any way you slice it, you can get a good deal on a Mazda6 now.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,994
    I would hope they would be up being that sales are probably being compared to the '08 which was a lame duck so to speak. I have yet to see one on the road yet and, believe me, I've been looking. Driving around the expressways around Chicago I get to see a lot of cars so it's not like I live in North Overshoe, Iowa. :D !

    I'm sure supply plays some part in the pricing. If they were flying out the door as fast as you could get them on your lot I highly doubt they would be offered for less than invoice no matter how poorly other models are selling. Look at the the 09 Jetta TDI. Dealers are asking over MSRP for them and getting it right now. It's strictly supply and demand as I don't think Passats are selling well at all.
  • I have had the new 6 since early August. The first time I saw another one was two months later. I saw my third one last week. I have the GT. I have yet to see another GT. I agree that it's kinda cool being the one with the uncommon new car.
  • drosadrosa Posts: 24
    OK,
    I almost pulled the trigger on a 08' TL (30,289 in NJ OTD, includes 7% tax and all fees @ invoice-$3500+ and 2.9%) but My dealer called me that Mazda now has 3.9% and now it's a no brainer.

    I am going to order the car today( with a pocket full of discounts, S-plan, Private Launch 1K, MAC bonus 1K and 3.9%). I need to decide on a Touring w\ CONV and Bose($29115) or GT w\ Bose(30670).

    IS THE GT WORTH $1600 MORE than Touring for
    full leather heated seats vs cloth/leather combo,
    auto dim side and rearview mirrors w\ home link
    LED Tailights (have not seen the diff, will tonight)
    passenger power seat (let the Mrs move her own seat I say)

    I would pay 1K for these not $1600.

    Any opinions?
    Also the color selection is a bit weak. i am going for Silver w/black int. The Comet gray plays tricks on your eys in daylight.
  • I also live in NoVa, and have yet to see another 6 on the road. I bought my Silver i GT at Rosenthal Arlington Mazda, I've had it 5 weeks.
  • I bought mine at Brown's Mazda of Chantilly last Sunday. If I see you I'll honk :D . I bought a Black s Touring
  • I have bought a Black s Touring w/Conv pkg and I love it. Honestly I like the cloth/leather combo better than just leather seats. It makes the interior of the car look unique. Even thou the GT has the CONV PKG already equipped, I didn't need the extra stuff like the home link, etc. My advice would be just to get what you like. If you don't, you're just going to regret it later.
  • As a true car guy, I get lost in all the amateur expertize regarding autos of today. Today's driver is so overly concerned with few dollars that they miss the fun of the drive. Mazda has been doing very well in building terrific nicely built cars that are great handling on the road, but all this is missed by the consumers penchant for demanding unrealistic pricing. It is my opinion that things are not so horribly bad, but the fact is we make matters worse by our ever present desire to always be on top. Go to a dealer drive the car, agree to dis-agree and buy the thing...
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,669
    I tried to tell my boss that.

    I do a good job, get praises from all the customers; whats an extra 10-15K in my pocket gonna hurt the bottom line.

    Some people do get hung up on the little nickle and dimes...
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I believe it has nothing to do with car it's self, but rather the average customer does not trust car dealers, and think there is an un Godly amount of money being made by them. So, they do all they can to get the dealer to drop their pants, and give and give and give. Even in the end, they still think they paid too much.

    Dealers are desperate today, and in reality the stock market should have no effect on people coming out to buy cars, because stock is fake money anyway. 401K's, 403B's that are all tanking right now will go back up. You don't see that money for years anyway, but, yet, it makes people not want to spend the money they do have.

    Since business is slow, around here dealers are not giving as great of deals because we all need to make money. The excuse "the economy sucks, car sales are slow, so give me the car for free" just does not work. My response is "you must be doing just fine, or you would not be here!" Shuts 'em right up!

    Anyway, I will never fault a customer for trying to rob the car, because they all read books, visit web sites like Edmunds, that give them all these "tricks" to make a dealer give the car away. A good salesman will always blow past all that garbage, establish a quality relationship with the customer, win them over and have them be overly joyed that the just bought a car. A salesman's happiest customer is ALWAYS the ones they make money on. The guy who comes in and busts your balls, wants the car for nothing, comes in with print outs from Edmunds are never fully satisfied, and are typically your worst customers, AND a salesman never makes any money on them.
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