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2009 Mazda6

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  • jxc11, I have a 09' 6 I GT with Bose and I have not had any problem with the Satellite sound. No feedback at all.
  • I have also noticed a very slight "distortion" when listening to Sirrius. It isn't enough to be overly annoying, but not as clear as FM. My signal also goes in/out frequently (which I find more annoying). I probably will not renew when my free year is up, as I don't have a far drive to work, and we get more than enough good stations in the Philadelphia area.
  • I paid $1,000 under invoice for the S GT w/Bose and Nav. You shouldn't have to pay more than invoice, dealer gets $500 +/- for holdback, so even under invoice they still make a profit. Mazda sales are down 35% in November, and the sales of the Mazda 6 were down 3.5% alone. They are not selling well, have you seen any one the road? Tell them you want 0% and $1,500 under invoice and negotiate up from there. Make sure you do your research before going in to negotiate. Try and get a few other dealers to send you quotes, then take the lowest quote in and show your "hand" if you need to. Go at the end of the month near closing time and deal with the person in authority (manager) not the salesperson. Even, if the dealer takes a "loss" (which is not likely) the car will be on the road giving free advertising to the dealership. Don't forget a car is a commodity. Each dealer pays the same amount for the car, so if your dealer won't deal- go elsewhere.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Mazda sales are down 35% in November, and the sales of the Mazda 6 were down 3.5% alone. They are not selling well

    Honda, Toyota, Nissan are also down. Let's keep things in perspective here and not make it sound like the Mazda6 is "not selling". That is just not true. The current economic situation is dictating the market.

    Tell them you want 0% and $1,500 under invoice and negotiate up from there.

    Well, 0% for 36 months is offered to everyone. You get it no matter what as long as you are credit worthy. Remember, a 36 month term carries a hefty payment. In this tough economic time, not many people can afford to have a large car payment.

    As a potential buyer, always get the lowest price you can. Give it your all.

    Mazda is not paying out volume bonuses for meeting sales objectives for December. Dealer profit amount has decreased.

    Just out of curiosity, if you do get $1,500 below invoice, and the dealer gives up the $500 holdback, the dealer is now $1,000 under true cost. How are they still making money? Mazda is not paying out volume bonuses and dealers are not paid on the special financing rates. Where do dealers make profit on this car now? You seem to know, so I would like to know specifics?
  • satellite is not as clear as FM, and you can get distortion at times. If the signal is going in and out a lot though, that implies a bad antenna or bad module, unless you live in an area where the sky is frequently blocked.
  • i've actually seen two in the past 3 days, one an exact clone of mine. That was really surreal after not seeing any in 3 months.

    You haven't seen any because mazda does not sell in the numbers that honda and toyota does. The 6 has never sold anywhere near as many cars as the accord or Camrey, so not seeing any of a new model 3 months after launch is not really all that odd.

    Considering everyone is down about 30-40 percent, they are selling very well for the climate. I know my dealer was telling me they were doing fairly steady business on them.
  • I was told by the finance manager who did my closing, that the dealership took about a $150 loss on the vehicle. So, if I paid $1,000 under invoice, there must be some other monies that the dealer receives in addition to holdback. Why would the dealership take a loss on a vehicle? Perhaps for one or more of the following reasons: 1)The car is on the road for other potential car buyers to see; 2) a satisfied customer was created that was new to Mazda and this dealership,and I might be inclined to send potential buyers to this dealership; 3) it removes a car from the lot that has perhaps been sitting for several months. At least that is what I was told when I asked the finance manager why they took a loss on my vehicle.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    I was told by the finance manager who did my closing, that the dealership took about a $150 loss on the vehicle

    I dunno about that. Did you take advantage of the 0%?

    1)The car is on the road for other potential car buyers to see; 2) a satisfied customer was created that was new to Mazda and this dealership,and I might be inclined to send potential buyers to this dealership; 3) it removes a car from the lot that has perhaps been sitting for several months. At least that is what I was told when I asked the finance manager why they took a loss on my vehicle.


    When you start taking about that, those are key factors in generating potential future business, and does not play a factor into direct profit of the sale that just took place. All those things you mention are what a dealer does strive for. Really, repeat business and referrals are the way to stay in business, amongst other factors.

    The thing about these Mazda6's are that they have not sat for long. The average car sits in inventory for around 90-150 days, which is the industry average. Considering that the car has only been out for little over 90 days, that's not bad at all. After spending last week in MI at a Mazda function, MNAO is thus far very pleased with Mazda6 sales, considering this rough economic time.
  • Picked up my GT 2009 Mazda 6 in October with a promise that my remote start would be installed when I picked up the car. I was given the run around about how the part wasnt' completely made, and that I would have to wait a couple of weeks. 2 months later, and still no remote start (which was part of the total vehicle purchase, and not an after thought). I was told by Mazda that there is a "technical issue" and that there will be an additional delay. I am wondering if anyone else has had this experience, or if they were able to have one installed?
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    Yes my niece also bought the remote starter when she puchased her car, and she is still getting the run-around. She bought the car in early October and now we are in December and still no remote starter.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    pats1fan & jkobty2-

    The remote start is available, at least in the North East, for the push button start equipped Mazda6's only. There is a wiring harness needed for Mazda6's not equipped with the push button start, and that part is on national back order with no ETA. I hope that helps!
  • That is interesting information because I am in the North East, and they claim they have the parts. Calling Mazda gets no results because the best they can do is call the salesman to ask him what the problem is (after I tell them what the problem is). Also, the claim is that it is the push button start system is the issue and if I had a keyed system I would be all set.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    That's incorrect. I would get on the phone with your dealer.

    Part #0000-8F-Z23 (wiring harness) and C900-V7-629A (hood switch) are the parts on national back order and are parts required for the non-push button Mazda6's.
  • One phone call to Mazda again last night, and suddenly the part no longer has a technical issue. I was told to "expect a call" for installation, but of course did not get one. I am sure there will be resolution tomorrow when I become one with the dealership. Thanks for the help.
  • I've had my 09 Mazda 6i Touring for about 2 months now and I've put a little bit more than 700 miles on it (not much, I know). Anyways, I've been getting like 14 - 15 mpg with nearly 100% city driving. The EPA estimate is 21 with the range for most drivers being 17 - 23. Why am I getting such low numbers? Any help would be appreciated
  • I am still only getting 19 mpg mixed driving after 1,500 miles with my i GT. Not good but I love love love the car. Now it gets like 30 on the highway but this engine seems to not like city driving mpg wise.
  • Consumer Reports rates car MPG on a city, highway and mixed trip simulation. Unlike the EPA, they actually drive the cars. Their ratings tend to have City numbers lower than EPA no matter which car it is. One thing is for sure, they keep the drive course and manner of running the test consistent.

    The rating for the 2009 6i is 15mpg city (same as 4cly Accord) and I believe 35 highway, with a mixed trip bring 24mpg. For instance the Altima 4cyl 2008/9 gets one of the highest for this class 18mpg City.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    The engine is not broken in yet. You need 3,000 to 5,000 miles on it before you will see optimum FE.
  • This is the exact model / package that I am interested in purchasing. How do you like the manual transmission? Haven't had a manual for many years, and thought I would like to get one again, which will also come in handy to teach my current 14 year old how to drive a manual car when she is ready (age 16 in Maryland).

    Currently have a 07 Camry - 4 cylinder with automatic, which is an OK car, but certainly feels like I am driving a toaster ---- uninspiring and boring.

    Does the car really have the Zoom Zoom thing?
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Does the car really have the Zoom Zoom thing?

    Compared to your Camry. Yes. Not to disrespect what you own, but the Camry cannot hold a candle to the Mazda6 in terms of pure drivability.

    Ask a 1st gen Mazda6 owner, and he/she may say the Mazda6 has lost a bit of "zoom-zoom", but, there is still no doubt that the 2009 is far sportier then anything else out there.
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