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2013 and earlier Mazda CX-9 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    Thanks for the reply...you appear to be in the business of selling cars..as an honest businessman...(sales , management or owner).
    I am still undecided about the CX9 (my wife is the deciding factor) but we are leaning towards it. I will be buying by October,does that mean that I will be looking at the 2011 model?.....could you share (by private email) your delaership as to where and your name?...I will travel a reasonable distance for a fair deal...thanks for your help.
    Ralph L.
  • I got my 2010 CX9 in last week of November. Have used the seat heaters a couple of times and not had the battery problem. Called my dealership yesterday to clarify if they had "disconnected" the seat heater without my knowledge before delivering it to me. They said they did no such thing and added that the problem of the seat heaters started on the batch of CX9's that Mazda delivered in December.

    They also said that Mazda is holding onto inventory at Port Newark and nothing is being released to dealers, so pretty much no one in NJ has any stock of 2010 CX9's.

    I don't know how much of this is the truth and how much is educated guesswork or pure baloney on the part of my dealer, but just wanted to put it out on the forum
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    They said they did no such thing and added that the problem of the seat heaters started on the batch of CX9's that Mazda delivered in December.

    Correct!

    They also said that Mazda is holding onto inventory at Port Newark and nothing is being released to dealers, so pretty much no one in NJ has any stock of 2010 CX9's.

    2 for 2

    I don't know how much of this is the truth and how much is educated guesswork or pure baloney on the part of my dealer, but just wanted to put it out on the forum

    What your dealer told you is pretty much what I know as well. They seem to be right.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    svofan2-

    I just sent you a message to your carspace page.
  • kokos7kokos7 Posts: 22
    I can confirm all the above for the seat heater issue as well. I have bought a new CX-9 and haven't received it yet because they are not releasing them from the Mazda facility at the Port.
    There is word that Mazda will do something to make this right for the buyers (as they should!), on top of fixing the heater issue of course.
  • aviboy97 - Thanks for confirming the feedback from my dealership.

    Having just a certain batch of vehicles impacted probably does not indicate a design flaw, rather a quality control issue, which Mazda should address.

    Just my 2 cents...
  • Start at $1K below Edmunds Invoice and move upwards very gradually based on other factors like demand for the type of vehicle you are looking for, whether the dealer has it on the lot etc. Or from MSRP point of view, aim for 9 - 10 % below MSRP. Be prepared to walk away from a deal.

    9 times out of 10, the dealer will call you back to counter offer (as long as the negotiations were conducted in a professional and courteous manner). Also be ready to work with any dealer in a 50 - 75 mile radius.

    Always look to close a deal in the last couple of business days of the month, when typically dealerships are aiming to meet or surpass sales targets. If the end of the month is also a quarter end, even better.
  • Online search of inventory says there are 7 CX-9s in a 50 mile radius that fit the criteria (options, color) that I am looking for. I assume this will diminish my leverage, right? Will this number increase if I wait for later in the year?
  • I believe once you get past Labor Day, you have more leverage/bargaining power as dealerships will want to start moving current year inventory aggressively to accomodate next year's model.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Having just a certain batch of vehicles impacted probably does not indicate a design flaw, rather a quality control issue, which Mazda should address.

    Just my 2 cents...


    It's not a quality control issue, but, rather a supplier issue from what I can gather. It is either the harness relay or heating element its self. Mazda is working hard on a fix, it should be ready soon.
  • ...they can start the fix by dropping the supplier and going back to the 07-09 model year supplier if they are different ones.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    aviboy, just posted somethimg in car whatever....I am not making any progress that way please do email me at my emailaddress...thank you
  • I live in Las Vegas, NV. On 1/12/2010 I leased the following:

    2010 MAZDA CX-9 GRAND TOURING AWD with a MSRP of $39,915 (Options include: REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, POWER OPEN/CLOSE REAR HATCH and NAVIGATION SYSTEM).

    My Lease Terms:
    36 Months;
    15,000 miles/Year;
    $598/Month; and…
    $0 (no money) at signing!

    Sooooo... How did I do??? I can take it! THANKS!
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    svo-

    your email address is set as "private". I can't see it!
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    ..I changed it now it is visible...did you get my message through carspace that sent you?..
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    svo-

    "you've got mail"
  • I bought my cx-9 in late September. Used the heated seats many times. On Christmas Eve, I got into it and it was dead. I got it towed to the Mazda dealer in PA. First I was told it was my fault. When I went to pick up the car the battery was dead it the dealership parking lot! Not my fault. The service department called Mazda and found out about the problems with the seats. They unplugged them. The said they will contact me when the problem can be resolved. I wish they would have offered me a seat cover or pad or something for the inconvience. Maybe a letter of apology, a follow up call to let me know they are still following up on the problem. Please keep the post coming so we can find out when this problem can be resolved. I was also told to call Mazda directly to ask them what they are doing to correct the problem.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    On other site, people have posted that Mazda is well aware of the issue, and solution has been found. The parts are coming to US at the end of Jan. It is the seat warmer module that is draining the battery even when it is off. Therefore, the best remedy for now is to disconnect it. This is a unique problem for 2010 only since it has the newer two-settings "enhancement" :confuse:
  • I recently leased a cx9 .it's not even a month old and we had to jump start the car several times until we realized the heated seats were staying on when the car was off.The passenger side seat was so hot when we got in the car and it was 20 degrees outside and the switch was off.we figured out the problem.When i brought it to the dealer i had to sit there for 2 hours and then all they did was disconnect the seat.They told me the drivers side would still work but it doesn't.I still haven't recieved a phone call about what they are going to do.It hasn't been 30 days yet any opions on what i should do?
  • Thanks alot for the info I am starting to feel better. I will keep watching for more info.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    When i brought it to the dealer i had to sit there for 2 hours and then all they did was disconnect the seat.They told me the drivers side would still work but it doesn't.I still haven't recieved a phone call about what they are going to do.It hasn't been 30 days yet any opions on what i should do?

    Keep in mind that when dealers first learned about this issue, they did not know wha tot do because Mazda had not come up with a fix yet. Dealers were told by Mazda to disconnect the heating element until the fix arrives.

    You have not received a phone call because your dealer does not have all the info yet.

    I have been told that they have found the solution and we should see it implemented rather soon.

    What does your "30 day" reference mean?
  • Just started looking at the following 2010 GT. Looking for what everyone thinks I should end up paying.

    Thanks!

    Black 2010 CX-9 Grand Touring AWD $34,795
    REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM $3,055
    POWER OPEN/CLOSE REAR HATCH $400
    NAVIGATION SYSTEM $1,665
    ROOF RACK $250
    TRAILER HITCH AND WIRING HARNESS $425
    WHEEL LOCKS $50

    Total MSRP: $40,640
  • llm1llm1 Posts: 3
    check truecar.com and edmunds TMZ. I'm looking at a 2010 GT AWD with Bose audio package, remote start, and a few other options.
    MSRP: 38,050
    Sell: 35,500
    AF: $595
    Doc: 145
    DMV: 110

    42mo lease 15K
    MF: .00163
    Residual: 46%

    $569 / month with 1st month due at signing

    I am considering purchasing as well b/c of 0.9% for 60 mos or 2.9% for 72.
    Payments would be either $550 for 60 or $600 for 72.
    Either way after 42 mos I would owe less than residual if I leased

    Any input would be appreciated
  • llm1llm1 Posts: 3
    Thats edmunds TMV not TMZ
    Have been following Tiger Woods drama a little too much ;)
  • bkzbkz Posts: 2
    Hi, just purchased a new 2010 CX-9 Grand Touring on January 16, 2010. I compared prices in Austin, Houston and Waco area. Best price was at Garlyn Shelton Mazda in Temple - $3900 off sticker. $290 closing fees. The Austin dealer also does not carry any CX-9s with a DVD and in addition to offering less of a discount, also wanted to charge an extra fee for a dealer swap.

    hope you all find this information useful.
  • Does anyone have experience ordering a CX-9 from the factory? I am curious how long it will take. I llive in PA and we are one of 8 states with special emission requirements so I cannot by a car from neighboring NY or OH and there is no Grand Touring CX-9 in Dolphin Gray with sand interior anywhere in PA.
  • I was told 3 months on a CX7. I would assume its the same. It's about 1.5 months manufacturing and then sea transit of another 1.5 months. My dealer said he could order end of January and I could have end of April beg of May.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Does anyone have experience ordering a CX-9 from the factory? I am curious how long it will take. I llive in PA and we are one of 8 states with special emission requirements so I cannot by a car from neighboring NY or OH and there is no Grand Touring CX-9 in Dolphin Gray with sand interior anywhere in PA.

    It takes little over 3 months for a factory order. A little less if a dealer can spec change an incoming until that is not done with production.

    As for emissions, NY requires Cal emissions. They are the strictest emissions standard in the US. Not sure why you can't register a car in PA that has Cal emissions. You should be able to buy one in NY, if you can find it.

    Sales of the CX-9 were up 87% over last year in the North East for the past 2 months. Hence why there is no inventory up here.
  • aviboy- Isn't the seat heater defect contributing to the low inventory as Mazda is holding up delivery of new vehicles? Any sense when the backlog of cars will be released to dealers?
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    aviboy- Isn't the seat heater defect contributing to the low inventory as Mazda is holding up delivery of new vehicles? Any sense when the backlog of cars will be released to dealers?

    I think it is fair to say that the hold up at the port is a factor in low inventory. I believe Mazda has started to release them. I have a shipment of CX-9's that are due here week 4 of January, and among them are ones with heated seats.
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