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2013 and Earlier - Mazda6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • magar65magar65 Posts: 28
    Hi everyone!

    What is the final price people have paid on a 6s, 5spd manual,Comfort Pkg, Sport, Bose, Moon, Curtains? I'm in Oregon and would like to go out this weekend to add to my debit column! Thanks in advance!
  • alcjewalcjew Posts: 173
    magar65: If its as a hot item (especially 6s MT w/sprt pkg) in the west as it is in the east, expect to pay MSRP around $25K. I paid mines with all of the options you put on it, those you listed plus sprts grille, satin fuel door, upgraded alarm, compass/autodim homelink mirror, wheel locks, leather seats.
  • 1wiseguy1wiseguy Posts: 120
    Anyone buy one in Canada? What price did you pay??
    I saw my first one yesterday in Kanata and my second one about 30 seconds later...must have been together. Neither had the GFX package.
  • otoluvaotoluva Posts: 167
    Yesterday I was finally ready to pull the trigger and bring the 6 home, problem was the dealer wanted MSRP for the red hot S 5 spd and would not budge. what's frustrating is the fact that I made some sacrafices regarding the option config. and was willing to take the one he had in stock. On my way out the sales manager jokingly said that I need to love the car more and I replied that I could't love it more but I'm not a fool.
    I guess the Altima is looking better when I can get it for bellow invoice.
  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,329
    Comments like that sure don't help.

    Oh well, we'll see how long they keep that 6s on their lot.
  • magar65magar65 Posts: 28
    The Internet Manager I spoke with suggested $1611 of the "Market Value" price that brought the vehicle down to $25,595 -- which was the price listed at the MazdaUSA website. I wrote back the obvious.....no reply yet....are all Mazda dealers this greasy? Sheesh! The next person stated $1000 of MSRP - 6s, 5 spd Man, Comfort, Bose, Sport, Leather, Spt Grill, Side Air bags - from $25,740 to $24,740. I'm waiting to hear back . . . but it sounds good so we'll see it it gets here any time soon!
  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,329
    It's pretty much the owner of the dealership that sets the tone.

    I've had bad experiences from Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan....you name it (well, except for Saturn...they've always been very easy to deal with).

    On the other hand, I've had good experiences at the same brands, just at different dealerships.

    Around here, the ones I find easier to deal with are those belonging to Jeff Wyler. Jake Sweeney has improved. I still abhor Performance, Kerry and Superior dealerships. The ones at Kings Auto Mall are of mixed ownership, but the Toyota and Mazda dealerships there seem to be OK. Hidy Honda up in Dayton is much nicer than the Honda dealerships here in Cincinnati (shame too, as they offer some nice vehicles).
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    I stopped by another dealship today and took an unsupervised test drive in a screaming yellow 6i, AT, loaded. I'm not gonna reiterate what everyone said about it's great handling, cause it's all true.

    The sales guy made me an incredible offer of $500 over invoice on a Redfire 6i, MT, with Sport Package. Mix that with a grad rebate, and that's invoice price. Before I could say, "I'll take it", the guy said it was already sold.

    Talk about having my hopes crushed.

    But, he did say he could work out a similar deal if I ordered one. He said the build time was about 12 weeks. I'll be going back tomorrow to work some numbers.

    Additionally, I asked about the MP3 player. He said he's still waiting on an ETA so I guess it's not quite ready yet...
  • digbynydigbyny Posts: 9
    toolman02:

    What dealership did you go to that offered you the $500 over invoice plus the grad rebate? I'm looking for a 6i too. What city and state is the dealership in?

    Thanks.
  • alcjewalcjew Posts: 173
    otoluva: Loaded 6s MT are hot and most dealers will sell only at MSRP whether in stock or ordered. I was faced with the same situation and I bought the 6s and never regretted it. From what I've read, the Altima has reliability and quality issues, plus high torque steering ("white knuckles") on the 3.5 SE make it hard to handle. But it still is a nice car.
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    The dealership is El Cajon Mazda/Kia in San Diego, CA. I'm not quite sure why his offer was so good, since the MT sport package is a hot buy. He had maybe 3 or 4 sport package on the lot, including a sepang green, none of which were MT.

    The red one I mentioned was at a different dealership. The original offer via email was $900 over invoice, which i would have paid had it been available, ($400 after grad rebate).
  • magar65magar65 Posts: 28
    Hi folks!

    Anyone have an idea of what the Costco Price is on a 6s MT? I think there program is generall $XX dollars over invoice. Thanks!
  • captbcaptb Posts: 4
    The COSTCO price is $500 above invoice. At least in Arizona. I confirmed that with my local dealer and ordered a 6S - no haggling or hassles. Good luck!
  • magar65magar65 Posts: 28
    Thanks for the info! Now I know what to expect! Let's hope it works out!
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    I gave in. I ordered a 6 today and put a deposit down.

    The salesman offered $500 over invoice. Mazda offers a $500 rebate to grads. I'm not made of stone! You can't tell me 3.9% financing and a 6i with MT at invoice and expect me to say no. I have a few days before he actually places the order, then it will take 8 to 12 weeks.

    About $21100 plus TTL

    Redfire 6i MT
    Premium/Sport Packages
    Sport Grille/MP3 Player
    Wheel Locks/Alarm Sensor Upgrade
    ULEV, SAB, SAC, TCS, ABS
    Aftermarket Leather

    Let the waiting begin...
  • skyrayskyray Posts: 156
    Mine's on order. Here's the status I got from my dealer's parts manager:

    They've arrived in "port," wherever that is. The east coast warehouse should have them in about a week. Dealers will be able to get them a few days after that.

    That's for dealer-installed. No idea on factory orders.
  • alcjewalcjew Posts: 173
    toolman02: That's my MAN! It's a no brainer, when you get a great deal on a great car you score 100. Is that $21100 include the aftermarket leather? Are you getting the leather from the dealer or the $1200 leather posted here. I heard from some owners order the aftermarket leather seats through their dealer and they may have the heated and electric adjustment options if you want them. Otherwise, you couldn't be convinced to put your order with the all around factory leather.
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    alcjew: That price includes the leather. He qouted me "under $1000" for it, and said he gets it from ASC for a few hundred off retail (i.e. the $1200). It comes out to about the same price as the factory leather, minus the heated seats. Those aren't of much use here, where the temperature is 55 to 80 degrees year round. I didn't care for the moonroof either, so that knocked another $700 off the price.

    I thought about getting the 6s, but the owner said all of those go for MSRP, so I couldn't get the same great deal. He said I could order anything I wanted for $500 over invoice, as long as it didn't take away from his 6s allocation.

    After talking to the saleman, he said there is a company already working on a turbocharger for the 6i. Interesting stuff huh?
  • alcjewalcjew Posts: 173
    toolman02: I'm a native So Cal born and raised becoming a Northeast transfer, but heated mirrors on my previous vehicles in CA were helpful, because they do fog up or attract moisture occasionally during misty or rain days. I think the MazdaSpeed 6i will come standard with the turbo. Don't know what the turbo, intercool plumbing and other required parts plus installation would cost in a stock 6i, probably $1K - $2K? Keep us posted on your 6i arrival.
  • hokiedoghokiedog Posts: 24
    How were you able to order the 4I with a MT, sports package, ABS & TCS, SAB & SAC and with no other options? Mazda will not let you build a car with sports package and the safety features, unless it is fully loaded, on their website. Are you getting the ABS, etc. installed at port?

    Great deal though. If my salesman is willing to go near that amount, I'll be buying next week.
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    hokiedog: I talked to the owner of the dealership about the options. He said if I ordered, the only packages that were tied together were:

    Leather/Comfort/Moonroof
    ABS&TCS/SBA&SAC
    Premium/Sport

    Maybe Mazda's changing the build options and haven't updated their site yet. The MP3 player isn't on the site either, but that's a valid option. I don't know. I'll give him a call today and make sure that's a valid build combination.
  • shawnvtshawnvt Posts: 13
    hokiedog,

    Are you in Blacksburg/Roanoke area? If so which dealer are you dealing with?

    Thanks
    ShawnVT
  • fjb323fjb323 Posts: 20
  • fjb323fjb323 Posts: 20
    Hoping to take delivery of a 6s shortly and would like to get a ball park idea on pricing for the EX. Warranty. Any help would be appreciated.
    FJB 323
  • hokiedoghokiedog Posts: 24
    Toolman02,

    I went ahead and called the dealer today. We will see if they can indeed order the car I want. I don't want to pay extra for leather, moonroof, comfort, ect.... but will if they offer me $500 over invoice.

    I see that you decided to go ahead and get a fully loaded 6I. Any particular reason?

    ShawnVT:
    I already graduated from Tech, so I'm (sadly!) no longer in the Blacksburg area. Va. Beach, actually. Too bad, if we both showed up looking to buy I bet we could have landed a great deal.

    fjb323:
    I received a quote from warrantydirect.com for ~$1300. This is for 7yr/100,000 mile coverage and $0 deductible on the 6S with 500 miles on it. Go to warrantydirect.com (or 1sourceautowarranty.com)... they will give you a free quote. The dealer will most likely give you a MUCH higher price.
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    hokiedog: I wasn't originally planning on getting most of the features. All I really wanted was the sport package and grille. Everything else got thrown in along the way from personal experiences...

    My roommate has a mp3 player in his car. Incompatibility with aftermarket head units forced me to get the factory one. I'll still aftermarket the rest of the audio.

    My sister had the wheels stolen off her car. So there's my personal reason for the wheel locks and alarm (minor expenses).

    The safety stuff seems like such a small price to pay if it saves death or serious injury. The size of SUVs nowadays scares me. I don't want to think of what would happen if I got broadsided by one of those.

    I was originally planning on $500 over invoice after my grad rebate. I was able to save another $500 from this other dealer. So, that brought the cost way down.

    I wasn't impressed with the cloth seats. After test driving with cloth, I couldn't even remember what they were like. They didn't stand out. After trying out the leather, they really stuck out and I loved how the interior looked with it. That left me with the factory or aftermarket leather option. However, I'm not sure the aftermarket company has even done a 6 yet, so that concerned me. They both cost the same, except the aftermarket wouldn't have the comfort package.

    And as for the moonroof.... well, christmas came early this year.

    The price was cheaper than I expected. $21650 invoice. Looks like my education is finally starting to pay off after all. :)
  • cwrigh01cwrigh01 Posts: 23
    I want to order a 6s 5-speed (since they are so rare) and am selling my car privately. When you order, is it standard to have an 'escape clause' that will let you out of the order (with your deposit back) if either you can't sell the old car in time or sell it too early and they can't find you a new one?

    I am getting the car through s-plan so I'm not sure what kind of leverage I have.

    Thanks, Chris
  • alcjewalcjew Posts: 173
    Chris (cwrigh01): Do you mean a "contingency clause" when purchasing a house, if you can't sell your previous house within certain time period then all bets are off? I haven't heard of this applying to car purchases, but I could be wrong. An option, a tough pill to swallow though, is to trade-in your car (may may low-ball you on trade price) when get your car (from dealers lot or ordered) spec'd that you or close to it. See the 6 allocations that audia8q states at the Mazda6 (Sedans Board)on post #9690. He encourages that to receive the July delivery from the June production you must place your order in by 4/16/03. He states that the July production will be the last for '03 so you probably need to get your in like mid-May, but it doesn't mean that '04 production will not start after that. He's a Dealershp manager so he knows about what the factory is doing. S-plan is voluntary for dealers to honor. Good luck!
  • cwrigh01cwrigh01 Posts: 23
    wow, that's a long lead time! i was hoping for something in a month or two, not july! I guess I need to just talk to the dealer about it--I can't imagine it will take more than 6 weeks to sell my car.

    And yes, I was hoping for a contingency clause similar to that on a house. A friend recently bought a G35 coupe and had this clause because the dealer didn't really care as there was a waiting list on the car anyways.

    Chris
  • toolman02toolman02 Posts: 59
    I would think the dealer would give you a clause like that. After all, it's not like he's getting "stuck" with a 6s MT. If you don't want it, he can turn around and sell it to someone else (without s-plan) and get more money for it.

    I was given that option when I ordered.
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