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2013 and Earlier - Mazda6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • stewie2stewie2 Posts: 6
    I have finally decided on a Mazda 6 I-Touring (Auto) with Moonroof and Bose Speaker system. I went to a dealer without doing any research, just so I could drive a Mazda. When I went there he said the MSRP with Bose package and taxes is around 25,000 dollars and said that invoice for this car is 22,500 then kept a 19,969 figure in front of me (which is without taxes). He also said that the incentives do not get applied to this price.
    How much have you guys paid for a Mazda 6 i - touring with Moonroof and Bose Package? I think I can put a good chunk of money as down payment and rest, I would finance from the dealer. What do think would be a good price. How should I negotiate with the dealers?
    Please help me figure out this.
  • krakahkrakah Posts: 1
    A few things to make your life easy. Hit up as many internet sales managers as you can. Calling generally gets you a more immediate response. Also make sure to ask each sales manager what dealer sponsored incentives they're offering. You can check your tax+lic on the DMV page if you think the dealer is jerking your chain. Below are the options and how much they are. Oh and one big thing, the price can change on you once your walked into the Finance office, so watch out for random fees and any kind of extra maintenance service contracts they may try to push on you. Max Calif doc fees are currently $55, and come April 2009 if your in California there's a 1% tax hike. As far as negotiating goes, you let the dealers undercut each other, think of it as a reverse auction.

    Personally on the Maz6 v6 that i've been looking at, Kbb posting at $22.969.00. I've received quotes from 6 dealers between -$1,974.00 to -$913 below invoice for the v6 sport model.

    This weekend after the test drive, one of the main managers offered $25,00 OTD for the Maz v6 GT, yes it would have included tax + lic, + reg etc.. for cash payment. Funnie part is it was late about closing time, everyone was kind of tired, the guy had a big ego and maybe wanted to prove something, I donno. He was trying to call me out on being ready to buy, even though I had flat out said i'm only there to test drive the car to see if I like it. Personally the Maz6 v6 didn't put a bug up my butt to buy it so back to trolling other cars for me.
    The silver lining here is if you're going to pay cash, and there's a car with options on the lot, you can get a pretty snazy deal.

    KBB $21,565.00
    Edmunds $22,605.00

    Maz 6 Options (from the page vehicle details.)
    LEV-2 ULEV EMISSIONS $100.00
    MOONROOF & BOSE PKG $1,760.00
  • mirasolamirasola Posts: 7
    I was quoted an OTD price of $21,682 (excluding fee for a new plate) on a base level iTouring with no extra options. The selling price of the car was $19,761, and I would be going with 0% financing for 36 months. How good of a deal is this?

    I'm heavily debating between the Mazda 6 iTouring and Ford Fusion SE (4-cyl). The thing that is making this a difficult decision for me is the fact that I get $5000 in incentives through Ford ($3500 + $1500 conquest rebate), saving me a couple thousand in the long run after adjusting for the cost to own, so I'm trying to get the price of the Mazda 6 down as much as possible without putting too much strain on myself or the salesman. The quote I got seems like a fair price - can I do better?
  • stewie2stewie2 Posts: 6
    I am assuming you can go lower than that. Where are you located? I am going to be talking to different dealers probably next week and I should get some good information. I will let you know as soon as I get some quotes.
  • mirasolamirasola Posts: 7
    I am from the metro Detroit area and have been in contact with several dealers in southeast Michigan.
  • carnage1carnage1 Posts: 1
    So I fell in love with the M6 s 6 months ago and have been waiting for the right time. It was NOW!

    Took me a couple of weeks dealing with semi-idiotic dealers but I got a Mazda 6 s Touring w/ Convenience Package for 24,500 (after 1k rebate). I think the first Mazda dealer I went to was a Ford guy cause I knew more in regards to the M6. The second dealer was much better and I felt more comfortable buying from him. Even though I wanted the bose/moonroof package with the touring M6, it seemed they were all 100 miles away. I thought about it and I will just install an aftermarket radio since I didn't care for the moonroof. (Hopefully, the aftermarket radio will not void warranty)

    Picking it up tomorrow :)
  • homerj31homerj31 Posts: 13
    What are all the rebates available for the Mazda 6?
    1k Cash
    1k owner loyalty
    +Special Financing

    Any S-plan rebates or other hidden rebates?

    It seems people can work the car down to 2k under invoice/s-plan pricing pretty easy.
    But "stewie2" thinks you can get even lower.

    Besides the 2% holdback, what else is there?
  • google mazda private launch rebate then you will find one..
  • homerj31homerj31 Posts: 13
    by using google I found this info dealer-cash/

    Rebates to dealer: $1500
    Customer rebate: $1000
    Loyalty rebate: $1000
    Private lunch rebate is back?: $1000?
    Plus Special Financing.

    I am not sure they all can be combined though.
  • ambrosiaambrosia Posts: 11
    Who did you work with at Jim Ellis? I will probably make a decision in the next day or so and am not feeling confident that I'm getting the best deal. I'd prefer to go with Rick Case Duluth b/c they offer a 100,000 mile warranty but the pricing isn't the best. They get me OTD right at $20,000 but this includes a trade in of $2,400. This is on a sport model with after market leather, heated seats, and moonroof (no bose package). I thought this was an ok deal but now have reservations. I've talked to a sales guy at Jim Ellis but the numbers haven't been great there either. They haven't looked at my car yet so the trade in should definitely help. Any suggestions?
  • ambrosiaambrosia Posts: 11
    It looks like you have to register on the Mazda website and wait for the rebate via email. Is that right? Can anyone tell me how long this takes? I plan on buying a new 6 this week but will wait if its a matter of days. If its weeks then I'll probably miss out as my current car may not make it that long.
  • drums1954drums1954 Posts: 20
    This is what I paid in the Chicago Area today, at Jacob's Mazda in Joliet, IL

    $24,850.00............S-Plan w/S-Plan Rebate and Dealer Cash
    2009 I-GT...Black Cherry w/ Black
    Remote Starter
    Moonroof Deflector
    Splash Guards
    All-Weather Floor Mats
    Cargo Net
    Chrome Fuel Door
    Protector Paint Protection

    Tax @7% $1739.50
    TTL/Doc Fee $300.00

    OTD $26,889.50
  • thejohnpthejohnp Posts: 1
    I can't say how much about their new car pricing, but as far as service goes, I'd recommend Sutherlin Mazda up in Buford over other Mazda dealerships I've dealt with. I live about a mile from Jim Ellis in Chamblee, but I'd rather take my '06 6 up to Buford any day of the week. They treat you with respect, but again can't say that translates to the sales floor or discounting.
  • mirasolamirasola Posts: 7
    I ended up going with a Mazda 6 iTouring w/ convenience package and wheel locks. I don't think I got a great deal, but I think I got a decent one considering I didn't want to really haggle. Plus, I did ask another dealership if they would beat the price, and they wouldn't even match it.

    Price: $22,589.00
    Doc fee: $190.00
    Tax (6%): $1366.74
    Title/Registration (+ new plate): 174.00

    The total OTD price (including $1000 incentive for financing) was $23,319.74. If you're in the metro Detroit area, Ralph Thayer Mazda was a pleasure to work with. I was originally planning on getting an Accord, but the Honda dealerships around here treated me like crap, and it seriously made the Accord that much less appealing. Regardless, I'm very happy with my purchase!

    Also, I'm really happy I spent a little more on the convenience package because I think the extra features are worth it. The bluetooth phone works well with my phone - my girlfriend said it sounded like I was holding it up to my ear like normal.
  • chriso5chriso5 Posts: 8
    Congratulations Mirasola!! :shades:

    I bought one last Fall for nearly the same price equipped as you did. I think it is the best value for features in this combination. The moonroof would have been nice but I am taller and appreciate the extra headroom.

    What color did you get?
  • lokie28lokie28 Posts: 1
    My wife and I decided that we would purchase a Mazda. We went to the dealership today and the following was their best offer for what we wanted:

    We wanted the convenience package and the moonroof & bose package

    The MSRP on this vehicle is: $26,695

    The best price after some haggling was: $24,221 (as they don't have the color in stock and will need to get it -- after looking online it is approx. 30 miles away).

    Then I had a 2000 Honda Civic Trade in - Basic car (crank windows), etc.. needs new tires and auto locks fixed. They told me they would give me $2600 for my trade-in. This was good as I was expecting $1500-1800.

    So after trade in: $21,621

    I am unsure about whether or not I am receiving a fair price.. seems alright.. nothing to jump up and down about but seems alright.. thoughts?


  • mirasolamirasola Posts: 7
    I went with silver. I usually don't like silver on cars, but I actually like it quite a bit on the Mazda 6. I was originally thinking about going with the kona blue or black at another dealership, but that was the one where they were unwilling to match the price. The silver should hold up better over the years anyway, and I'm happy with it.
  • mirasolamirasola Posts: 7
    I test drove one with the convenience + moonroof/bose before purchasing just the convenience package (see post above). The salesman gave me a quote for the Mazda 6 with the two packages by mistake, and it was around $24,500 + plate (I needed a new one) OTD, give or take a couple hundred. This dealer gave me the lowest quotes of all the dealers around me on any model I asked about. Yours definitely sounds like a good deal, but I'm not sure how much lower you could go.
  • lilengineerboylilengineerboy Posts: 4,116
    I was originally planning on getting an Accord, but the Honda dealerships around here treated me like crap

    I have found Victory Honda to be particularly sucky, while the Brighton, Ann Arbor and Ypsi dealers were very straight forward.

    I have had good experiences with Ralph Thayer (Mazda3) and Sesi (Protege) for Mazda.
  • rj_atlrj_atl Posts: 4
    Sorry if you've already bought - I haven't checked here for a few days. The quotes I got from rick case and jim ellis were similar, lower than sutherlin, but jim ellis - marietta gave me the best amout for my trade. I worked with Theo and he was straightforward with price. I got everyone's best quote by email first, and if you include the dealer fee then they were around $200-300 above invoice (plus rebates on top of that, so $2700 below invoice).

    It's hard to value the aftermarket addons - you're on the dealer's turf there.
  • jeffb1jeffb1 Posts: 42

    I'm in the St. Louis area. I have an internet offer on a '09 mazda6s GT with the spoiler as the only option. $29,330 sticker -- their offer is $23,981 ($5349 off sticker). I told them I was an existing mazda6 owner, and I followed up to see if the owner loyalty rebate is included in that price and it is. Is this a good price or should I try for a better deal? Thx in advance.

    Jeff B.
  • I think that $5000+ under sticker price is a very good. I bought a 6 GTi for more than $3000 under MSRP in January and thought that was very good.
  • ambrosiaambrosia Posts: 11
    Thanks for your replies. I ended up buying a 2009 Mazda6 i Grand Touring from a private seller.

    I searched craigslist and discovered that there are a number of people selling because of the economy and/or loss of jobs. This isn't exclusive to Mazda. I saw deals on BMWs and other vehicles as well. I paid $19,500 total for the vehicle and won't have to pay sales tax since I didn't buy it from a business. The only additional expense should be an $18 or $25 fee to transfer my plate and tags from my previous vehicle.

    The car had less than 2300 miles when I picked it up and it has a spoiler. I'll add the ipod kit soon and eventually may get the 18" wheels but I'm very pleased so far. I traveled out of state to pick it up and had an 8 hour drive to really evaluate the ride and handling. My last car was a BMW and, while that is truly the ultimate driving machine, I'd say the Mazda is a close second. You can tell they tried to mimic that experience. I'll say it again, its not the same as the BMW but its really good and for the money paid I am very pleased.

    I'd encourage anyone looking for a new car to try to find a private seller first. Whatever their situation, they realize they are probably going to take a loss on the car. They've likely already been to the dealer and have been told that they can't get rid of the vehicle without coming out of pocket several thousand dollars first. Furthermore, they are taking the hit on the depreciation that occurs as soon as you drive the car off the lot. My car retails around $27,000 - $28,000 and would be close to $30,000 after taxes and other fees. Of course, there is cash for financing through Mazda and you can negotiate for a better deal but none of the dealers I spoke with could get me out the door at $19,500 without my trade and that was for a base model car with two options added.

    To protect myself, I got a carfax report and took the vehicle to a local Mazda dealer where they inspected it for about $80. Given the mileage, I wasn't concerned about mechanical issues since everything is still under warranty. I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't an accident that wasn't showing up on the carfax report. Everything checked out.

    Good luck to anyone buying right now.

    Zoom Zoom!!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,932
    I paid $19,500 total for the vehicle and won't have to pay sales tax since I didn't buy it from a business.

    You are fortunate you live in a state where they don't charge sales tax on private-party car sales. Not the case in every state--such as mine. :cry:
  • jeffb1jeffb1 Posts: 42
    Completed the purchase on my new '09 6S GT w/spoiler Friday evening. $29330 MSRP, bought for $23931 like the internet sales guy said, no tricks, and I got him to throw in all weather floor mats. Couldn't be happier with the purchase so far. Question: does mazda offer door guards for it? Those doors bulge out and are a door dent waiting to happen! Thx. Jeff.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    ...or he just thinks he does not have to pay sales tax and will find out that he does when he registers the car. If not technically called "sales tax" it will amount to the same thing. r_from_a_private_party_seller_in_California

    I'd be surprised to learn that there is any state that has a sales tax but does not collect it, or the equivalent, on private party sales.
  • m6userm6user Posts: 3,181
    What dealer did you buy from and did your deal include the "current Mazda owner" rebate of $1000?
  • jeffb1jeffb1 Posts: 42
    Bommarito Mazda in Ellisville, mo -- and the deal did include the owner loyalty rebate. I had to have my existing mazda6's registration and proof of insurance for the form that they filled out.

    I finally got a chance to take a long ride in the car this afternoon. I then jumped in my old car (2003 6S). Quite different, but both are fun to drive in their own way. the new 6 is definitely more powerful and refined, but there's a certain edgy quality on the old one that still puts a smile on my face in the corners.

    BTW, the old one has 112k miles on it; only issue I had was bad cooling fan sensor that mazda covered for free.

    Both are great cars, and the deals on the new one are incredible for the amount of vehicle you get. great value.

  • drums1954drums1954 Posts: 20
    Check Out
    They sell Color Body Side Mouldings etc. for all cars.
    I bought the 09 Mazda Mouldings in Black Cherry and they look great.
    I am actually picking up a 09 6-GT on Tuesday.
    Hope this helps
  • jeffb1jeffb1 Posts: 42
    it does help -- thx! Was it difficult to put them on? how did you get them to be straight?

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