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Mazda5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • boytoysboytoys Posts: 8
    I recently acquired my GT Auto, Air with tax/PDE all inclusive for CAD$29K.
  • wusterwuster Posts: 153
    At this point, it's pretty much water under the bridge.

    Unless you can some how "return" the extend warranty, I wouldn't worry about it and just enjoy the car.

    Welcome fellow Mazda5 owner! :shades:
  • crail29crail29 Posts: 3
    In fact I can "return" the warranty for a refund for up to 30 days. I am interested in the protection the warranty offers - what I'd really like to know is what others have paid for the same coverage ("Total Care" package, 120mths/100,000 miles, with a $100 deductible)
  • wusterwuster Posts: 153
  • Extended warranty is such a personal perference. And its worthiness depends on the vehicles too. I had extended warranty on my two recent vehicles: MR2spyder and RX8. These two vehicles are known for maintanence issues, so I think the $1k or so extended warrnty cost gave me and my wife peace of mind.

    When I got a corolla and Rav 4 years ago, I did not get the extended warranty because these cars were reliable enough to me at that point.

    From my experience and my understanding, the warranty is returnable and cancelable at any time. Money for the future period will be returned to the policy holder.
  • zoom500zoom500 Posts: 11
    Bought my sport5 at Lee Partyka in Hamden, CT it was a great buying experience. :D Got my 5 with
    manual transmission
    popular package
    locking wheel bolts
    cargo net
    roof rack
    all weather floor mats
    Total before tax and tags of 17419.00.
    Had a bad experience with a dealership in Derby, CT. :(
    The car gets very hot, I am looking to purchase tinting for the windows, anyone in CT know of a good place to have this done?
  • katydeskatydes Posts: 2
    I was quoted 17,195 for TT&L for a Sport A/T. Edmonds has the '07 priced at about the same as the '06. Should I go ahead with the '06, or wait a bit and go for the '07? I'm selling my (nothing but trouble) '06 Civic Coupe so I'll be losing money anyway and would like to minimize that as much as possible. I'd appreciate any advice...
  • wusterwuster Posts: 153
    The only major difference between the 06 and 07 is the warranty period.

    06 are on a 4 yr/50k mile bumper to bumper. The 07's are switching to a 3 yr/36k mile bumper to bumper.

    I'd go with the 06...

    But that is just me.
  • edf4edf4 Posts: 65
    Tint King in Bridgeport is who the Hartford Mazda dealer recommended to me for our Touring 5 sp. (since they do not do it). I called them and was quoted about $140 (I can't remember now the exact quote), but that would be for all windows except the front driver, passenger and windshield. They have a website as they are national, and you can choose several different tints and % of light penetration. I was told that the price is the same for all. I have not had it done yet as Bridgeport is a long way to go for tinting and summer is almost over.
  • I bought a White M5 with the standard 5-speed for 17,200 (plus TT&L) here in San Antonio, TX at North Park Mazda. I am satisfied with the sale and love the car.
    It had tinted windows and pin-striping, the windows I would have had done anyway, but the pinstriping wasn't in my plan. It was the only white 5-speed I could find, so ended up paying more than I wanted to, but I don't think I got a bad deal. I love the white pearlescent paint, don't know if it was worth $200 extra, but it and the window tinting help keep the car cool when it sits all day in the sun.
  • Hi, I just bought a grey Mazda5 from Alhambra Mazda on 08/15/2006 in So California. $20800 OTD for:

    Sport Model
    Popular Pckg
    Leather Chair (custom made, very nice)
    Auto Transmission

    The sale price was $19000, w/tax and license it came out to $20800 b/c of leather chair. No tradein. I thought it was a good price considering the dealer only had 3 left.

    I paid $20000 OTD for a new 2003 Camry LE V4 3 years ago, the Mazda is a lot nicer on inside though. Hope this car is as reliable as Toyota or Honda.

  • karliskarlis Posts: 2
    Mazda5 owners - I need your advice. My wife and I are looking for a good family vehicle. We have 2 kids (3 and newborn), need a decent amount of seating space, ease of back seat access, good cargo space and a competitive price.

    We're torn between a used Honda CR-V and a new Mazda5.

    Do you have any insight that could help sway us to the Mazda side?

    Also, we're wondering how it does in Canadian winters.

    Thank you all in advance!

  • wusterwuster Posts: 153
    We have a 3 yr old and a 6 month old and the Mazda5 has worked out great for us. It's low enough that the 3 yr can get in and out by himself and the sliding doors are great. With the 3rd row seat down, there is enough space for a sit n stand stroller with room left over. And we've carried 6 ppl in it when the in-laws came to visit.

    Now we also own a 00 CRV and the Mazda5 is just a bit roomier than the CRV, it's way quieter and handles wayyyy better.

    Gas mileage is actually pretty close. ~25 mpg for the 5 and the CRV.

    The 5 isn't perfect (e.g., no rear ac vents, just a bit more hp would have been nice), but it works out great for us.
  • Hi,

    I just purchased silver Mazda 5 sport on 8/23/06 in Brooklyn $18,220 for

    Popular Package
    Auto Transmission

    The total OTD was $19,941. There was no trade in and I financed with my bank at 5.49%.

  • mazdalvrmazdalvr Posts: 16
    North Carolina 19,000 touring had to trade in my car still owed money so I am making up some of the difference 23,000 al toghether at around 8%apr. Thats the touring auto with no navigation.
  • tikaltikal Posts: 7

    I am doing some searching for the Mazda5 in the Houston, TX area. How does $100 over invoice sound for any of the Mazda5 models available?
  • bcoulambcoulam Posts: 2
    Depends on what the invoice is they're quoting you. $17,500? $19,000? $21,000? That would be a better indicator.

    I used Edmunds to get an internet quote from 3 Houston Mazda dealers. The internet guy at Best Mazda was quick to respond, and had the best quote. The location also turns out to be the best for me since it is on the way to work (easy to drop off for oil changed, etc).

    In January 2006, I got my Strato Blue Touring w/AT, cargo net and all weather mats for $19,100. That included a special that month of free oil changes for 2 years and an internet special of free tinting. Overall I had a very positive experience with Best Mazda, the salesperson in particular.


  • tikaltikal Posts: 7
    Thanks bcoulam for sharing your experience in this board. Interesting enough we also came out with the best offer from Best Mazda (with free tint). This past weekend we signed the papers for a Platinum Silver Metallic Touring w/AT for $19,200 ($100 over invoice like Edmunds says). The internet salesperson seemed honest to us and he is supposed to deliver the car to us today. Originally on the way to the dealership the car we selected got sold so they were able to get one from another nearby dealership. OTD price was $20,653 (easy to say, right).

    We contacted other three dealers in the Houston area but they could not match the price.
  • kw_dakw_da Posts: 76
    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the information in this forum. We finally bought our Mazda5. It is a Strato Blue Sport, with automatic transmission, popular equipment package, cargo net & wheel locks at Mazda of Thousand Oaks, California. The price was $17,265 + TTL. Doc fees were $45, lic $174, tax $1254.98 for OTD of $18,747.73. From my figures this was $2,200 below MSRP, $916 below invoice. I think this was a pretty good deal. They have a black sport MT lossleader for $15995 +TTL if anyone is interested. The only downside was the relatively high milage of 172 miles.

    No problems with the deal - had to talk to the general manager to get the final price. I think that 2006s are getting really cheap since I saw a 2007 on the lot.

    I can also get accessories at dealer cost - was thinking about getting the cargo cover. Is the car cover worth the extra cost since I can get one on ebay for about $70?

    Will be tinting the windows next - any suggestions for tint brand?


  • tikaltikal Posts: 7
    That's a pretty good deal David in Calif.! Yesterday we went and got our new Mazda 5. Because they could not deliver it I was able to get a few accessories added with the same price of $19,200: cargo net, cargo cover and wind deflector (this last one once we fill the survey). This is for a platinum silver touring with AT.

    So based on my experience I would recommend dealing with the Internet department of Best Mazda in Houston, TX.

    In terms of the tint I heard that the 3M brand is good (although maybe not the greatest).
  • ma3xma3x Posts: 7
    Mazda5 sport, auto, popular pk., wheel locks, cargo net, 100k miles powertrain warranty ...paid $20200 OTD ... I would think was a decent deal... any toughts ?
  • Hi, we just purchased a silver Mazda 5 touring with auto for $20,850 out the door. This price included a $350 dealer installed alarm system.

    As a brand new owner of a Mazda 5 (Touring model with auto trans.), I'd like to report my initial impressions of this "micro-van." As expected, it is a unique vehicle given its 2+2+2 seating in a compact van format. Sitting beside our our BMW 528i in our garage, I noticed that the Mazda 5 is shorter in length.

    Its four cylinder engine and 4 speed auto transmission give me plenty of pick-up with 2 passengers. In fact, I have to watch my driving to avoid speeding tickets. I haven't yet tested it fully loaded, but for my kind of driving and the sporadic occupancy by 4 or more passengers, I expect its pick-up to be MORE THAN ADEQUATE. The car's 4 speed auto willingly down shifts for additional power whenever the accelerator pedal is pressed. The car's weight & size undoubtedly helps. To estimate for yourselves what expect, just compare the Mazda 5's horse power to weight ratio against those found in full sized vans and SUVs that have V6 engines. You can get such information very easily on the internet.

    In general, I concur with everyone's opinons about the Mazda 5. Its 3rd row of seats is good only for short trips, short people, and/or young kids. Mazda 5's layout is incredibly flexible and roomy for its size. The non-powered dual sliding doors is van-like and very light to operate. The car seems to be well put together although some of its interior parts feels a bit "cheap." But what do you expect for under $20K MSRP? In comparison, the highly rated Toyota RAV4 SUV (by consumer reports) cost some $4000 more, get slightly worse mileage, and its 3rd row seats are no roomier.

    If this car's reliability holds up (introduced about 16 months ago), Mazda may have a "winner." We certainly can't lose given the ever higher cost of gasoline.
  • You do realize the M5 comes from the factory with an alarm system!!
  • kw_dakw_da Posts: 76
    I don't think our M5 comes with a factory alarm - just remote key & engine disable.

  • fowler3fowler3 Posts: 1,919
    Craig: You should read fair price quote and check other sources online like Kelly Blue Book for what they think is fair --- and then make the dealer an OUT THE DOOR offer which INCLUDES the TTL. Haggling over just the new car price and your trade-in value doesn't get you the lowest price.

    Know what the invoice price is and the dealer costs of the options on the car and to be installed by them later. Also be careful about the doc fees, as high as $450, and other things they sneak in. Never buy paint protector scams. If they won't knock that off go elsewhere. All buyers do have to pay the advertising fee since Mazda doesn't re-imbuse dealers.

    But don't make a rediculous offer no one would accept.

    When you get the survey, mentioned on this forum, read it carefully and answer honestly, it is IMPORTANT for the dealer to get good reports. Bad surveys lower the number of cars he can order later.

    Ignore ignorant salesmen who send bad emails. The salesman turnovers are high and he probably won't be there when you go in for service. It isn't the dealer attacking you it's a disgruntled salesman who should be working in Sears bedding department.
  • I live in the Pacific Northwest and am looking into purchasing an Mazda5. Did you purchase a Mazda after your experience in Oregon or did you go a different route?
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  • I just purchased my 5 on 3 days ago. The deal included a $1000 rebate. Today I received a call from the "lady who handles rebates" and said the sales man and sales manager (I think that's what he was) gave me the rebate in error. It was supposed to have been for repeat customers who had the incentive mailed to them (I wasn't and I didn't). So now they are trying to get me to either pay them another grand or have it worked into the financing. I don't want either, naturally. I paid approx. $21000 OTD for a Touring with AT , Sirius (added for $400+)and metallic pearl paint ($200). They supposedly are only making $200 on it. Anybody have any suggestions (quick) as to how I can get them to stick to the original contract? I even told them I'd bring them back the car (which I don't really want to do, but would, I guess).

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,223
    "I even told them I'd bring them back the car (which I don't really want to do, but would, I guess)."

    Sticking to that plan is your best bet... Be ready to give up a couple of hundred, if it takes that... but, don't offer..


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  • kw_dakw_da Posts: 76
    I don't understand how the dealer can make you pay more for a car that is already sold. That's sort of cheesy. They signed the contract and so did you. If you decided you paid too much, they wouldn't give you any $ back. I don't think you need to do anything.

    Dealers will sell you cars for under their cost if they need the sale to make their monthly bonus.

    If they take the car back, my understanding is that they can only re-sell the car as used - so they'll lose $ anyway.

    What was the price of the car before TTL? You can check the invoice price & holdback on the Edmund's price to see if they were really losing $. (OTD price doesn't mean anything on this forum because the taxes & licence differ by state/city) Ok, I checked for you ... Invoice for your car including AT, Sirius, Pearl paint & destination is $19,625.

    Tell us what happens.

    My 2 cents,

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