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Mazda5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I have looked at Chantilly Mazda a couple of times. Did you by any chance ask them about the online special?
    going for $15,559? I am hopefully going in Tuesday but wanted to here what they said to others also. How are you liking your new car??
  • don't know about the online special.

    I absolutely love the car! My wife & I have had many many German cars over the years including Porsche 996, Boxster S, BMW M5, Audi S4, etc. but I wanted something slower as I was driving too fast all the time.
    The Mazda5 does not feel too slow and is quite fun to drive for what it is. It is amazing how competent such an entry-level car can be. The auto tranny is very impressive also.
  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    I asked Mazda directly when the new 2010 will arive at dealers. For SoCAL - November 6.
    This sucks for me! I'm walking for 2 weekes already.....
  • The $15,559 number is for manual MZ5 that most certainly does not include destination. That means about 16.3k but before they try to stick the buyer with the doc/junk fee of $300+.

    It could be a good starting point but one can probably do a bit better with a bit more effort... particularly when '10 models land on the lots.
  • I have an offer for a new 2010 Mazda5 (sport, automatic, no extras) from a dealer in the San Jose, CA area for $ 19,000. Is it a good price and time to buy? Should I wait for some more time for better pricing/ inventory?
  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    Hi all,

    I am finaly buying my new Mazda5 Grand Touring. The MSRP is 23 755. The offer is 21,488 plus fees. I do not know yet what the fees are.
    Does anyone know the invoice price for this one? Edmunds is a little behind with this model.

    Thank you!

  • 2010 Mazda5 Sport Auto for $19k at Northtowne in Kansas City. $16k trade allowance for 09 Mazda6 Sport Auto. This beat the best deal I could get as a previous client at Lee's Summit Mazda by $750. Worth driving 30 miles across town for $750. Took me 10% of the work to get this price at N-towne never having bought a car there as it did to get to $750 higher at LS Mazda having bought a car there in July. So much for wanting repeat business. Wish I would have shopped Northtowne when I bought the 6. FYI to anyone looking in the KC area.
  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    I am responding to my own post to add details:
    MSRP is 23 755
    offer is 21,488 plus fees
    fees are DMV, some $8.75 local tire tax and $55 doc tax and the sales tax which is 9.75% here.
    Now this is under invoice, because there is a 750 incentive for dealers. The sales guy tells me he can give me the 750 (already substracted to get to the offer number) OR he can give me the 4.9 low APR. If I get the 750, then the APR would be 5.9.

    Now, can this be true?
  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    I finally got my 2010 GT. it had to be brought from 100 miles away. Not much inventory, at all.
    The dealer told me he has an incentive of 750. If he passes the incentive to me, then he can't give me the lowest APR. So I had to chose. I went to Capital One and I got approved a lower APR then the lowest the dealer could offer. They sent me a blank check so I went to the dealer with it.
    The sales manager said they'll try to beat the APR. When I got to the finance manager, the games begun! They don't want to take the check from Capital One. They had bad experience from them, honoring the checks with great delay. They would let me take the car home (I was putting down 5k) if I would promise to bring a cashier's check with the balance, or they'll offer me their lowest APR (not possible before).
    I went outside and called Capital One to find out if they can send a cashier's check. Nope. Their advice was to go to another dealer.
    I went back in the office and told them that Capital One would send the check, but cannot guarantee the 7 days. So I'd like to get their lowest (4.9). Keep in mind the price included the 750 incentive which could not have been combined with the 4.9, but it can be.
    After running all the numbers, everything goes through. Then the extended warranty battle. 1700. Nope. Oh wait there is a coupon! 200 bucks OFF. Nope. OK, then I'll raise your APR back. Hold on what's that? Well, the coupon also includes a low APR of 3.75 for the entire loan. So I said yes.
    Now I've got the car for 21.500+1500 extended at 3.75.

    I didn't go there to leave the dealer naked. I expect them to be there when I need service. But that's a good reading of what your own financing can bring. The initial APR they wanted to offer, was 5.9.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,134
    Cancel the warranty if you really don't want it...what kind of game are they playing? Find out how long the grace period when a cancellation is possible, then do it. If you want to keep, you're golden. Just stinks the way they played you!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    Well, I was happy with the 4.9, but when they lowered the APR, the warranty seemed a good deal. It's a 7 year. We had a problem car before, and the car rental bills alone would have made up for the warranty.
    SO I was going to look for a deal online. This made it worth for me.
    I don't know if this one will brake a lot, but the heated seats seem to work whenever they want, to, so it looks that I'll be in a rental pretty soon :)
    Thanks for replying and caring.
  • Test drove the Mazda5 this weekend and loved it. I understand the '10 models have stability/traction however I am a firm believer that a well trained and attentive driver doesn't need it. Local dealership gave me a price on a 2009 Sport with manual transmission of $15,925 plus tax (All other fees included) and mentioned the incentive of $1750 as well as a "dealer cash" amount that he wouldn't divulge. He also told me that the 2.9% for 60 month financing could not be combined with the $1750 incentive. Curious to know if this is the truth since the Mazda website doesn't mention anything about the special financing not being stackable with a rebate and also wondering if anyone knows what the "dealer cash" amount is since I cannot find anything about it on the web anywhere! For that matter, nowhere can I even still find anything about the $1750 incentive still being alive but it must be if they are offering it.

    Thanks for the help.
  • I just looked at a new 2010 Mazda5 GT. Stickered for $23,755. I talked them down to $20,700. We are thinking about it. Not sure about fees and tax. I'm trying to decide if I should get this or something bigger. I wish it had a hair more space behind the 3rd row and a bit more horse power. I'm looking at a used Honda Pilot.
  • vicenacvicenac Posts: 229
    You guys were right! I've got scammed. The finance manager told me the total care covers damaged wheels. Like when you hit a pothole. And with aluminum wheels, that's like 400 a piece.
    Well guess what! I hit a curb a scratched the wheel. I thought, well that sucks, but I'm covered. Turns out you have to have a flat tire and if the wheel gets damaged as a result of that, then it's covered. There is actualy language specific against hitting curbs and potholes.
    Other things not covered are squeaks, squeals and rattles. Exactly what this car is prone to.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen;

    I am buying a Mazda GT 2009 on the East Coast. I plan to email all my local sales managers or fleet managers and deal with whomever gives me the best price.

    I won't even go into the dealership until I have the best pricing agreed via email.
    I will then go to the second place bid and see if they will beat the first.

    I am doing the same thing with a Mini Cooper purchase - and have recruited 4 other mini buyers to do this with me. We are dangling the carrot of 4 sales in one fell swoop to the ONE dealer that gives us the best price.

    I would love to attempt the same thing with anyone looking to buy a Mazda.
    I am in NY - but will go to NY, NJ, Conn, or Pennsylvania for the best deal.

    We would agree on the car price first - pick the dealer - and then each person is on their own to deal with trade-ins, financing, lease, or whatever.

    If you are interested - email me - I want to send this email out to the dealers either tomorrow or Friday.

    Black Friday is usually horrible for Car Dealers from what I hear and I think we will get lots of focus.

  • $19,465 OTD
    Dealer throws in DVD Player
  • bde1bde1 Posts: 12
    I live in CT and just bought (cash purchase) a 2010 Mazda5 Sport automatic with these options: Popular Equipment Package (liftgate spoiler, side sill extensions, 6-CD in dash player), door edge guards, rear bumber guard, all weather mats, and cargo net.

    MSRP = $20,920; dealer invoice = $19,574, less $750 dealer cash discount, equals $18,824. I paid $18,516 for the car ($308 beneath discount-adjusted invoice.) The dealer made up for that through a pretty bloated "dealer conveyance fee" of $489. My final out-the-door cost was $20,300 = $18,516+$489 (doc fee)+$1,140 (CT 6% sales tax)+$155 (registration/title).

    There aren't many Mazda5 Sport vehicles around in copper red (the only color we were interested in), and fewer still that have the Popular Equipment Package we wanted. The dealer I bought from had this exact car on his lot (one mile on the odometer) and is only a 1 hour drive away from us. He initially quoted me a figure that was about $700 above what we eventually settled on. I had called close to 75 other dealerships across the northeast to get a good feel for the range of pricing that was being offered, and it helped a lot in my negotiating to have received a particularly low quote from a NJ dealer. After some back and forth, my CT dealer was willing to lower his price enough to get within a few hundred dollars of the NJ quote I had received. Before finalizing the deal, I followed up again with other area dealerships to see if they could beat that OTD cost, but none of them could get close to it, in part because they would have to pay to have the car transported to their lot from another dealer.
  • I live in Fremont CA. Bought a Mazda5 sport MT last friday from fremont dealer. With no extra options it came to 17.7k (15.8 for the car + taxes and fees) out of the door . Is that a good deal?
  • Just picked up a leftover 09 Sport (5 spd), no other options - $14.9K + trade-in (a 1997 Volvo with 192,000 miles) + TTL.
  • craigmricraigmri Posts: 243
    Considering a 2010 Mazda5 Sport with auto...No other options.

    Was quoted $16,999 plus tax and tag transfer. Is this a good deal or should I hold out for lower?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Anyone shopping for this vehicle lately?

    Trying to negotiate with a dealer. Offering car for $16825 plus taxes, fees and registration in CT. I see a fe wmonths ago people had better luck getting a car for about $1k less. Now they have 36 months 0% APR financing, so that may play a role.

    Please share if anyone got a lower price. The car has no other options on.
  • jochen74jochen74 Posts: 2
    Shopping for a 2010 Mazda3 i sport (automatic with no extras). MSRP is $17,055 (or $17,805 if you include destination charge). Invoice is $15,982.
    Got a quote via Ebay Motors of $15,339. Contacted dealer (which is 100 miles away) to confirm. Was told OTD price with tax, tag and dealer fees would be $17,415 (new tag, no trade-in, Central Florida region).
    Good deal?
  • cslasorcslasor Posts: 15
    I've been considering buying a Mazda5 for several months now, and the 0% financing offer is very tempting. I figure it would save me about $1000 in finance charges vs. financing at my credit union's rate of 2.9% for 36 months.

    What I was wondering, though, is whether it really makes any difference to try to buy during a special financing deal. I mean, do they just hold out for a higher price when they have a 0% financing deal? Or would it maybe be better to wait a while and see if the number of buyers drops off after the financing deal expires and then negotiate a better price?

    Any thoughts from you car-buying experts?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    It's discount OR special financing in most cases.
  • cslasorcslasor Posts: 15
    There are no rebates or discounts being offered in this case, just 0% financing, so that's not an issue. But the price is always negotiable and I was just wondering if they would generally negotiate to the same price while they're having a financing deal as they would after the deal expires.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    If you can buy at 1-200 over invoice and get the financing good for you. If they want full msrp to get the financing then crunch the numbers.
  • robchuckrobchuck Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    My family bought a 2010 Mazda5 Sport AT (no options) about 2 weeks ago (MSRP: $20,185; Invoice: $19,200). We used our own financing (not the 0%/36 mo. promotional rate), as we put $10,000 down (no trade) and will pay the vehicle off in 6-9 months. We paid $17,800 (incl. destination/delivery) and OTD of $19,500. The vehicle would have been $18,300 if we took the 0% financing.
  • shweeshwee Posts: 2
    $23,805 MSRP (incl. $50 wheel locks), bought today for $21,073 plus CT tax, dealer conveyance fee and reg/license fee. Paid cash, no financing.
  • After much negotiation made a deal today on Mazda5 sport 5 speed manual with no other options (MSRP $18745)

    Selling price: $16615
    With CT tax, Conveyance fee and new car registration it came to $18062.80

    Did not take 0% financing.

    I have shopped several dealers both in person and online and this seems the best price which is essentially seeling at invoice minus $1000 dealer engagement cash incentive.

    Taking delivery some time next week. :shades:
  • ckraheckrahe Posts: 10
    The end of March turn out to be a great time to buy a car.

    My wife and I bought a 2010 Mazda5 Sport, with manual transmission and no options, from Congressional Mazda in Rockville, Maryland on Wednesday (Mar 31). The car was built in December and had 2 miles on the odometer.

    $15,149.00 - Price
    $750.00 - Mazda Freight
    $100.00 - Dealer Processing
    $20.00 - Dealer Registration Fee
    $16,019.00 - SUBTOTAL

    $959.94 - Maryland Taxes
    $218.00 - Maryland Registration (2 years)
    $4.00 - Maryland Tire Recycling Fee
    $17,200.94 - Total Drive off Price

    We did not take the 0% financing offer (base was quoted $641 higher w/0%). As with our Odyssey, we paid the maximum the dealer allowed on a credit card ($2,500) to get the 1% credit card rebate.

    I've already posted one disappointing dealer review (for MileOne Heritage Mazda in Owings Mills) and will post two good reviews (Gaithersburg Mazda in Gaithersburg, and Congressional Mazda in Rockville).

    Thanks to Edmunds again for offering these forums and the dealer email service. We used Google Maps to pull together dealer reviews, and contacted only the dealers we felt were worth dealing with (5 dealers in all).

    Good luck to all other buyers!
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