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Mazda MPV Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,443
    Congratulations himalaya. Best deal on MPV that I have ever seen on this board.I believe we were offered 5.9%(excellent credit) back in July 04 with our MPV.But, we got 4.9% thru the wifes credit union. Perhaps the dealership was just trying to make a little money back on the deal???
  • jc9799jc9799 Posts: 70
    "...inspite of my excellent credit history
    I was offered 8.9% APR for 5 years, did anyone have similar experience?..."

    Sometimes Mazda will offer an extra $1000 if you finance with Mazda Credit. I think with this offer they raise the APR a little bit.

    BTW, congrats on the new van.
  • wkeyswkeys Posts: 3
    You were offered a vehicle at INVOICE but you are hesitant because you would lose $1500 on your trade? Just what is the trade that you are so in love with that you expect to get another $1500 for? It's 6 of one and a half dozen of the other. The dealership knocked their price down to invoice and usually the customer expects top dollar (nearly retail) for their trade because they booked them out on their home computer. I have never seen a correct KBB report (or other) brought in buy a customer.
    I would say take the deal and keep your trade out of the equasion, but that INVOICE price might only be with your trade included.
  • I fully agree with you, I did take the $1000 MAC rebate
    credit. And ofcourse dealer would like to make some money
    out of this transaction and that's why probably increased
    the APR. Outside I am getting 5.4% APR with 60 months.

    I was reading through the papers after the purchase and
    found that in the credit approval form it says "There is
    no Pre-Payment Penalty" that being said can I pay the
    amount in full and refinance from some other bank? Where
    does it say that to avail $1000.00 MAC rebate one has to
    make minimum of 3-4 payments? In my case the $1000.00 is
    going to the dealer as the reduced price included the
    $3000 + $1000 since dealer retained all cash rewards and
    incentives from Mazda?

    Appreciate if someone could share some information
    regarding this! :) :) :)
  • chisfu1chisfu1 Posts: 25
    Would you tell me where you got your MPV? What color you get and what's the mpg you got so far? Are you happy with your MPV so far?
  • I got it from a dealer in Atlanta/GA. Color is Rally White.
    Haven't yet got my tank emptied. Since I have done so much
    of searching for Minivan for long time, definitely I am
    very happy with my MPV.

    NOTE:- If you comparing this Minivan Against Sienna/Ody or
    any other larger size Minivan you just need to know this
    MPV is slightly smaller. However for a family of 4 it is a
    very perfect van and it can easily accomodate upto 6 people
    without any problem. Since most of the time my Wife is
    going to drive this minivan, she finds is much more
    convenient to drive this one compared to Sienna/Ody that
    are larger in size.
  • rlippsrlipps Posts: 2
    Can you tell me the Dealer name and location? Thank you!
  • rlippsrlipps Posts: 2
    Hi, can you tell me the name and city of the dealer you got this at? Thanks.
  • jim ellis of mazda at Marietta/GA.

    Let me know if you are interested to talk to the salesman I
    dealt with!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,555
    Sorry... no salesperson information on the forums...

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  • Thanks for pointing out. I just realized that I should not
    have mentioned about this on this forum!

    Sorry about it, will never happen again :)
  • I bought my 05 MPV back in Oct and was unhappy with the interest rate (7.99%) but had gone too far to back out by the time they gave me the rate. What didn't make sense is another dealer had given us a quote of 5.something (and was approved because of our excellent credit) but we didn't buy from them because of a different problem (long story!). Anyhow, the 7.99% dealer said we could refinance somewhere else after 90 days. I called Mazda credit after making 2 payments, and they said that there would be no penalty if we paid off the loan right away. So I'm guessing the sales people make something off the interest rates and also hope that you don't refinance. Wish I had called Mazda credit sooner.....
  • chisfu1chisfu1 Posts: 25
    I got the blue one after driving the white, black and blue in the same place you got yours. Mine has the roof rack, step plate and cargo net, which cost me $300 more than yours! Actually, I preferred the sand one with the compass, outside temperature and homelink with another $200 more... but the color is not as good as the blue one I bought.

    Anyway, it's good to know you got it from the same place as I did! So far, I noticed two issues after driving it for 3 weeks: first, I found the tire is not well-balanced so it's a little bit vibrating during highway speed. Second, the LED display is smaller than my 2003 MPV plus the control buttons on the wheel is not as user-friendly as my old one. My 2003 MPV has bigger buttons that are very easy to use...volume controls and cruise controls.
  • Congratulation(s)!!!! Did you get ES or LX model? Mine is
    just the Base ES model (I found out it has most of the
    features/options that I wanted in a minivan so decided not
    to go for any extra options/accessories). I was considering
    roof-rack but the decided not to go for it as I figured out
    for my family size I would never use it so decided not to
    invest anymore on it.

    So far I have not noticed any problem with my ES, it's
    running well and I am trying not to drive over speed for
    the first 1000 miles (Have done the same on my prevoius
    new Toyota Cars).

    So far city + highway it has given 21 mpg. Which looks fine
    to me....
  • I bought my first Mazda product and so far I love it. I looked at other minivan choices, (Odyssey, Sienna, GM's) none of them came close to the price or features that I got on the MPV!

    Mine is a Silver LX with 4 seasons package and towing package. Heated mirrors, tranny cooler, rear air, larger wiper washer fluid resevoir. I got the Mazda "S" plan through work and great rebates. Here is the breakdown:

    25,430-Sticker Price
    -1,801-S-Plan Discount
    -1,000-Mazda Credit Cash
    - 900-Dealer Cash Discount
    - 500-S-Plan Dealer Hit & Win Dealer Cash (Not Sure?)
    -1,500-Trade-In (1998 Pontiac Transport 145,000 mi)

    + 149- Doc Fee

    Total Financed $17,378

    I am very happy!! :)
  • bwlevybwlevy Posts: 1
    My wife and I purchased a Mazda MPV LX-SV a couple of days ago.

    It seemed to be a month of Sundays. I worked a deal with a local KIA dealer for a a 2005 KIA Sedona for 16k even. After getting the best deal at KIA, we left KIA to get some food and discuss everything on our own time as well as stop by the local Mazda dealer. We stopped in at Jim Click Mazda, and left with a new 2005 MPV, (msrp of 22665, which doesn't mean a whole lot to me,) for 16,600.

    I am very pleased. The salesman, sales manager, general manager and finance manager were very proffesional.

    I think this MPV will be one of our best investments! :)
  • Is it made by Mazda or do we have a Ford 6 cyl? I called my dealer and they tell me Mazda, but a friend of mine swears it is a Ford Duratec V6. Anyone know for sure?

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,555
    A good place to ask this question would be in the general Mazda MPV forum..


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  • jaserbjaserb Posts: 858
    It's a Ford Duratec. Mazda did some work on the heads, but it's the same basic engine. That's not a bad thing - the Duratec is a very good motor. It's much better than the Mazda design used in the old style MPVs.

  • Jason,

    Thanks for the information. Do you know if there are any reliability issues with this motor that I should know about?

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,443
    "any reliability issues with this motor.."

    From what I have read, the Duratec 3.0 is a highly reliable engine
  • jaserbjaserb Posts: 858
    It is a very reliable motor. Also, unlike some Japanese motors there's no timing belt to replace, so the maintenance costs are lower as well.

  • Thanks for the information.

  • Hey everybody, my wife and i have about $15,000 to spend and I see plenty of low mileage MPV's for sale all over California, usually being former short-term rentals/shuttles. I drove an MPV and LOVED the way it drove, thought the interior was sweet and generally wife and I adored it. Problem is, I'm not sure if the reliability is up to the old school Mazda I grew up with. So many Ford parts, Duratec motor/Ford Transmission, I read in Consumer Reports about bad trannys and other things. JD Power rated it really low in mechanical quality. How do you think the Mazda stands vs. Dodge Caravan, Kia Sedona? My dad has a 1996 Mazda MPV and that thing is bullet proof!! He's driven that thing over 110,000 and only replaced batteries and tires! Has the same brakes on it as from factory, everything! Timing belt had to be changed, obviously, but that rig is solid!! That being said, it had a REAL Mazda engine, not a Ford. What do you guys think?
  • Shopping for a 2005 MPV-ES and can't find any info on dealer incentives/marketing assistance/customer rebates. Told by dealer in Milwaukee there is $3000 rebate, $1000 Mazda credit cash, $1000 autoshow cash + $250 autoshow Mazda Credit cash( Autoshow just ended). Dealer quoted $248 over invoice which came to $7306 off MSRP. However a Chicago dealer offered $8000 off MSRP with $3000 rebate and $1000 Mazda credit cash.

    None of the sites I looked at on the net including this one has any info on 2005 Mazda incentives. Anyone have any ideas??
  • sparkertsparkert Posts: 5
    I really want an MVP!!! However, I also want to pay 15000, tops out the door price on any model from 2003 on. Am I insane? I have seen some listings on for 14500 and the like (pre taxes and fees) but figure there won't be much bargaining room since those prices are below the edmonds appraisals.

    Am I pie in the sky or do I have a chance? Has anyone recently bought a late-model used MVP and can describe their experience?

    Also - am I correct in assuming these vehicles are not as popular as other minivans (such as the much-lauded Hondas and Toyotas)?

  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyPosts: 5,443
    Are you insane? Possibly. But, you can get any 2003 or 2004 for 15k out the door...and probably a used 2005...with money left over for some of that pie you were talking about.

    And yes, the MPV is more popular(with me) than the overhyped Hondas and Toyotas.
  • rgb2rgb2 Posts: 31
    You should be able to get a used 2003-2004 for this amount. However, I suggest you look into getting a leftover 2005 LX-SV, the base model, for about the same, maybe a grand more. The huge pluses (in my book) of that is :
    1) You are the only person who ever abused/maintained the car.
    2) You get 4 years/50K miles of worry-free motoring.(warranty+roadside assistance+loaner if any repairs)
    3) More reliable car since no changes 2004-2005, the production line worked out all the quirks.
  • sparkertsparkert Posts: 5
    So by 'leftover' you mean new? With virtually no miles? That is very interesting.

    We are seriously considering getting a broker (one with a very good reputation, although here I supposedly can't mention his name). He states that he can get us a price about 3000 lower than we would at a dealership - of course, his fees are quite high. He wants 900, plus 1-300 for auction fees. I wonder if he means 3000 less than asking, or 3000 less than what I would get after using mediocre bargaining techniques.

    I don't know if I can get as good a deal at a dealership if we don't use him, but I'm not sure if its such a good idea when you factor in his substantial fees. Will we be paying mainly for convenience?

    Has anyone else used a broker? Was it worth it?

  • I have been debating which to purchase.
    2000 Mazda MPV, 4 door, ES, Leather - 102,000 for $6900
    2000 Toyota Sienna, 4 door, CE, Velour - 50,000 for $10,880

    I have read that the main problems with the MPV is the horse power, hard shifting and road noise.
    The Toyota is plagued with --- well, not much.
    Are the MPV issues worth the $4000 difference?
    Thanks in advance - - :confuse:
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