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#5475 of 8223 What went wrong with this deal?
May 03, 2003 (12:50 pm)
We currently own a 2001 MPV LX. We went to the dealer today to look at the 2003 and negotiated a price of $21,882 for an LX, coastal blue, with roof rack, rear A/C, wheel locks, rear bumper step plate, 6 CD changer, fog lights, automatic doors and rear mirror with temp/compass. Of course, we got the price on the 2003 before we told them we wanted to trade in our 2001. The manager told us the deal on the 2003 was no longer valid since he didn't want to do a trade-in. Questions--Was this a good deal on the 2003? Why wouldn't a dealer want a trade-in, especially one that's in outstanding shape with 32,000 miles. He didn't even look at our 2001. Is there a glut of used MPVs?
Second issue: Edmunds says there is an All-Sport package (1SG) but it's not listed in the Mazda sales brochure and the dealer today told us that even though it's a valid package, they had never seen a 2003 with this package. They thought that maybe it was a regional deal. We live in Florida and are very interested in this package. Has anyone heard of this package or seen it on a 2003?
May 03, 2003 (6:25 pm)
Sounds kind of strange to me that a dealer would refuse any trade in. The price seems good though on the '03 with those options.
The only time I have seen the All Sport is on the older models (previous body style) that had the 4 wheel drive. I was reading somewhere (can't remember) that there is a 4 wheel drive MPV available in Japan? It hasn't hit the US. I could be wrong on it as I heard it a while ago. Maybe someone else knows?
I also would think All Sport would mean 4 wheel or AWD. If not, could it mean the LS Model which would have the 17" wheels, leather seats, traction control and every other bell and whistle?
Sorry I'm not more of a help.
May 03, 2003 (6:58 pm)
sell it a private party thru autotrader.com & buy a 2003
May 04, 2003 (2:07 am)
I'd be finding another dealer. There are many tactics on how you negotiate a deal, and one is to not mention the trade-in until you've settled on the purchase price of the vehicle... then pop the 'oh, I have a trade-in' statement on them. Is this what you did? Some dealers may tell you to hit the bricks. In that case, imho, you don't want their MPV anyway.
BTW, the All-Sport package (Option Code 1SG) is available for 2003 LX-trimmed MPVs, and consists of alot of items that folks may want on their LXs w/o having to pay for leather (that's my take). Includes: 17" rims, SuperSound 9speaker/180watt stereo, CD changer, foglamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, GFX, rear spoiler, auto-dimming rv-mirror (w/compass and temp gauge). All-Sport invoices for $684 w/an MSRP price of $795. TMV is $$697. Also, requires Rear AC (AC8) and TCS/Side airbags (AB7). So, yes.. it basically gives you a decked out LX for about $700, sans power doors (available) and leather.
May 04, 2003 (4:29 am)
might as well buy an ES then, with all these to me is an ES ?
May 04, 2003 (7:42 am)
You would know the answer to this. kevria posted a message earlier stating that Mazda is offering another financing option, 3.9% for 49-60 months. I talked to my salesman, and he said he didn't know anything about it. Also, if Mazda is actually offering this financing option, can it be used with the dealer cash back? I know the 0% option can't.
May 04, 2003 (9:03 am)
Is just to say you'll buy the new one but first you need to sell your existing car to get enough cash for the down payment or whatever. Then the dealer can decide to make an offer or tell you "good luck on retail road."
#5483 of 8223 Here's the latest
May 04, 2003 (1:55 pm)
My salesman just emailed me back and said these are all the current incentives avaiable for the MPV.
$2000 dealer cash back
0% financing for 36 months
$500 cash back and 2.9% for 37-48 months
$500 cash back and 3.9% for 49-60 months.
I'm gonna have to go with the $2K cash back and my own financing through our credit union. I need to keep our payments under $400 a month, and none of the other options will do that. I wish I could afford to do the 0% financing, but that would make our payments over $600 a month. Ouch! It sure would be nice to completely own the vehicle in just 3 years though.
#5484 of 8223 FYI.........
May 04, 2003 (4:34 pm)
$2,000 cash back and 4.9% thru Sovereign Bank (which was done through our Mazda dealer) for 60 months.