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Mazda MPV, Van
Jun 25, 2000 (1:19 pm)
I admire all the time and research you guys have put into getting your MPVs. We bought one last week after some whirlwind shopping and research. My 1995 Dodge Caravan (just back from shop with a radiator problem I did fix and an oil leak I did not) started having electrical problems and that was it for us. It had 104,000 miles on it. We needed a reliable kid-hauler car.
We first test-drove Siennas, which seemed nice, and dealer offered what I thought was a pretty good deal on one. It was light-years better than Caravan, of course, but I wanted to check out other Japanese-engineered products. So, we looked at used Odysseys (new ones are bigger than I'd like) and finally at Mazdas, which we bought within 2 hours of actually seeing/driving. So far, so good. I read some of the complaints about mileage and quickly calculated ours. We won't be able to complain... We have a light teal LX with touring package and dual air. Kids LOVE it. I find the magic seat much roomier than behind seat for putting groceries in and everything is light enough for me to easily move (NOT the case when seats have to come out). Plus, we really like the captain's chair/bench option. And kids swear they have more room and are more comfortable. I don't know how Mazda did it.
We were somewhat worried about buying a model in its first year, and we bought an extended warranty, which we don't usually do. One thing I liked about Mazda over Sienna was the longer warranty and roadside assistance.
Thanks so much for these forums. You have no idea how much they help when you're shopping FAST. We bought fast, but now that the deed is done, as we look at other minivans going down the road, ours is the one we like best...
#78 of 8223 Mazda Dealer Framingham,MA ?
Jun 25, 2000 (4:47 pm)
Looking to buy Mazda MPV and want to know if anyone has had any good dealings with dealship
#79 of 8223 Nick73.Massachusetts
Jun 25, 2000 (6:06 pm)
I bought at Mazda Gallery in Norwood....I saw Tamara. Gary is a good salesman. Tell them I sent you and I want something in return! Wouldn't go less than $300 over invoice. I spoke to Lowell Feingold at Gallo in Worcester, a nice guy...they wouldn't go less than $500 over invoice. None of the three dealers I tried to deal with in Ct.(where I now live) would go less than $500 overinvoice even if they had a van I wanted. All of these included the 1k incentive and NONE of them would tumble for that PLUS the 6.9%...(I settled for 7.9%) Regardless of what you read here...I couldn't get both. I walked out the door three times. I cut my eye teeth dealing with Ernie Boch so I know what I'm doing. Maybe you'll have better luck.
#80 of 8223 NEED HELP WITH NUMBERS
Jun 25, 2000 (10:36 pm)
I just purchased a 2000MPV LX. (suppose to pick it up tomorrow) I agreed to 3% over invoice. The van has several extras in which the sales person agreed to the price listed by Edmunds. The invoice is $20,210 with the extras, the total comes to $21,709. Can someone please break down the math for me in showing the price I should play? I have a feeling the sales person is playing with the numbers. The following are the numbers I am working with:
3% OVER INVOICE ( I AGREED TO PAY)
6% SALES TAX IN FLORIDA
$35.00 TAG TRANSFER
$1,000.00 DEALER REBATE THEY ARE GIVING ME.(WHICH THE DEALER SAID HAD TO BE TAXED BEFORE THE REBATE)
$2,000.00 TRADE IN
Anyone who can show me a break down in the final cost will be doing me a big favor. Thanks in advanced for the help.
#81 of 8223 Dealer Transfer Fee
Jun 26, 2000 (5:10 am)
Two local Tampa, FL dealers say they'll match Cars Direct prices but will need a fully refundable $500.oo "dealer transfer fee" to get the car from another dealer within 24/48 hrs. Is this standard practice?
#82 of 8223 Ent. System Coupon
Jun 26, 2000 (5:35 am)
Does anyone have information regarding the MPV entertainment system "coupon?" I'd very much appreciate any information about this. Thanks.
Jun 26, 2000 (11:11 am)
Anybody know what happened to the Cruiser's Club?
#84 of 8223 Cruiser's Club II
Jun 26, 2000 (12:21 pm)
Look at topic #1388...
#85 of 8223 John407 - Numbers Help
Jun 26, 2000 (4:09 pm)
John407 - the dealer invoice cost (with options) from Edmunds should be your starting point. From this amount, you must subtract the $1,000 dealer rebate. (Don't let them subtract tax from that amount!!) That gives you the dealer's true cost for the vehicle.
With your numbers, $21,709 is the dealer cost without dealer rebate. With dealer rebate, the true dealer cost is $20,709. To this amount, add the 3% markup to get your final price.
Your breakdown should be as follows:
+ 3% markup
+ 6% sales tax
+ $ 35 tag transfer
= total gross cost for vehicle
= amount you should owe for vehicle
Hope this helps.
#86 of 8223 sr_srikanth/metrostlouis
Jun 26, 2000 (7:12 pm)
I got this deal at Middletown Mazda. Unfortunately this may be a little over an hour drive for you.
Your deal sounds very good.
Below is a breakdown of what I paid.
LX Invoice - $20,151
dest.chrg. - 480
NLEV - 129
Sec.Pkg - 946
4-seas. - 344
rear a/c - 512
fogs - 215
3-in-1 audio - 129
rear step plate - 43
roof rack - 172
Total Invoice - $23,121
Less Dealer Incentive - 1,000
Dealer's Final Cost $22,121
Plus Profit + 500
Purch px before TT&R $22,621
This included the Mazda financing of 60mos./6.9%.
Compare this with your breakdown LESS fog lights and maybe NLEV. The total dealer cost after rebate should be $21,777. This would mean that you would be paying between $23 - $423 over Dealer's Final Cost.
IMHO, I would go with who ever is giving you both $1,000 Rebate and 6.9% financing. Even if you pay $423 over cost, you still are getting a great deal.