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Mazda 626, Sedan
#391 of 2044 99 Mazda 626 ES 4-cyl E-mail JEgan98@aol.com
Jan 06, 2001 (11:43 am)
I own a Honda CR-V so I spend most of my time there but need your help on a 626 that my father is buying. It is a 1999 Mazda 626 ES 4-cyl with a moonroof and leather it has the cd/cassette and all the other es goodies such as the PW/locks/Cruse Tilt. The car has 41K on it and it is in Great Shape. I saw this vehicle. This was a early lease turn in and was well taken care of He has put down a deposit and will probally pic it up Monday.
The price is $13,400 and they are also giving him a good value for the trade. What do you all think of this vehicle. THe color is driftwood/tan leather which is spotless
Jan 06, 2001 (2:26 pm)
Of course, my "What would have led someone to terminate a lease early?" buzzer goes off, even knowing there's 41k on the car.
Would someone please pull the dipstick on the automatic transmission (you can't get ES trim with a four-cylinder and the stick) and see what the fluid looks like?
#393 of 2044 Torque and HP curve 2.5L V6
Jan 12, 2001 (11:06 am)
Does anyone know where can I find a Torque and HP curve graph for mazdas 2.5L V6 engine? Thanks
#394 of 2044 11,300 on Our Doubleought LX
Jan 14, 2001 (8:14 am)
Our mechanic has been changing the oil at 3000mls
and making visual inspections on the Freeport.If
we take this to the Mazda dealer(40mls away)will
they make any internal diagnostic tests that our
trusted tech is not set up for or will those come
later with more mileage?
Jan 17, 2001 (7:25 am)
Much later. The first significant service is at 30k miles, and even that is minor compared to the 60k mile service (the first major one).
#396 of 2044 2001 Mazda 626 Dealer Demo
Feb 04, 2001 (1:49 pm)
A local dealer will sell me his 2001 626 demo vehicle with 4,000+ miles for $100.00 over invoice. I haven't purchased a "new" car in many, many years, but this doesn't seem correct given the amount of use/depreciation on this vehicle.
I'm sure if I bought a 2001 vehicle and ran up 4,000 miles and tried to turn it back in that they wouldn't give me invoice plus $100.00. HElP!! What would be a fair, reasonable discount for the amount of miles this dealer demo has??
#397 of 2044 RE: Dealer Demo
Feb 04, 2001 (3:06 pm)
There is currently a $1500 rebate on 626 for 2001 model.
For a "new" (5-250 miles) 626 I would start by offering 1225 under invoice. With the 4000 miles the demo has I would remove at least $1,000 additional dollars so take $2250 off of the invoice.
$100 OVER the invoice for a 4,000 mile car is a terrible deal for you.
Remember that the 4,000 miles that are on the car are the most valuable miles that the car can be driven, they are the new car miles that people pay a premium for.
Just FYI, 2000 626's for sale with 12K or less miles were selling for 12,500 to 16,000 and average of 14,500 in my area.
Check out the pricing service on edmunds and take a look at carsdirect.com for some relevant information on what you should pay for new 626.
Feb 04, 2001 (3:40 pm)
How much will they charge you for a non demo? It depends on the market. If area dealers are selling "new" ones for $1000.00 over invoice and the demo is 100.00 over, then you are getting a good deal. If they will sell a "new" one for the same 100.00, then it is not a good deal. You need to be able to compare it to something in YOUR market area.
#399 of 2044 RE: bythenbrs1 Demo question
Feb 04, 2001 (7:07 pm)
A good deal on 626 will be less than invoice anywhere in the US market.
Use the internet and do some research on cost of 626. Check out the smart shopper forum on edmunds.
Question for john1726: Are you in the car sales business? I used to be and IMHO only someone who who is would say that a $900 difference on a 4000 mile demo would be a good deal in any market.
bythenbrs1 Be aware that if you are shopping against say a Accord or Camry that the 626 should be discounted much more than it's competitors.
Feb 05, 2001 (8:28 am)
Buy new - that demo is not being discounted at all!