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#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!
Feb 06, 2001 (5:02 pm)
Yes, I am in car sales. I was just trying to make a point. Remenber, a good deal is a deal that both you and the dealer think is fair. If you or the dealer do not agree, then it is no deal at all. I was using 900.00 as an example.
#402 of 2044 Question on HP of the 2.5LV6
Feb 07, 2001 (2:02 pm)
I was surprised when I saw the Mazda spec for 2001 V6 engine that says 165 peak hp .... as I remember one of the improvement they advertised in the 00 model was a slight power boost from 165 in 99 model to 170 in 00 ... and I don't think they usually cut back on Hp ...
Anyone knows the answer? Not like 5 hp makes a diff but just curios to know why ...
Feb 07, 2001 (2:46 pm)
This is due to minor changes in calibration to meet 50-state emissions requirements, rather than having separate versions for California and the Northeast.
Since its introduction in '93, the 2.5 has gone from 164 to 170 to 165; the 2.0, from 118 to 114 to 125 to 130 and back to 125 for 2001.
Feb 08, 2001 (5:29 am)
Is that for OBDII? How confusing!
#405 of 2044 How to remove CD Player on Mazda 626 LX 2000?
Feb 08, 2001 (12:13 pm)
I would like to exchange the factory CD player on my Mazda 626 2000 but don't know how to take the player out.. Can anybody help me with this?
On that factory CD player there is a button #1 (where you see "Disk" written).
It is used to connect CD changer. Can I instead of CD changer connect a wire with Audio input so that I will be able to plug in tape/MP3 player?