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#17472 of 17829 Re: 2006 Mazda6 [akumaz]
Sep 12, 2005 (3:50 am)
I was actually loooking at new 06 Accords, and there was 1 single 2006 mazda6 standing in the corner of the lot(Mazda/Honda/Cadillac/Buick dealership,lol). I wouldnt even notice but i noticed that taillights looked darker, so I walked over and checked it out.
Looks nicer then the outgoing model, esp. the front, much more agressive with honeycomb grille insert(is it the same as mazdaspeed m6?), nicer dark interior(i never liked"titanium" look), and different wheels. Dont know if it going to be worth the price difference( they had loaded '05s for 22k ), but all in all I liked it better then "old" model.
#17473 of 17829 ford family pricing
Sep 12, 2005 (11:51 am)
did you guys know that the mazda dealerships take ford's family pricing incentives?? i haven't seen anyone mentioning this on here...
#17474 of 17829 Re: ford family pricing [kyleknicks]
Sep 13, 2005 (3:58 am)
Not here they don't.
Just at the local Mazda dealer yesterday, and they, along with other dealers in the area, are NOT offering the family pricing that Ford offers.
It's a scam anyway. If you do a little research and haggle with the dealer, you can often times BEAT the family plan pricing. I bought my 6 way before the incentives became popular, and not including rebates or trade-in, I paid $800 less than employee pricing.
The incentive is there basically to draw crowds into showrooms and buy a car without worrying about haggling, or getting hosed by the deal. Sure, it works, but if a dealer offers it, the haggling after the discount is all but eliminated. Not worth it to me...
Sep 13, 2005 (9:06 am)
This guy is posting all over the wrong info....
You are correct that it's a local dealer gimmick and not mazda corp...I love watching marketing in action.
#17476 of 17829 Re: mzgreyghost [audia8q]
Sep 13, 2005 (9:19 am)
I felt I needed to post because I'm getting sick of hearing that the "employee pricing" is the ONLY way to get a good deal on a car, when in fact one can do BETTER when doing his/her research and haggling for a fair price.
Is that wrong?
Sep 13, 2005 (9:56 am)
My local dealer just took delivery of an '06 6S sedan this past week, and I took a look last evening after the dealer closed.
First of all... Have you ever seen a 6 with a price tag OVER $31K? I just have...
The car was a 6S Grand Touring model with auto and a ton of add-ons. Black cherry with tan leather. The 18" wheels, as I thought, are ugly in person as well. Tires were Pirelli P Zero Neros, though, A DEFINITE step up from the Pilots. My wife, who hasn't seen an '06 pic yet, likes the wheels and the blacked-out light treatment, as well as the color. I liked the grille, but the foglights underneath the bumper jutted out so much that they look aftermarket, and cheap aftermarket at that. Proportions overall looked okay.
We couldn't open the doors or sit inside (obviously), but from what we both saw, my wife and I both think the new dash looks too busy with the redesigned console and nav controls. Too many buttons! Everything else looked pretty much the same.
That's it. Take it as you will...
Sep 13, 2005 (11:35 am)
I don't think your wrong....but a better price may depend on the make/model. Some vehicles have never been priced anywhere near the employee price and no amount of haggling would get there....OTOH, some vehicles were priced less before employee pricing...so it all depends on the carline.
The MZ6 is pretty much a volume product so decent deals can be had if the consumer follows your advice and does a little homework....Step one of the homework is to find a quality retailer... This can make or break the whole process.
#17479 of 17829 Re: 2006 Mazda6 [deluxe]
Sep 13, 2005 (6:25 pm)
Did it have cloth or leather interior? How was the quality?
My local dealership called me saying that they received a 2006 model. I'll check it out in the next 2 days and report back.
#17480 of 17829 Maybe I can help???
Sep 14, 2005 (3:43 am)
If anyone would like my employee discount, I'd be honored to help. I work in the "Body Shop" at AAI, installing the fenders on the 6 and I do metal finish. I can supply a "pin number" for the Mazda or any Ford vehicle.
#17481 of 17829 Re: 2006 Mazda6 [akumaz]
Sep 14, 2005 (3:55 am)
Tan leather interior.
Looked to be decent quality. I wasn't able to get into the car, since the dealer was closed, but the quality looked slightly better than the '03-'05 model seats. The interior plastics looked pretty good as well.