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Mazda RX-8, Coupe
#2774 of 3618 lhess / masterchief
Aug 15, 2005 (7:55 am)
lhess.....They only produced about half the number of Shinka's for 2005 than expected. When the fire happend back in December they stopped producing the Shinka for a few months. They had a good take rate of the Shinka so it made sense to bring it back fot 2006.
Masterchief....I get the stuff from Mazda, I'm a dealer. The 2006 RX-8's should show up in the US in Dec/Jan...This months allocation is the first for 2006 orders. 2005's are still shipping.
#2775 of 3618 Re: lhess / masterchief [audia8q]
Aug 15, 2005 (10:41 am)
Hey, since you get the scoop directly, can we get any pointers on doing deals. For example, my local dealer's got, what appears to me to be a left over White RX-8 AT no pkg. I'm guessing someone ordered it because of the the color and then backed out. I can't see how White is a hot color for an RX-8 (maybe its the pearl stuff).
They're give the S-Plan pricing and the $1000 Mac. Is there a snowballs chance in hell that they will ever come down more than that? Or is there honor among dealers? I read somewhere that the S-Plan price is fairly hard and fast. Thanks.
Aug 15, 2005 (1:33 pm)
well for one thing it isnt a left over....they haven't even started building the 2006's yet. It won't be a leftover until Dec or Jan when the 2006 units arrive.....Don't misjudge the white pearl on the RX-8. It has been our second best selling color this year. Red has been the most popular for us...
I make it a habit not to comment on "is this a good deal" questions...To some folks a good deal is great service and to others a great deal is the lowest price to somebody else a good deal is a quick sale, etc....Only you can determine what is a good deal for you......If you don't like their price shop around and make and offers. All they can do is throw you out of the dealership..
#2777 of 3618 05 SHINKA's
Aug 15, 2005 (2:41 pm)
Hey AUDIA8Q so I heard they are not going to make the "SHINKA" model RX8 anymore is this true? Also I heard the only made 2,150 SHINKA's is this also correct?
Aug 15, 2005 (2:50 pm)
The Shinka returns for 2006. The Shinka gets new leather.....I don't have a total count, sorry. They didn't produce as many in 2005 as planned due to a problem at the factory.
#2779 of 3618 Re: tripec [audia8q]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Thanks. It's really the rules of when to haggle, for how much and for how long that I'm after. Of course, maybe the whole concept of haggling is the problem.
I know trade-in negotiations needs to be separated entirely from the dealership. I know the financing needs to be separated as well. But I don't know how to get the correct price. By correct, I mean the correct market value for the local market. Maybe I should just walk away when the dealer gives me a price more than $2000 over what I think is correct. Here in Boston, you just don't see any white RX-8s. Black is definitely king in the city, then grey, green and red. But yellow and white are rare with white being the rarest. I've never seen one in two years at least in Boston.
Does making a split the difference offer ever work?
#2780 of 3618 Re: lhess / masterchief [audia8q]
Aug 16, 2005 (12:43 am)
Hey, since you got the inside scoop, any word on mazdaspeed rx 8 hittin the US? And when is mazda gonna release official news on the 06 line up? My local dealorship said he was out of the brochures for the 06's, but I doubt the brochures are even avaible yet.
#2781 of 3618 Re: lhess / masterchief [masterchief]
Aug 16, 2005 (3:01 am)
So thought that the Shinka's are a special edition but if they come out with it next year then what makes it so special??
#2783 of 3618 Re: tripec [trispec]
Aug 16, 2005 (4:39 am)
I was at 128 Mazda in Wakefield last night. They have about 25 RX8's and about 4 of them were white.