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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege, Hatchback, Sedan
#19 of 265 You'll get a lot more information ...
Apr 03, 2003 (6:16 am)
on the car and owner opinions if you'll join us on the Mazda Protege discussion in the Sedans area.
P.S. I own a 2000 ES 5-speed and a 2002 Protege5, so I can't be of much help in the 2003 pricing -- but I will let you know that the '00 just turned 53,000 miles and the '02 has 16,000, and neither of them has ever been to the shop for anything other than scheduled maintenance.
Apr 03, 2003 (7:30 am)
I'm driving a 2003 DX rental this week while my Protege is repaired, I'm the first person to rent it and the window sticker was in the glove box. According to the MSRP, the car was $15,000 with A/C and automatic transmission being the only options, seems about $3,000 too much for that car in my opinion. However, the DX is fairly well equiped for a base model compact car.
Apr 03, 2003 (7:35 am)
My 2000 ES 5-speed with every option except moonroof was $15,100. Prices, they rise, eh?
Which reminds me. Don't think you can't afford an ES just because it's the top model. The ES price includes a lot of features that are extra-cost options on the lower models. So if you're looking at a DX with lots of options, go look at an ES. You may be pleasantly surprised.
#22 of 265 Advertised prices in my area start mid $11k.
Apr 03, 2003 (10:10 am)
I'm sure that's a very base DX, with auto show discount and probably some dealer cash thrown in. When they use an invoice #, it's probably just that one.
However, I think you can probably get DX for around $13k or so. Check Edmund's TMV guide for an indication of what's been reported in your area.
And Meade's right. For a couple to few thousand more, you get more features. Check the LX too. I think it's an easy step from the DX, but I don't know your financial situation (nor do I want to...so don't speak a word about it). The DX is a very nice car for its price.
Apr 05, 2003 (5:31 pm)
Thanks for the responses!!
I want the DX because I plan on buying 2 new cars. I'm about to pick up the cars and able to get the automtic DX for $12,500 and a manual DX for $12,159 (not including tax and other fees). Each one has a/c, but nothing else.
Hopefully I'm getting a good deal.
Oh, and the Mazda Protege Discussion under sedans has too many threads/posts....I can't read all that
#24 of 265 Now is a good time to buy a P5
Apr 13, 2003 (12:07 pm)
A local dealer was advertising new 2003 P5 for $4000 discount off MSRP. I got exactly what I wanted. My P5 is classic red with leather, auto dimming mirrors, abs, side air bags, moonroof,polished rims, six cd player. I paid 16,300 for the car. It is about 1200 less than dealer invoice with factory rebate.
#25 of 265 Re: Now is a good time to buy a P5
Apr 13, 2003 (11:34 pm)
May I ask at which dealer or location you got such a great deal?
We want the same car you have but can only get $100 over invoice.
Apr 14, 2003 (11:56 am)
Hello arb 16
I live in Portland Oregon and a dealership near me in Hillsboro (Royal Moore Mazda) had the special. I checked the car ads yesterday and noticed they are still running the same promotion but now it's only on four 2003 P5's.
I see you live in California you may want to check it out depending where you live.
Hope this helps.
#27 of 265 To Bliss 182...about the DX
Apr 19, 2003 (8:43 am)
Hey Bliss, I hope you didn't yet pick up your DX. Because for the same exact price, 12,5., I got the LX.
It's an automatic. Power of course, but no AB. It did come with wheel locks. I didn't get the fog lights but I know they would have thrown that in.
It's a beautiful car, beautiful lines and interior.
Apr 20, 2003 (6:31 am)
Yeah..we did pick up our dx's. Where are you located? I'm from Buffalo and there are only 2 mazda dealers here and they were both giving me the same price. I even contacted dealers in Rochester.
I suspected we weren't getting a good deal on our end, given the $2000 rebate they were offering...and the fact that they were willing to give me $600 for my p.o.s trade. And I made them give us floor mats for both our cars. That's no consolation though.