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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1153 of 2415 Need help pricing a used 2005 Mazda6
Jun 07, 2005 (10:24 am)
Hi. Edmund's used car pricing doesn't have info for 2005 models, so i'm hoping you guys can help.
2005 Mazda6 S hatchback, auto transmission, leather, moonroof, 6000 miles, being sold at a Honda dealership. Looks to be in great shape. Sticker price $24,500! With Mazda offering up to $2500 cash back in various forms, I think $24,500 is way too much, but I have no basis to form an offer. Would $20K be too much of a low-ball?
Jun 08, 2005 (4:09 am)
What's all this talk about incentives? Edmunds shows no incentives of any kind on the Mazda6.
#1156 of 2415 Re: Incentives? [postoak]
Jun 08, 2005 (5:27 am)
Regarding the incentives--I found them on the Mazda website. $1500 cash back plus if financing through Mazda, another $1000. There was also a dealer who advertised these offers.
So--anyone help with my question? (See post 1153)
#1157 of 2415 Re: Need help pricing a used 2005 Mazda6 [yellowperil]
Jun 08, 2005 (8:57 am)
No, $20K would be perfectly legit. You could buy that car new for $24,500. They'd probably tell you the car is $28K on the sticker, so the price is sensible. With today's competitive environment and rebates, sticker prices are irrelevant on all but the most in demand vehicles.
#1158 of 2415 Thanks, yellowperil
Jun 08, 2005 (9:17 am)
Now when people here talk about buying below invoice are they taking into account the $1500 cash back or not?
For example, the s Grand Touring I'm interested in has an invoice price of $24,651. Do they mean it can be had below $23,151? If so, any idea of how *much* below?
#1159 of 2415 Re: Thanks, yellowperil [postoak]
Jun 08, 2005 (1:56 pm)
I wondered about that myself. I assume that people are saying that it is possible to get invoice or slightly less then invoice, then tack on the cash back. But someone had mentioned getting a loaded wagon for $20K--That's a crazy deal!
To Mimazda6: Thanks for your input.
#1160 of 2415 Re: Incentives? [postoak]
Jun 08, 2005 (2:55 pm)
carsdirect.com had the incentives posted 4days ago. edmunds still hasn't updated their site.
Jun 08, 2005 (4:44 pm)
$20k seems about all I'd pay. The wagons aren't moving well I guess. They had one locally here with a $4,200 discount coupon they mailed me. Cars all lose value quickly, so spending $25 on a car which in a couple three year will be worth half that much doesn't make too much sense from a dollar invested stand point. Most I would ever pay for any regular car, like a Mazda or Ford, would be $20K. Used cars are so much better a deal, unless you get in on these really big discounts. They have sold Mazda6 cars for as low as $15,999 on close-outs and this current year, I have seen $16,999. They are great cars, but not worth $25K or more, out the door price. If I get a 2005 Mazda6 it will be 4 cylinder and a stick. Plenty of fun and cheaper on gas.
#1162 of 2415 Dealers with internet pricing?
Jun 09, 2005 (9:01 am)
I'm familiar with Fitzgerald, who has dealerships in the D.C. area and Florida. They post actual, out-the-door prices, on their website. (Although their Mazda dealer just informed me that they include the $1,000 financing rebate in their prices, which I think is misleading . . . if you're paying cash or don't qualify for M.A.C. financing, then you can't get that particular rebate . . . but that's another story.)
Can anyone direct me to any other Mazda dealers that list actual, fixed prices on their websites? Location doesn't matter.