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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1236 of 2415 Re: 2005 Black HB [krzysztof4now]
Aug 01, 2005 (6:22 am)
I just got a car this weekend and it says clearly "NO PRE PAYMENT PENALTY" but the finance guy said, oh that isnt right, you need to make three payments. I don't know where he was getting that from, my contract says it times. I didnt use a Mazda Finance form, it was from the dealership. I already have my line of credit all setup to refinance.
(Mazda6 Sport S with Bose & Moonroof was 21,249 without the gerber rebate, I didn't know how to get that)
Aug 01, 2005 (8:18 am)
Got a M6 s sdn with sprt pack , moonroof and bose, 6 sd auto on saturday.
24250 sale price
3500 rebates / gerber included
20755 OTD $
Got 6.9 5 financing to be refinanced as soon as I get a clear idea when that can be done . Did I get a good deal??
#1238 of 2415 Re: 6 s sd price [costello1]
Aug 01, 2005 (9:26 am)
It seems like the same deal I got - where is your tax? OTD 20,755 does that include taxes? or was it sale price $20,755 plus tax?
-Just wanted to double check...
Aug 01, 2005 (9:46 am)
if you pay off the loan too soon the dealer is charged back the incentive.....so if you pay it off early you might want to find another dealership to do your service work because you won't be very popular....
#1240 of 2415 Re: gregski [audia8q]
Aug 01, 2005 (10:15 am)
Its ok, I didn't plan on doing service there anyway. I haven't refinance yet so, I still have time to decide.
#1241 of 2415 Re: 6 s sd price [gregski80]
Aug 01, 2005 (12:21 pm)
Well I see that I did not include the tax , 5% since I live in Md. I purchased it in Delaware , no sales tax to Delaware residents!! So 20755 not including taxes and tags!! Sorry for the confusion!!
#1242 of 2415 Re: Mazda6 s Sedan [brizzock]
Aug 01, 2005 (5:24 pm)
To get the gerbers rebate form go to :
This will get you to the page , type in the info and they will send you by email a form. Print it out and you are good to go.
I just posted my $ for the same vehicle you seem to be looking for , good luck!!
#1243 of 2415 Re: 6 s sd price [costello1]
Aug 01, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Looks O.K. but I usually base a good deal form how much money you can taken off from the MSRP. Looks like you got $5405 off from sticker which is good but I think you can get another $1300 if you tried a little harder.
This is what I did. I e-mailed several dealerships around two weeks before the end of the month. I look at their inventory first to see if they got the car I wanted. They usually reply very quickly within hours. They also will give you the price that they think you will buy(i.e. advertised price, s-plan, etc.) Wait and don't reply immediately. They will contact you a few days later and then usually every day.
Then tell them you are looking for a certain vehicle and are willing to buy within a week if the price is right and will even buy tommorrow if the price is great. Always use "How much off the MSRP?", this way they won't confused you with options price tricks you don't need for your car. "How much off MSRP?" also gives you a better choice since you are not dealing with one car he/she want to get rid of(i.e. one sitting on a lot for 10 months before Mazda raised its' price twice) but his/her entire lot of cars. Then they will offered you a couple of hundred more off MSRP then the first price.
E-mail a dealership that is further(i.e greater then 75 miles) from the ones you e-mail. The local dealers don't know how much they are paying when they are that far away. Also check to see your states highest sellers(in numbers) of Mazda Cars. The highest sellers usually gets a bonus(around $400 each car) if they meet certain numbers. Then it's about a couple of days till the end of the month and the local dealers are getting desperate to meet their numbers. Use the quote of the highest selling Mazda dealer since is usually lower because they are getting their bonus and might sell the car you wanted at a slight lost to get that bonus. Squeeze $100-200 more form this dealership by saying, "Give me another(your squeeze discount) and I will be there tommorrow". Remember don't be greedy here and make sure that dealership has the car you wanted. They will bite if you tell them you are setting foot inside their store. At this point you should have a exact price off for any car on the lot.
Then see if the local dealers will match. If they don't then drive to the lower priced dealer even if they are 75 miles away and pick up your Mazda 6. I save $6750 this way.
#1244 of 2415 Re: Mazda6 s Sedan [costello1]
Aug 02, 2005 (5:01 am)
That's perfect---thanks very much.
In my price shopping, I was able to get a price for the Mazda6 s Sport Sedan with the bose/moonroof package for $250 over invoice (before rebates) which put it around $20,550 after the $3000 in rebats and not including the Gerber rebate
Anyone know what incentives are out for August yet?
#1245 of 2415 Re: 6 s sd price [jlam2]
Aug 02, 2005 (5:10 am)
I like your plan, but on a sour note, I'll share a little insight with you about what you are doing. I have sold cars in a past life, and to start off, you are mostly correct in the process to get your best deal. I believe in getting the best deal possible also. Here's the flaw in your system, you never consider the the actual sales person dealing with you. A high majority (95% or better) of dealerships only pay there sales professionals on the invoice price or higher. Once you start banging a sales person around for great deals that cut the invoice price, you effectively strip any commission from said sales pro. At this point, the dealership is only going to pay him/her a "flat" ususally ranging about $50-$75. Now what happens when everyone starts buying their cars at these great deals? In order for a sales pro to make a reasonable living he's going to need to sell at least 35-40 new cars a month. That kind of volume isn't common at most dealerships, in fact most dealerships only sell 35-40 new units per month(usually split among 5 or 8 sales people) We've become so attuned to thinking our money belongs to us that we forget that someone out there is actually working for us in this process. Not all dealerships are guaranteed their volume rebates and bonuses, they actually have to meet or exceed their goals for that month, if not nothing, sometimes 1 sale can mean the difference of a $30,000+ bonus check. But remember, that's the dealership getting that money, the salesman is once again usually left out in the cold on dealership incentives. Just remember, when you are dealing with a sales person, he needs to be able to go home and feed his family also. (I'm not saying they are all impoverished, some are very successfull at what they do, but just keep that in mind when doing business)