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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1389 of 2415 Great Deal on a 2005 6s
Nov 23, 2005 (11:56 am)
I disagree w/ the user1235 comments about the 6 vs the 3. I was looking into the 2006 3...good peppiness but certainly NOTHING compared w/ the 6cy 6s...it's got much more power, even w/ the added weight, and is smoother and has a better put together. The 3 also revs higher, and seems like it's trying to put out all this energy while the 6 cyl handles the acceleration w/ ease. Also, it's better put together, knobs and interior fit have a better feel. Only thing bad is that mirrors don't fold in from the outside on the 6.
Needless to say I got the 6s, 2005 5-door instead of the 2006 3 GT since they have that $3000 incentive and I was able to snag a awesome deal from Manhattan Mazda.
demo model, 6900 mi, no noticeable damage or wear on the car. fully loaded except for auto dim mirror and navi. has leather, luxury pkg, bose/moonroof w/ moonroof deflector, cargo mat, grey color. $22,500 before incentives. $19,500 with $3k off, plus I had a $500 zoom zoom rebate since I went to the event in NJ. So $19,000 for basically a brand new car fully loaded 6 cyl. They obviously wanted to get rid of the car because it was last year's model w/ miles and has been sitting for a bit.
I was looking at the Mazda3 Grand Touring Edition Hatch and it's probably the same price more or less, but I got a much better car. Plus availability in the color I wanted was limited in the 3. I was also looking at a new 2005 Mazda6s w/ the same options, probably could've gotten it around $21,500 w/ the 3K incentives. Didn't even bother w/ the 2006 6s since it's basically the same car, and I don't like the new wheels anyway.
Happy w/ my purchase and no probs after 750 mi or so.
#1390 of 2415 Proud New Mama
Nov 29, 2005 (12:35 am)
Today I bit the bullet and bought a new vehicle...
I got the 2005 Mazda6 s Wagon. In addition to all the standard goodies, it aslo has the 6 speed auto trans, Bose 7 speker Sound System/6 disc CD changer/moonroof package, rear spoiler, and wheel locks .
MSRP at the dealer was 26,055..I got it for 21,000 plus 1,000 tax/title/tag...does that sound too bad?? I hope I made a great decision.
The interest rate at the dealer wasn't great, but part of the deal came with financing through them. I do have the option to refinance with anyone I want after the first 90 days if I pay on time. Most likely I'll take that opportunity, or some other way to pay it off more quickly or cheaply!
Nov 29, 2005 (6:25 am)
kyfdx- thanks for the prompt email - fixed my email id and reposting here.
I brought a 2005 6i silver for 18,199$ from quirk mazda in quincy mass.He is selling all of his stock at invoice + 100 and then i added 2000+1000 rebate and zoom zoom 500$
to get to that price - sticker was 24,599.
He threw in lug locks for free and i put a lo jack.
with tax/tile otd was 20,500
I got a free oil change and when i went in they even cleaned and took care of some black spots on the body work
I got a bad rate from dealer but AAA refinanced it for 4.99 so it was a good deal and got to pick up the 1000$ rebate.The 90 day the above post talks about is for the dealer to get this incentive and not for us.I refianced 3 days after purchase as it was a friday evening purchase.
Now they reflashed the ECU and on my first gas fill i just hit 30.8 mpg...impressive i do some aggresive 2nd gear redling run on a little 8 mile stretch on the way to work.
and drive 30-40% back roads.
#1393 of 2415 90 Day wait to refinance
Nov 29, 2005 (8:30 am)
So, you are saying that you financed with Mazda, got the 1000 rebate, and then refinanced 3 days later! I was told that for ME to get the rebate, I had to wait 90 days, or I would be charged a penalty. They did tell me that I could pay off in full at anytime with no penalty. I have to go back today to finish some paperwork, so I will double check.
I would also still love to know how yall think I did with my purchase. It is my first one and I worry that I didn't do good, I think that is my mother's fault!! haha...
Nov 29, 2005 (10:39 am)
the early payoff causes the dealer to be charged back for the incentive...so the dealer and the salesperson paid the price of the guy not waiting 90 days/3 payments....The rebate police don't come to your house but it's kinda low rent to screw the dealer and the salesperson like that...
Your did fine...enjoy your new car.
#1395 of 2415 Re: Great Deal on a 2005 6s [noodlesz]
Nov 29, 2005 (12:33 pm)
well done on your deal! i just bought a 05 5door w/ v6, moon, bose, 5spd manual for 19.5k. the discounts right now are just huge as long as you can find the model you want. in oregon, there's not a lot left at most of the dealers except for wagons and 4 cylinder engines. i think i could have done a bit better, but i'm still really happy with the deal. the finance part was a quite bit high (around 9), but i plan to pay it off in 120 days anyway. according to the finance guy, minimum amount financed to qualify for the rebate is 10k. anyone know if this is true? but again, no prob for me.
anyone else find that getting into gear smoothly is more difficult than other cars? my honda was much easier to shift without lurching...maybe i just need to get a bit more familiar with it.
has anyone bought the organizer for that goes in the hatch area? looks like it might rattle a lot on bumpy roads... would be nice though since there aren't any grocery bag hooks in the back (dumb design if you ask me...).
also went to car toys to see about adding other stereo. with the big plate that has the stereo controls and HVAC controls, have to buy a 200$ plate then buy the stereo and install on top of that! ouch! too bad no rca or headphone jack input for walkman/ipod. this can be added aftermarket though...thinking if i can put the input in the armrest area would be perfect.
before buying the 6, drove accord v-6 w/ six speed, altima, subaru legacy non turbo and turbo. accord and legacy really expensive (probably 6k more for similar power). thought interior of both better than the 6, but no hatchback (which looks awesome imo and is really functonal). altima was too floaty in how it rides. not tight and responsive like the 6 or legacy. warranty on the 6 is also very good (hope i don't have to use it...).
so now, just have to get windows tinted and i will be done! just love driving this car!
also, if you're in portland, check out premiere mazda in oregon city...seem to be great guys. not high pressure at all and were very helpful. also good guys to talk to about other stuff.
sorry about this being so long, but hope it helps some of you who are looking.
#1396 of 2415 Re: 90 Day wait to refinance [babeauto]
Nov 29, 2005 (2:22 pm)
okay the funny thing is i rechecked with the salesperson.
I was told by the salesperson that that was okay did not effect him...
i am now even more confused as why would a salesperson say so and then loose money?I rechecked with him on the 90 day clause which he refused existed and asked me to refinace in a week.
Price wise you did a good job. Pricing on a car is dependent on many variables and also the people need to make some money .
Nov 29, 2005 (4:53 pm)
Sat in this car in the dealership a few weeks ago and was quite impressed with the new dash layout...much better than all that silver stuff. Tasteful but elegant is how I'd describe it. I will test drive one when I give up my '03 Sentra, as now the wife plans on keeping her 3. Women...go figure!
#1398 of 2415 Re: 2006 6i [sandman46]
Dec 03, 2005 (8:41 pm)
i like the new dash too, but since i could get such a sweet deal on an 05, i went with it. you'll also like the new fabric they are using on the seats. plus it looks like replacing the stereo will be much easier (i just got back from a few stereo stores and it looks like installing the Metra Kit with new speakers and amps will cost a pretty penny ).
but i think that the styling of the car has been softened a bit which for me was one of the appealing things about the 6; the aggressive stance it had fit it's driving personality.
in the end though, you have to be happy with the car that you decide to buy...i just have to wonder how much they will be discounting the 06. keep us posted if you get a quote.