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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1478 of 2415 new 2006 Mazda6 S v-6 manual
Sep 20, 2006 (10:13 pm)
I was looking for the basic 2006 Mazda6 S v-6 manual. MSRP is $23,570. I would have loved to get the blue, but no manuals. A couple of automatics in blue, but not interested.
Many places were offering invoice price-$3500. I offered $17671, knowing they would want to add the "dealer service fee" of $129. So essentially $17,800, plus tax, title, license. They accepted it. I went for the glacier silver over the tungsten gray, which were the two cars they had at that price. Black cloth interior. I would have preferred a lighter color interior, but at least in this area, all I was seeing was black interiors.
Invoice is $21,808. Minus the $3,500 is 18,308. So $17,800 is $508 below invoice. I was very satisfied with this price.
I suppose it is possible I could have waited another week, and squeezed one or two hundred more dollars off, or maybe even now if I had pushed harder as they accepted my offer right away without haggling. But I got the car I wanted in a color I liked.
I have to wait a month, and then I can pay off the Mazda Credit loan in its entirety with a lower interest rate loan. The Mazda Credit loan was 8% for 48 months.
I hope this helps as I hadn't seen any recent pricing posted.
#1479 of 2415 07 pricing
Sep 21, 2006 (1:39 pm)
is it just me or are the 07's cheaper than 06?
i was looking at an 06 sport - cloth, with bose and moonroof package and the prcie was close to 25k
in 2007, a grand touring, heated seats, etc, is about the same?
am i missing something?
#1480 of 2415 Re: 07 pricing [ajmtbm]
Sep 24, 2006 (10:43 am)
I'm seeing some really low prices listed here, stuff I would gladly pay for my car, but there don't seem to be deals like that on '06s in my area. Did this 3500 rebate expire?, no dealers have mentioned it to me.
I'm looking for a 5 door 2006 V6 with cloth and the bose system. Preferably red, black, or blue. Anyone seen one at their local dealer?
#1481 of 2415 Re: new 2006 Mazda6 S v-6 manual [lobe]
Sep 24, 2006 (10:53 am)
Lobe, can you please tell me where you saw 2006 mazda6 V6 automatics in blue? This is the exact car i'm searching for.
#1482 of 2415 Mazda 6 at invoice
Sep 25, 2006 (5:35 pm)
I qualify for a mazda6 at invoice because of the s-plan. If I buy a mazda I get invoice plus all incentives. Unfortunatley if I use this plan I am not allowed to "bargin". Is it possible to get mazda6's below invoice? I am willing to negotiate and don't need my car today.
#1483 of 2415 Re: new 2006 Mazda6 S v-6 manual [entropy42]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Amato Mazda in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know they had one for sure, and I THINK they had two. 2006's. When I was looking at the Mazda6's, you see rows of cars. I saw the blue and got my hopes up as I walked down the row to the blue one and...let down (for me), an automatic! Awwww.
As I recall, they were the S version with the automatic, and not loaded with any options, so that kept the price down. But I didn't look that close as I focused on manual transmission cars. I haven't been past there since I got my car a week ago.
I don't know what the current rebate amounts are. I did use the mazda credit to get the $1000 off for using it. Interest rate was 8%. I was told I had to wait one month, and then I could pay it off in its entirety if I wanted, which I will do with a home equity loan at a lower rate.
#1484 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [ejmiller2]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Are you talking about a 2006 model or 2007?
I can tell you that when I was searching for a 2006 Mazda6, I could have received invoice price minus the $3500 rebates from several Mazda dealerships in Milwaukee and Chicago. Several dealerships had newspaper ads for that.
As I posted, I got mine for $500 below invoice. And that was not with haggling, walking away, fighting, etc. I was asked what price I would pay to buy that day, stated that price, and they said ok. A very cordial transaction (actually all done by e-mail until going in to pay for the car and picking it up. Well, to get the loan to pay for the car and pick it up). I don't know what your experience would be in your part of the country. Or what the experience would be if you are talking about a 2007.
I did suspect that there would be excellent deals on 2007's at some point this year since the 2008 Mazda6 will be substantially different. (I didn't care about that, so since I got a price that I was happy with, I went ahead and bought a 2006 this year).
#1485 of 2415 Re: new 2006 Mazda6 S v-6 manual [lobe]
Sep 26, 2006 (8:50 am)
Thanks for the information, I'll look into that dealership since I'm not horribly far from Wisconsin. Glad to hear it was relatively easy for you to negotiate with them, as I'll have to do it via email as well. Mazdausa.com only shows $500 MAC cash on 5-door/Sedan. You said it was $1000, am I missing something?
#1486 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [lobe]
Sep 26, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I am talking about a 2006. Why is it that they will sell below invoice? Isn't invoice what they paid for it? Also I only see 3000 in rebates not 3500, how did you come up with 3500? Thanks.
#1487 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [ejmiller2]
Sep 26, 2006 (7:51 pm)
I bought a week ago Monday, so that was September 18. At that time, there was $2500 "cash to customer". There was also $1000 "cash to customer" if Mazda Credit was used. I don't know exactly which models that applied to, but it applied to many Mazda6 models, including mine. So I got $3,500 "cash back"--so was instantly taken off on the contract. I don't know why they reduced it from $1000 to $500 for using Mazda credit, or when. On the edmunds website, it still says that $1000 is available until October 2 if using Mazda Credit. But maybe that needs to be updated.
I don't believe invoice is what the dealer pays when all is said and done, as there is a "holdback" that they get. I thought I read that it was 3% for Mazdas, but I can't say for sure. So I don't know what the dealer's actual cost is.
This has been a highly unusual month for me. I had not bought a NEW car since 1995. Since then, I had bought cars that were a couple of years old, and lower mileage. But I had been watching for over a year, and 2006 Honda Pilots were "on sale" recently. They had a $3000 "rebate" PLUS 2.9% financing. I found a model I wanted, and on labor day I went to a dealer and drove it. My wife liked it. Invoice was $25,300 after the $3000 off. I offered $25,000 and all I said was if they would sell it to me at that price, I would end my search and get it today, and if they couldn't, no problem, but I would head down to Chicago right then to see what I could do there. The salesman went to talk to the sales manager, came out literally 2 minutes later and said that was fine. Again, no haggling. No back and forth. No arguing.
I am no "super negotiator". But I got a new 2006 Pilot for $300 under invoice plus 2.9% financing. I got the Mazda6 for $500 under invoice. Why would they do it? I don't know the car business well enough to answer that. There are others that post around here that probably can. All I can say is that I am not exaggerating numbers to say, "Hey, look at the deal I got! I'm awesome!" I haven't bought a new car in over a decade. But these are the actual, exact experiences I had this month.