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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1488 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [lobe]
Sep 27, 2006 (5:12 am)
I think the Mazda credit rebate was/is $1000 on s models and $500 on i models.
#1489 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [jeffyscott]
Sep 27, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Thanks again Lobe and Jeffyscott. You guys have been very helpful. I'll call a dealer tmrw and ask about the mazda credit thing. I find most times when i call them, I seem to know more about their pricing than they do. Maybe they are just trying to play dumb to sucker me, who knows.
#1490 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 at invoice [entropy42]
Sep 28, 2006 (2:00 am)
I'm in the Central Ohio area and also shopping for a 2006 Mazda6 (s model - V6). My dealer offered $2500 in rebates below invoice, plus another $1000.00 if I finance through MAC. He will also throw in leather interior and heated seats (outsourced to a local shop they work with). It's very tempting, but for 2007, I see Mazda has lowered the price and added features. One example (all other features being equal):
2006 Mazda6s $23,570 MSRP
4yr/50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty
2007 Mazda6s Sport VE $22,685 ($885 difference)
AM/FM in-dash 6 disc CD Changer
Side Sill Extentions
Dual Oval Exhaust Tip
Smoke-tint Headlight Lenses
Body Colored Grill
3yr/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty
It's really a tough choice to either jump now or wait until this time next year when the 2007 incentives are available.
Good luck to those making an upcoming purchase, and congrats to those who ended the agonizing and made the leap! The Mazda6 is a great car!
#1491 of 2415 2007 vs 2006
Sep 28, 2006 (6:34 am)
I did notice, also, that the pricing had changed on the 2007's, and seemed significantly lower for the same level. About $1000, it seemed like to me for the example you cited, which was the car I was looking at. Other comparative models seemed to have a little different amount of change. A little change in the length of the warranty, too.
So I agonized as well. The 2007's are already about $1000 less. But maybe the incentives at the end of the year wouldn't be as much, and so maybe the total purchase price would be about the same. But maybe the incentives would have to be as large to move the 2007's since the 2008's will be a lot different. Lots of factors, and couldn't be sure.
That is why I told them I wouldn't buy at invoice. If they wouldn't have gone $500 below invoice, I told them I would just take my chances then and wait until the end of the 2007 model year.
At the end of it, I got a new 2006 Mazda6 S 6-cylinder for $17,800. If you consider what you get for that level of car, and compare it to the other cars available, and the cost of 1-2 year old used cars, and the average price of a new car sold in the U.S. today, I decided that is was a very nice deal and went for it.
#1492 of 2415 2006 mazdaspeed6?
Sep 28, 2006 (7:39 am)
Is there going to be one? Seems like EVERY Mazda dealer has several 06 speed6 cars sitting on the lot waiting for a buyer - and they are not moving well even with $3,500 in rebates and MAC money. I am tempted just becuase of the nice price, but would like to know the pricing and features of the 2007 speed6 - if there is to be one.
I noticed the speed3 has "Rain sensitive wipers" while the speed6 does not. That could be one nice thing they could change for 07 - and who knows what else?
#1493 of 2415 Re: 2006 mazdaspeed6? [dwynne]
Sep 28, 2006 (9:04 am)
There will be a '07 MS6. The only changes I'm aware of are just the deletion of the Pearl White color and the white-on-black leather option, among other small details.
Some dealers won't even acknowledge that there's an '07 model just yet, figuring it's a great way to get rid of their '06 models first. But yes, there's an '07, and it will be (temporarily) dropped when the redesigned 6 debuts in '08.