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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1901 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 iTouring base trim
Mar 29, 2009 (5:26 am)
Thanks for your replies. I ended up buying a 2009 Mazda6 i Grand Touring from a private seller.
I searched craigslist and discovered that there are a number of people selling because of the economy and/or loss of jobs. This isn't exclusive to Mazda. I saw deals on BMWs and other vehicles as well. I paid $19,500 total for the vehicle and won't have to pay sales tax since I didn't buy it from a business. The only additional expense should be an $18 or $25 fee to transfer my plate and tags from my previous vehicle.
The car had less than 2300 miles when I picked it up and it has a spoiler. I'll add the ipod kit soon and eventually may get the 18" wheels but I'm very pleased so far. I traveled out of state to pick it up and had an 8 hour drive to really evaluate the ride and handling. My last car was a BMW and, while that is truly the ultimate driving machine, I'd say the Mazda is a close second. You can tell they tried to mimic that experience. I'll say it again, its not the same as the BMW but its really good and for the money paid I am very pleased.
I'd encourage anyone looking for a new car to try to find a private seller first. Whatever their situation, they realize they are probably going to take a loss on the car. They've likely already been to the dealer and have been told that they can't get rid of the vehicle without coming out of pocket several thousand dollars first. Furthermore, they are taking the hit on the depreciation that occurs as soon as you drive the car off the lot. My car retails around $27,000 - $28,000 and would be close to $30,000 after taxes and other fees. Of course, there is cash for financing through Mazda and you can negotiate for a better deal but none of the dealers I spoke with could get me out the door at $19,500 without my trade and that was for a base model car with two options added.
To protect myself, I got a carfax report and took the vehicle to a local Mazda dealer where they inspected it for about $80. Given the mileage, I wasn't concerned about mechanical issues since everything is still under warranty. I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't an accident that wasn't showing up on the carfax report. Everything checked out.
Good luck to anyone buying right now.
#1902 of 2415 Re: Mazda 6 iTouring base trim [ambrosia]
Mar 29, 2009 (7:34 am)
I paid $19,500 total for the vehicle and won't have to pay sales tax since I didn't buy it from a business.
You are fortunate you live in a state where they don't charge sales tax on private-party car sales. Not the case in every state--such as mine.
#1903 of 2415 Re: good price? [jeffb1]
Mar 29, 2009 (9:31 am)
Completed the purchase on my new '09 6S GT w/spoiler Friday evening. $29330 MSRP, bought for $23931 like the internet sales guy said, no tricks, and I got him to throw in all weather floor mats. Couldn't be happier with the purchase so far. Question: does mazda offer door guards for it? Those doors bulge out and are a door dent waiting to happen! Thx. Jeff.
#1905 of 2415 Re: good price? [jeffb1]
Mar 29, 2009 (1:08 pm)
What dealer did you buy from and did your deal include the "current Mazda owner" rebate of $1000?
#1906 of 2415 Re: good price? [m6user]
Mar 29, 2009 (3:16 pm)
Bommarito Mazda in Ellisville, mo -- and the deal did include the owner loyalty rebate. I had to have my existing mazda6's registration and proof of insurance for the form that they filled out.
I finally got a chance to take a long ride in the car this afternoon. I then jumped in my old car (2003 6S). Quite different, but both are fun to drive in their own way. the new 6 is definitely more powerful and refined, but there's a certain edgy quality on the old one that still puts a smile on my face in the corners.
BTW, the old one has 112k miles on it; only issue I had was bad cooling fan sensor that mazda covered for free.
Both are great cars, and the deals on the new one are incredible for the amount of vehicle you get. great value.
#1907 of 2415 Re: good price? [jeffb1]
Mar 29, 2009 (4:40 pm)
Check Out www.sportwing.com
They sell Color Body Side Mouldings etc. for all cars.
I bought the 09 Mazda Mouldings in Black Cherry and they look great.
I am actually picking up a 09 6-GT on Tuesday.
Hope this helps
#1908 of 2415 Re: good price? [drums1954]
Mar 30, 2009 (4:20 am)
it does help -- thx! Was it difficult to put them on? how did you get them to be straight?
#1909 of 2415 Re: good price? [jeffb1]
Mar 30, 2009 (5:47 am)
The Dealer put them on..Charged me $125 Bucks..
I am sure your Dealer can do it..
Sportwing, also has Installation people around the country.
You can call them.
#1910 of 2415 Question on this deal
Apr 03, 2009 (10:47 am)
Hey guys got a question on 2009 Mazda 6 GT, loaded. Sticker price MSRP 31000, with 5,500 miles being offered at $24,750. What do you guys think? Wondering how good of a deal it is? It was a mazda demo vehicle. Thanks Jerry