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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#2129 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6 S Grand Touring [DTbroker]
Jun 15, 2010 (1:55 pm)
Just in case you weren't aware, there are a few differences in standard and optional features between the 2009 and 2010 's' Grand Touring models-
The following features are STANDARD on the 2009 model, but optional on the 2010 model (as the "Technology Package"):
-Advanced keyless entry and start system with push-button starting
-Driver's seat memory
-4-way power passenger seat
-Homelink universal remote
-SIRIUS satellite radio
-Xenon HID headlights
-Rain-sensing windshield wipers
-Heated auto-dimming outside mirrors
-LED rear combination lights
The following items are STANDARD on the 2010 model, but were optional on the 2009 model:
-Bose 10-speaker 333W audio system with subwoofer
-6-disc In-dash CD changer
That means all 2010 Mazda6 s Grand Touring models have leather and moonroof. If you can manage without the features in the 'Tech Package', you should be able to buy a new 2010 for as low as $26,200 in the Chicago market. Out of 29 Grand Touring models within 50 miles of Chicago, only two lack the Tech Package, so they're not very common...but worth the search if you're looking for the best deal. FYI- the Tech Package adds $1980 to the MSRP.
Personally, I'd rather pay $2000-$2500 more for a brand new 2010 with NO miles rather than a 2009 model with 8-10k miles. The 2009's warranty will be reduced by the mileage on the odometer at the time of purchase, although the 3-year (Bumper-to-Bumper) and 5-year (Powertrain) warranty clocks don't start until the vehicle is titled. So you'd lose a year's worth of resale value and 8-10k of warranty coverage in exchange for the $2000 or so savings.
Whatever you decide, best of luck!
#2130 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6 S Grand Touring [igozoomzoom]
Jun 16, 2010 (9:23 am)
I bought my 2010 Mazda 6i GT August 28 of last year.
They had just arrived at the dealership. They had several 2009 models fully loaded, and I mean with everything, nav,v6, etc. The 2009 price was 25000, and the 2010 price was 31,000.
I wanted a NEW car, not one a year old. I was willing to pay for it.Today, my car will be a 1 year old car, instead of a 2 year old car.
This make any sense to you?
I expect the 2011 models will be in the dealers hands in less than 3 months, or before!
#2131 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6 S Grand Touring [mrchuck]
Jun 16, 2010 (11:09 am)
That's a good point...I wasn't even thinking about how close we are to the 2011 models rolling out. The 2009 would effectively be a 2yr old car at that point...
Personally, I avoid the first model year of any new or redesigned vehicle. Even the best new models can have "teething" troubles in the first year. If they do arise, they're usually resolved prior to the 2nd model year....in this case, the 2010.
#2133 of 2382 Mazda 6i Grand Touring
Jun 22, 2010 (10:37 am)
My wife's CX 9 lease is up and we are looking at the 6i GT with Tech. pkg. We were looking to put nothing down and take advantage of the 0% for 60 months. We have not been able to get a quote below $28,500.Seems on the high side and no one is dealing much. Dealer basically laughed at the Edmunds paperwork.
#2134 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6i Grand Touring [bdworkin]
Jun 22, 2010 (7:21 pm)
Man that is a lot of money for a 4 cylinder, under powered car.
#2135 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6i Grand Touring [bdworkin]
Jun 23, 2010 (4:46 am)
Check out the Mazda website and look at inventory near your location. You may be able to find a suitable model from a different dealer. Some dealers tend to favor customers that find/negotiate via email, and some even give you an extra "online" discount.
That's how I discovered the 6S GT w/Tech that I just purchased. I found a smaller dealer about an hour away that not only got the EXACT car I wanted, but I was able to negotiate a fair price for both the dealer and me. This was all happening while the dealer 3 minutes away from me tried to sell me what was on their lot (all i Touring or i Sport models) and wouldn't budge much on the price, nor would they even try to find the model I wanted.
Don't settle for a high price either. If a dealer doesn't want to deal, simply get up and walk out. Chances are they may contact you in a few days with a better deal.
#2136 of 2382 Anybody know what's going on with Mazda6 pricing?
Jul 01, 2010 (12:00 pm)
Anybody know what's going on with Mazda6 pricing? Local dealer is selling all of their Mazda6 i Sport AT units at $17995, with no Mazda financing. That's well below invoice, so there must be some secret manufacturer-to-dealer cash going on if the buyer doesn't take the financing.
#2137 of 2382 Re: Anybody know what's going on with Mazda6 pricing? [exit123]
Jul 01, 2010 (12:33 pm)
For what it's worth , I would be VERY aggressive on any offers made to dealer on Mazda 6i.
In March of this year...I got a leftover 2009 6i GT w/ 6 speed manual...NEW( < 300 miles ) ......for only $17.9K! MSRP was $26K+. There was $6k of factory to dealer cash. Car sat on their lot since March of 2009...probably due to lack of demand for 6 spd manual. If you can find a manual transmission model on a dealer lot...you can really bargain aggressively.
#2138 of 2382 Re: Mazda 6i Grand Touring [mz6greyghost]
Jul 01, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. This is the second time we can not find the car we want with Mazda. Happened with the CX 9 also. I have contacted different dealers beside the one we originally went with and no one can find the car and they are all quoting the same price. One dealer did say he found the car but I think he just wanted us to come in. I sent out for quotes from Edmunds also and no one is budging on price. Told my dealer we would sign the papers right there for the right deal but they would not budge. Really crazy. But my wife wants what she wants. This is why she hates buying a car.