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#2249 of 2415 2011 Mazda6 S Touring Plus
Jun 12, 2011 (3:35 am)
Picked up my ebony black 2011 6 S Touring Plus yesterday. Good buying experience at Rowe Mazda in Auburn, Maine. Got the car for $24,750, plus $1337 sales tax, plus $410 fees, = 26,497. It was the only S model available in northern new england. Probably could have done better but wasn't really in the mood.
What to say about the car except that it is terrific. I really don't understand why people don't give the 6 a try, but that's already been the subject of extensive debate. I was in the market for a CPO BMW, Infiniti, Acura, and test drove every family midsize hauler (sonata, optima, accord, camry, legacy, altimat). None of the family midsizers in the competition were even close to the 6. As in, not even in the ballpark. And after sitting in some of the luxury brand CPO's, they all felt dingy and I felt like I was sitting in someone else's dingy car.
Anyway, great car, really happy with the vehicle.
#2250 of 2415 Re: 2011 Mazda6 S Touring Plus [lovetractor]
Jun 12, 2011 (3:58 am)
Great post. I felt the same way when I got mine.
Today, after 1 year and 10 months, my 2010 Mazda 6i GT is as tight and economical as ever.
Still learning all the features.
#2251 of 2415 2011 i Sport price
Jun 27, 2011 (5:12 pm)
Hello, I just wanted to see what your opinions were on this quote I got. Live in Pittsburgh, PA.
2011 Mazda 6 i Sport, base model, 6 speed manual transmission. Last 6 i Sport with Manual on the lot.
Sale price $20020
Trade in - $2000
Mazda rebate -$500
Total Cost out the door - $17,520 - That's with taxes, fees and destination charge.
Is this too good to pass up or should I wait until the 2012's are out?
Any help or advice is appreciated. Thank you
#2252 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [benny24]
Jun 27, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Obviously they are giving you very little off due to the fact that you seem to want the manual and they only have one. Supply and demand. These cars usually sell for at least $3k off list and they coming down less than a thousand. IMO I don't think it's a very good deal unless you absolutely have to have a stick and there are no other Mazda dealers close that have any. If you haven't already, check around and see if you can't get a little competition going.
#2253 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [m6user]
Jun 27, 2011 (5:47 pm)
I contacted another local dealer and they said they could come down a little bit from the $17,520 but not lower than $17,000. They don't have the car on the lot but could locate one.
Just looking at truecar, the price quoted to me seems to be in tune with the average paid. Am I missing something?
In your opinion, am I better suited to wait (which I can) until the newer models are out and I can try and get a better deal on this car?
#2254 of 2415 get it now before it is gone!
Jun 27, 2011 (6:04 pm)
I really doubt that other dealers could get this car for you at this price. They may say they can, but it won't happen.
You have done your homework, found the new car you want at a super price, so go get it now, or it will be gone and you will have spent all your valuable time and effort in finding this Jewell.
Great everything on your car. Let me know,,,,
#2255 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [benny24]
Jun 27, 2011 (6:20 pm)
Unless your trade is worth a lot less than $2k and they are giving you a break on it, they are giving you $900 off MSRP and the $500 rebate which is from Mazda, not the dealer. I'm sorry but $900 off MSRP at this time of year is really not good. I drive a 6 also but I got over $5k off MSRP without a trade. Granted that was 4 years ago but car sales aren't as good now as they were then. In general and in comparison, the 6 is not selling that well and you should be able to cut a pretty good deal. They are coming out with some new high tech engines in the 2012s which will make the value of the 2011s go down in comparison. Actually, if you don't mind paying that close to MSSRP, why not wait for the 2012?
Where I live truecar is saying best price is $18250 WITHOUT TRADE IN. That's about $2000 less than your deal.
Or am I completely missing something???
#2256 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [m6user]
Jun 27, 2011 (6:39 pm)
5k off the MSRP? Nice.
Did you wait until the end of the model year, how did you get that?
Any idea when the 2012s hit?
IYO - what is a reasonable deal to talk them down to - I mean, price off of MSRP?
#2257 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [m6user]
Jun 27, 2011 (7:35 pm)
One other thing:
You said you got over 5K off the MRSP, when you factored in taxes and destination fee, what was the net savings?
I only ask because all the fees/taxes were included in my original offer.
#2258 of 2415 Re: 2011 i Sport price [benny24]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:15 pm)
Mine was a cash deal, no trade in. The MSRP was about $21500 if I recall and I paid $16500 plus TTL. Total was around $18000. Not knowing what taxes you're paying or doc fee, title fee, etc it is hard to give you good advice. Sales taxes can make a huge difference. 10% in Chicago, 0% in NH. That would make the "out the door" price a little different wouldn't you say?
I really don't know when the 2012s will be out but I would expect them in Sept or Oct. Because they are coming out with some new advanced engines it's possible they may be even later. I'm guessing based on when Mazdas have usually came out in the past and from what I've read.
What was the actual sales price of the vehicle they were quoting you, not including TTL, but after deducting for your trade and the rebate?
Whenever there is a trade involved it's hard to pin down the exact deal you're getting because they can give you more than you think your trade may be worth but less off on the new car or vice versa, lower price on the new car....screw you on the trade. If you have a good idea of what your trade is worth and they are giving you that, it makes it a lot easier.