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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#664 of 2414 New Member of the Mazda Family
Apr 25, 2004 (5:25 am)
Yesterday I bought a 2004 Mazda6 wagon, squall blue, gray interior, luxury package, sport package, Bose package, auto trans, moonroof, and SAB/SAC. MSRP (including freight) $27,740. I paid $25,073 + $200 ad fee + $200 + $99 processing; with taxes and tags the OTD price was $26,400. I think I got a bargain in the current market, and regardless I just love my new car. It's the finest automobile I've ever owned. The people at Fitzgerald's Mazda are great; very low-key, no-pressure sales style. In the Washington-Baltimore region they can't be beat!
#665 of 2414 S-Plan Price
Apr 25, 2004 (7:15 pm)
Does anyone know if Mazda's S-Plan price is the invoice amount, or an amount lower than invoice?
#666 of 2414 Re: S-Plan Price [carguy04 #665]
Apr 26, 2004 (5:12 am)
According to the invoice we were shown for our Mazda6 the S-Plan price was slightly below the dealer invoice.
That surprised me because the X-Plan price on the Focus SVT I was looking at, and on our Escape were slightly higher than the dealer invoice.
I don't know if that is standard across the board.
#667 of 2414 $2500 Cash Rebate on 2003 Mazda6?
Apr 26, 2004 (10:58 pm)
I read somewhere that there is a $2500 cash rebate for 2003 Mazda6. Any truth to that?
Also, am I insane to think that I might be able to buy a 6i sedan with manual transmission, ABS and Side Impact Airbags under $18000 in Houston, TX?
Apr 27, 2004 (10:14 am)
The 03 MZ6 had a $2,500 rebate over the holidays and if there are new ones on the lot, they probably still have the rebate.
However, I would never consider buying a new 03 now. The 05s are going to be out in a couple of months, and there is no way a dealer can take enough off the price of a new 03 car to make this worth while for you. The depreciation the day you drive it off the lot will be staggering.
The only way I would buy an 03 now is used.
#669 of 2414 Re: howard [ramped #668]
Apr 27, 2004 (11:19 am)
thanks for the advice against buying a new 2003, ramped.
hadn't thought of that.
Apr 27, 2004 (12:33 pm)
You really think the 05's will be out by July?
Apr 27, 2004 (3:36 pm)
Rich (audia8), who is a Mazda salesman, would know a lot more about the 05 introduction date. I was just ballparking a couple of posts above. I would guess the 05s will hit the ground in August or September at the latest. You out there, Rich?
#672 of 2414 05's due about October...
Apr 27, 2004 (6:30 pm)
Mazda usually begins sales of new model year cars in October/November. There are a few exceptions of course but this is typical. My '01 Protege ES didn't hit the lots until about mid-January '01!
I expect the MZ6 to follow the typical pattern. I'm waiting until summer to purchase my 4th Mazda -- a MZ6 Wagon! We should see some good cash incentives toward the end of MY.
Apr 28, 2004 (2:48 pm)
I know I will be buying a 6 in the late June to early July spectrum. From common sense and listening to these posts, I have determined I will get it late July because of inventory rollover. How much difference in price do you think it would make buying it end of June or early July?