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Mazda MAZDA6, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#797 of 2415 Re: yep, went to mazdausa.com [cracovian]
Sep 22, 2004 (6:48 am)
here is the window sticker from mazdausa.com
Trim: MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan
Trans: 4-Spd Auto
Engine: 160-hp 2.3L DOHC 16-valve I4-cylinder
Drive: Front-Wheel Drive
Exterior: STEEL GRAY METALLIC
Interior: GRAY Cloth
2004 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sports Sedan
Base MSRP: $18,995*
16" ALLOY WHEELS $400
4-SPEED SPORT AT $850
8-WAY POWER DRIVER'S SEAT $300
ABS & TRACTION CONTROL (TCS) $400
ULEV EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT $100
WHEEL LOCKS $30
Total MSRP: $21,075*
* MSRP excludes destination, tax, title and license fees.
#798 of 2415 Couldn’t refuse!
Sep 24, 2004 (5:02 pm)
Mazda 6S 5 Door Lapis Blue 5Spd. (Lapis Blue)
LX1 - Luxury Pkg
MR - Moonroof
3RA – Bose
AB6 – Side air and side curtains
CE1 –ULEV Emissions
DEG – Door edge guards
WLK – Whell locks
Haggled: $1,180 Below Invoice
After TTL, out the door for Flat: $24,000
Man! This thing is ahsume…
Sep 30, 2004 (6:30 pm)
My best luck on a mazda 6s has been $5,000 off MSRP. I have been dealing with a guy on the internet and he said anyone I want for $5,000 off MSRP, and this was before a college grad discount as well.
Basically, the one I was looking at was as follows:
Sticker Price was 24,900
After $5,500 off, the price would be 19,400 before any taxes etc.
I know right now this is a fair deal, but I am looking for more. Hoping they increase the rebate from $1,500 or include 0% interest on top of that to get the real deal I want.
#800 of 2415 Re: Pricing [escortowner]
Oct 04, 2004 (7:34 am)
I have a deal, via phone and confirmed w/a faxed sales sheet, for Mazda 6 5 speed V6. I have to drive 65 miles to pick it up tomorrow evening. MSRP 26,090, Invoice 23,450. Salesman agreed to 200 under invoice, for a net under MSRP of 2,840. Any ideas on how to get closer to that 5,000 off price you referenced? Thanks.
#801 of 2415 Fair price? Mazda6 wagon
Oct 04, 2004 (7:50 am)
I think I have negotiated a price for a 2004 Mazda6 wagon that's on the lot and want to know what others think.
Leather and heated seats to be added aftermarket
Safety package with side airbags
Price: $22,200 after incentives with 3.9% financing.
A lowball on my trade however so we will have to sell privately.
#802 of 2415 Re: Fair price? Mazda6 wagon [suydam]
Oct 05, 2004 (6:04 am)
Regarding your Mazda6 wagon, at this time of year you have to look at invoice and forget about the rebates for a moment. Actually, you make out better 0% rather than 1000 off at 3.9%. Do the math before you decide. I went to a local dealer and he sold me $424 under invoice. The dealer hold back was $437. They had 10-12 04s left and there is a strong incentive to move them before the middle of October. I, too am selling my car rather than trading in. I hope this helps.
#803 of 2415 My Experience in Buying a 2004 Mazda 6
Oct 05, 2004 (7:48 am)
Here's my experience in buying a 2004 Mazda 6 in the Eastern PA. in late September 2004.
I wanted a basic car with few options. I realized the 4 door had an invoice price that was about $1,600 less than the 5 door, and the 4 door had 6 inches more of rear headroom. The 4 door still has folding rear seats to carry long items. I went to the www.mazdausa.com website and looked at the inventory of area dealers. This inventory list may be slightly out of date, but it was still useful. I contacted the dealers through email, hoping to not have to travel to each one, but each one really would only deal in person.
The first dealer (Tom Masano Mazda in Reading PA) had a car that was close to what I wanted. I told them I was going to 2 other dealers. They then gave me a good price, which was about $200 over invoice - before rebate. I went to the second dealer (Young Mazda in Easton PA) and they wouldn't even match that offer.
The 3rd dealer was Allentown Mazda in Allentown PA, which was a very pleasant experience. They didn't have a car close to what I was looking for. However, they immediately offered to find any car I wanted and they would drive out and get it for $350 over invoice - before rebate. That surprised me because that simply covers the cost of the transport. As a result, I received a car with just the right options and the right color. The dealer that they obtained the car from in Timonium MD had been trying to charge $995.95 over invoice for dealer prep, stripe decals, rubber door guards and tire locks. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay anything for those items.
Mazda dealers get 2% of the price of all cars back from Mazda as a "holdback". This is a source of their profits, in addition to high mark up on the better trade-ins. I was told by the dealer that they only get the full amount if they get high ratings in customer satisfaction services. If their ratings are lower, they get less back. So the dealer begged me to give them all "10s" to thank them for their service.
I made sure I told each dealer that I only wanted to talk "out the door" price - not monthly payments. That made it much easier to compare dealers, and avoid last-minute fees.
Allentown Mazda was then able to match the best new auto loan rate that I had found on the net from www.capitalone.com.
When people are discussing prices on this site, I suggest they look up the invoice price on this website, and then talk about the price offered over that invoice. Remember to include destination charge, which the dealer must pay 100%.
#804 of 2415 6s sport package
Oct 07, 2004 (5:57 pm)
Purchased a 2004 Pebble Ash/black cloth 6s sedan with sunroof, bose, side airbags, auto, sport package at Cory Fairbanks Mazda in Longwood, FL on Thursday.
Price: 22,433 plus $649 handling, less rebate ($1,500) and college rebate ($500).
Also got about $500 more for my trade ('92 Maxima SE, total $1,547) than other dealers offered.
Final out the door price with all taxes and tags was $21,000.
Did most of the negotiations over the phone, but ran into a few hitches at the dealership as the folks I had talked to weren't there when I showed for my appointment.
But, they stuck to the price I had agreed to earlier. Outstanding car and outstanding deal. I am very satisfied.
#805 of 2415 Re: 6s sport package [ramped]
Oct 07, 2004 (6:40 pm)
That was a good deal!!! One year ago today, I purchased an '03 6i for 21k out the door. It is fully loaded (different packages for '03) and it was also $21,000 out the door. You didn't say you had wheel locks, so that makes me feel better, lol!!!!
#806 of 2415 Re: 6s sport package [ramped]
Oct 08, 2004 (4:49 am)
You were lucky.Fairbanks Mazda used to be in Coconut Creek FL and they didn't have a good reputation for prices and service.They sold the dealership about a year ago.