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#91 of 432 Just bought a new Tribute...
Dec 29, 2004 (11:18 am)
..2005, Pebble, S trim with: 4wd, 6cyl, 1PK, tow pack, side air bags/air curtains $21,199 plus T/T, from excellent rep at North Penn Mazda in PA. That's after 3000 rebate and 1000 MAC cash and 500 college grad. This after a terrible experience at Sussman Mazda (PA) who tried to rip me off and lied to me. Of note, if you're buying-
1. You CAN get the $1000 MAC cash for financing thru Mazda WITH the college grad rebate.
2. You CAN negotiate the MAC rate, don't believe it if they say it's 6.9! I'm at 5.3 with Mazda.
#92 of 432 2005 S
Dec 30, 2004 (7:20 am)
2005 S model, 6cyl, auto trans, FWD (don't need AWD in NC), $18,300 after the 3000 rebate. No upgrade packages. I bought it the Saturday before Xmas, (went in the 1st week in Dec to test drive), and there was NOBODY in the showroom.
I drove an '04 in August, w/ 5-speed and it was about the same price although the '05's had come out.
I am not a big fan of the interior looks where the radio is but everything else is great.
#93 of 432 Great Tribute/Bad West Coast Mazda Dealer
Dec 30, 2004 (5:30 pm)
2005 Tribute GX-14 (with Convenience Package)
2.3L, FWD, 4 speed Automatic
A/C, Cruise Control, etc. etc.
Price: CAN $26,110 before taxes
Just love the car, nice exterior (Dark Titanium) and the interior very well laid out and stylish. The 2.3 liter engine is surprisingly powerful and the fuel consumption great (as per spec.)
The dealer West Coast Mazda in Pitt Meadows BC,was ok until I found a defect a few days after purchase (small damage to underside of lower moulding/bracket)probably caused during transport.
Sales Manager refused to take responsibility, instead blames customer and subsequently looses good customer. Stupid way to do business I think, save a few dollars on a minor repair and loose years of maintenance/service income.
Oh well, it's their loss, I still love my new Trib.
#94 of 432 Re: Great Tribute/Bad West Coast Mazda Dealer [swe]
Dec 31, 2004 (12:24 pm)
CAN $26,110 = US $ 21,671 (CAN$1.00 = US$0.83)
#96 of 432 '05 Tribute 5 speed, 4 cyl, FWD
Jan 20, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Wish I had known about the $1000 rebate through Mazda financing...should have checked here before I bought...whoops.
Question - why, after 3500 mi am I only getting 21.5 mpg, when I do almost all Hwy driving, and at reasonable speeds?
rcinmd - funny, new mazdas are similar, and I switched from a Honda (Accord) also. Loved that car, but not a fan of CRVs.
Wasn't sure if FWD would be enough, but handles great in the snow.
#97 of 432 Re: '05 Tribute 5 speed, 4 cyl, FWD [lothar23]
Jan 20, 2005 (8:51 pm)
From what I have read, people usually average 2-4 less mpg during colder months (look through some of the SUV posts). Maybe after winter that average will be closer to 25 or so..
I was lucky enough that my dealer was up front about all the incentives (of course I negotiated over the Internet and did my homework on pricing). It is highly possible that the dealer pocketed the rebate.. This is not uncommon (read Edmunds "Confessions of A Car Salesman" when you have time, you will learn a ton!)
#98 of 432 05 FWD Tribute S XA/6cyl
Jan 22, 2005 (1:25 pm)
Platinum Metallic, Cloth, Tow PKG, Side Step Tubes, Rear Bumper Guard, All Weather Floor Mats, Spoiler, Cargo Net, Auto 4 spd. 430 miles.. We ended up financing 17,403 we gave 2500 down with 2600 for our trade. The dealer gave us 3500 cash back. Mazda financing disappointed us and would not match our institutions 6.5, We took 7.4 and will refinance in 6 months. The dealer Milo Gordon, Lawton, OK. was an OK experience. After reading some of the forums I think we did OK, but will do much better next time. My first new car buying experience
#100 of 432 2005 tribute rebates/incentivesw....
Feb 02, 2005 (11:06 am)
Can anyone clear up the current Mazda Tribute incentives for me? Currently there is 2500 dollars back to customer and 1000 more to customer if they finance through Mazda at the current rate, which I have been told is grossly inflated at 7-8.5% way above the majority of financial institutes 4-5%. I have also found on this web site a 500 rebate "to dealer" as well. There is also 0% financing but not with the 2500 but you can get 2.9 with the 1000 rebate. Should the dealers 500 be considered in when determining price or is that their money that you will never see or get credit for? Just want to have my information correct before I start dealing.