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Mazda MPV, Van
#292 of 536 Re: ISO pricing help w/ 2004/2005 LX models [youssou]
Feb 11, 2005 (9:39 pm)
Assuming 2005 models, it all depends on whether you go with the Mazda financing (take off $1,000) and get the dealer incentive ($3,000 off). Other option is 0% financing, but if you run the numbers it isn't as good a deal as $3,000 off.
These aside, your MPVs have about $1,900 - ~$2,500 invoice->MSRP mark-up. Use Edmunds invoice prices to negotiate from invoice -- perhaps a hundred or two over invoice *plus* the other incentives. I found having the invoice numbers in writing, including the options invoice pricing, tends to humble the dealers, particularly if competing dealers offer MPVs near invoice. I have seen new 2004 MPVs advertised in the Boston area for $7,000 off, but just having the "2004" label may lower the value of the car more than one thousand in depreciation right off the bat.
Personally, I think the LX+ Package is an overpriced option at $1,500. A lot of MPVs have it, and it it is prerequisite for other options such as the Sport Package or the All Seasons Package. A fair amount of individual options can be dealer installed, but the dealer-install price is higher than the factory price. If they really want your business, dealers can also swap from other lots -- try searching MPV inventory on the Mazda site for cars outside the dealer's competitive area. Good luck!
#293 of 536 New MPV Release Date?
Feb 11, 2005 (9:53 pm)
When is the new MPV coming out? Is Mazda focusing on the Mazda5 for its 2006 (mini-)minivan darling, then waiting a year or so for a new MPV? Or are they releasing a new MPV in 2006 as well? Or is Mazda getting rid of the MPV altogether?
Plenty of buzz about the Mazda5, but seems like virtually no information on the fate of the MPV.
What Mazda does could seriously affect future resale values of current MPV buyers, like myself.
#294 of 536 05 MPV LX (base)
Feb 21, 2005 (6:27 pm)
Got it for $17,900 after all rebates etc. This was the teaser vehicle to get people in the door and than try to get them into a higher priced vehicle ( the saleslady told me this). We took it as it was. The only options were a roofrack and the rear bumper step cover.
#296 of 536 new mpv owner
Feb 26, 2005 (3:55 pm)
Test drove an MPV. The misses and i fell in love with it. Bought a new 04 MPV LX plus with moon roof, power doors and side impact air bags. Listed at $26,640.00 we have use of the X-plan so this dropped us to $200.00 below invoice,minus $4,000.00 from Mazda, then financed through Mazda for an added $1,000.00 off (high rate but going to refinance for almost 1/3 the % rate). Before trade we where at $17,500.00. Not bad for now a days purchase of what I see as a quality sound vehicle.
#297 of 536 Re: new mpv owner [beajet]
Mar 28, 2005 (3:21 pm)
Was this an 04 or an 05 model? I have access to the S-plan, too, but I can't seem to find anything online that will tell me the S-plan price per Mazda vehicle. What was the S-plan price for your MPV?
#298 of 536 Re: new mpv owner [beajet]
Mar 28, 2005 (3:44 pm)
Just curious--Mazda gives you the $1,000 but does -not- essentially restrict refinancing in the "fine print" or levy an excessive prepayment penalty? Seems like a good way for a company to lose some serious bucks by relying on people just not wanting to go to the inconvenience of refinancing.
#299 of 536 Re: new mpv owner [charlotte7]
Mar 28, 2005 (7:04 pm)
You should be able to provide a PIN on the ford partner site to get the s-plan pricing for ford and mazda vehicles. Ask the person you'd get the PIN from about the site.
Apr 15, 2005 (7:39 pm)
Yep, Mazda is fairly generous offering a $1,000 discount and not having a pre-payment penalty. Of course the rate is market rate (7.25% in our case 2/05), and they are hoping that enough customers will stick with them rather than go through the hassle of refinancing. Our dealer said "please make at least 3 payments or the dealership will have to pay Mazda an early termination fee." Fair enough.
#301 of 536 $3,000+ Incentive Offer Still Valid
Apr 15, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Mazda is continuing the $3,000 dealer incentive at least through April. I think their reasoning is "We are spending about 3 cents on marketing, so lets take the money saved and pass it on as a dealer incentive." Spotty effectiveness. Not much buzz to get people in the showroom to begin with, particularly when they are up against the cachet/modernity of the Honda and Toyota, and the aggressive pricing of the Dodge/Chrysler and Kia minivans. But they also want to focus attention on their new Mazda5 mini-minivan, so the MPV is left in the shadows. And Consumer Reports is still giving the MPV a black dot even though it appears the transmission problem is past history. From what I can tell, build quality is excellent.
Too bad, we like our 2005 MPV. Bought in Feb '05 -- list $25,724 bought for $19,800 out the door with $3,000 dealer incentive, $1,000 MAC financing incentive, and $1,924 dealer discount (about $200 above invoice). And this is from a dealer not known for big discounts -- helped a lot having a competitor willing to sell at $100 above invoice.
They may be also laying low marketing-wise because of the 6 month(?) gap in availability from the fire at their Japanese manufacturing plant. This is probably starting to show up now in spotty trim availability.