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#425 of 536 New Mazda MPV Owner - 2004 LX
Jun 14, 2006 (10:23 am)
Last Thursday, 6/8/206, I joined the ranks of MPV owners. I bought a 2004 LX with the following options:
LX Plus Package (incl. privacy glass, fog lamps)
dual power sliding doors
The most compelling aspect about this minivan (to me) was the fact that it had only 4563 miles. Yes, you read that correctly. This two-year-old minivan had less than 5000 miles.
I made first contact with the Internet Department at the dealership and on a phone call, I made an offer of $13,500 out the door (including my trade-in). The dealer ended up giving me $4000 for my 1997 Chevy Tahoe (112k miles) trade-in and we eventually closed the deal at a $13,600 OTD price.
I was pleased with the deal and was satisfied with my buying experience at the dealership.
So, sparkert, you are not insane to expect to get out the door under $15k for late model MPV.
#426 of 536 Is this a good deal on an '06 LX?
Jun 15, 2006 (6:52 am)
I went to the dealer searching for a good deal on an '05. However, the selection was limited and had none of the options I wanted. So, started looking at the LX '06. Final offer from dealer:
$18,500 (LX with rear air, roof rack, running rail,etc)
$586 (Virginia taxes 3.17%)
$19,945 TOTAL OUT THE DOOR COST
What do you guys think? Should I try to go negotiate even more or do you think this is as good as gets?
#427 of 536 Re: Is this a good deal on an '06 LX? [maxsmom]
Jun 15, 2006 (1:56 pm)
Did you get the cash incentive off the price?
What about asking for invoice minus the cash incentive and then asking to see the invoice?
We got to see the invoice because my husband's company gets the "S" plan. I got a 2006 LX- loaded, for 22,300.00 after I bargained to get the dealer incentive.
They gave me a good price for my trade-in also. I think Mazda is giving them some extra incentive we don't know about to unload the rest of these- because they really didn't haggle with me at all. They are probably getting some kind of kick-back.
The MPV is not a "hot" item. Crossover vehicles seem to be the thing now. Plus I just read that there is some type of driving safety mechanism they are putting in alot of cars that might become required in the near future. I forget what it is called- something about stabilizing steering that is supposed to have a VERY large positive impact on avoiding the most deadly car accidents.
My guess is they will put this feature on the MPV before they bring it back to the US. Apparently car makers have been quietly putting it on some of their vehicles. But is seems like they are trying to avoid attention to this because it will bring up productions costs?
Anyway, I think my MPV was a good investment. I got a great deal and I think I will be ahead of the game when I trade it in. I think the crossover vehicles are a fad. Unless you can transport cargo as easily as with a mini-van, I think consumers will try them and then want to move back to mini-vans. Afterall, crossovers tend to look alot like station wagons... they will go out of style also.
#428 of 536 Re: Is this a good deal on an '06 LX? [maxsmom]
Jun 17, 2006 (11:08 am)
Check out this deal on Ebay.
2006 MPV-LX Buy it now for $16,800
It's very tempting, but still more than I want to spend, so I'm looking used. There is also a new 05 LX on ebay with no buy it now and a current bid of $12,200 that is still under the reserve. I think you will see deals like this at most dealers at the end of the summer.
#429 of 536 Re: Is this a good deal on an '06 LX? [maxsmom]
Jun 22, 2006 (5:51 am)
299$ processing is bad any day/ any model.
Although I myself own a MPV, but you gotta check out the honda odyssey too. It is a leader in it's class and now a days it is selling for as low as 1.5 k below invoice (lol - i bought my mpv at invoice, not considering the dealer/customer incentives). You should be able to get a odyssey lx model for 22-22.5 k.
Remember mpv - although a good van, is not as good as odyssey. If i were u, i would rather buy oddy, although my mpv is currently ruuning good with about 6k miles on it.
#430 of 536 Re: Is this a good deal on an '06 LX? [aj4]
Jun 22, 2006 (12:17 pm)
is not as good as odyssey
Depends on what mom's wants and needs in a minivan. To my family the MPV is not as good as the Odyssey...it is better.
That said, the Ody LX is a nice van loaded with standard features, at a very good price if going 1.5 below invoice.
#431 of 536 Deals near my home
Jul 09, 2006 (12:52 am)
One dealer here has 7 '05 es mpv's (around 30,500msrp)for 10k off painted on the windows. (about 20500) If he advertises that from the road god only knows what kinda deal one could work out.
Also has 6 of the lot hound 05 mazda 3 hatchbacks with no advert but probably flexible.
Saw 3 05 mazda Tribute AWD around 26-27k msrp advertised (on the windows) for 7k off list.
#432 of 536 2006 MPV LX
Jul 12, 2006 (5:41 pm)
Got a new 2006 MPV LX with All Sport & LX Plus packages, roof rack, trac control, side airbags MSRP $26,730
for $20,000 even before fees & tax in St. Louis area at Bommorito Ellisville. We were initially not looking for van but liked the size and sportyness of the MPV
Jul 18, 2006 (6:41 am)
Looking at a 2006 LX-SV with Roof rack, and rear air for $15,995 before tax and tags. Good price?
#434 of 536 Re: New MPV Cost [sschriber]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:35 am)
yes, if that is a new car price.