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Mazda MPV, Van
#445 of 536 Re: Mazda MPV LX [nashes]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:37 pm)
They really aren't selling MPV's for that much less than they did two years ago when I bought mine. I think I got my 2004 LX with MSRP of $26,000 for $20,500.
The MPV isn't selling well, mainly because BIGGER minivans are in(i.e Sienna,Ody, DGC)...as well as the fact that the MPV doesn't have many of the modern features(navigation, rear back up sensor, side curtain airbags, stability control etc) that it's competitors have.
Is it worth buying? Absolutely...if it fits your needs. I would match the MPV's fit/finish and overall quality against any other minivans. It's also has the best interior and exterior styling...is very sporty looking. Many think it resembles an SUV.
Offer them about $600 less than what they are asking. Try to get them to throw in free oil changes. They will definitely want your business and don't want you to walk. If they won't budge, tell them you want to go home to think it over. If they let you walk...wait a couple days for a call. If they don't call back they probably aren't able to lower their price.
In reguards to fees...don't pay any. Tax, title and license yes...any dealers fees or advertising fees, no. Focus on your out the door price, what you will pay with everything added up(price of vehicle, tax, lisence, title)...if they try to add anything just say no.
Financing...get pre-approval from your bank. If the dealership can beat it...great. But, bring a calculator and check their figures. Good luck.
#446 of 536 Re: Mazda MPV LX [jipster]
Jul 24, 2006 (11:01 pm)
The mazda 4/50000 mi warranty is good also.
Jul 25, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Hi guys, thanks for your input. I appreciate your advice about looking for the "out of the door price" and getting a bank loan pre-approved.
I am going to check out the vehicle tomorrow and will let you know how it went. Hopefully, I will be a proud owner of the MPV soon!
Aug 01, 2006 (6:19 am)
I bought my 06 MPV LX from a dealer in Roanoke,VA. MSRP was 28,370 and the out the door price was 21,409 plus tax and title. No fees of any kind. $2500.00 in mazda rebates and $4461.00 taken off by the dealer. I live in Knoxville,TN and after contacting dealers in 10 different states, the dealer in Roanoke won my business. There were two other dealers that were in the same price range and it appears that the bottom line price is somewhere between $6500.00 and $7000.00 off MSRP. I think it depends on the rebates the dealer gets from Mazda because it does vary by state. The dealer in Knoxville wouldn't budge more than $6500 off and I think its because they only had $2000 in Mfg. rebates whereas the dealer in Virgina had $2500.00 and so they had no problem going near $7000.00 off MSRP.
I drove my car home last night with 4 miles on the odometer when I left the dealership. It now has around 260 but so far, I like the van and I feel that I got a great deal. In case your curious it has the LX Plus, Sport Package, DVD, Remote Start and Sirius Sattelite for options.
I hope this information helps someone out there who might be looking to deal on one of these vans. My wife is not a minivan person but she loves her new car. Its sporty, has plenty of power and versatility and it doesn't look or drive like the other minivans. My wife can still be a mother and look cool and hip doing so and so this was a great choice for us.
#449 of 536 Re: 06 MPV LX [dustin5874]
Aug 01, 2006 (11:14 am)
It is helpful. I went looking for an MPV this week with LX-Plus package, Four Seasons package, roof rack, and Side Airbags/Traction control. Those I found also had Cargo net, door edge guards, compass/autodim mirror, step plate and wheel locks. MSRP was $26,530.
Ira Mazda in Peabody and North End Mazda both quoted $21,500. They would have offered $500 less for financing with Mazda, which I did not plan to do.
My feeling was a really good price for that vehicle was $20,000 so I didn't buy. The same incentives seem to be in place this month, so we'll see what happens. My wife actually prefers the prior generation Toyota Sienna so if we find a 2002 or 2003 XLE we may well buy that instead.
#450 of 536 Re: 06 MPV LX [garandman]
Aug 02, 2006 (1:25 pm)
I recently bought a similarly equipped MPV (w/o roof rack) as garandman for $20,200.
I, however, took advantage of the $500 discount by financing through Mazda. Their terms were 10% for 6 years - but I plan on simply 'refinancing' through my local credit union which is at 5.75. I look at it as getting $500 for one months worth of payments 10%.
#451 of 536 Re: Deals near my home [jfritsch]
Aug 10, 2006 (5:48 am)
I am looking for mpv es loaded everything all options st blue color . I am comparing price on 2006 to 2005 . Can you please give me names of dealers who you see have most 2005 mpv ES on there lots thank you so much . I buy you dinner if i head out that way to buy . I so far have gotten st blue with all options 32995 out door 24989. You think that is good . I am in Phila Pa. area . Have a great day .
#452 of 536 Simonize?????
Aug 17, 2006 (5:13 pm)
I am closing a deal tomorrow on MPV ES w/ DVD, moonroof & 4 seasons package. is the simonize a smart move? i have 4 small children so dirt is abundant and cash is tight. they was $258 for simonize _inside and out, and $458 to warranty for 5 years, unlimited miles. Is this advised?
what should i expect to pay for the car in total????
#453 of 536 Re: Simonize????? [mom30]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I don't know what Simonize is(fabric protection & paint sealant?)But, the majority opinion on those type of options are they are worthless. Buy a couple cans of Scotch Fabric Protection...reappply every 6 months. Wax your van every 2 or 3 months. You will have saved yourself $258 with protection that is just as good. I wouldn't buy any warranty...especially for $458(rip off)
What to expect to pay? Well, we will need the year(new or used), miles, options and condition of van to suggest a price. But, most buyers of new MPV's are getting between $6,000 and $7,000 off MSRP. There is not a big demand for these vans...so bargain hard mom.
#454 of 536 Re: Deals near my home [mroverhere]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:28 pm)
The mazda dealer On Burlington Pike in Cincinnati (Kerry I believe) had the 10K off advertised for 05 MPV es. He either sold most of them or transferred them to another of his stores.
The MPV es (around 32000msrp) is an 19000 vehicle in a year. Only a masochist wants to eat 12-13000 dollars in a year so bargain hard for at least 9000 off an 06 or 11k off an 05. This is last year for MPV so even more reason.
If your 25000 otd price includes 2100 in sales tax and about 200 total in fees you are in the ball park for an 06.(23000) Just be aware that it is a 19000 vehicle in a year and they still aren't giving it away despite 10k off.
Vehicle already has 4 year 50000 mi warranty so that deal seems marginal also.