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Mazda MPV, Van
#496 of 536 2006 MPV or 2007 Mazda 5
Dec 23, 2006 (3:15 pm)
Been looking for the past two months at getting a larger car. Keep coming back to the Mazda brand. Have a dealer offering me a new 2006 MPV LX-SV with a MSRP of 23,710 out the door for 17,500. The MPV has a few options like rear air, Cargo net and roof rack and floor mates but i would have to add privacy tint to the rear glass. Also have another Mazda Dealer offering me a 2007 Mazda 5 touring with a sticker of 20,695 on the road for 20,880. The 5 has a sunroof and automatic air, rear bumper guard and floor mates also. I cant decided which car will be the best one over the long haul. Should I save the money and go with the MPV and hope its a good van, but fear taking a loss on the resale value due to it being an older model, or should I pay more and get a newer style Mazda 5. Each car has its pros and cons just trying to figure out which one will be best for the next 5 or so years. I'm worry the MPV may not be as reliable due to having a ford engine but not sure if the 5 is any better with it being a new model. Any words of wisdom would greatly be apprecaited. Also please tell me your thought on the prices I have been offered. Thanks everyone for your help!
#497 of 536 Re: 2006 MPV or 2007 Mazda 5 [d5a]
Dec 23, 2006 (8:07 pm)
Are you in California? If yes, are you in the bay area? I just bought a LX-SV without any opetions for 17K even OTD. It looks you got an better offer.
#498 of 536 MPV vs 5
Dec 25, 2006 (1:13 pm)
In Maryland. Its the last van i can find at this point. Went after some ES models for the poor doors option but they got sold with in days of finding them. This van only has rear air, floor mates,cargo mat,cargo net, and a roof rack. Do you have any of these options? You may have the same items. I think its a god price for any car/van just worried about the reliability factors. At this price point the only things out there are Scions that may have room, but worried about the the scions safety record. And really for what your getting at that price I cant seem to find anything out there to match it with the room. How do you like yours so far? Did you look at the 5? Found a 06 new toyota sennia van for 22,000 plus tax and tags but it has less then the mazda. Wondering if the toyota is worth it just for the resale value compared to the mazda. But buying the toyota would strap us.
#499 of 536 Re: MPV vs 5 [d5a]
Dec 25, 2006 (2:02 pm)
thanks for your reply. I just bought it and havn't had driven it much. Mine doesn't have any of the options such as rear air, floor mats, cargo net, rook rack, etc. it doesn't have any options. I need to have the windows tinted also. What I liked is the price and my wife actually likes the size. She doesn't like to dirve bigger vans such as Quest, Oddy, and Sienna.
We once looked at a 2006 new Sienna LE, OTD 26.5K that has rear air, one power door, CD changer, side air bags. I liked the Sienna better but my wife likes MPV better. Also, as you can see, the price is amost 10K more than the mpv.
BTW, what's the tax rate in Maryland for buying a car?
#500 of 536 MPV vs 5
Dec 25, 2006 (2:19 pm)
Wow sounds like are wives are the same. I like the sennia also but love the price of the MPV. My wife doesn't want a large van either. Finds them to be to big. I thought the Toyota would be a better value as far as resale down the road. Our tax rate here is 5% whats yours in CA? I'm really happy with the price and it would be a great car payment just worry about really knowing nothing about the MPV.
I agree with you 100% the toyota is very pricey compared to the mazda. It be $24,500 for a base CE toyota Van with nothing and I mean nothing on it. At least the MPV is $17,500 with some options.
To be honest still not sure what what we will end up with at this point.
Thanks for your response.
#501 of 536 Re: MPV vs 5 [d5a]
Dec 25, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Tax rate in CA is 8.25%.
Have you looked at other minivans? I am seeing there are big cash rebats on Caravan, Quest, Minivans from Ford, Kia, GM also. It seems it's hard to get break on price on the two hot minivans--Oddy and Sienna.
I had a Nissa Quest for 9 years and I bought it new. it never gave me any trobles, but I think it would have caused 6K more than MPV.
#502 of 536 MPV or 5
Dec 25, 2006 (5:33 pm)
I haven't test driven any vans other then the Oddy and the Seinna. Neighbors just bought a Caravan due to the rebates. Had considered a Caravan but not sure of the reliability either. I like the looks of the Nissan but when I looked at them they seemed to be open of the most expensive in our area. Good to hear your was reliability Going to check out the rebates in our area on the quest and see if its worth a closer look at.
#503 of 536 Re: MPV vs 5 [d5a]
Dec 26, 2006 (7:32 pm)
Just bought a loaded LX Plus(sunroof and power doors) in MD for
$19.6k out the door. Mica Blue, not our first choice, but for that kind of discount. They had one more left, no sunroof but the 4 season package.
#504 of 536 Re: MPV vs 5 [moveover]
Dec 27, 2006 (6:45 am)
Wow great price! Was that $19.6k plus tax and tags or on the road? Which dealership in MD? I'm in MD also. They are hard to find vans. Found a silver at Russel Mazda with power doors for $20,212 plus tax and tags, but it got sold the next day when we went to look at it. Then found a black ES model at another dealer for $23,710 plus tax and tags, and it got sold before we got a chance to go to the dealership. The only one left that I've been able to find is a base model with out the power doors and its green (not our first choice either) but like you the rebates are great and its hard to pass up.
Do you like it so far? Seriously thinking of just buying the base green MPV that we have found just for the price.
#505 of 536 Re: MPV vs 5 [d5a]
Dec 27, 2006 (9:15 am)
On the road, it stickered at $27,055, was at Darcars Mazda in Silver Spring, they have one more left. Think with a sticker of $26900, same color. Mine was their advertised special, but think you can do the same if you insist on getting a similar deal. Like it so far, it replaces our 2001 Odyssey EX. Which my wife found too big.