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#833 of 903 more on Boston metro deals
Jul 30, 2005 (6:25 pm)
Well folks, NO LUCK. Of course asking for luck in a card deal is probably a red flag for a SUCKER.
In my online search three dealers actually responded with $2500 off from the start, but they quoted from Grand Touring Pkg 30K with the Moon roof which as a 6'1" driver those lost 2 inches are really huge. But at the very least these online folks were honest about what they had to sell.
One dealer from Welsey, called with a very relaxed manner, telling me, getting the RX 8 AT with Sport Pkg. would require waiting until the 2006 models, some 4 months in the future.
Then today my local dealer called saying he had one. I packed up the wife and son and off we went. Then UGH!. The sales guy said there was a mixup and the Black RX we wanted was miss identified in their inventory as a Sports Pkg. rather than a Grand Touring. So we're talking a $5000 mistake in their inventory or the sales manager and salesman were pulling classic bait and switch. Which was it? My wife is a financial person. She knows what it was.
As a family unit we were having fun so we played along and test drove a Grey one with a Sport Pkg, just to prove to ourselves that the head room was really important, along with the $5000 savings. Headroom is great without the Moonroof. BTW, the cloth seats compared to the leather seats, I'd go cloth for looks AND comfort.
One question for everyone on the RX 8 Airbag. The sales guy says the front seat has a sensor that switches off the Airbag for small people. Grandmothers and Children. Is this true? The 2004 RX 8 did not have this feature according to Consumer reports.
#834 of 903 Re: more on Boston metro deals [trispec]
Jul 31, 2005 (7:50 am)
From what I just heard, you -may- want to wait for the 2006 model. I've heard the automatics will use the new Miata 6 speed automatic. Should make the car a little faster. Being a new model, I'm sure you'd have to pay list, though.
If you're after a manual, I haven't heard of anything groundbreakingly new for it (yet).
#835 of 903 re: new to the forum [pathos]
Aug 03, 2005 (11:44 am)
sorry guys, in the excitement to complain about that other dealership
forgot to mention that i got 1200 for a trade in......it was a chrysler sebring, about 160K miles on it, and basically the crap beaten out of it......first car I ever owned.
#836 of 903 700 under invoice in Texas
Aug 06, 2005 (9:13 pm)
I have just bought my RX-8. She is a Titanium Gray with GT package MT/6 2005 model. I got $700 under invoice, which was $28652. I also had a $500 rebate, so I had my car for $28100. The dealer was excellent. I did not need to haggle at all. The dealership was Freeman Mazda, Irving, TX. Good luck!
#837 of 903 $2000 under invoice, with incentive from Mazda
Aug 12, 2005 (2:04 pm)
Found dealer here over the Internet in Melbourne willing to sell at invoice. Reviewing the financing, an additional $2000 cash from Mazda was available. Silver 2005 RX-8 Manual with Sport Package at $26,500, so call it $24,500. Got $10,000 for my trade-in (it was already paid off). Downside, the sales manager ( or someone ) kept trying to change the numbers in the deal...3 hours later it went down as initially negotiated. Wadda' pain...but, I'm happy in the end. I've used auto brokers and worked with fleet managers in the past, never had this kind of difficulty.
Always bring a calculator and review all the numbers before you sign the deal...you can always leave, eh.
#838 of 903 andimal...Melbourne
Aug 15, 2005 (1:14 pm)
If that was the Mazda-Kia dealership in Melbourne,Florida.... I know exactly what you mean.A friend of mine wanted to purchase aTribute and ended up getting a Ford Escape because of the old figure switching.
#839 of 903 Used '04 RX8
Aug 16, 2005 (5:22 am)
I was checking out the '05 RX8. The Shinka is very nice. I also saw a used '04 on the lot. Grand Touring package w/ navagation / 7,400 miles / excellent condition. They had it listed for $25k. What do you guys thing about the price? Blue book lists it for $25,500.
#840 of 903 Re: Used '04 RX8 [nikko]
Aug 16, 2005 (7:01 am)
With discount and rebates my 05 8 w/GT and NAV was under $29k - and that is for a new, 0 mile car.
$25k sounds too high to me for a used car. lhess posted a while back where there are/were 3 new 04s w/GT and NAV that could be had for $4k or so under invoice - that would put you around $26k (if they still have them).
#841 of 903 Re: Used '04 RX8 [dwynne]
Aug 31, 2005 (3:44 pm)
Anyone that can help,
I'm very interested in buying a 2005 RX-8.... how far under invoice are dealers going in your areas... Please list area and bottom line price for vehicle before factory discounts. I live in Pittsburgh, PA area and have been given invoice +200(costco pricing).
Thanks in advance,
#842 of 903 The Deal is Done!
Sep 04, 2005 (3:51 am)
Well folks, did it today! RX-8 AT Sports Pkg, Nordic Green Mica, 6 miles on the odometer before we test drove it, and all the plastic sheets on the exterior and interior.
It was a deal blessed by the Internet. Mazda USA online inventory appeared over the last few weeks to have been fairly accurate, but I still had doubts about trusting it.
The pleasant surprise that the Mazda online inventory showing the RX-8 AT Sports Pkg. was spot on, was coupled with the even more pleasant surprise that Nordic Green Mica is a stupendous color. Nordic Green Mica, looks almost black in the shade but turns a rich incredible green with hints of purple, in direct sun.
Lastly, during the deal negotiations, which were very simple and straight forward, it was Edmunds.com that finally fixed the deal. Essentially, it was agreed that the Edmunds.com TMV price was fair.