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#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.
#843 of 903 trispec....congrats on the new ride....
Sep 05, 2005 (7:31 am)
you'll love it. They are not making the nordic next year, coupled with the fact that I have seen very very few of that color, makes yours pretty unique. I have a yellow one and I like that about it!! Drive safely!!
#844 of 903 Re: trispec....congrats on the new ride.... [lhess]
Sep 07, 2005 (7:04 pm)
Yep. Nordic Green Mica is the closest to the Shinka purple type color, but I like green as a color better than purple.
Picked her up this evening. Her name is Arwen Evenstar. The RX-8 AT sports pkg. is perfect for the Boston traffic reality, literally skipping directly to the gear it needs for performance and efficiency. I'm not into the manually shifting, since first and second would be all one needs in Boston. The four speed AT appears to get into overdrive at 35mph, often directly from 2nd gear skipping over 3rd. I'm thinking my gas millage is going to just fine.
Anybody driven the 6 speed AT in the Mazda 6 yet. does it skip several gears regularly in urban traffic?
I'm keeping rpm under 4K for the first 500 miles. Hard stops and acceleration are also avoided, but then stopping on a dime and zooming 0 to 25 from the stop lights is barely using this beauty.
Love the head room. As a 6' 1" 220 dude, I don't feel packed in too tight, just nice and snug for the turns.
#845 of 903 anybody test drive Manual and Automatic??
Sep 07, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I own a 6spd manual -Pearl White RX8- with GT package and a few extras. I have all options/upgrades except leather.
I know manuals usually out perform most automatics, and the Rx8 manual has about 40 more horses under the hood.
My first question is... Is there a huge difference in performance between The AT and MT, or is it slight?
The reason I am asking is people have asked me about the difference between the two options in trannies. I have mostly driven stick--so my opinion is obviously biased. Some co-workers want to know if the AT has, at least, decent performance. Is it quick off the line?
---Can it achieve 0-60 in under 7? -Or is it too sluggish?
People getting onto fast moving expressways/highways like to know that. At least my questioners do.
Is the gas mileage the same --or better than the manual?.
I have always gotten better gas mileage in manuals.
I know this is about buying experience--but I have three Rx8 admirers who like manual--but would rather have an automatic because that is their preference. Anybody test drive both?? This would aid their possible experience."