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#1121 of 1273 M5 Sport Kansas City
Nov 09, 2009 (5:29 pm)
2010 Mazda5 Sport Auto for $19k at Northtowne in Kansas City. $16k trade allowance for 09 Mazda6 Sport Auto. This beat the best deal I could get as a previous client at Lee's Summit Mazda by $750. Worth driving 30 miles across town for $750. Took me 10% of the work to get this price at N-towne never having bought a car there as it did to get to $750 higher at LS Mazda having bought a car there in July. So much for wanting repeat business. Wish I would have shopped Northtowne when I bought the 6. FYI to anyone looking in the KC area.
#1122 of 1273 Re: New GT [vicenac]
Nov 09, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I am responding to my own post to add details:
MSRP is 23 755
offer is 21,488 plus fees
fees are DMV, some $8.75 local tire tax and $55 doc tax and the sales tax which is 9.75% here.
Now this is under invoice, because there is a 750 incentive for dealers. The sales guy tells me he can give me the 750 (already substracted to get to the offer number) OR he can give me the 4.9 low APR. If I get the 750, then the APR would be 5.9.
Now, can this be true?
#1123 of 1273 Got mine yesterday
Nov 13, 2009 (11:11 am)
I finally got my 2010 GT. it had to be brought from 100 miles away. Not much inventory, at all.
The dealer told me he has an incentive of 750. If he passes the incentive to me, then he can't give me the lowest APR. So I had to chose. I went to Capital One and I got approved a lower APR then the lowest the dealer could offer. They sent me a blank check so I went to the dealer with it.
The sales manager said they'll try to beat the APR. When I got to the finance manager, the games begun! They don't want to take the check from Capital One. They had bad experience from them, honoring the checks with great delay. They would let me take the car home (I was putting down 5k) if I would promise to bring a cashier's check with the balance, or they'll offer me their lowest APR (not possible before).
I went outside and called Capital One to find out if they can send a cashier's check. Nope. Their advice was to go to another dealer.
I went back in the office and told them that Capital One would send the check, but cannot guarantee the 7 days. So I'd like to get their lowest (4.9). Keep in mind the price included the 750 incentive which could not have been combined with the 4.9, but it can be.
After running all the numbers, everything goes through. Then the extended warranty battle. 1700. Nope. Oh wait there is a coupon! 200 bucks OFF. Nope. OK, then I'll raise your APR back. Hold on what's that? Well, the coupon also includes a low APR of 3.75 for the entire loan. So I said yes.
Now I've got the car for 21.500+1500 extended at 3.75.
I didn't go there to leave the dealer naked. I expect them to be there when I need service. But that's a good reading of what your own financing can bring. The initial APR they wanted to offer, was 5.9.
Nov 13, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Cancel the warranty if you really don't want it...what kind of game are they playing? Find out how long the grace period when a cancellation is possible, then do it. If you want to keep, you're golden. Just stinks the way they played you!
#1125 of 1273 Re: Cancel Thr Warranty [sandman_6472]
Nov 13, 2009 (7:43 pm)
Well, I was happy with the 4.9, but when they lowered the APR, the warranty seemed a good deal. It's a 7 year. We had a problem car before, and the car rental bills alone would have made up for the warranty.
SO I was going to look for a deal online. This made it worth for me.
I don't know if this one will brake a lot, but the heated seats seem to work whenever they want, to, so it looks that I'll be in a rental pretty soon
Thanks for replying and caring.
#1126 of 1273 Looking to purchase leftover '09
Nov 16, 2009 (7:16 am)
Test drove the Mazda5 this weekend and loved it. I understand the '10 models have stability/traction however I am a firm believer that a well trained and attentive driver doesn't need it. Local dealership gave me a price on a 2009 Sport with manual transmission of $15,925 plus tax (All other fees included) and mentioned the incentive of $1750 as well as a "dealer cash" amount that he wouldn't divulge. He also told me that the 2.9% for 60 month financing could not be combined with the $1750 incentive. Curious to know if this is the truth since the Mazda website doesn't mention anything about the special financing not being stackable with a rebate and also wondering if anyone knows what the "dealer cash" amount is since I cannot find anything about it on the web anywhere! For that matter, nowhere can I even still find anything about the $1750 incentive still being alive but it must be if they are offering it.
Thanks for the help.
Nov 21, 2009 (4:30 pm)
I just looked at a new 2010 Mazda5 GT. Stickered for $23,755. I talked them down to $20,700. We are thinking about it. Not sure about fees and tax. I'm trying to decide if I should get this or something bigger. I wish it had a hair more space behind the 3rd row and a bit more horse power. I'm looking at a used Honda Pilot.
#1128 of 1273 extended warranty is going back!
Nov 23, 2009 (6:09 pm)
You guys were right! I've got scammed. The finance manager told me the total care covers damaged wheels. Like when you hit a pothole. And with aluminum wheels, that's like 400 a piece.
Well guess what! I hit a curb a scratched the wheel. I thought, well that sucks, but I'm covered. Turns out you have to have a flat tire and if the wheel gets damaged as a result of that, then it's covered. There is actualy language specific against hitting curbs and potholes.
Other things not covered are squeaks, squeals and rattles. Exactly what this car is prone to.
#1129 of 1273 Aggregate Pricing
Nov 25, 2009 (8:55 pm)
Ladies and Gentlemen;
I am buying a Mazda GT 2009 on the East Coast. I plan to email all my local sales managers or fleet managers and deal with whomever gives me the best price.
I won't even go into the dealership until I have the best pricing agreed via email.
I will then go to the second place bid and see if they will beat the first.
I am doing the same thing with a Mini Cooper purchase - and have recruited 4 other mini buyers to do this with me. We are dangling the carrot of 4 sales in one fell swoop to the ONE dealer that gives us the best price.
I would love to attempt the same thing with anyone looking to buy a Mazda.
I am in NY - but will go to NY, NJ, Conn, or Pennsylvania for the best deal.
We would agree on the car price first - pick the dealer - and then each person is on their own to deal with trade-ins, financing, lease, or whatever.
If you are interested - email me techdirektoryahoo.com - I want to send this email out to the dealers either tomorrow or Friday.
Black Friday is usually horrible for Car Dealers from what I hear and I think we will get lots of focus.
#1130 of 1273 Bought a 2010 Mazda5 Sport Tonight
Nov 28, 2009 (10:09 pm)
Dealer throws in DVD Player