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#390 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Aug 21, 2006 (1:29 pm)
Hi, I just bought a grey Mazda5 from Alhambra Mazda on 08/15/2006 in So California. $20800 OTD for:
Leather Chair (custom made, very nice)
The sale price was $19000, w/tax and license it came out to $20800 b/c of leather chair. No tradein. I thought it was a good price considering the dealer only had 3 left.
I paid $20000 OTD for a new 2003 Camry LE V4 3 years ago, the Mazda is a lot nicer on inside though. Hope this car is as reliable as Toyota or Honda.
#391 of 1263 Help - thinking of buying...
Aug 22, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Mazda5 owners - I need your advice. My wife and I are looking for a good family vehicle. We have 2 kids (3 and newborn), need a decent amount of seating space, ease of back seat access, good cargo space and a competitive price.
We're torn between a used Honda CR-V and a new Mazda5.
Do you have any insight that could help sway us to the Mazda side?
Also, we're wondering how it does in Canadian winters.
Thank you all in advance!
#392 of 1263 Re: Help - thinking of buying... [karlis]
Aug 23, 2006 (4:27 am)
We have a 3 yr old and a 6 month old and the Mazda5 has worked out great for us. It's low enough that the 3 yr can get in and out by himself and the sliding doors are great. With the 3rd row seat down, there is enough space for a sit n stand stroller with room left over. And we've carried 6 ppl in it when the in-laws came to visit.
Now we also own a 00 CRV and the Mazda5 is just a bit roomier than the CRV, it's way quieter and handles wayyyy better.
Gas mileage is actually pretty close. ~25 mpg for the 5 and the CRV.
The 5 isn't perfect (e.g., no rear ac vents, just a bit more hp would have been nice), but it works out great for us.
#393 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [yaoyo1999]
Aug 24, 2006 (12:56 pm)
I just purchased silver Mazda 5 sport on 8/23/06 in Brooklyn $18,220 for
The total OTD was $19,941. There was no trade in and I financed with my bank at 5.49%.
#394 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [blynmazda5]
Aug 25, 2006 (12:05 pm)
North Carolina 19,000 touring had to trade in my car still owed money so I am making up some of the difference 23,000 al toghether at around 8%apr. Thats the touring auto with no navigation.
#395 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [blynmazda5]
Aug 25, 2006 (3:56 pm)
I am doing some searching for the Mazda5 in the Houston, TX area. How does $100 over invoice sound for any of the Mazda5 models available?
#396 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [tikal]
Aug 26, 2006 (12:15 pm)
Depends on what the invoice is they're quoting you. $17,500? $19,000? $21,000? That would be a better indicator.
I used Edmunds to get an internet quote from 3 Houston Mazda dealers. The internet guy at Best Mazda was quick to respond, and had the best quote. The location also turns out to be the best for me since it is on the way to work (easy to drop off for oil changed, etc).
In January 2006, I got my Strato Blue Touring w/AT, cargo net and all weather mats for $19,100. That included a special that month of free oil changes for 2 years and an internet special of free tinting. Overall I had a very positive experience with Best Mazda, the salesperson in particular.
#397 of 1263 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [bcoulam]
Aug 28, 2006 (9:23 am)
Thanks bcoulam for sharing your experience in this board. Interesting enough we also came out with the best offer from Best Mazda (with free tint). This past weekend we signed the papers for a Platinum Silver Metallic Touring w/AT for $19,200 ($100 over invoice like Edmunds says). The internet salesperson seemed honest to us and he is supposed to deliver the car to us today. Originally on the way to the dealership the car we selected got sold so they were able to get one from another nearby dealership. OTD price was $20,653 (easy to say, right).
We contacted other three dealers in the Houston area but they could not match the price.
#398 of 1263 Mazda5 - Sport with AT & popular equip, wheel locks &cargo net = $17625
Aug 29, 2006 (10:20 pm)
Thanks for all the information in this forum. We finally bought our Mazda5. It is a Strato Blue Sport, with automatic transmission, popular equipment package, cargo net & wheel locks at Mazda of Thousand Oaks, California. The price was $17,265 + TTL. Doc fees were $45, lic $174, tax $1254.98 for OTD of $18,747.73. From my figures this was $2,200 below MSRP, $916 below invoice. I think this was a pretty good deal. They have a black sport MT lossleader for $15995 +TTL if anyone is interested. The only downside was the relatively high milage of 172 miles.
No problems with the deal - had to talk to the general manager to get the final price. I think that 2006s are getting really cheap since I saw a 2007 on the lot.
I can also get accessories at dealer cost - was thinking about getting the cargo cover. Is the car cover worth the extra cost since I can get one on ebay for about $70?
Will be tinting the windows next - any suggestions for tint brand?
#399 of 1263 Re: Mazda5 - Sport with AT & popular equip, wheel locks &cargo net = $17625
Aug 30, 2006 (9:15 am)
That's a pretty good deal David in Calif.! Yesterday we went and got our new Mazda 5. Because they could not deliver it I was able to get a few accessories added with the same price of $19,200: cargo net, cargo cover and wind deflector (this last one once we fill the survey). This is for a platinum silver touring with AT.
So based on my experience I would recommend dealing with the Internet department of Best Mazda in Houston, TX.
In terms of the tint I heard that the 3M brand is good (although maybe not the greatest).