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#398 of 1273 Mazda5 - Sport with AT & popular equip, wheel locks &cargo net = $17625
Aug 29, 2006 (9:20 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 1273 Re: Mazda5 - Sport with AT & popular equip, wheel locks &cargo net = $17625
Aug 30, 2006 (8:15 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).
#400 of 1273 Mazda 5 Sport auto, popular package
Sep 07, 2006 (3:02 pm)
Mazda5 sport, auto, popular pk., wheel locks, cargo net, 100k miles powertrain warranty ...paid $20200 OTD ... I would think was a decent deal... any toughts ?
#402 of 1273 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [blynmazda5]
Sep 12, 2006 (10:48 am)
Hi, we just purchased a silver Mazda 5 touring with auto for $20,850 out the door. This price included a $350 dealer installed alarm system.
As a brand new owner of a Mazda 5 (Touring model with auto trans.), I'd like to report my initial impressions of this "micro-van." As expected, it is a unique vehicle given its 2+2+2 seating in a compact van format. Sitting beside our our BMW 528i in our garage, I noticed that the Mazda 5 is shorter in length.
Its four cylinder engine and 4 speed auto transmission give me plenty of pick-up with 2 passengers. In fact, I have to watch my driving to avoid speeding tickets. I haven't yet tested it fully loaded, but for my kind of driving and the sporadic occupancy by 4 or more passengers, I expect its pick-up to be MORE THAN ADEQUATE. The car's 4 speed auto willingly down shifts for additional power whenever the accelerator pedal is pressed. The car's weight & size undoubtedly helps. To estimate for yourselves what expect, just compare the Mazda 5's horse power to weight ratio against those found in full sized vans and SUVs that have V6 engines. You can get such information very easily on the internet.
In general, I concur with everyone's opinons about the Mazda 5. Its 3rd row of seats is good only for short trips, short people, and/or young kids. Mazda 5's layout is incredibly flexible and roomy for its size. The non-powered dual sliding doors is van-like and very light to operate. The car seems to be well put together although some of its interior parts feels a bit "cheap." But what do you expect for under $20K MSRP? In comparison, the highly rated Toyota RAV4 SUV (by consumer reports) cost some $4000 more, get slightly worse mileage, and its 3rd row seats are no roomier.
If this car's reliability holds up (introduced about 16 months ago), Mazda may have a "winner." We certainly can't lose given the ever higher cost of gasoline.
#403 of 1273 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [szeto]
Sep 12, 2006 (12:30 pm)
You do realize the M5 comes from the factory with an alarm system!!
#404 of 1273 Re: Mazda5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [wa98strat]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:39 am)
I don't think our M5 comes with a factory alarm - just remote key & engine disable.
#405 of 1273 Re: I want a Mazda 5!!! [craigmri]
Sep 27, 2006 (9:30 pm)
Craig: You should read Edmunds.com fair price quote and check other sources online like Kelly Blue Book for what they think is fair --- and then make the dealer an OUT THE DOOR offer which INCLUDES the TTL. Haggling over just the new car price and your trade-in value doesn't get you the lowest price.
Know what the invoice price is and the dealer costs of the options on the car and to be installed by them later. Also be careful about the doc fees, as high as $450, and other things they sneak in. Never buy paint protector scams. If they won't knock that off go elsewhere. All buyers do have to pay the advertising fee since Mazda doesn't re-imbuse dealers.
But don't make a rediculous offer no one would accept.
When you get the survey, mentioned on this forum, read it carefully and answer honestly, it is IMPORTANT for the dealer to get good reports. Bad surveys lower the number of cars he can order later.
Ignore ignorant salesmen who send bad emails. The salesman turnovers are high and he probably won't be there when you go in for service. It isn't the dealer attacking you it's a disgruntled salesman who should be working in Sears bedding department.
#406 of 1273 Re: OR/WA residents be aware of this unscrupulous dealer [rushky]
Sep 29, 2006 (3:37 pm)
I live in the Pacific Northwest and am looking into purchasing an Mazda5. Did you purchase a Mazda after your experience in Oregon or did you go a different route?