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#487 of 1263 Bought Mazda5 Touring Automatic - Good Buying Strategy Included
Jan 12, 2007 (6:38 pm)
I researched buying Mazda5's to death as I love
If I was younger and desperately needed the money
I would have tried option #2 (buying a 2006 model).
But it needed lots of research. It boils down to
you can get a Mazda5 2007 Touring for $19700
or a Mazda5 2006 Touring for $19200-$1000
MAC rebate + Intersest paid.
I chose the former since I had to buy out of state
to get the 2006 model and issues regarding lemon laws
and PZEV became a problem.
Here is a two prong strategy I suggest.
Option 1 (The easy way which I chose).
You can get a Mazda5 2007 for about $400 above
the invoice now (January) since the car dealerships
are empty. For example, I paid $19700 for my Mazda
Touring. Sticker was $20675.
Caveat 1: Warranty? The 2007 model has a 36 month
bumper to bumper warranty and 60 month drive
train warrant. 2006 models have a 48 month bumper
to bumper warranty and drive train warranty.
Option 2. Try to get a Mazda5 2006 model. You can find
these by using mazdausa.com's inventory lookup.
You can get these from *some* from dealers upto
$3000 of the sticker. I managed to get one for
$1500 off the sticker.
Caveat1: Some of them have close to 600 miles on
them. Mazda recommends you drive the car carefully
for the first 600 miles.
Caveat2: The 2006 Mazda's were not PZEV so will not
be allowed in some states. Your responsible for
registering the car so if you mess up, you wasted $20K.
Caveat3: You may have to buy the 2006 from out of state,
research CAREFULLY if your state's lemon laws cover
you. For example, CA supreme court recently ruled that
if you buy a car from out of state CA's lemon laws
do NOT apply.
Caveat4: Read the Mazda5 forums carefully. Seems like the
2006 model had some teething issues (to be expected since
its a first year model) such as sticking latches, noisy
Jan 16, 2007 (8:32 pm)
2007 Grand Touring, Black, tinted all around. Leather was a "must have" for me. The adjustable zenons are great. I think it's real zippy with two adults and two kids - despite what I have read. Best I could do was $500 above invoice plus tints. $21,100 plus tax, title,etc. And I doubled the warrantee period for $1,500. 6 years, 100,000 miles. So about $24,500 OTD. Sounds like I paid more than anyone on this forum, but I still think it's worth it. It's in a class by itself.
#489 of 1263 2006 Mazda5 for $3700 below MSRP
Jan 16, 2007 (9:46 pm)
Here in Chicagoland area, Roto Mazda has a leftover 2006 Mazda5 Sport, MSRP $19795 which he agreed to sell at $16000 even. 4yr/50k warranty!
#490 of 1263 What are the Differences B/w 2006 and 2007 Models?
Jan 20, 2007 (5:08 pm)
The obvious one is warranty:
2006 4yr 50K bumper to bumper and power train
2007 3 year 36K bumper to bu mper and 5 year 60K power train
I'm not sure which is better?
What else is different. Some specs put the 2006 max
torque at 3500 and the 2007 max torque at 4500.
#491 of 1263 Re: 2006 Auto Touring - price? [tivogirl]
Jan 26, 2007 (8:42 pm)
We got $300 under INVOICE for a 2007 Sport Automatic. The dealer fee was also waived. There was no trade-in involved. This was in Northern Virginia. Got it today. In my opinion, the key to a good price is to call all the dealers and get them all bidding for your business. Don't even leave your house until you have agreed to an out-the-door price.
#492 of 1263 Looking at Mazda 5... Some questions...
Jan 27, 2007 (10:29 pm)
Anyone buy with the X Plan? How are these cars holding up? We saw one today and my wife fell in love with it. Now she wants to buy one. I'm trying to figure out how we can swing it.
#493 of 1263 Re: 2006 Auto Touring [elizab]
Jan 29, 2007 (3:55 pm)
I live in NoVa - which dealership did you purchase from, if you don't mind my asking? Thanks!
#494 of 1263 Re: 2006 Auto Touring [starlightmica]
Feb 01, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Brown's Fairfax Mazda sold it to us. They were VERY nice to deal with. I was glad to have agreed to an out-the-door price before I got there. When we sat down to sign the contract, they had forgotten to take out the $300 dealer fee (which had been waived). I was able to spot the error right away because the bottom line was off from what the agreement was. I fully believe it was an honest mistake though (the fee was preprinted on their form and had to be scratched out for us), and they corrected it right away Please let me know how your experience is.
#495 of 1263 Re: 2006 Auto Touring [elizasmom1]
Feb 04, 2007 (2:43 pm)
Thanks - spotted an ad in the newspaper for a special at Darcars Mazda in Silver Spring, and we got a Sport with just automatic and no other options or accessories for $599 below invoice. They still have one left, in black, ask for Eric.
#496 of 1263 future mazda 5 owner
Feb 10, 2007 (7:11 am)
does anybody knw when the 2008 model arrives coz i am really wanting to buy this car its a great deal ....