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#564 of 1273 manual transmission and color choices for Mazda5
Dec 23, 2007 (8:48 pm)
Has anybody managed to get/order 2008 Mazda 5 with MT in color other than gray, silver or red?
I tried to order blue 2008 Mazda5 with manual transmission (MT) today in local dealership (Columbus, OH). I was told that Mazda5 with manual transmission is only available in gray, silver or red. The 2008 Mazda5 brochure indeed states so as a footnote, but I can configure blue Mazda 5 with MT at mazdausa.com and I found three blue, two white, one black and one golden Mazda 5 with MT coming to dealerships in NY, WI, MN, MA. Is there difference in color options between state?
It is somewhat ridiculous that with MT you are limited to just three colors. Moreover red comes with light upholstery which is not OK for me, so I am basically limited to gray and silver… not good.
#566 of 1273 Re: manual transmission and color choices for Mazda5 [rob222]
Jan 11, 2008 (5:34 pm)
manual 5-speed is still available in the Touring model
Any update? Is there a particular dealer? I have browsed around MazdaUSA, autotrader.com and vehix.com and I have not found any in the US yet (any distance actually). Canada has the MT option on the GT (note: not the same as the Grand Touring in the US, it is more of a Touring IMO), along with leather.
#567 of 1273 Re: manual transmission and color choices for Mazda5 [coolmazda5]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:57 pm)
Byers Mazda in Columbus Ohio has at least two Mazda5 touring with MT: stormy blue and white. Mind that only white is listed on the dealer web site: byersmazdasubaru.
Brown's Alexandria Mazda
7400 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22306
has four touring Mazda5 with manual transmission:
Brown's Alexandria Mazda
Rosenthal Mazda of Arlington and Rosenthal Mazda of Gaithersburg have couple of "call for transmission" Mazda5 that might be touring with manual.
Also, it seems that Mazda5 touring with MT (as well as white, blue and black Mazda5 with MT ) were only available during the first production cycle and at least currently cannot be ordered.
Finally, my sincere thanks to rob222 for head-up.
#568 of 1273 Re: manual transmission and color choices for Mazda5 [biogeo]
Jan 12, 2008 (5:06 am)
Thanks for the info, I now remember you mentioning that earlier ... Post some pics when available, that will definitely make it a rare find and a must get (almost like a collectible )
I can see the pictures now for the Ohio one, great find!!
#569 of 1273 Re: 2008 Mazda5 Sport with 5-speed manual pricing [nihao4587]
Jan 16, 2008 (10:41 am)
Price quotes updates (from San Francisco Bay Area):
Menlo Mazda: 19,300
Fremont Mazda: 18,536
Oakland Mazda: 18,436 (used to be 19,003 before I showed them the offer from Fremont)
Both are out-of-door prices. Should I grab the best one now or do you think the price of '08 Mazda5 sport MT will be significantly lower after mid-year? I planned to buy the car when it first came out, but I am not in a hurry by any means.
#570 of 1273 Lease question...
Jan 20, 2008 (10:16 pm)
Edmunds is showing the Lease special going on. I'm new to leasing and have a question. It reads: "Lease is based on a 2008 Mazda5 Grand Touring. Dealer may contribute up to $250 towards the $296 monthly special." What does the word "contribute" mean? I also don't understand how they want a $1,405 down payment but $2,296 is due at signing. What's the extra amount for?
Thanks in advance.
#571 of 1273 Re: Lease question... [jpaperguy]
Jan 21, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I won't tackle the first question, because I've never seen an ad phrased that way before. I can give you at least a partial answer to the second question. A lot of dealers require you to make the first month's payment when you sign the contract, and that is not usually included in the down payment. There could also be a security deposit required that's not included in the down payment. I would try to stay away from the deal if that's the case, though, because most good lease deals waive any security deposit nowadays. Read the fine print -- most of the answers are there if you look closely.
#572 of 1273 Mazda5 Sport Auto, Pref Pkg
Feb 02, 2008 (5:15 pm)
Two days ago I paid in Jacksonville,FL
2008 Mazda5 Sport Auto with Pop.Eq. package $18450.
Out of the door price ~19500.
Almost got an optional fog lights for the same price, but I've made a mistake by going to another dealership (B) and telling them the quotes from the previous one (A).
As it came out later, they were affiliates and they contacted each other.
Dealer B gave me ridicoluosly low price for trade-in and high price for the new one.
It gave dealer A the opportunity to erase from the original deal the fog lights - "we gave you the good price anyway, even without the fog light, we know that you went to dealer B and know what numbers they proposed".
Since we have only 3 dealers in the city in can be the scheme.
I would give an advise, do not tell the quote from another dealer (unless you are 100% positive they are not related) - if they want to give you a good price, they will give you anyway (if you not afraid of giving them crazy_low_numbers), but do not give them the opportunity to play with you.
P.S. I love the car!
#573 of 1273 Re: Mazda5 Sport Auto, Pref Pkg [edik]
Feb 03, 2008 (11:33 am)
it is good that you love the car. these car dealers i think i have an advantage over buyers because they have done the selling many times before and know the routine. know when the buyer is going to buy anyway. for us the buyers : it is one experience or multiple but limited to number of cars we buy. i think the dealer A should have kept his word/deal instead of removing the fog lights. if you have the deal in writing you could still try. you could go to the manager or say you would. overall i think you did well to choose a good vehicle and to do some comparison shopping and know that it is best deal you could have got anyway. did you get e-mail or fax quotes? and then bargain further from there? i do not know how far it works and how much lower one can go from receiving the 'free quote', 'quote from web site'. how is the mpg so far?