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#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?
#574 of 1273 Re: Mazda5 Sport Auto, Pref Pkg [renu_p]
Feb 04, 2008 (5:18 am)
You right, we can't beat them in this selling-buying department. And I'm absolutely positive, even if you feel you got a good deal, there will be always the area where you lost.
I did not have a chance to talk to the manager (he was late on Fri) but I left a message and still waiting for his call. The dealer himself did not care if i go to the manager.
You are right, once you've made a promise you have to keep it (it was in writing in Email), but for him(them) it was all conditional.
The mpg I did not have a chance to measure it properly yet - still running on the first tank, but by how the analog moving it looks like it can be 24-25. (straight roads driving with min traffic and lights)
#575 of 1273 Re: Mazda5 Grand Touring AT
Feb 17, 2008 (7:48 pm)
I went to the dealer to negotiate for a grand touring w/ auto trans and have a few questions.
1. Is the invoice price on the sticker window the invoice I should be going by?
2. I got quoted $21000, but when I told them I wanted the 1.9% financing, they wanted to add $500 to the cost. Is this right?
3. What price should I be targeting for a automatic grand touring?
Thank you in advanced.
#576 of 1273 Re: Mazda5 Grand Touring AT [tygger]
Feb 18, 2008 (9:09 am)
I have the Consumer Reports New Car Price Report for the Mazda5. For the Grand Touring, the total MSRP is $23000, including the $635 destination charge. The CR Bottom Line Price is $21111, so it looks like your $21000 was a good deal. Anything close to $21111 is good. I'll be looking in a few weeks for the same thing.
#577 of 1273 On Order - Being Built This Week
Mar 03, 2008 (7:44 pm)
From Blue Ridge Mazda, Lee's Summit, Missouri
Mazda 5 Grand Touring / Stormy Blue Mica
Added Port Installed Options:
Sirius Satellite Radio
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink
All Weather Mats
Rear Bumper Protector
Bottom Line w/ Destination: $23,520 (about $1K over invoice )
But this is still $980 less than having those items added at another dealer who had a copper red one on the lot with only the rear bumper protector.
Now we just have to wait... and wait... and wait.
#578 of 1273 Signed the deal two days ago
Mar 28, 2008 (8:46 am)
Just signed for a silver 2008 Mazda 5, GT (Canadian model) with leather and auto. Funny that I didn't read much from this forum about this car until after I bought it.
The out of door price is insane comparing to the US price (cdn $32,100), in addition to what come with a GT leather, I also got the rust proof, under coating, and paint protection, cargo cover, and all weather mats. I think I could drive the price down another 200 - 300 but was too excited
We considered Honda CRV (1st choice at time), and Toyota RAV4. Really liked the 08 CRV but really hate the fact Honda Canada thinks the Canadian customers are all suckers. The EX we liked (moon roof, no leather) would be around $40,000 on the road. And that is more expensive than a RAV4, V6, 7 seater. We have a Civic ( just sold my Del Sol the day before buying the 5), we thought we'd be lifetime Honda customers but sad to say they have completely lost us.
BTW, I know the price is much higher in Canada, so the same applies here to with the 5. But at least there is the 0% financing for 60 months so that's like a few thousand saving over the years.
Anyway, very happy for the decision made. The only problem is we have to wait for probably over a month as ours is in production this month in Japan. The sales manager told us it would be at least a month before we get it. He also said if MSRP drops before we get the car, we'll get the difference too, and we'll get the 0% no matter what. So, I'm now hoping they drop the price on 5 and lift the 0%