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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
Jun 18, 2008 (1:02 pm)
A reporter from a national newspaper is looking to speak to consumers who just purchased a new Mazda5 within the past six months and whether it had anything to do with gas prices. If you’re interested in speaking to the reporter, please contact Chintan Talati at ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than June 23, 2008.
Jun 27, 2008 (8:48 am)
5speed manual sport with no other options. Silver/Black Interior
$16,995 including destination at Wellesley Mazda in MA. Very pleasant transaction with no sleaziness or unexpected fee's. Price quoted over email to match a price I had gotten from Wayne Mazda in NJ. Next closest price I had gotten locally was $17.700 at Ira and they were very confrontational and seemed to think they were doing us a favor by selling us a car. We've had it for 2 weeks and are VERY pleased. It is replacing a 1st Gen Scion xB. The Scion was great but we just outgrew it and needed the 3rd row.
#613 of 1273 Bought manual 5 in So. Florida
Jun 30, 2008 (4:54 pm)
Quoted $16.989 on email by dealer including dealer fees for manual. Went to closer dealer (Eddie Accardi in Ft. Lauderdale area) who would not match first dealer's quote, low balled on our trade, and was totally rude and obnoxious. Would not recommend Eddie Accardi Mazda under any circumstances.Contacted original dealer in Palm Beach County who honored their quote with no hesitation, games, gimmicks or add-ons, and could not have been nicer. No manual transmission locally. Car is being delivered from Orlando area for no additional charge, and will take delivery tomorrow of 5 speed Red Mazda 5 Sport at $16,989 plus tax and actual fees for title. After delivery I will provide name of selling dealer.
#614 of 1273 Re: Bought manual 5 in So. Florida [hh1799]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:01 am)
Congrats on your new 5!! I'm also a S. Floridian shopping for a new 5 replacing my wife's Sienna's, that the lease will be up soon. So, thanks for the heads up on your experience with the good and bad dealer. I'll certainly consider Palm Beach County when quoting a Red Mazda 5 Sport, although my wife insists on an automatic transmission.
Assuming that the $16,989 total amount includes the $635 destination charge, you actually may be at $495 below invoice price ($17,484) which is great! Did you get any MAC cash back?
#615 of 1273 08 Mazda5 Sport with AT and PE1
Jul 01, 2008 (11:04 am)
emailed a bunch of dealers in the metro Atlanta area via edmunds and only got 2 replies (1 with an actual quote - Mazda of Roswell). bought our red copper w/ sand interior mazda5 at around 18900, which the salesman said was 500 under invoice. finance guy said i only qualified for the 4.960mnths. i told him i was gonna shop around and gave us the 3.960mnths!
traded in my scion tc (good by sports car, hello sports wagon!).
loving the 3rd row/cargo space and ride height of the back, esp with a 14 month old girl.
what do you guys think? did i pay too much?
#616 of 1273 Re: Bought manual 5 in So. Florida [pcantore]
Jul 01, 2008 (5:30 pm)
We bought the car from Palm Beach Mazda on Military Trail in West Palm. The price of $16,989 DID include destination charge. Dealership honored the 3.9% 60 month financing promotion. In addition we received $500 in gas cards on top of the deal. We picked up the car tonight; it was swapped from Ed Morse in New Port Ritchy. Palm Beach Mazda could not have been better. The copper red/cloth sand 5 speed manual car came through with pin striping, side and rim guards. No extra charge for 200 mile delivery or unexpected extras. Palm Beach Mazda was a pleasure every step of the way. Hope I will continue to be as happy with the car as I am with the dealer.
#617 of 1273 Re: Bought manual 5 in So. Florida [hh1799]
Jul 01, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Enjoy your new ride,
#618 of 1273 08 Mazda5, AT Sport
Jul 09, 2008 (1:26 pm)
We were quoted $17,500 for an automatic '08 Mazda5 Sport. There are no options added on to this vehicle. In your (well, anyone's) opinion, is this a good deal? This, as far as I can tell, includes the dealer fee. I am really excited about this vehicle. Had to trade in my minivan a while ago ( ) and we bought a Honda Civic. The Civic gets great gas mileage but doesn't handle kids and dogs well. My 16 year sits behind my husband with his knees pushed up against the seat.
#619 of 1273 Re: 08 Mazda5, AT Sport [thecs]
Jul 10, 2008 (9:24 am)
Sounds like an excellent deal. I've had my Manual Mazda5 for little over a week, and we've taken 2 long drives; one to Central Florida and back for 600 miles and another down to Key Largo and back for about 200 miles. No complaints; roomy quiet, handles well, and feels stronger than 153 horsepower. We traded in a 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 6 speed manual with the 180 horsepower Yamaha engine, and the Mazda 5 feels like it has the stronger engine.
If the offer does include the dealer fees and you like the car, and they're not going to take the deal away from you with high interest or extra fees in the finance room, I would say, go for it.