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#636 of 1273 How much to offer for 2008 Mazda5 GT?
Jul 20, 2008 (4:50 pm)
We spent way too long at the Mazda dealership today.
Salesperson said the MSRP was $23,165 and wanted us to make him an offer but, after 3 hours, the kids had grown very grumpy and it was time to get lunch and naps. Salesperson said they wanted to get rid of the car (to make room for the incoming 2009s) so they'd give us a good deal.
My husband will probably call tomorrow with an offer. What is a reasonable offer? I was thinking $20,500. I would like to offer even less (and allow room for haggling) but don't want to insult.
What do you think?
#637 of 1273 2008gt
Jul 21, 2008 (4:54 pm)
why worry about insulting the salesman, dont they do it to us all the time. i giot a gt 4 less then 20,000, and would you beleive the dealer for got to charge me his dealer prep charges, my gain his lost
#638 of 1273 Re: 2008gt [hhr06]
Jul 22, 2008 (8:25 am)
less than 20,000 for GT? How this happen? Can you tell us some more detail?
#639 of 1273 Bought 2008 GT today
Jul 26, 2008 (9:41 pm)
Long story short....
Test drove the 2008 GT at the dealership last weekend but they wouldn't even entertain our offer of $20k cash. They didn't have our first choice color of copper red, anyway, but they said they could get it within a day.
I contacted Carsdirect.com. Their no-haggle/no-hassle price was $22,013 not including options so I told them to find me a GT in copper red. It took a day for them to locate one 40 miles from me and we started the paperwork but just 2 hours before my husband and I were going to pick up the car, Carsdirect.com called and said that the car was no longer available. It had apparently been sold out from under us! They said they had a red GT with DVD system but of course we would have had to pay extra for that. No, thanks. Back to the drawing board....
Around the same time we got the bad news from Carsdirect.com, our local dealer called and told us that they were expecting a copper red 2008 GT in their dealership that evening. [That was last night.]
Today we called the local dealership and told them we'd come in to test drive the red GT. We left the dealership with the copper red mica GT.
We paid slightly more than Carsdirect.com but feel it was worth it because we didn't have to drive 40 miles to pick it up. Price before tax & license was $22,600 which included 3 options (bumper protector, cargo cover, and cargo net).
The car is gorgeous, our 4 year old son loves it, it's the perfect size for our family of 4, and it had only 21 miles on it when we drove it off the lot. We're very pleased with our purchase.
Royal Motor Sales in San Francisco came through for us! Big thumbs up to them for the smooth buying experience.
#640 of 1273 Re: 2008 GT Prices
Jul 27, 2008 (6:37 am)
When I bought my Copper Red Touring back in late January, I really wanted a GT instead. But at the time, none of the dealers within 200 miles had a GT in any color I would have. Anyway, I ended up getting the Touring for $19,200 before TTL. Dealer prep fee was waived. I thought that was a good deal. I financed ther car.
Fast forward to yesterday. With the 0% financing for 36 months that Mazda has been offering...I thought I would go to my local dealer, who now has several GT's on the lot. I figured with the difference between the 0% and the 6.25% I was paying combined with the fact that my current Mazda5 only has 1,400 miles on it...that I might be able to swing an upgrade without the payment jumping dramatically.
Well...no dice. The dealer was offering $16,500 for my current car, and sticking right at MSRP ($23,365) for the Pearl White GT they had. The difference is $6,865 before TTL. I told him that I was looking for around $2,500 difference, thinking that we could meet at about $3,500-$4,250 at which I may have pulled the trigger. But the best he would do was $6,500. I told him to call me when he gets serious about selling his car.
I guess with the Mazda5 becoming more popular, dealers are playing hardball on price? Were my expectations unreasonable? No big deal. I still love my Touring model. But the bluetooth and the Xenon would be nice. Leather I can do without.
#641 of 1273 Re: 2008 GT Prices [mde83]
Jul 27, 2008 (9:23 am)
You should not try to do the purchase and trade-in at the same time. You can probably sell your old Mazda5 through a newspaper add for $20K because it's a popular vehicle now. Just go buy your new Mazda5 without any trade-in.
#642 of 1273 Re: 2008, Mazda5, Sprot, Auto, no option [finkbine]
Jul 28, 2008 (8:12 am)
Could you tell me which dealer you used? I'm in the houston area also. Did you deal via internet or in person?
#643 of 1273 Re: 2008, Mazda5, Sprot, Auto, no option [wp746911]
Jul 28, 2008 (9:45 am)
RUSSELL & SMITH MAZDA
I heard that there is special deal for nissan quest, 40% off MRSP ($16000+TTL).
I recommend this deal, better than Mazda5, $5000 is enough to buy 1000 gals (20000miles ~ 25000miles) gas for the next 5 years.
#644 of 1273 Re: 2008, Mazda5, Sprot, Auto, no option [finkbine]
Jul 29, 2008 (10:43 am)
How did you go about dealing? I went to edmunds.com and asked 4 dealers for their 'internet' quotes- and I am getting around 19,000 + TTL for a mazda5 sport auto. You got around 19,000 OTD- how did you bargain with them- who did you talk to (you can email me at my email address on my profile with the name)?? I'm very serious about buying now but am frustrated that they have quoted me about 1500 more than what you got a few weeks ago...
#645 of 1273 Mazda5 GT, no option
Jul 29, 2008 (11:32 am)
Year: 2008, July 15
Location: Austin, Texas
Trim: Grand Touring
Any extra accessories: none
Price: $21500 (including dest charge) + TTL, and $0 down 0% financing
I submitted requests for price quote on mazdausa.com for various dealers in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. Some other quotes I got were $21700+TTL and $22000+TTL. Got these quotes thru emails before I even stepped into a dealership. Arrived at the dealer, examined the car, did the paperwork, and left with the car about 1.5 hrs later. All in all, a much pleasant experience than I had expected.