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#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.
#646 of 1273 Mazda5 Touring
Jul 31, 2008 (3:20 pm)
Location: Cerritos, CA (Browning Mazda)
Trim: Touring (Automatic)
Color: Stormy Blue (a bit hard to find)
Included Options: Cargo cover, Rear bumper guard, Wheel locks
MSRP with options: 22,260
Price paid: $19,500 plus TTL
(I didn't really deal so I didn't get a particularly a good price but just wanted to add a data point to those thinking about getting one.)
BTW, if you get one with a sunroof/moonroof - installing the optional wind deflector is an absolute must. The wind noise without it is unbearable for any speeds above 45MPH. After nearly 2 weeks, I'm thoroughly convinced this is the most versatile car I've owned.
Almost bought a Kia Rondo but the sliding doors convinced me.
#647 of 1273 Re: 08 Mazda5, AT Sport [pcantore]
Aug 07, 2008 (7:02 pm)
Not sure what you mean by "send us some proof", how?. We did everything by internet with the dealer and they honored their price quote. The price ($17,500) did include their dealer fee. We have been driving around with our new car (Copper Red) for a few weeks now and we love it. It is such a fun car to drive and so comfortable.
#648 of 1273 Mazda Grand Touring
Aug 11, 2008 (7:20 am)
Date: August 8, 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Trim: Grand Touring
Any extra accessories: Color-Keyed Door Edge Guards, Rear Bumper Guard, All-Weather Floor Mats
Price: $21750 (including dest charge) + TTL, and $0 down 0% financing
Comment: Wanted a GT in Stormy Blue, but that color was really difficult to find. The nearest one was in San Francisco, almost 500 miles away (but only a $49 plane ticket). Worked with Pedro at Hayward Mazda. He was great, but finance department person was very difficult to work with. Flew there in the morning, picked up vehicle and drove home (and saw about 33.5 mpg!) Very happy overall.
Aug 11, 2008 (11:13 am)
About a week ago we bought a Mazda5 GT silver no options for 22400 + TTL in Orange Mazda, Albany, NY. Got 0.0% for 36 months.
Overall experience is pleasant, test drove in the evening, gave them a call next morning, visited them for 30 minutes in the afternoon to sign the papers and pick up the vehicle.