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#658 of 1273 Just Bought 2008 Mazda5 Grand Touring
Aug 28, 2008 (7:24 am)
Purchase Date: 8/27/08
Dealership: Nelson Mazda Rivergate
Location: Madison, TN (Just outside Nashville, TN)
Purchase Price: $21,900 + TTL (ended up out the door $24,000 + change)
Color: Copper Red Mica
We had been researching the Mazda 5 for a few weeks and test drove a Silver Touring at this dealership last week. They also had a Copper Red GT, which we loved, but thought it would be out of our price range.
We got quotes from the Mazda dealerships in our area through the Edmund's TMV request. One dealership had a Galaxy Gray GTand a Black Touring, and they gave us a quote of invoice price on both. The difference between the two was only about $1800, so we figured why not? We called the dealership where we test drove the Silver Touring, but it had already been sold. But they still had the Red GT. We asked if they would match the invoice price of $21,900 that the other dealership gave us and they did. Oh, and they're tinting the windows at cost (approx. $150).
The dealership had all our paperwork ready for us, we had proof of insurance faxed over to them before we came in, and we were in and out with our new Mazda5 in under 30 minutes.
The dealership staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the experience was a very pleasant one.
On a related note, we came from a 2003 BMW 325i and are so happy with all the room and features of this car. We have 2 kids (one is 18 months, so still in a carseat), and after stowing a stroller and all the other accoutrements that come with having a baby, the trunk of a BMW leaves something to be desired. We are so excited to have a car with so much space, but doesn't look like the typical minian!
#659 of 1273 New Touring 5 on Tuesday
Aug 28, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Bought our new white Touring 5 in New Orleans on Tuesday from Paretti Mazda. Started process on internet, the salesman was GREAT! Test drove the 5 and 3 just to get a feel for the difference. The 5 just fits our family better and the white really looks sharp! There were no Touring 5's in Baton Rouge, so New Orleans was the nearest dealership, which is about 60 miles away. Took advantage of the 0% financing, you just cant beat that. Only took off $1000 MSRP, but felt it was worth it and besides the next nearest dealership was another 3 hours away in Alabama. Needed a new car right away. So far so good. It may be just me, but the 5 seems to get alot of looks.
#660 of 1273 No Haggle deal in McKinney, TX
Aug 31, 2008 (2:59 am)
Been trying to buy a used car for a couple of weeks, no luck with a couple of deals that fell through. My wife wanted to seat 6.
Woke up yesterday morning, 8/30, my cars newspaper section has a small ad, with a price for a Touring, $18,869. Salesman called us after I sent an email, and I told him I considered the ad to be a real ad. He said yes, it's real.
Boom, no BS, no add-ons, no problems.
2008 Copper Red Touring, $18,869, no destination charge, no other charges of any kind other than state required TT and L.
#661 of 1273 Re: No Haggle deal in McKinney, TX [73chevyimpala]
Aug 31, 2008 (10:10 am)
I just bought an '08 Touring w/ remote engine start, cargo cover, and roof rack for $20,055 in Dayton, OH. I thought that was a great deal, but $18,869--wow, that's incredible. Congrats!
I used the web to get quotes and to start a bidding war among dealerships. Matt Castrucci Mazda in Dayton was great--fast, friendly, honest, and detail-oriented through the whole process. We wanted the galaxy gray cover, but there weren't any left on the lot. We could've ordered one, but the dealer said he'd knock off $300 if we took one of his lot. Fortunately, my wife really liked the golden sand color once she saw it in person (the car's for her). Depending on the lighting, it either looks gold, tan, pale green, or all the above. People seem to love it or hate that color. So long as my wife's happy, I am, too.
I think I read every last consumer comment on this car before purchasing, including this forum--thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts. We couldn't be happier with this car.
#662 of 1273 What you should pay for a new car
Aug 31, 2008 (10:16 am)
In researching what I should pay for an '08 Mazda 5 Touring, I found this web site, which includes a free spreadsheet for figuring what the dealer actually paid for a new car, and what you should pay for it:
Eye-opening, and very handy--this assured me that I got a good deal on our purchase. The web site has a lot of useful info on other aspects of the car-buying experience, as well.
#663 of 1273 Re: bought today [jamiferg]
Sep 02, 2008 (3:24 pm)
We bought a 2008 Mazda5 at 17,700 before TTL yesterday with POPULAR EQUIPMENT PACKAGE.
#664 of 1273 Basic Mazda5 Sport
Sep 02, 2008 (8:13 pm)
Got it for 18000 out of the door with FL taxes on 08/31/08.
Sep 03, 2008 (5:57 am)
2008 Mazda5 Grand Touring
Wheel nuts, Cargo net, All weather mats, Rear bumper step plate.
Got it for $21400 + TTL 0%APR for 3 years in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dealer was great to deal with via email. Came in, signed papers and drove off the lot incl test drive in under 45 minutes.
#666 of 1273 2008 Touring
Sep 12, 2008 (4:19 am)
Purchase Date: 9/10/2008
Dealership: Anderson Mazda
Location: Crystal Lake, IL (near Chicago)
Price: $20,420 (including dest charge) + TTL, and 3.9% financing for 48 months
MSRP: $21,595 (including dest charge)
Factory-Installed Accessories: Compass/Auto-dimming mirror
Color: Stormy Blue
After having a horrible experience with Schaumburg Mazda, I submitted an Internet request to three other dealerships on Sunday morning. Anderson called me that afternoon and after a 2 minute conversation and call-back in 20 minutes had located a car and quoted me a good price. They sent a spreadsheet showing how they got from MSRP to out the door.
I submitted a list of 8 accessories that I wanted to purchase at the same time and install myself. MSRP was $530 and they offered to sell them to me at $465, which is slightly over invoice. This sealed the deal. The rest of the process went pretty well with a 2-day wait to dealer trade the vehicle and some waiting during the closing process (mainly at the handoff between sales and finance.)
#667 of 1273 2006 Mazda5 Touring Auto
by vg33e power
Sep 19, 2008 (7:55 am)
Sorry guys, mine was used.
August 19, 2008
2006 Mazda5 Touring Auto Strato Blue
$12,495 out the door (including T,T,L and Gap Ins.)
Moss Bros. Dodge San Bernardino, CA