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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
#688 of 1273 Re: Mazda Credit Corporation - Unethical Practices [dfz1]
Nov 06, 2008 (3:10 pm)
My husband's truck was financed through Ford credit back in 2000. We had direct-payment from our checking account, but they somehow made numerous errors during a 90 day period and seriously messed up our credit for about six months until I could get everything cleared up and their ERRONEOUS dings on our credit removed. It took many unpleasant phone calls before they made good on their mistake. We always pay bills on time, have a great FICO, and have never experienced anything like that. I would never finance through them again. EVER.
I have been looking for a van and test-drove the Mazda5 today. They have 0% for 36 months right now. I was considering that, but now that I know it's Ford Motor Credit, FORGET IT. If I do buy the car, I'll stretch the payments for 60 months and borrow from a regular bank. Or, just buy the Toyota or Honda.
I've financed two cars through Honda and never had any problem.
I was quoted approx. 21,500 on the 2009 Mazda5 Grand Touring. I didn't even try to bargain as I'm still researching at this point. They told me that they really need my business and were up front about being very willing to negotiate to make me happy.
#689 of 1273 Re: Mazda Credit Corporation - Unethical Practices [lab88]
by vg33e power
Nov 06, 2008 (3:52 pm)
I would research the financing a little further, last time I heard as of November Chase was going to be Mazda's bank when it cam to their financing and NOT Ford anymore. Don't quote me on this, but that is what I had heard last month.
#690 of 1273 Re: Mazda Credit Corporation - Unethical Practices [vg33e power]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 07, 2008 (2:54 am)
That's what I've heard as well..
Chase also acts as Subaru's finance arm..
#691 of 1273 2008 mazda5 touring 18,250
Nov 09, 2008 (8:19 am)
Bought in san diego - out the door at 20,600.
Basic car, pearl white paint, no extra options and no financing.
kbb.com is quoting these numbers at the moment:
msrp 21,395, invoice 20,062, market (blue book) 19,460.
Not clear to me if the blue book is out the door or not; if yes, we overpaid.
#692 of 1273 2009 Mazda5 Grand Touring w Navigation
Nov 11, 2008 (8:23 pm)
Bought from Fremont Mazda California
2009 Mazda5 Grand Touring w Navigation
Price paid: $22248.22
Total with Tax/fees/surcharges etc: $24423 (Car is registered in San Francisco county where sales tax is 8.5% )
Buying experience was just OK. They made us wait for almost 3.5 hours to do the paperwork. (This was after the price had been negotiated!)
#693 of 1273 2009 Mazda5 Touring
Nov 12, 2008 (7:14 am)
We're in the DC metro area hoping to buy a 2009 Touring. The latest offer we've received is $19,600 plus taxes, tags etc. This sounds a little high from what I've read here and elsehwere - any suggestions on what to press for?? (I'm still a little clueless about what if any extra options might be worthwhile to get them to throw in.)
#694 of 1273 Re: 2009 Mazda5 Touring [2kidsindc]
Nov 12, 2008 (7:25 am)
Sounds like a good offer to me. I bought a 2008 Touring for $20600 including the homelink mirror and the rear bumper guard. If you load a lot of stuff in the back, the bumper guard protects the top of the rear bumper. Good luck on your purchase. I love mine.
#695 of 1273 2008 - 2009 Mazda 5 MT
Nov 13, 2008 (2:54 pm)
I spoke with Cypress Coast Mazda in Seaside, CA.. Negotiating strictly over email, I was able to get them to $15,500 + TTL for a 2008/2009 Mazda 5 MT Sport.
Didn't buy one yet - can't decide between that or the civic yet.. Just thought I'd give my input. Don't want anyone overpaying.
#696 of 1273 Re: 2008 - 2009 Mazda 5 MT [boxrs4sale]
by vg33e power
Nov 13, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Since your a noob here we'll cut you a break and give you one freebie. Never mention the word Civic, Accord, Honda, et.al. around here, we all love our MZ5 way to much LOL!
Go with the MZ5, more room and lots more standard features then Civic for the same price.
#697 of 1273 Re: 2008 - 2009 Mazda 5 MT [boxrs4sale]
Nov 13, 2008 (6:09 pm)
The 2008-2009 mazda5 does not exist. It is either a 2008 or a 2009. I've owned a Civic before, boring and small cars. Mazda has a much better driver-car engagement.
Now, if they are selling it for that price, for sure is a 2008.