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#368 of 551 Re: 2014 Mazda 6 Touring [biggbrother]
Apr 28, 2013 (6:15 am)
Hey biggbrother. Chase's April buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2014 Mazda6 Touring with 10,000 miles per year now vary by region. In some areas the money factor is .00073. In other areas it's .00045. If you tell me what state you are in I can tell you what factor is available in your area.
The residual value for this lease would be 59% everywhere.
Mazda Capital Services is just the brand name that Mazda uses for leases that it runs through Chase.
Chase charges a $595 acquisition fee on every Mazda that it leases. I think that you will probably be able to get your vehicle's security deposit waived.
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#369 of 551 Satellite radio? Heated seats?
Apr 29, 2013 (11:28 am)
I'm looking to lease a sedan (Accord, Camry, etc.) and am considering a Mazda 6 but from what I understand, the only way to get Sirius satellite radio is to lease the top of the line grand touring?? Or heated seats?
#370 of 551 Re: Satellite radio? Heated seats? [ral2167]
Apr 29, 2013 (4:43 pm)
Heated seats are only available on the Grand Touring. I find it very odd that Mazda made "leatherette" upholstery standard on the mid-level Touring, but heated seats aren't even optional on that model. (BTW- I couldn't wait to see just how cheap-looking and feeling the "leatherette" would be, but I was very pleasantly surprised! It looks and feels more like real leather than the leather seats in my $40k Mazda CX-9 GT!)
SIRIUS is also standard on the GT, but not offered of the lower models. The previous two generations of Mazda6 had SIRIUS-ready audio systems and the dealer sold the SIRIUS hardware for $300 or so. I bought it for my 2006 Mazda3 and it was a simple plug-and-play installation and was fully integrated like a factory unit would be.
But I don't see it on the 2014 Mazda6 Accessory list. I did some digging into the detailed specs (from Mazda's marketing site) and it does indicate that the audio system in ALL 2014 Mazda6 models are SIRIUS-ready. I'll email a buddy of mine who runs a Mazda Parts Dept in Alabama and ask him about it....
Other than SIRIUSXM, they are Pandora Internet Radio compatible, if you want to explore that. It's my understanding your smart phone has to work as the receiver for Pandora, but I know several folks who seem to love it!
If you're interested in the Touring model, you should consider getting one with Touring Tech Package....or at least drive one with and one without it to compare. For $2000, it adds a LOT of features!
If you decide that the Mazda6 isnít quite right for you, I have something else in mind that might fit the bill and itís much more interesting than Camry or Altima or even the Accord....the Acura TSX!
Acura has some pretty incredible lease deals on the 2013 TSX right now. The Ďbaseí TSX has everything youíd want- heated, leather seats, 7-speaker Premium Audio system with standard XM radio and AUX/USB inputs and all the other features youíd expect on an entry-level luxury car.
You can get a 36-month lease with $1999 due at signing for $279/month (not including taxes, registration, blah, blah).
Or you can go with $0 due at signing and $330/month.
Parent company Honda is also running some nice lease deals on the Accord. They have promo leases on LX, EX and EX-L V6 Sedans, but the EX looks sweet but it has cloth seats (not heated) and a not-so-hot 6spkr 160-watt Audio System without SIRIUSXM even as an option.
If you step up to the EX-L, you get heated leather seats AND a MUCH more impressive 7-speaker 360-watt Premium Audio System with standard SIRIUSXM. You also get a Forward Collision Warning System (which Iíve had for years, itís called a WINDSHIELD in my car), Lane Departure Warning System, Rearview Camera, 2-position Memory for Driverís Seat, 4-way power passenger seat and LED brake lights.
The EX-L stickers for $2590 more than the EX, but you get a lot of value for the money IMO.
The EX-L V6 is almost identical but instead of the 185hp 2.4L 4-cylinder and CVT, it has a 278hp 3.5L V6 with a 6-speed automatic. It is rated at 21/34mpg, great for a V6 and I recently read a review of the V6 sedan in one of the car mags. It does 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, which makes it the fastest mid-size sedan you can buy (or lease). The V6 is carried over from the previous generation Accord, so the new 6-speed automatic is largely responsible for almost-insane-for-a-family-car acceleration! Iíve had the pleasure or driving one and I was very impressed. But it is so smooth and quiet that I hit 90mph and it felt more like 70.
The EX-L V6 lease is 36-months, $2799 due at signing and $309/month.
The $0/down alternative is $0 due at signing and $380/month.
I probably gave you a little (LOT) more info than you needed, but I hope it helps you out!
#371 of 551 Re: Satellite radio? Heated seats? [ral2167]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:28 pm)
I wanted to mention one other car to you. The KIA Optima is a much better car than the Camry (according to most reviews and folks like me who drive rental cars on regular basis). IMO, itís second only to the Mazda6 and every bit as good as the Accord and a better value than ANY of them!
The Optima has a nice 6-speaker Audio system with standard SIRIUSXM. Iíve driven the entry-level LX model numerous times and itís still hard to believe that itís the base model and starts around $21k.
If you want leather, you need to move up to the mid-level EX model. It has standard heated leather seats, automatic climate control, 17Ē alloys, 8-way Power Driverís Seat w/ Lumbar and some very sharp interior accents (chrome door pulls, metal bezel around gear shift & leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter). It looks and feels like the interior of a $30k+ entry-level luxury car, not bad for a $23k sedan.
BTW, Iím not intentionally trying to bash the Camry. Itís not that the Camry isnít a decent car, itís the fact that almost everyone else is better. Each new generation of Camry has lower quality materials (interior), unimpressive (sometimes even sloppy) build quality and obvious cost-cutting measures that none of itís competitors seem to make. Toyota can do much better because weíve seen it. But theyíre more interested in earning every penny they can rather than building great cars.
But when youíre selling hundreds of thousands without trying, why waste the effort?
#372 of 551 Re: Need ballpark idea of Mazda6 i GT 36mo Lease Pymt- help! [igozoomzoom]
May 02, 2013 (6:38 am)
She should be able to get her GT.
With good credit, there is no need to put anything down. I just did an April lease for a GT with MRCC/FOW for $360 with only first payment due at signing. All fees and taxes were rolled into the payment. Of course, the money factors, residuals and pricing could change and that will impact the the lease though since it is marketed as a 2014, I wouldn't expect the residuals to change much in the near term.
#373 of 551 Re: Need ballpark idea of Mazda6 i GT 36mo Lease Pymt- help! [gee22]
May 03, 2013 (3:06 pm)
That's very good news, thank you for that info!
I'm curious, what was the residual value (%) after 36 months? (Assuming that your lease is for 36 months)
Also, how much mileage allowance is included in your lease? 10k, 12k or 15k/yr? Or some other amount?
Again, I really appreciate the info! I just bought Leasing for Dummies (no kidding) and I'm determined to learn all the ins and outs of leasing! Every significant aspect of the buying and financing (loan) process are second nature to me. But I haven't dealt with leasing and I'm trying to make it much more difficult than it actually is....Analysis Paralysis, that is what I tend to do with almost everything- overthink it, get frustrated, give up briefly, overthink it harder.... =)
So how much are you loving the car? What color did you get?
BTW, on a less positive note...
I was incredibly confused and equally disappointed when I saw the April Sales Figures released by Mazda yesterday. There were just 2,933 Mazda6 sales last month, for a YTD total of 13,884 (some of which are 2013 models). Thatís 36% lower than April 2012 YTD Mazda 6 sales which totaled 21,665!
I thought April would finally show a substantial increase for car, but it didnít even reach 3,000 units!
But then I went back and read the Press Release and found the answer-
ďThe 2014 Mazda6 continues to exceed sales expectations (ďaim low and youíll never be disappointed) without any official advertising support of the vehicle thus far.Ē
For the love of God, will they ever learn from experience (failure) after failure after....
Isnít doing the same thing over and over and over again, but expecting a different result the very definition of INSANITY???
#374 of 551 Re: Need ballpark idea of Mazda6 i GT 36mo Lease Pymt- help! [igozoomzoom]
May 03, 2013 (7:39 pm)
If you know what you're doing leasing can be very advantageous. I'm a CPA and I'm planning to write a book on auto leasing since many people don't realize that it may be right for them.
Anyway, the residual is 60% for a three year lease with 12K miles per year. The April money factor was low, especially compared with what I was quoted in Feb. I would be paying over $50 more a month. Of course, I wouldn't be leasing the car if the money factor hadn't gone down. This is my ninth leased car and I don't even waste my time negotiating the price of the car unless I know the residual and money factor is favorable.
I'm definitely enjoying the car. The woman who has the parking spot next to mine just got an Infiniti G37 and was bragging about the advanced technology it has (though it actually has less than our Volvo) and yesterday she noticed the Mazda. I blew her away when I told her about all the stuff the GT with MRCC has and she loved the way it looks. It's the Blue Reflex.
Since I read countless reviews including the one in Consumer Reports which just came out a few days ago, I have had no surprises. The biggest negative, which I expected after reading reviews, is that the steering wheel is too slick which is ironic considering it gets good reviews for steering feel and feedback.
Incidentally, Mazda will be kicking off a campaign for the 6 this summer.
#375 of 551 Re: Lease deal offered Mazda 6 sports [igozoomzoom]
May 03, 2013 (7:53 pm)
I had to back out last minute because dealers weren't to happy that my roomates registration didn't have our current address on it and he was out of town so I couldn't' hassle him!
I lost patience and went w/ the Nissan Altima mid level trim. I can't help but wonder if I could have pulled of a good deal on the mazda 6 i touring model . The sport model in the end felt uninspired inside , but damn I still wonder if I should have bought it and had something unique
#376 of 551 2014 Mazda 6 - Colorado Leasing...need info please!
May 04, 2013 (1:03 pm)
Hello...I am am getting ready to negotiate on a 6 lease, and I need some info, please. I'm looking at a 6 i, automatic, with a list price of $23,865. 36 month; 15k/year lease. First 'offer' from the saleman was $2800 down, and payment of $269/mo + tax. This did not pass my reasonableness test. When I asked what the residual and money factors were, he came back w/a 59% residual (which I think is standard/correct). The money factor he flashed real quick, and unfortunately, I failed to write it down!
So, my question to you all is...what is the best money factor I could hope for, and is 59% sound right for the residual? Ultimately, I need some advice on what's the best monthly payment I could hope for, w/$0 down (r close to it!), 36 months, 15k/yr. My credit is good...about 750.
Thanks for any help!
#377 of 551 2014 Mazda 6 lease in Massachusetts
May 06, 2013 (11:09 am)
I am looking to lease 2014 Mazda 6 Grand touring with 12000 miles per year and was hoping if someone can help with guidance. This is my first lease so I want to make it simple and was thinking to offer all in amounts like:
$2000 - down payment
$1000 - mada incentive for current mazda owners
This makes for a total of $3000 down inclusing all fees, aquisition, taxes, bla-bla.
$240 x 35 months including mass tax of 6.25%.
Do you think this can get me the GT?
I will appreciate any advise/suggestions