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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Coupe, Convertible
#103 of 177 Towbar MX5/Miata 2006
Jan 27, 2008 (10:20 am)
We are, Bert and Jenny from the Netherlands we bought the Mazda MX5 2006 we want tobuy towbar for it to pull a small caravan but it is not possible to buy one in Europe, have you a solution? With the old model it was no problem, ">in May 2008 we are on holiday in your beautiful country we visit a Mazda dealer to see if they have one.
In advance thanks for your response.
Jenny and Bert
#104 of 177 Re: Towbar MX5/Miata 2006 [berry4]
Jan 27, 2008 (1:41 pm)
I think that you wil have better luck with your question on miata.net forums
#106 of 177 Re: Towbar MX5/Miata 2006 [berry4]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2008 (7:09 pm)
Hi, Bert and Jenny..
Since this discussion is focused on pricing, you might have better luck with one of our other Miata discussions.
Try here: Mazda Miata
#107 of 177 S-Plan not honored in Las Vegas/What I paid for a used...
Mar 13, 2008 (9:22 am)
Been shopping since November 2007. I offered cash up front for a 2008 if the dealer would adhere to the S-Plan. Both Mazda dealerships in town declined. I expanded my inquiries to Arizona and California. Any dealer within 500 miles of me said no. With the PRHT some were offering MSRP+ (up to 5k) which I considered ridiculous. For $30k+ I'm looking at a bunch of alternatives.
So I went ahead and decided to buy used. Went with a 2006. 3rd generation and the last one to have a 4yr/50k warranty. 07 and 08 now I have 3yr/36k.
Touring 6 speed automatic. Certified one owner, 10k miles, clean title. Runs fine so far. I paid $15k. Could have probably bargained lower...
Considering that in Las Vegas no dealer would go below $17000 (before tax and their obscene $400 doc fee which doesn't include plates or registration by the way, you do that yourself here) for a 06 sport, I think I did okay.
Bought out of state so I have to pay sales tax in NV when I register (ouch). I've picked up or ordered some other items (see below for a breakdown on cost)
Not quite used to the automatic. Even with the tip-tronic, there's a delay in shifting (very noticeable from 1st to 2nd). In automatic mode shifting is a bit easier, although there is the tendency to auto-downshift which is annoying at the shifting-breakpoint speeds. Another funny quirk, if you make your turns easy, the turn signal doesn't shut off. Handling is excellent. Steering is quite responsive. Not much noticeable sidesway.
My previous experiences are with a S2000 (04) and a Carrera (07). While not having as much pep, overall this car has been very enjoyable and for day to day top down cruising the MX-5 is hard to beat.
So far my cost:
Seat Covers $150 (black interior in Vegas summers = bad idea)
Mud Guards $150 (plus a couple of hours of sweat and cursing the teeny-tiny instructions. The silly plastic bolts unscrew dammit...and why do dealer mechanics not install bolts to the proper torque specs?)
Dealer touch-up paint $6
Door edge guards $2
Dash cover $40
Carfax 30 days $30
K&N Air Filter $36.50 (no tax, free shipping)
Shipping $500 (pesky California law)
Doc fee $55 (reasonable for a dealer)
Registration $1200 (estimated)
Total cost to me so far: 18,069.50
#108 of 177 New 08 GT PRHT Buying Experience
Apr 01, 2008 (8:23 pm)
I wanted a black GT PRHT with everything except Sirius radio. I found two in the Houston area by using the MazdaUSA.com inventory search tool (this is a fantastic tool. Thanks Mazda!)
I started with one of those buying services where they have a supposedly pre-negotiated price. HAH! The one dealer in my area that was on this plan sent me e-mail after e-mail trying to explain how they were getting several $1000 over MSRP. I went to another dealer and dealed down to a few hundred over MSRP, but asked them to hold the deal for 24 hours.
The third dealer went back and forth a few times, but I ended up paying what I was hoping and drove out with the exact car I wanted at several hundred under the MSRP. The guys at Joe Myers in Houston were excellent to work with and I was well pleased.
#109 of 177 Re: New 08 GT PRHT Buying Experience [peterrabbid]
Apr 02, 2008 (3:32 am)
It seems to me that pricing is all over the map. I am not sure if it's the part of the country you are in or what.
I contacted a number of dealerships by email and went into several. Nobody would budge off of sticker price. However, that was also when some were still on the boat and had not arrived at the dealership and they didn't have many in stock. Anyway, I paid sticker for 08 PRHT Grand Touring. I have decided I will NEVER do that again. This car is special and a one-timer for me.
#110 of 177 looking for good lease on mx5 touring
Apr 02, 2008 (10:59 am)
Hi. looking for any advice on a good lease on mx5 touring w. automatic trans.24-27 months 15 k/year miles total out of pocket $1000.00. Have a$500.00 Mazda loyalty voucher as am currently in a speed 6 lease. Thanks
#111 of 177 Re: Price for 1999 10th Anniversary edition [cacophony777]
Apr 02, 2008 (2:16 pm)
I don't know about the collectability of the 10th AE Miatas just yet. I have a 10th AE Miata (#3453) with every available factory option, hardtop, tonneau, OEM service manual, complete gift set and more. I've been thinking about trading or selling it, but the way everyone seems to be talking, I suppose I should just hang onto it until the 25th AE comes out. I paid over $32K for it in 1999, you would think it would be worth at least fifty cents on the dollar.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: it has 4,900 original miles on it.
#112 of 177 Ready to buy or lease
Apr 05, 2008 (5:46 pm)
After much research, road tested Miata, 350Z and Accord Coupe. All are attractive, but I wanted to have some fun with the top down.
I will be buying or leasing in about a week.
It is a 3rd car, other is a suv and 4 door (wife & 2 teen drivers)
I was offered this (did not negotiate yet)
Grand Touring with Leather, soft top and limited slip package = $25,900
Lease for 24 months at $295 with 2000 + tax down, 10,500 miles
Lease for 36 months at $369 with 0 down, 10,500 miles
Any recommendations on model choices?
How do you like your car?
Is the door cupholder annoying?
THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE