Last post on Aug 31, 2008 at 7:55 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
What is this discussion about?
Acura TSX, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6, Sedan
#85 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [fedlawman]
Apr 05, 2007 (10:48 am)
Just a question, and don't get defensive but, who are you to say what you think a dealer should and should not make?
#86 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [aviboy97]
Apr 05, 2007 (4:53 pm)
"who are you to say what you think..."
Well, I could say what I don't think, but then I'd be lying.
Seriously though, with one exception, I've NEVER paid more than 2% over invoice for a new car. Why start now?
#87 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [fedlawman]
Apr 06, 2007 (8:55 am)
$500 over invoice is plenty of dealer profit on this car
$500 over doesnt = $500 profit. That only applies if there are zero expenses. In a real world dealership $500 in net profit actually requires apx $1800 in gross profit.
#88 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [audia8q]
Apr 06, 2007 (10:39 am)
That's what MACO, holdback, etc. are for.
#89 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [fedlawman]
Apr 07, 2007 (7:12 am)
Holdback is to pay off the interest a dealer has to pay on the car before a customer takes delivery. 99% of dealers do not own their inventory outright. Basically, the holdback is already spent.
If you can negotiate a 2% over invoice deal, more power to ya.
#90 of 114 Re: it was my turn for a new car [aviboy97]
Apr 07, 2007 (7:39 am)
Depends on how long the car sits on their lot.
#91 of 114 Re: Acura TSX vs. Mazda6 s Grand Touring [johnny420]
Jul 12, 2007 (9:18 pm)
The Mazda3 has always reminded me of the BMW 3 series. I've often said this to people who were looking at cars in this class and this type of gas mileage but can't afford a BMW.
I usually tell them about the Mazda3 and why I think it's a great buy and such and such, and I usually end it with, "it kind of looks like a
BMW." Or who knows? Maybe it's because of the
red dash instrumentation.
#92 of 114 Mazda Awarded First Place
Aug 02, 2007 (2:58 pm)
Mazda Awarded First Place in Auto Bild Magazine’s “Quality Report” for the Third Year Running
HIROSHIMA, Japan— Auto Bild, Germany’s largest car magazine, has ranked Mazda in first place in its highly respected “Quality Report” for 2007, which was published on June 8. This was the third straight year that Mazda has been awarded first place in this annual report.
#93 of 114 Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [chikoo]
Aug 02, 2007 (8:20 pm)
The Mazda6 sold in Germany is made in Japan and the Mazda6 sold in USA is made in Michigan. There may be major differences in quality between assembly plants.
#94 of 114 Re: Not the US Mazda6 Re: Mazda Awarded First Place [moparbad]
Aug 02, 2007 (10:16 pm)
The build quality is identical. I can attest to it since I owned both a made-in-japan Mazda Protege and Michigan built MAzda6, both over 4 years / 65000 miles.