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Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA6, Car Buying, Sedan
#1 of 88 Mazdaspeed6 (MPS): Prices Paid & Buying Experience
Oct 31, 2006 (2:17 pm)
It seems that the deals on MS6 vary greatly. Over the last few months, we have seen discounts from just a couple of grand to $8.5k off MSRP. There is also a fair bit of variability with repsect to pricing on this model even though many dealers have had units sitting on their lots for well over a year.
Please share prices before TTL and after all the fees and incentives.
#2 of 88 MS6 price paid, $22.3K
Nov 15, 2006 (12:15 am)
I cited information I got here and on other forums and eventually got them down to $22,300 on my 2006 liquid platinum MS6. At first they were insisting that they couldn't possibly go below $23,500 without "losing money"--until I pointed out their ad in the newspaper which had '06 MS6s for $22,999.
[note: salespeople seem to have a limited amount of standard lines to use. once they figured out the whole "we're gonna lose money" line wasn't working, i noticed three seperate salesmen at two dealerships both immediately switched over to using the "i'm sure you know more about the vehicle than i do" line. i suppose the idea is to suck up to the buyer so that he/she will pay more for the car as a thank you for the ego-boost.]
#3 of 88 Re: MS6 price paid, $22.3K [eviljoe]
Nov 15, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Is yours the sports edition or grand touring?
I've got one quote for "invoice" on an '06 speed6, grand touring with nav, for $30,495 before $3500 in rebates, if I finance it with MAC. So, total is around $27k. From what I'm reading, I should negotiate that down a bit. Do you all agree? My gf has S-Plan pricing, but that only knocks down the price $1500 or less, and I'd rather not use it if I can get that price on my own.
Also, what part of the country were they advertising $8500 off? I'm in the Bay Area, California.
#4 of 88 Re: MS6 price paid, $22.3K [eviljoe]
Nov 17, 2006 (8:50 am)
Nice, you did better than me, I ended up getting the Sport for $22.9K.
#5 of 88 Re: MS6 price paid, $22.3K [napier777]
Nov 23, 2006 (2:28 pm)
I have been on the fence for about 2.5 months and I have learned that prices on MS6 "magically" vary by location and time of the month. Some dealers keep saying "invoice less rebates" is a good price but they mean public rebates because there are certainly other less public ones. So 5.5k off MSRP is pretty easy and even getting across $6k barrier is not too difficult. Some markets seems more rational: Austin has been at $7k+ off for months.
I believe that Northern CAL has pretty thin inventory but Southern CAL is much better and $8.5k discounts were available at the end of last month. Only time will tell if the discounts are the same the same this month. My bet is that deals will only improve as stock continues to thin.
#6 of 88 Re: MS6 price paid, $22.3K [abraindrainer]
Nov 24, 2006 (1:02 pm)
My bet is that deals will only improve as stock continues to thin.
Don't be so sure. when inventories drop to a low level the marketing support is often shifted to a different carline.. Also, once Mazda does what is known as a final pay on the 2006 models thats it....the final pay isnt always the lowest. We got a final pay on a different model recently and it was $500 higher than the previous months total incentives.
Nov 24, 2006 (6:24 pm)
Well, the supply of MS6 units is still pretty high at many dealerships and many have units that were built over a year ago and must be sitting on the lots for close to that. If they are still there for a whole year, then the prices will have to come down in order to clear the inventory. Do you have any other way to motivate buyers to buy those cars? The current incentives are not moving enough MS6 units, not any more!
#8 of 88 Re: Final Pay [abraindrainer]
Nov 25, 2006 (8:59 am)
Well, the supply of MS6 units is still pretty high at many dealerships and many have units that were built over a year ago and must be sitting on the lots for close to that
Mazda bases incentives on national inventories and not the inventory of a few dealers in a specific area....
Also, the last two months have been the best sales months ever for the speed6. The current incentives represent a terrific value and they are working...I recently took extra inventory to meet the demand in my area.
#9 of 88 Re: Final Pay [abraindrainer]
Nov 25, 2006 (9:00 am)
I ran out of MS6's, I had to purchase 2 from the port. Inventory in my area is very thin, many dealers do not have any. It is a supply vs demand issue here. I have no problem moving them, and still making good money on every one.
#10 of 88 Re: Final Pay [aviboy97]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 25, 2006 (9:33 am)
Are you guys doing a lot of leases? Locally, they advertise $349/mo.+tax for a 24mo./21K lease, with only the 1st payment due at signing. Which is a pretty good deal..
Alternatively, $7K off MSRP of the highest priced models.. including the rebate, of course.