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Mazda CX-9, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#2094 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [tripl3threat]
Oct 20, 2009 (8:07 pm)
ALSO, thanks to this forum, I became an educated consumer. Which is the dealer's worst enemy and buyer's best friend. Those sharks get so frustrated... =8P
I found valuable current market pricing & available discounts to better negotiate my trade-in and a financed purchase. My choice was rare, but on Friday I found a new 2009 CX-9 GT with the following options:
1. Bose/Moonroof: w/ 6 disc CD/Sirius Sat radio/Homelink/Auto dimming rear view
2. Stainless Steel Bumper Guard
She had an MSRP of $36,600. I got her for $28,700 plus additional $1,350 more for my trade-in. The additional trade monies were more than multiple other GMC, Chevy, Saturn & Mazda dealers were offering.
That is $7,900 off retail plus $1,350 more trade-in equaling a total $9,250.00 off MSRP. She came to $31,600 OTD.
Good Price Negotiating??
GAP Insurance $749...good idea for purchase? good price? Will raise mo. pymnt. $2/mo.
Tampa Bay Area Dealer, FL
#2095 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
by vg33e power
Oct 21, 2009 (6:36 am)
Sounds like you did well on the price of your CX9...however, they got you for about $450 in the GAP insurance.
I work for a dealership and as an employee we get GAP for $300 and that's with the dealership making $50 in profit.
#2096 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:15 pm)
Leemanw- Did you finance through the dealer, or did you bring your own cash/financing? If through the dealer, what kind of rate did you get? Thanks!
#2097 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
Oct 21, 2009 (3:19 pm)
Also looking for GT w/exact same options in Tampa Bay area. Looks like there are only a few in the area with those options. Can you share the dealership? Looks like you got a great deal! Not sure my trade will net as much as I'd like, but going to give it a shot.
#2098 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [texasmax]
Oct 21, 2009 (4:17 pm)
texasmax, dealer financed for decent rate and term.
#2099 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [katinfl]
Oct 21, 2009 (4:26 pm)
katinfl, rather not say which dealership, but was pleased with manager and his patient demeanor. i always think i could have gotten better price, rate and terms after purchases. i guess GAP insurance IS negotiable? F & I guy said it's not.
#2100 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
Oct 22, 2009 (12:59 pm)
Does anyone know if GAP insurance is negotiable????
Is GAP a really good form of protection or can your auto insurance company provide similar coverage???
I was told $749, which is $2 month more, was the cost, period. You have 30 days to cancel so am wondering what your thoughts are.
#2101 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
by vg33e power
Oct 22, 2009 (1:22 pm)
Dont think twice about it and get GAP, believe me. A few years back my Frontier got stolen and was vandalized (think fire) and totaled. GAP covered about $5K in negative equity that my insurance did not cover. I am not saying that your CX9 will get stolen, but GAP covers anything that the insurance will not cover if you owe more then the current value. The last thing you want is to keep making payments on a vehicle you don't have.
...and yes GAP is negotiable, don't let the F&I guy screw you. They make commision on anything they sell (i.e. GAP, Alarm, Extended Warranty, Exterior Protection Details, Lo-Jack...) Like I mentioned before I work for a dealership and I know that the GAP insurance providers we use charges the dealer $250 for each plan, hence I got it for $300. They are many GAP insurance providers but I really doubt any will charge the dealer more then $400 per policy. NEGOTIATE!
#2102 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
Oct 22, 2009 (2:04 pm)
Call your insurance company first and ask them if you need to get it or if you are covered under your current policy. I have State Farm and before I bought my CX9 I called them just to discuss how my auto insurance rates would change. I didn't even bring GAP up, they did, and they told me up front not to get it if it was offered because the way my policy was structured I didn't need it.
#2103 of 3688 Re: 2009 CX-9 GT purchase and first impressions [leemanw]
Oct 22, 2009 (5:32 pm)
GAP insurance is negotiable--my credit union offers it for $175.