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Mazda CX-9, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#2121 of 3688 Purchased a 2009 CX-9 GT FWD
Nov 03, 2009 (6:50 am)
Purchased a 2009 CX-9 GT FWD (Crystal White Pearl Mica/ Black interior) on 10/31 from Long Beach Mazda (L.A. area). It was a very smooth and hasslefree buying experience. In all, it took only 1 1/2 hours to zoom-zoom. Initially negotiated by e-mail, but the Internet Dept. LB Mazda couldn't beat or match a locally advertised (newspaper) discount off a similar MSRP CX-9. I was referred to another person at the dealership. Finally negotiated a $8,500 discount off MSRP over the phone. I think I might have been able to knock off a couple of hundred more, but there were only a couple of similar color/interior combination '09 CX-9s left within a 100-mile radius of here.
Here are the details:
2009 CX-9 GT FWD
Options: GT Assist Pkg., Moonroof/Bose, Towing Pkg., Roof Rack
MSRP: $39,790 (incl. Destination)
Doc fee: $55
Tax: $3,056.14 (9.75%)
P.S. This forum was very helpful in convincing me to consider this vehicle for purchase. Fell for it on first sight. Considered the Honda Pilot too. Looking forward to enjoying it and posting on this forum. So, THANK YOU everybody. ZOOM-ZOOM
#2122 of 3688 Re: Not bad... [lexluthor]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:15 am)
Thanks. Wayne is about 25 miles from me. I'm working with my local dealership and one that's only 10 miles further. Im noticing these guys love to cry about getting the car for you. They make it seem like such the hardship & expense. Gimmie a break!!! So I'm willing to drive to the them and offer to take something off the lot.
I know you purchased your vehicle, but do you recall anything about a price increase due to leasing? Based on your quote for the CX-9, I seem to be getting a fair deal.
#2123 of 3688 Re: Not bad... [coog31]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:26 am)
I don't know about the price increasing for leasing, but they did tell me that the 1.9% financing and $1000 credit were NOT able to be combined.
#2124 of 3688 Re: Not bad... [lexluthor]
Nov 03, 2009 (7:39 am)
Then that makes a lot of sense. I got a money factor of .00079, which equates to the 1.9% APR. You know as much as I do that being offered an HONEST deal is probably more important than the numbers themselves!! Who wants to be ripped off & lied to?? I just talked to Wayne, they dont have anything in stock that I like. Thanks for the input Lex!
#2125 of 3688 Got my 09 CX-9!
Nov 03, 2009 (10:05 am)
I had a VERY pleasant experience this weekend purchasing an 09 Stormy Blue Mica Touring CX9. I bought mine from Bommarito Mazda in Ellisville, MO. I was purchasing from out of state, and we were able to negotiate from a list of $35.9k down to $27.9k over the phone. OTD was $30.6k. It has Moonroof/Bose pkg and Dockable Entertainment with GBA pkg. The finance manager was able to get me a much better rate than my credit union was offering as well. The whole experience was very painless!
Conversely, I had a deal on the table at Gossett Mazda in Memphis, TN, and almost closed the deal, but something just kept bugging me about not getting the best deal on this vehicle. It was an 09 Brilliant Black Sport model with Moonroof/Bose and heated seats (cloth), and they wanted $28.9k for it, and would not go any lower. Even after I got the buyer's order to take to my bank, the finance guy tried to fax my bank another copy of the buyer's order with an extra $1k difference added to it! I am SOOOOOO glad I found Bommarito Mazda when I did! When I left Sat., they had 1 09 CX-9 left, I think. I cannot say if it is still there.
#2126 of 3688 Did I bid too low?
Nov 05, 2009 (4:56 pm)
Had a less than positive experience with Galpin Mazda in Valencia, CA today. Knowing that paying 4 - 4.5k below invoice is not that unusual for 09 models I called them up this morning and spoke with the sales manager telling them I wanted to pay 32k which was 5.5k below invoice for a loaded 09 Grand Touring AWD they seemingly had. He said that "I was close" and told me to come by which I did with the thought that the car can be had for 33k after some negotiations. Upon my arrival it turned out that the car was actually at another dealership and I had to wait another 45mins for it to be driven to Valencia, had I known that I'd just went there and saved myself a 20 mile trip one-way. To make the long story short, in the process I found out that it was a demo car which had 3k+ miles on it and refused paying more than 32k + TLD . They wouldn't go below 34k and I walked out. The car had a ~$600 lo-jack installed bringing the invoice to ~38k for which (the low-jack) I couldn't care less. They also told me that promotional 0% APR did not apply to discounted cars and offered 5.29% on exellent credit for 60 months. Was I balling too low and missed a good deal?
#2127 of 3688 Re: Did I bid too low? [valdemar]
Nov 05, 2009 (5:44 pm)
You should be able to get $7500 off retail pretty easily right now and that's without the $1000 owner loyalty deal from mazda. I'm not sure what the sticker is on the "loaded" vehicle you are referring too. If it's loaded, it could be as high as $42,000, so that would bring you down to 33.5-34.5, without too much effort. I would say forget it on the lowjack, so make them eat that. Given that it's a demo, I'd say your 33K number is more than reasonable. If they don't have many left in the area, you may not get there as they might decide to hold out, but my opinion is hold your ground on your price.
#2128 of 3688 Re: Did I bid too low? [valdemar]
Nov 05, 2009 (7:25 pm)
i came across 3 demos during my shopping back in July for 09s and they gave VERY little discount for it being a demo. i would just go for a 2010 and enjoy the upgrades.
#2129 of 3688 Re: Did I bid too low? [nuzy]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:18 pm)
The sticker was 40560 including GT assist package, moonroof/Bose, and tow hitch, so this may not be fully loaded but still on the higher end. You're right, there is not too many left and I'm sure it'll go for 34k sooner or later. However at that price it is getting dangerously close to the Acura MDX territory which is even in base configuration is a better vehicle in my opinion and also comes with scheduled maintenance, longer factory warranty and higher resale value than the CX-9. Or even the BMW X5 diesel for the same reasons plus available credits, and fuel economy.
#2130 of 3688 Re: Did I bid too low? [jcpharm]
Nov 05, 2009 (8:26 pm)
What are the upgrades btw in the 2010? I was told it is pretty much the front grill, the rear lights, and different option package configuration. I found the plastic wood trim better looking in the 09, and I also didn't like the split armrest/cover between front seats on the latest model over the one piece in the 09.