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#3604 of 3688 2012 Grand Touring FWD Bose/Moonroof- $29,706+TTT
Nov 20, 2012 (7:16 pm)
I took my mom to test drive a CX-9 tonight and I was very pleased with the deal we worked out. I'm going back with my dad tomorrow to seal the deal. (My parents have never owned anything not made by GM, Ford or Chrysler, hence the extra "hand-holding" from me).
Here's the specifics on the car and numbers (in the Atlanta, GA area)-
2012 CX-9 Grand Touring FWD
Crystal White Pearl w/ Sand Leather
Selling Price- $29,207 (incl. $500 Mazda Owner Loyalty)
Documentation Fee- $499
Tag & Title - $66
Sales Tax- $1363 (6%)
$29,706 plus Tax, Tag & Title
They're also offering $7500 in trade-in for mom's '07 Explorer with 136k miles on it, which was at the higher end of what I expected. It also reduces sales tax by $450, so it's actually $7950. My parents are paying cash, so after the trade-in they'll be writing a check for $23,635.
The dealer has an additional $1000 incentive if they were financing, but even without that bonus, it looks like a great deal to me.
Any thoughts or anything I'm missing??? =) Thanks.
#3605 of 3688 CX-9 Alarm system w/ Shock sensor
Nov 24, 2012 (10:43 am)
I bought a 2012 CX-9 Touring from a dealer in San Diego yesterday. During the discussions on options and pricing over email and over phone, I indicated that I was interested in the burglar alarm (Alarm system with shock sensor) option, along with the moonroof package and the power liftgate package. He indicated that we could discuss the alarm option when at the dealership after we locate the car with the other two options.
We agreed on the price for the car without the alarm option included. So, when I went into the dealership yesterday and asked for the alarm option to be included (this is listed as a dealer available accessory in their 2012 brochure, edmunds, kbb and many other web sites), he and the finance person insisted that that was not an offered option and that edmunds and other sites were reporting false information. They were offering a different burglar alarm system that was three times more expensive than the option offered by mazda ($200 versus six hundred something).
I bought the car yesterday, and would still like to install this option. I have a mail thread with the dealer providing links to edmunds and other websites that list this option. They still claim that these link are providing false information. Any opinions on how I can get them to install this option at the MSRP indicated by mazda?
#3607 of 3688 Re: 2012 Grand Touring FWD Bose/Moonroof- $29,706+TTT [igozoomzoom]
Nov 24, 2012 (4:54 pm)
Update on the deal I got for my Mom-
2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring FWD
Crystal White Pearl with Sand Leather
$29,706 plus sales tax
$31,135 OTD (total from my last posting on 11/20/2012)
We went back and bought the car yesterday! We added the Roof Rack Side Rails (for looks, no cross rails), Front and Rear Splash Guards, Cargo Tray (folds up with 3rd row seat backs, very cool) and Cargo Net. I negotiated 25% off retail for the accessories and they wanted $70 to install the Roof Rack and around $110 for the Splash Guards. I offered to pay $100 to install EVERYTHING (including cargo tray and net) and they did it! The total including installation was $560.42.
So technically, she paid $31,695.42 out-the-door minus $7,500 for the trade- she wrote the check for $24,195.42!!!
My mom is 57 and has never had a car payment in her life…makes me sick! =)
My impressions of the car so far- I can’t believe how well this thing handles! I have a 2006 Mazda3 and the CX-9 handles better than mine ever did! It is amazingly quiet and the Bose audio system is absolutely amazing and worth every cent that the Bose/Moonroof package costs. I’m also very impressed with the acceleration considering the size and weight of the vehicle. The FWD versions can haul ss- 0-60 in 7.1 seconds according to one review.
I wholeheartedly recommend taking a serious look at the Mazda CX-9 to anyone in the market for an SUV, Crossover (CUV) or Wagon. Most dealers in my area (Atlanta) are discounting them $7000+ up front, with room to haggle another $1000+ if you’re willing to play the game…
#3608 of 3688 2012 cx9 (sport) deals?
Nov 27, 2012 (12:47 pm)
I am looking for good deal to trade in my 2009 awd cx9 sport 38,000 miles to buy new 2012 sport. I bought my 2009 for $33,000 total w tax + interest and have $9,000 left on loan. What kind of deal should i get? Dealer is offering same monthly payment for 5 more years for same car but a 2012 w/ trade in. That would be $418 a month for the next 5 years with my 2009 trade in. i currently have less than 2 years left w/ current loan of $418 a month. I do love the car but not sure if this is a good deal? Your thoughts?
#3609 of 3688 Re: 2012 cx9 (sport) deals? [rose01]
Nov 27, 2012 (3:27 pm)
This does NOT seem like a good deal at all! A few things we really need to know are as follows:
1.) How much are they allowing for your trade-in (You can post on the real-world trade values of the edmunds forum and qbrozen can give you a realistic trade in value - Edmunds, Blackbook, and KBB are running from about 14,500-17,000 for your current car which means you should definitely have a good amount of equity)?
2.) Are you purchasing another 2012 awd sport which has an MSRP of around $33,000? If so, you should be getting at minimum $6,350-6,550 off of that truck since you are a current Mazda owner (Invoice-$4,000 incentive-holdback). Others are getting even more off so there might be another $1,000 in another incentive that we are not easily aware of.
3.) What is your tax rate and dmv fees in your state? Are you taxed on the difference between the trade and the new vehicle.
4.) What is the interest rate you are being quoted for your 5 year loan? Credit unions are running 1.49-1.99% on 5 year loans at this time.
Also, never deal in monthly payments if you have not answered the questions to #'s 1-4 before making the deal. If you are able to answer the questions above, we should be able to give you a better idea on the deal.
#3610 of 3688 Re: 2012 cx9 (sport) deals? [sbuhler]
Nov 29, 2012 (9:27 am)
Thanks for getting back - i live in NY & car would be purchased in NJ. So they said $418 a month for everything (60 payments/five years) for same cx9 i have but the new 2012 & i would trade in my 2009 cx9. Dealer only dealt w/ monthly payment $ - live and learn. Also, my cx9 is in excellent shape w/ $38,000 miles. Sounding more like not such a great deal. Thanks & let me know what kind of offer I should be looking for with my trade in and purchasing a 2012 cx9 sport awd.
#3611 of 3688 December 2012 Incentives
Dec 05, 2012 (3:56 pm)
Does anyone know the CX-9 incentives for December?
#3612 of 3688 Has anyone seen a 2013 Cx-9 in a dealership?
Dec 07, 2012 (9:15 am)
I received an email from Mazda corporate yesterday with details of a lease deal for a 2013 CX-9 Grand Touring. I have called 3 dealerships in the Westchester, NY lower Connecticut area and none of them have them in. Has anyone seen a 2013 model at a dealership or been told that dealers have them? Has anyone seen one in the NY or Philadelphia area? Mazda Corporate could give me no leads.
#3613 of 3688 Re: Has anyone seen a 2013 Cx-9 in a dealership? [samny1]
Dec 07, 2012 (9:44 am)
Our local dealer in Montgomery County, PA, said the 2013's were on a ship in the middle of the ocean and should be at the dealer around the last week in December. They are heavily discounting the 2012's now.