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Mazda CX-9, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#911 of 3688 Re: buying cx9 - 2007 or 2008? [alanireland]
Jun 18, 2008 (11:26 pm)
First, the 2008 has 3.7L engine while the 2007 has the 3.5L from Ford.
The 08 engine was tuned and modified by Mazda (also enlarged bore to 3.7L).
The intake was modified for better zoom-zoom feel. Acceleration 0-60 should also improve from 7.9sec down to 7.3sec (according to some magazine). More torque and more horsepower while no significant change in MPG.
Second, make sure that the 2007 is not a dealer buyback due to unresolved issues (due to lemon-law, etc.) You got to suspect why there is still ONE 2007 left in the whole dealership. I would avoid it personally, but it is up to you.
#912 of 3688 Re: buying cx9 - 2007 or 2008? [ceric]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:22 am)
That all makes sense. He actually had two cars and the deal he was offering wasn't as good as the one you have outlined. Thanks for all your advice.
#913 of 3688 Good price/good financing trade-off????
Jun 21, 2008 (5:10 am)
I am being offered a GT w/ homelink, Bose/moonroof, blindspot for 34,466 plus TTL. However, the dealer will knock off $2000 (confirming there is 1500 dealer cash plus 500 for being a program buyer) BUT they will not offer 1.9%. So in essence I can get 2000 below dealer invoice but lose the financing or pay 500 below invoice and get the 1.9%. Is anyone having the financing rate being used as a leverage point? I should be able to get this vehicle below invoice and with the financing.
#914 of 3688 Re: Good price/good financing trade-off???? [jferretti]
Jun 21, 2008 (5:28 am)
That's the Mazda game, better price or a better rate, but not both. I opted for better price (about $2K under invoice) because I was fortunate enough to have the cash available at that time.
I certainly like the vehicle; however, I wish Mazda would be much more forthright (honest) when it comes to their offers, the way they do business in regards to incentives is tantamount to fraud, IMHO.
I guess, in the end all that matters is the bottom line, and that's pretty close to where you're at on the deal you've described. Hope you enjoy the vehicle if you take it.
#915 of 3688 Re: Good price/good financing trade-off???? [badself]
Jun 21, 2008 (12:52 pm)
> That's the Mazda game, better price or a better rate, but not both. I opted for better price (about $2K under invoice) because I was fortunate enough to have the cash available at that time.
Isn't that the same for every automaker? Better rate or rebate. Toyota has been doing this all the time. Even the GM's $2.99 gas guarantee has strings attached.
#916 of 3688 Best deals on CX-9 in Seattle area
Jun 22, 2008 (8:15 am)
Hey, I am getting ready to buy an '08 CX-9. Has anyone out there purchased in the Seatlle area recently? What deals have you gotten?
Based on this site, I am hoping to get the 1.9% purchase financing AND leverage the $1,500 factory to dealer money to get the price somewhere below invoice - just wondering if anyone out there has had any recent experience in the Pacific NW (most experiences posted are from CA or TX and elsewhere). Inventories seem high (at all brands around here) so I am thinking they must be pretty motivated to make space for '09's.
BTW, anybody know when the '09's will be arriving at dealers? Any news on incentive changes after June 30?
#917 of 3688 Re: Best deals on CX-9 in Seattle area [murrman67]
Jun 24, 2008 (5:27 am)
Can't help you with the Seattle market, but I can provide some information on the '09 CX-9. Production commences July 1, 2008, which should bring them onto our shores around September 1, 2008. Galaxy gray mica has been dropped in favor of "aluminum metallic". I happened to run across 2009 prices just surfing the net, and they looked very close (if not identical) to '08 prices. I think the prices may have been accurate because the color change information was accurate. Perhaps Mazda did not raise prices in light of the gasoline holocaust. At this point (in any major US market) aim for $5,500 under MSRP on a $40,500 Grand Touring. If you're also looking for 1.9 Mazda credit, the best you'll do is probably $4k under MSRP. If you're not in a hurry to buy, maybe waiting for the '09 would put you slightly ahead of the depreciation game if you won't be paying that much more for the '09, but the deal won't be as good up front at this point.
#918 of 3688 Re: Best deals on CX-9 in Seattle area [badself]
Jun 26, 2008 (6:08 am)
WOW, you called it. We have a deal on a Touring FWD at $3953 under invoice with the 1.9% financing, PLUS they are adding the tow hitch (aftermarket) at no cost. The first dealer wouldn't go all the way on the $1500 AND financing - they claimed Mazda only supports either/or, but I find it interesting that the adds only promote the financing, rather than an either/or cashback/financing offer. I suppose the truth lies in our deal - we did get both. I basically told the sales guy that I had done my homework on Edmunds so I was shopping around and was ready to do a deal if he is ready to move another unit for the dealer holdback. We had a deal a couple of hours later. None of the back and forth, "I'll see if my manager will approve it" BS either. My sales guy is going to get straight A's on his eval.
#919 of 3688 Re: Best deals on CX-9 in Seattle area [murrman67]
Jun 26, 2008 (8:50 am)
3953 under invoice would be a steal. sure you don't mean under MSRP?
#920 of 3688 Re: Best deals on CX-9 in Seattle area [murrman67]
Jun 26, 2008 (8:54 am)
Please clarify, you were able to get the vehicle for 4000 below MSRP and get the 1.9%? Or is it 4000 below dealer invoice plus 1.9%. If it is the latter, that is where I am having difficulty, being told that Mazda won't do both. You got a nice deal.