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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#12198 of 20200 Re: Malibu Premium for Transmission [dbostondriver]
Mar 23, 2009 (8:13 am)
I had a conversation with a person in CT over on the Mazda6 forum about the price difference between what new/used Mazda6s went for in the NE US vs. Chicago area. He works for a Mazda dealer and is very familiar with both dealer/auction prices. It was quite eye opening. It appeared that there was several thousand $ difference on both new and used like vehicles between the two markets. I kind of joked that one could probably make some decent margin just buying several in Chicago and transporting to the NE and reselling.
I purchased my 07 Mazda6 I4 auto VE for $16,400(MSRP about $21,400) in 2007 and I know of others that paid as low as $16,000 for the same car. The person from the NE said that those prices couldn't be touched up there.
#12199 of 20200 Re: Malibu Premium for Transmission [m6user]
Mar 23, 2009 (9:22 am)
That is good to know. Might be worth a little trip for a good deal on a new car.
#12200 of 20200 Re: Malibu Premium for Transmission [dbostondriver]
Mar 23, 2009 (2:21 pm)
even fitzmall only has 6 speeds for their 2lt's(v6).
#12201 of 20200 Re: Malibu Premium for Transmission [dbostondriver]
Mar 23, 2009 (5:34 pm)
Ordering a 6-speed Malibu is always an option.
We ordered my wife's car and you have the option of the incentives now or the incentives when the car arrives. It worked out the original incentives were the best but it was nice to get car exactly as we wanted and at the best possible price.
With sales as they are it would probably only take 4 -5 weeks.
#12202 of 20200 Re: Malibu Premium for Transmission [imidazol97]
Mar 23, 2009 (5:36 pm)
The 4-speeds will be all phased out in the coming year or two. The Aura is standard with the 6-speed already.
Mar 24, 2009 (5:53 pm)
in the next 5 years who do you think will hold the top sedan title? With what I am reading here at Edmunds and other sedan boards it is really looking to me that the Accord/Camry may be loosing its luster. People are looking for different in a sedan. Competition has given real choices to choose from. With the Malibu, Fusion/Milan, Sonata, Passat, to name a few to choose from. As the word spreads that Accord/Camry no longer hold the reliability/quality card.
My predictions are the Camry/Malibu will battle for number 1. Fusion/Accord will battle for number 3 spot. Can't forget the Nissan Altima. With the new 2010 Fusion/Milan coming on strong with very competitive power plants.. I say the Altima will move to the number 4 spot.
Mar 24, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Look at the numbers:
Malibu sold 178,253 in 2008 (in a redesign year)
Camry sold 436,617 in 2008
Accord sold 372,789
Fusion sold 149,000
The Camry sold more than all of Chrysler's entire car division and they make up a lot of rentals.
Malibu might be able to take the 2nd spot if the Aura, Impala, and G6 are discontinued and stop creating fake demand.
#12205 of 20200 Re: Predictions [cannon3]
Mar 24, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict(FANFARE).....in three years The Ford Fusion hybrid will be on top,maybe not in sales but in ratings.
#12206 of 20200 Re: Predictions [mickeyrom]
Mar 24, 2009 (6:38 pm)
Do some reading. The Fusion hybrid is the most expensive non-luxury hybrid out there. A $30,000 car won't be number one, especially with gas being so low.
#12207 of 20200 Re: Predictions [dbostondriver]
Mar 24, 2009 (9:44 pm)
The best sellers in the next 5 years:
1.Camry 2.Accord 3.Malibu 4.Altima 5.Fusion
This will be the order for the next 5 years..The Malibu and Fusion are improving but not close to Camry/Accord.
Also the altima`s quality has diminished significantly.Infact all Nissans are slipping quickly.All Nissan Suv`s except xterra and in all its sedans - quality is slipping.Cheap plastic and parts,diminishing quality,,plus improving competition.They have to shape up or be prepared to lose badly.
Surprise package- Sonata,, affordable ,good performance,,much improved reliability,decent styling and good warranty.But resale value and image in the tank.Perception taakes time to change-- but can see its sales climbing up gradually.
Good to see malibu and fusion improving..They need aggresive styling and presentation.Bland wont work.
But , as always,, I hope they continue to improve and innovate a lot-- Heats up the market,,keeps camry/accord on its toes,, high standards maintained-- win win for buyer