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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
#1848 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [urnews]
Jun 10, 2007 (7:49 am)
At 16,500, it's 9000 off the sticker price.
There are quite a few Mazda dealers close by but they dont have new 2006 version. They have used auctioned-of-rental cars but not for a price I'm willing to pay. I cannot bring myself to pay 15,000+ for an ex-rental with 20,000 mileage when I can buy the new car for 16,500.
I'm not going to keep this car for more than 3 yrs. It has 4yr 50,000 mile warranty, so I plan to sell it at 40,000 miles. I think the next owner would be willing to pay extra bucks for the warranty.
#1849 of 20241 Re: "Class leader" nonsense [thegraduate]
Jun 10, 2007 (7:54 am)
Now, if the bean counters will allow for the improvements!
He's fixing that, too. He immediately took control of the capital budget away from the Board of Directors and he now has sole discretion of how to spend capital. That alone should help a lot.
#1850 of 20241 Re: class leader [kdshapiro]
Jun 10, 2007 (7:59 am)
By the way not recommending a manufacturer is not bashing.
It is when it's based on outdated or incorrect information.
#1851 of 20241 Re: class leader [akirby]
Jun 10, 2007 (8:07 am)
My knowledge is not outdated, nor incorrect. More importantly it is based on my experience and the experience of others. If you give me the dollars to buy my next car I'll happily be quiet. Until then I am entitled to my opinion.
While Ford (and other manufacturers) are making strides to try and be more competitive in the global marketplace, I do not feel comfortable buying any of their cars.
#1852 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [mcoctopus]
Jun 10, 2007 (8:37 am)
Based on your additional information, it sounds like an unbeatable deal. Go for it and be happy.
#1853 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [mcoctopus]
Jun 10, 2007 (8:51 am)
And I thought I got a great deal on my car at about 7k off msrp! If you are planning on keeping the car for a while, then that's an amazing deal. But if you are going to trade it in in the next few years, an 06 has depreciated a lot already. So is this the sedan w/ leather? Also what color? The only color that I thought I wouldn't like in the 06's was the burgandy one, but I saw it in person and it looks good. Anyways, if you are happy with the car and how it drives, I'd have to say the price is awesome so that should be that. Good luck!
#1854 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [urnews]
Jun 10, 2007 (8:55 am)
it sounds like an unbeatable deal
Does sound good. Stay away from those 'used or rental' unless you definitely know the vehicle's history. New with warranty is a nice position to pay up for.
Also - did you not see the latest Initial Quality Survey by JD Power that place Mazda next to last? I'm sure you have. I feel its an insignificant survey that in which your decision to buy a Mazda supports my feeling.
#1855 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [leadfoot6]
Jun 10, 2007 (9:11 am)
with mazda coming out with some new models this year (cx-7, cx-9) I'm not too surprised at mazda not doing well in the initial quality report by JD powers. But keep in mind, the long term tests have shown that the mazda6 is likely to have one extra problem over a 5 year period over the camry or accord, so in general it has been a very reliable car based on data from jd powers and consumer reports. Also, the latest crash tests of the mazda6 with side airbags show the car to be quite safe.
One thing though, there is not an auxilary input for mp3 players and I don't think the cd player will accept them. I recently installed an auxilary input in my 6 and I was able to choose where I wanted the jacks (yes I put in two input jacks...one for an mp3 player in the armrest, and another that plugs into my gps around the compartment in the dash). But if having support for your mp3 player is important, there are some options available that are easy to install - mine took about an hour and I'm not mechanically inclined at all.
#1856 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [zzzoom6]
Jun 10, 2007 (9:12 am)
Sticker price says 25,400. It's a 4dr basic s model with 6spd auto and cd changer. I dont know if it was jacked up so discounts look huge ). Final price is 16500. Docs, ttl is extra.
This is silver with grey cloth interior. I like red, but silver is fine too. A silver car looks cleaner than it is.
You are right about the depreciation. I'm going to sell it at 40,000 miles (or maybe more) so I'll have to take a hit. But I figured that this is at least better than buying the same car last yr for 20,000.
#1857 of 20241 Re: Advice on Mazda6 [leadfoot6]
Jun 10, 2007 (9:22 am)
Apart from side-impact on the front, it's a good safe car. It's rated 3 for front side-impact and 4 or 5 for everything else.