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Mazda CX-5, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#123 of 161 Re: 2014 CX-5 GT Tech AWD [albert689]
May 24, 2013 (8:49 pm)
I was interested in Charles' post, too, because that looked like an excellent deal. I think I did almost as well. This morning, I bought a CX-5 GT AWD with Tech in Crystal Pearl White Mica from Putnam Mazda in Burlingame. MSRP was $31,490, invoice (obviously not their true cost) was $30,458 and I got $29,705. This equated to $32,798 after fees (all clearly explained) and hefty CA sales taxes. I was also trading in a 2000 Mercedes SUV with service lights on and mileage over 180,000 (value under $2000), and they eventually matched the price my mechanic was willing to pay for it, though that took awhile. I went into the negotiations knowing all the other dealerships within 50 miles that had the identical car (4 vehicles just down 101 in San Jose) so they knew I was happy to try elsewhere if I didn't feel I was getting a good deal. Overall a perfectly satisfactory experience.
#124 of 161 Re: Sandy victim looking for a second car, CX-5 [mggm1220]
May 28, 2013 (7:57 am)
I got a quote for a 2014 with Tech GT AWD, trailer hitch, roof rack for $30,780 for these options, anyone have the actual mazda or invoice numbers?
approx 2100 tax (NJ)
370 doc fee
Quoted $33,627 as a total OTD (seems like 527 too high) and didn't really get much for being a AAA, Costco or BJ's member (perhaps $150 off?).
Any negotiating ideas?
Thanks for the advice
#125 of 161 Planning to buy Mazda cx-5 in Jacksonville area
Jun 02, 2013 (10:33 am)
I am planning to buy Mazda cx-5 touring model in Jacksonville area. Any suggestions on good dealerships or dealers to avoid is appreciated.
#126 of 161 is it good deal?
Jun 03, 2013 (2:56 pm)
I got Quoted $27300 as a total OTD for cx5 T AWD including: bose/sunroof package, side roof rails, remote engine starter, wheel locks, leather seats. This is not GT only Touring.
Is it good deal?
#127 of 161 Finally negotiated a CX-5!
Jun 05, 2013 (3:03 pm)
DH wanted the CX-5 despite us being Sandy victims and stopping and starting the buying process. Actually stopping and starting the buying process hurt us as then the salesperson was less interested in giving us a deal as they may have needed to split the slim commission. So we spoke to the manager instead of sales but only after we were ready to buy and have worked out our numbers.
We got an internet quote from a really nice sales guy at another dealer but once he wouldn't budge lower any further or go into details about numbers, we went with that number to our local dealer and they matched it! I had tried AAA, Costco and BJ's buying programs but they wouldn't come up with a quote, interestingly though the dealer I bought at came up with a very close number the first call around, so those buying programs really work to get a great first number. But I wasn't prepared with my numbers so I thought it was too high, so we wasted a lot of time and then got back to that original number minus a little. I finally bought via consumer reports build and buy program (free with CR print or online membership) which gave me the true car value and price and hence a starting point for informed negotiations. Then we were ready for business.
Bought CX-5 GT, AWD $30 486, Includes: Sky Blue/Black interior $0, delivery ($795), $211 title/reg for 4 yrs, $269 Doc fee, NJ Tax 7%
Options: Tech $1,625, Roof rails $250, All weather mats $100, cargo tray $75, rear sensor $475, trailer hitch $425, Total $2,950
$33, 436 OTD
To cut costs I also offered to 'help' them get the title, reg for actual 4 yr cost $211 instead of their charge of 3-400 (100 + for someone to do that, really?) I also offered to install the all weather mats and tray myself (really, are they kidding me, how can they charge for that?) But they didn't take me up on my offer! [But try that to really dig in to the install fees.] No finance as we had our own, and no trade in.
Finally I can stop stalking this site!
Good luck with your purchase.
#128 of 161 Re: Sandy victim looking for a second car, CX-5 [v_a_t_n]
Jun 11, 2013 (6:22 pm)
I bought my 2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD in early May. I suggest contacting the internet/fleet sales department and asking them what their best price is. It helps in you specifics like all the features you are looking for as well as the color (know the packages). This website can provide you with invoice costs (use the TMV tool). I was able to get my fully loaded CX-5 for almost $1k under invoice. It helps if you are working with multiple dealerships because they often will compete for your business. Make sure you get the offers in writing otherwise they won't commit. Good luck!
#129 of 161 Re: is it good deal? [netgar]
Jun 14, 2013 (8:22 am)
netgar - If its got Leather then its a GT and that's a great price.
#130 of 161 Re: is it good deal?
Jun 23, 2013 (9:19 am)
What do you think about this:
New 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD
GT Tech package
all weather mats
price is $28600 OTD?
#131 of 161 Re: is it good deal? [chowee21]
Jun 23, 2013 (10:41 am)
before or after tax? if after, what was sales tax rate.