Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Mazda, Certified Used (CPO), Van
#2 of 9 Re: Buying Useed 2007 Mazda5 Sport [cricketjlynn]
Jul 10, 2012 (3:49 am)
The drivetrain is quite reliable. The 5 suffers from some rear suspension issues, however. But I think it is a minor problem, personally. When/if the rear shocks go bad, just have an independent shop replace them with superior aftermarket units.
The price on that is quite low. Make sure it hasn't been thrashed or in any accidents. Dealers are paying over $7k for them at auction, which means, after transport, fees, and detail, they'd be into it for right around that asking price .... meaning they would make NO money on it. So that would throw a red flag for me on that one.
Jul 10, 2012 (11:29 am)
Thsnk you for your quick response. I was also caught off guard by that asking price and I am a little concerned. However it is a major dealership that has provided the CarFax for this vehicle. CarFax does not show any accidents or damage reported on the car. Regular mantinence,and such. 1 previous owner.
#4 of 9 Re: Thanks gbrozen [cricketjlynn]
Jul 10, 2012 (12:18 pm)
That's a good start. I would still look over it very carefully or pay for an inspection. Carfax is far from foolproof.
Jul 11, 2012 (6:34 am)
The 2007 was too suspicious for me when we went to see it. I have found a 2009 mazda5 Sport at another lot for 13,999.00 at 54000miles. Going to look it over tomorrow.
#6 of 9 Re: Mazda9...any info? [cricketjlynn]
Jul 11, 2012 (6:38 am)
Where are you located and what color is the car? With that info, I can sometimes find the exact car that went through auction.
Anyway, a Silver one went through Minneapolis and got $11,200 a couple of weeks ago. So $13,999 is a pretty fair retail price. I might try for another $500 off or so.
Jul 11, 2012 (9:40 pm)
Oklahoma. It is a royal blue color.
#8 of 9 2007 Mazda 5 grand touring
Aug 24, 2012 (9:09 pm)
I am considering buying a 2007 Mazda 5 grand touring with 71,582 miles from a mazda dealer. Should I buy an extended warranty? from the dealer or aftermarket? What should I check before buying? The car needs bodyshop minor repairs. I am concern about the timebelt, and a/c problems I have read about. The carfax report indicates it was a rental car and it had two owners.
A website indicates it is a fair deal because I am paying over market value about $740.00. Any suggestion as to how to calculate a fair value to pay the dealer.
#9 of 9 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 grand touring [kittybelle]
Aug 27, 2012 (9:01 am)
1. I am not a fan of extended warranties but it is your choice.
2. Only main issues with Mazda5 are suspension gremlins but cant escape those, you just have to live with them and/or constantly replace shocks and bushings (not covered by extended warranties...btw)
3. No timing belt on MZR23 engine, its a chain.
4. How much are you paying?