Buying a 2012 Mazda Mazda3, and saving $500 off of MSRP.
This was the only Mazda Dealer willing to actually negotiate with me, and give an idea of how much they were willing to come down. I was only able to get a few hundred dollars off the MRSP, but that was the best I could get wtih a brand new 2012 SkyActiv model. I ended up right within the range the Car Cost report suggested I could get the car for.
Niki from Victoria, BC
reported on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Buying a 2010 Mazda MAZDA3, and saving $1500 off of MSRP.
Not a lot of wiggle room as I was buying a 2010 vehicle only weeks after it was introduced to the public. I was up front with the sales rep in that I had a CarCostCanada report and I was willing to pay $500 over the Dealer Cost after all dealer rebates. It took a while but the manager agreed. Thanks Car Cost Canada.
Leonard from Cobble Hill, BC
reported on Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Buying a 2009 Mazda MAZDA3, and saving $1500 off of MSRP.
Do your "homework" before entering the dealership - be thorough. Carcost Canada's reports gave me confidence because I was much better informed on dealer incentives and wholesale prices. Narrow your car choice to a shortlist, and know which features that you regard as essentials, and which ones you can do without. It doesn't do any harm to mention that you're also considering a rival's car if that is genuinely the case! Nothing like competition! Read lots of car reviews, and know a lot about the car's features. Make sure your partner or spouse also likes the car if there are two drivers. Christensen Mazda offered me a good deal on a 2009 model Mazda 3 sport GT 2.3L, as they had two left, and the 2010's were on the lot. After reducing the price of the 2009, they combined it with meeting my asking price for my 98 Honda Accord, which I'd spent a lot on recently. It was too good of a deal to turn down. The whole transaction was done quickly and smoothly, so no need to advertise my old car. The sales manager, Kevin, gave excellent sales support to his staff to facilitate a sale which was good to me as a customer.
Buying a 2010 Mazda B-Series Pickup, and saving $7000 off of MSRP.
I took the pricing page from CCC to the dealer and followed the directions given on the website. I spoke with the Sales Manager and sales rep at the same time. We negotiated my trade in and a couple of extras I wanted on the truck (different tires for example) and came up with a price that included $6000 discount from Mazda. The total, before taxes was $800 less than I was willing to pay with minimal negotiation. I recommend this site to anyone buying a car from a dealer.
Buying a 2009 Mazda MAZDA5, and saving $4000 off of MSRP.
The Mazda5 is a great vehicle for anyone wanting to downsize from a minivan to consider. You can get one of these fully loaded for about 2/3 the cost of a comparable import mini van, they handle great, and so far it seems pretty efficient.
Having spent a lot of time reading up on dealership techniques and shady practices, and having experienced a number of them from other local dealers (the Honda salesman /totally/ turned us off an Odyssey purchase, even if I had liked the way it handled on the highway) it was pretty refreshing to have a fairly clean experience.
Tyler was mostly up front in his sales pitch and had a great personality and good product knowledge. Experience with the F&I officer was actually smooth, no pressure for insurance or extras, no hidden fees (other than small financing charge that they /said/ was for the bank).
It was good to have the wholesale price report so I understood what their basic markup on the vehicle was, but the price they were offering out of the gate was considerably lower than what was on the report; there must have been some other factors that allowed/required the dealer to clear these vehicles. I bought one of the last of the 2009s on the lot while the 2010s had started arriving, so that may have had something to do with it.
Jason from Nanaimo, BC
reported on Friday, January 08, 2010
Buying a 2009 Mazda MAZDA5, and saving $2000 off of MSRP.