2017~2021 Best way to sell new cx-5

Best way to sell new cx-5

We bought a new 2019 CX-5 Touring just four months and two thousand miles ago and it just isnt the right vehicle for us. Can some of you please recommend the best ways to sell our pristine vehicle? The only pricing examples I am finding are on dealer sites and are unrealistically close to msrp.
 
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CX5 GT
check carvana and vroom....
but you would be upside down, i.e. car is worth less than you paid/owe at the moment because its too soon since you got it. So you will have some $$ loss if you sell now. Best is to drive it 1-2 more years and then sell.
 
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2019 CX-5 Touring FWD
Simply curious on why youre looking to sell the Touring so soon. I recently leased a 2019 CX-5 Touring and had a similar experience - wanting to unload it because it didnt fit well for our needs. Mainly didnt like the uncomfortable seats. Fortunately, some seat covers remedied the situation enough for us. Plus, the alternative vehicles werent all that appealing by comparison - and we were going to lose too much money in unloading it. Again, curious what you dont like about the Touring.....
 
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2021 RDX A-Spec
Facebook marketplace. Don*t sell to a reseller (dealership, CarMax, Carvana) because they*re gonna hold back a couple thousand on their offer in order to flip it and make money.
 
Simply curious on why you*re looking to sell the Touring so soon. I recently leased a 2019 CX-5 Touring and had a similar experience - wanting to unload it because it didn*t fit well for our needs. Mainly didn*t like the uncomfortable seats. Fortunately, some seat covers remedied the situation enough for us. Plus, the alternative vehicles weren*t all that appealing by comparison - and we were going to lose too much money in unloading it. Again, curious what you don*t like about the Touring.....

Can I ask what seat covers you use?

Thanks
 
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2019 CX-5 Touring FWD
Sure thing - I picked up the Coverkings Spacer Mesh seat covers (black) from Costco for $99. A bit of a game-change on the seating comfort front, as I no longer get stuck on the suede. We only did the front seats, as we heard installing the back seats is a bit of a pain. Plus, the back seats dont get used all that much. Hope that helps, and happy to share more if need be.
 
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2018 CX5 GT, Metallic Machine Gray and 2018 MX-5 RF GT, Soul Red
We bought a new 2019 CX-5 Touring just four months and two thousand miles ago and it just isn*t the right vehicle for us. Can some of you please recommend the best ways to sell our pristine vehicle? The only pricing examples I am finding are on dealer sites and are unrealistically close to msrp.

I would check both Autotrader and CarGuru listings on the web. In our local area they are used for private and dealer sales. It will give you a sense of what everyone is asking for a "nearly" new CX5.

Wade
 
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2021 CX-5T AWD CE
You're replacing the CX-5 with another vehicle right? If so, investigate how the sales tax would be computed on the car you're buying, depending on whether you trade your car in or not. In many (most) states, it is almost always advantageous to trade when the trade-in is of significant value as sales tax is only charged on the difference, whereas if you sell privately, then you have to pay tax on the entire new car price. Most of the time, a very late-model trade should be sold to a new car dealer (preferably a Mazda dealer in this case) as they'll be able to CPO the car and get more for the used sale, and thus offer you more. While they might not offer you quite as much as you'd make by selling the car yourself, they'll come close enough to make it the best option, especially if the sales tax situation is as I mentioned.

Regardless of how you're doing this, you want to arm yourself with as much information as you can possibly gather.

You might see what CarMAX will give you. Sometimes they're really lowball, but I've also seen instances where they offer a pretty darn good price and they're no hassle.

As others are saying, make dare sure you can't make the car work for you for at least a year or two. Selling at four months is financially rough, no matter how you cut it.

- Mark
 
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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
If I were you I would try craigslist and sell locally.
You might lose a couple Ks, for sure.
Meet the potential buyers at somewhere public, not where you live.
 
Sure thing - I picked up the Coverkings Spacer Mesh seat covers (black) from Costco for $99. A bit of a game-change on the seating comfort front, as I no longer get stuck on the suede. We only did the front seats, as we heard installing the back seats is a bit of a pain. Plus, the back seats don*t get used all that much. Hope that helps, and happy to share more if need be.

Thanks
 
selling a new car bought 4 months ago is insane. Did you research? Did you test drive? This would not be a smart financial decision. What is so bad with the cx-5 that would force you into such a decision?
 
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2013 Mazda CX-5, 2.0 Manual Transmission, 1989 Mazda MX-6
Sure thing - I picked up the Coverkings Spacer Mesh seat covers (black) from Costco for $99. A bit of a game-change on the seating comfort front, as I no longer get stuck on the suede. We only did the front seats, as we heard installing the back seats is a bit of a pain. Plus, the back seats don*t get used all that much. Hope that helps, and happy to share more if need be.

I used the coverking mesh seat covers on my cx-5. I no longer use them and threw them away. I removed the bottom seat cover for cleaning. I could not believe how much dirt goes through. It got meshed up in the fabric. Also put some wear on the side of the seat, because they do fit very tight.
 

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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Judging by previous posts, looks like OP is not satisfied with the stiffer ride of the CX-5.
 
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2019 CX-5 Touring FWD
I used the coverking mesh seat covers on my cx-5. I no longer use them and threw them away. I removed the bottom seat cover for cleaning. I could not believe how much dirt goes through. It got meshed up in the fabric. Also put some wear on the side of the seat, because they do fit very tight.

Appreciate the heads-up. Well still roll the dice with the covers, as the seat comfort is hardly tolerable with OEM suede fabric. Ive heard the neoprene covers cause more damage and excessive heat. Ive tried just about every other seat cover, and nothing was as close to comfortable. The leather seats were worse, too.

The Spacer Mesh ones are comfortable enough. And given that were in a lease, replacing the seat covering isnt an option. Good to know, though, that we may need to do some cleaning at the end of the lease. And Im open to a better alternative if there any suggestions. Otherwise, we find our CX-5 Touring to be a fantastic vehicle once the seat covers fixed the seating discomfort issue.
 
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