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    December 2015 end bought my 2016. All initial discussion and price finalization happened via Edmund's price promise. Dealer is Wayne, NJ. Entire process took 40 min. If price @ Internet, its usually already low. I matched it vs. TrueCar and Costco, was lowest. Did ask around. Dealership upgraded me to Soul Red, all weather rubber floor mats, trunk liner (all weather) and OEM wheel locks and OEM trunk divider and vanilla remote start at zero extra. Threw in 2 Mazda key chains too (I think since I found them in glove compartment). That's $300 + $130 + $110 + $20 + $50 + $200 + $600 (with labor) = approx. $1300. Note: I had to go to port to take delivery as I specifically wanted a PZEV equipped vehicle - over there they installed the remote start.

    Mistake I made - fell for tire insurance. Never, ever. Also fell for: VIN etching. In NJ, that's more or less given - they just pad an additional $300. Its important to highlight that up-front. APR was 0% for 60 months - Mazda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmninada View Post
    December 2015 end bought my 2016. All initial discussion and price finalization happened via Edmund's price promise. Dealer is Wayne, NJ. Entire process took 40 min. If price @ Internet, its usually already low. I matched it vs. TrueCar and Costco, was lowest. Did ask around. Dealership upgraded me to Soul Red, all weather rubber floor mats, trunk liner (all weather) and OEM wheel locks and OEM trunk divider and vanilla remote start at zero extra. Threw in 2 Mazda key chains too (I think since I found them in glove compartment). That's $300 + $130 + $110 + $20 + $50 + $200 + $600 (with labor) = approx. $1300. Note: I had to go to port to take delivery as I specifically wanted a PZEV equipped vehicle - over there they installed the remote start.

    Mistake I made - fell for tire insurance. Never, ever. Also fell for: VIN etching. In NJ, that's more or less given - they just pad an additional $300. Its important to highlight that up-front. APR was 0% for 60 months - Mazda.
    You can always cancel the tire insurance...even after the final sale.

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    Hello all:

    I have just picked up my CX-5 GS with I-Active 2.5 L engine and AWD from Gyro Mazda in Toronto (Canada). I had a pretty good experience on the overall, with any concerns sorted out quickly. I told them from the onset that I wanted a good relationship for a long time as I intend to come back for scheduled maintenance with them. I had the attitude that they need to make some money and was looking to be treated fairly and in a respectful way.

    The night of the test drive, I was really pleased that the route to be taken was clearly posted and explained beforehand. The salesperson went over the operation of the mirrors, seats and other controls that I might need. he encouraged me to "punch it" to feel the acceleration and ensure that I was comfortable with the vehicle. He insisted I turn on sport mode to try that as well. The drive was long enough to get the feel of the vehicle on several different roads surfaces, speeds and driving conditions.

    i used car Cost Canada to get the dealer invoice price. They came back with a price that was lower than I expected - 3% over invoice. They agreed to take my 2003 Honda Element as a trade-in. The trade-in value as lower than what I would have liked, but it was a manual and had a repair job done on the rear bumper from where I had been rear-ended. I looked at it that I did not want the hassle of selling privately or trying to get a Honda dealer to give me a better price as I really had finished with Honda - I don't like the CR-V. I was happy to be able to turn my old car over without a lot of issues and be able to walk away with a new ride.

    I turned down the usual paint / carpet / upholstery protection rackets but did get the better front floor mats. I did add the nicer pedals, a front hood deflector and mudflaps. No haggling there on my part. The price included installation and it was done for me ready for pickup.

    When I picked it up yesterday, there was some pressure to get some extra insurance and coverages. I agreed to the extended service package - I am concerned with the components in the I-Active system failing and needing replacing. There was some confusion as to what price was what - monthly prices were given as it was to be rolled into the financing. When we were doing the final payment for what was being added on - I didn't want to finance the accessories - I had to ask what the extra $7K was. There was misunderstanding as to what my requirements were and how that was being paid for. The documents were cheerfully recreated with little fuss and a small adjustment made to the pricing to my benefit.

    My car was ready for me, clean and with my custom plates transferred. The delivery manager walked me through the basics of the operation of the vehicle and had me set up my phone. She also walked me over the Service Department and we chatted about the regular scheduled maintenance and what was required to setup an appointment.

    The overall experience was very good. Everything was done in a friendly way with a focus on ensuring that I was happy as a purchaser. I was not going to make a big fight about prices and discounts as I had made a big down payment and with .99% financing over 2 years for the balance I am getting a very reasonable deal. The dealer makes some money and gets a happy customer. Win / Win.

    This was a far better experience that I had buying my 2003 Honda Element. Everything felt like a fight with that dealer - including the fact that I had to use a personal connection to get my VIN number and delivery date. They had also flat out lied to me about me installing a Honda Element accessory I had bought from them. They claimed me installing that Honda accessory by myself would violate the warranty. That and a few other issues caused me to call Honda Canada who then called the dealer to get them sorted out. My personal connection was indirectly also to the President's Office at Honda Canada and I was told that there was some heat from that office as well.

    So, in short, I am very happy with Gyro Mazda and many other people are as well. They have 4.6 rating on Google - that's not easy for anyone to get and maintain. I will happily recommend Gyro Mazda to anyone.

    IskiE

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    Everyone... you will have to flame me if this is inappropriate as an area I am not familiar with leasing and for a family member.

    Too many threads for me to pin down for the appropriate one.

    Cut to the chase... sister was in a wreck a few weeks back and totaled her '10 Lexus IS 250 hardtop convertible.

    She is interested in "leasing" a CX-5 but wants to pay $300-$350 month. I have never leased a vehicle in my life.

    Trying to be a helpful brother but not sure I have a clue...

    I have seen all the terms here

    What '19 trim/model would she expect to get for that amount? She lives within 40 miles roundtrip to her job if mileage part of the equation.

    Highly appreciate any input I can get. I felt like a total newbie when she asked about CX-5 but then said lease.
    '15 CX-5 GT 2.5L w/tech package - 48K Miles

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    Thank you!!! Good info... I wondered about the loyalty rebate. It would include tax.
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    assuming payments are with tax and not in one of states which collect whoe tax upfront.
    touring with the additional pkg should be easily doable with some small out the door cost. GT is also possible but needs more bargaining.
    At the end all depends on dealers wishes to cooperate and current incentives.
    You can also check autobytel for her zip. Also see if she can use loyalty rebate since you have Mazda.
    Think a good discount is roughly 10% on msrp. residuals per model are fixed. etc.

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    Thanks cz5gt

    I will let her know where things stand with trim, what we have to do and what is possible ....and check incentives.
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    there are also few variables which can change price.
    lease miles and period, awd fwd and zip code - for the residual value.
    the interest on 2019 is also a bit high vs 2018.
    Last months mf (interest) on 2018 was near 0.12%.
    2019 is now roughly in the 3.8% range.
    May be also worth looking for leftovers 2018 model which should get better price discount.
    Do look into the loyalty rebate.,its 750usd.
    be careful of dealers inflating the MF and dealer added addons.

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    A 2018 is definitely a consideration as a turbo isn't a requirement.
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