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    Quote Originally Posted by dougal View Post
    It is. Honestly, you can get the GT for ~31K and the GT-R for about 32.5, which is nothing but the GT but with the 2.5T engine.
    I agree $31k on the GT, but I'm seeing $34.5k on the reserve. $3.5k to get the turbo and a few more options I don't want or need, can't justify that.
    $29k for the Touring with PP. Definitely not paying $5.5k more to get the turbo

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    If not for the turbo, I would never have considered a CX-5. We test drove a CX-5 back in Oct. While we liked the interior, we could not get over how under powered it was. We felt the same was about the Tiguan. The turbo was all it needed. Well, a pano roof would be nice, but that's a different thread.

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    Its not a bad strategy, and the preservation of lower trims and the introduction of the Cx-30 ensures there are cheaper options.

    Targeting the sub premium crowd is also smart because that crowd is not only more brand loyal, but more credit worthy. For direct lending, there is less subprime underwriting as well as more capacity to upsell accessories, service plans and warranties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantra 7 View Post
    +1. I was looking at suv's from MB, Audi, Acura, Lexus, Volvo, and Cadillac. Stopped by the Mazda display at the L.A. Auto Show and realized I could get something with premium interior without the premium price. Took a Signature for a test drive a couple weeks later and found I liked it much more than the GLC300, which was my first choice up to that point. Considering Mazda wasn't even on my radar, they did a great job of reeling me in as a customer.
    I did the same thing at my local auto show, and it was eye-opening to see how much cheap plastic both Audi and BMW use in their interiors. The CX-5 Signature compared favorably (especially given a $20K price gap when comparably equipped), and the Acura RDX's interior outright embarrassed the Germans while splitting the price difference between them and Mazda.

    As a two-time Mazda GT-trim owner looking to move up-market, test drives and the auto show were enough to convince me that there's just not $20K of added value in buying German, even ignoring their much higher maintenance costs and lower expected reliability. The RDX is an intriguing option, at least if Acura resolves the electronics and engine reliability issues that seem typical for new-model Honda products these days.

    At the very least, the Signature line is a solid effort by Mazda to hold on to customers who are willing to pay for more than what the GT trim (already their most popular) provides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplayer11 View Post
    the turbo should be an option for the touring and GT. The standard options for the touring are fine, just need the turbo. Not for $6k more though
    I bought a GTR less than a month ago.

    There were two things that really attracted me to the CX-5: (1) handling and (2) the Active Display. It's that second one that takes you to the GT trim, and even at that level it's still a $1,600 upcharge.

    I would have loved to keep fabric seats. I'm not a fan of leather, and am still struggling with seat discomfort.
    There are other things I could have done without as well (folding side mirrors, moon roof).

    During my search I was on the Toyota website building a RAV4, and they give you so many combination/permutation packages that it's overwhelming. I had a hard time keeping track of what's what. And you still cannot seem to find the one that gives you what you want without the extraneous stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG_1234 View Post
    From a business perspective, it's o.k. if Mazda loses some customers to luxury brands. What makes the best sense is that Maza establishes/maintains a position as a "good car design-driving-reliability" brand at a compelling price point.
    I understand Mazda is trying to retain old customers and also attract new customers; but adding trim levels, utilizing new trim names, adding higher price points etc... just makes things too complicated (for the manufacturing, retail store distribution, and consumer as well) .Businesses that try to be "all things to all people" usually fail at same.
    I just commented that if you want to see complicated, go to Toyota's website and try to build a RAV4. When I was looking last year, they seemed to have every combination of options in different packages, rather than make them a la carte. It is overwhelming to try to pick through...and you still cannot find exactly what you want...there must have been over a dozen. I don't find Mazda's to be all that complex, except the addition of two trim levels in order to get the turbo. I wonder if they didn't just have the Signature, and then decided to introduce a lower price-point trim to get the turbo without going full-blown luxury.

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    Mastria Mazda in Raynham, MA is showing 8 GTR's available.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplayer11 View Post
    Did a 200 mile search in MA area and no Reserves at all......0

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcardoza View Post
    Mastria Mazda in Raynham, MA is showing 8 GTR's available.
    If they're like the dealers here, they only have 1 on hand. You'll just see stock photos of vehicles on order. The ones on hand have actual images of the vehicle listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcardoza View Post
    Mastria Mazda in Raynham, MA is showing 8 GTR's available.
    thanks, Mazda USA site and Edmonds show 0. Thought the Mazda site would be accurate.

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    Quirk Mazda looks like they have 7.... with actual photos. No idea if they’ve been sold though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banjos-n-beer View Post
    Quirk Mazda looks like they have 7.... with actual photos. No idea if they*ve been sold though.
    thanks, I wish Mazda USA would keep an accurate inventory..would save a lot of time trying to search every dealer separately.
    Quirk Mazda doesn't even show up in Dealer search on Mazda site..what the heck??
    Last edited by theplayer11; 04-15-2019 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplayer11 View Post
    thanks, I wish Mazda USA would keep an accurate inventory..would save a lot of time trying to search every dealer separately.
    Quirk Mazda doesn't even show up in Dealer search on Mazda site..what the heck??
    Mazda seems to be doing itself a real disservice by having that website feature and it not be accurate.

    What's worse is it does not show cars when they have them, meaning you just turn around and walk away. If it were inaccurate the other way (showing inventory where none exists), at least people would be picking up the phone and calling Mazda dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplayer11 View Post
    thanks, I wish Mazda USA would keep an accurate inventory..would save a lot of time trying to search every dealer separately.
    Quirk Mazda doesn't even show up in Dealer search on Mazda site..what the heck??
    Here in the SF Bay Area the Mazda USA web site inventory matches up exactly with the local dealer inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    Mazda seems to be doing itself a real disservice by having that website feature and it not be accurate.

    What's worse is it does not show cars when they have them, meaning you just turn around and walk away. If it were inaccurate the other way (showing inventory where none exists), at least people would be picking up the phone and calling Mazda dealers.
    agree, looking for a reserve and the Mazda site shows 0 inventory within 250 miles. Then I do a dealer search in my area and I find that many don't show up.
    Many dealers within 50 miles do indeed have reserves....but how would I even know if the dealer search function doesn't even show all the dealers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplayer11 View Post
    Did a 200 mile search in MA area and no Reserves at all......0
    Picked up our GTR first week of April off the lot - Sentry in Shrewsbury. When I went back a few days after for my sticker it appeared that there were quite a few on the lot.

    Tim Colleton was our rep...

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