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I currently own a '17 Miata GT and am contemplating trading for a leftover 2018 Signature Mazda6. They will sell me the car for $30,700 plus tax/fees. MSRP:$35,845....so a $5145 discount. I've been holding out for $30,000 but the dealer isn't budging. They're giving me $22k for the Miata.
They called with lease numbers today....$425/mo. Incl. tax with $1k down, 12k/36mo. and a they'll give me a check for the Miata.

Do these numbers sound good?
 

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Keep the ND, they're beautiful! :D

Sounds like the dealer knows they can sell this thing. Also looks like they're giving you a couple K under what the Miata is really worth. Any other dealers around that you could bug and try to get them competing against one another? Might be able to get the price down another thousand, but I wouldn't expect much lower.
 

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I've been dealing with 3 dealers and this one is offering the best deal so far. Yes, the ND is beautiful but my wife would like a year round driver. We live in Ohio and I winter store it. We have a pristine '07 Honda Element and a new Ridgeline so it's not a big deal if we don't drive the Miata in the winter.
 

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I've been dealing with 3 dealers and this one is offering the best deal so far. Yes, the ND is beautiful but my wife would like a year round driver. We live in Ohio and I winter store it. We have a pristine '07 Honda Element and a new Ridgeline so it's not a big deal if we don't drive the Miata in the winter.
How about trading your other vehicle instead of the Miata?
 

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How about trading your other vehicle instead of the Miata?
We have 4 Boxers that we take to dog parks, etc. so the Element is an amazing vehicle for that. My Ridgeline is less than a year old and is needed to tow our 18' camper. It's an RTL-E so it's loaded to the hilt and amazingly comfortable. I traded an '08 Miata GT PRHT for the '17 so we've been in sports cars for a long time, starting with a '70 Mach 1 when I was 18. Always had a sports car in the garage. Corvette, Supra, 300Z, (4) S2000s.
Maybe it's time to slow down a little and just settle into a sports sedan. I've owned quite a few of those too and the latest Mazda6 is on par or exceeds all but perhaps the Lexus GS350 we owned. My wife saw the leftover '18 in Snowflake Pearl with the parchment interior and was smitten. I kinda was too.
I think I'll sit for a few days and see if the dealer comes back with another offer.....
 

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Having recently driven 6MT '19 Mazda Miata's - in both RF and softop flavours - I don't know how you could part with such a car. Really, truly wonderful. For me (and I grant you I am NOT the norm, here) I would even put a trunk-mounted luggage rack on it (carrying waterproof Pelican case or cases as necessary) and/or a 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch on it (for a 'real small trailer if necessary)... to maximize the utility for the Miata. I think it could be a daily driver even with the right gnarly top-flight snow tires and a modicum of ballast in the trunk.

But that's me.
 

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Just attempting to show that there are different varieties of bolt-on rack... and if a person would care to scour the internet he/she'd find all manner of non-permanent racks or ruck-sacks, pads, straps out there for adding utility to a small sportscar. You should see what they do for motorcycles in europe and no doubt in SE Asia. Sorry; off-topic 😐 .
 

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Having recently driven 6MT '19 Mazda Miata's - in both RF and softop flavours - I don't know how you could part with such a car. Really, truly wonderful. For me (and I grant you I am NOT the norm, here) I would even put a trunk-mounted luggage rack on it (carrying waterproof Pelican case or cases as necessary) and/or a 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch on it (for a 'real small trailer if necessary)... to maximize the utility for the Miata. I think it could be a daily driver even with the right gnarly top-flight snow tires and a modicum of ballast in the trunk.

But that's me.
We really don't need the Miata to be practical, although my wife thinks so. The Element and Ridgeline are the definition of practicality as much as the ND is the definition of driving fun.
Thanks for the tip on the luggage rack but I'm such a purist I even hate the shark fin antenna on the trunk...lol
 

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I currently own a '17 Miata GT and am contemplating trading for a leftover 2018 Signature Mazda6. They will sell me the car for $30,700 plus tax/fees. MSRP:$35,845....so a $5145 discount. I've been holding out for $30,000 but the dealer isn't budging. They're giving me $22k for the Miata.
They called with lease numbers today....$425/mo. Incl. tax with $1k down, 12k/36mo. and a they'll give me a check for the Miata.

Do these numbers sound good?
How many miles on the Miata? $22k isn't a terrible trade-in price, but it's not a really good one either. Pulling up some listings, there are several Signatures in Ohio for just under $31k (didn't see any white ones though).

I'd wait them out, the end of the month is coming up and they could be up against a performance goal. And if they don't come around, then you'll just have to keep enjoying the MX-5. :smile2:
 

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How many miles on the Miata? $22k isn't a terrible trade-in price, but it's not a really good one either. Pulling up some listings, there are several Signatures in Ohio for just under $31k (didn't see any white ones though).

I'd wait them out, the end of the month is coming up and they could be up against a performance goal. And if they don't come around, then you'll just have to keep enjoying the MX-5. :smile2:
Just shy of 8,000 miles on the Miata. One dealer low balled me at $19,500 and another at $20,700. They were both pricing the 6 higher too. Check out Mazda of Wooster. That's who I'm dealing with. The 2018 Snowflake Pearl/Parchment they have at $33,xxx does not include $2750 in Mazda incentives. Plus the dealer is throwing in remote start, all weather mats, wheel locks and 3 years free maintenance.
 

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Just shy of 8,000 miles on the Miata. One dealer low balled me at $19,500 and another at $20,700. They were both pricing the 6 higher too. Check out Mazda of Wooster. That's who I'm dealing with. The 2018 Snowflake Pearl/Parchment they have at $33,xxx does not include $2750 in Mazda incentives. Plus the dealer is throwing in remote start, all weather mats, wheel locks and 3 years free maintenance.
After doing a little research, that seems like a decent deal. If they didn't budge on a $700 reduction, I'd aim a little lower. Maybe $300-$500, I bet they'd bite, not many managers will let a deal slip by over just a few hundred bucks.
 

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After doing a little research, that seems like a decent deal. If they didn't budge on a $700 reduction, I'd aim a little lower. Maybe $300-$500, I bet they'd bite, not many managers will let a deal slip by over just a few hundred bucks.
.....they never budged and neither did I. Now that the Memorial Day incentive has expired I'll bet they will be sitting on this car for a while longer.
 

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As for the price of the car, it's pretty fair, not stellar though. I paid $31,900 for my 18 Grand Touring Reserve about 9 months ago, but they were also doing 0% APR which naturally increases the price a bit. The same dealer is selling those 2018 Mazda6 GTRs for $28,100 on their website but with 2.9% interest. So if you finance, it's almost a wash.

My dealer is advertising a 18 Signature for $31,145 and Mazda is offering $750 loyalty rewards as well. Did you quoted price of $30,700 account for the Mazda Loyalty program?
 

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Well....my salesman texted me this morning to say that Mazda extended the Memorial Day $500 incentive until the end of the month. I asked him to run lease numbers and after a little back and forth we worked it out. I am now the proud lessee of a Snowflake/Parchment Signature Mazda6!!! Although there will be times when I'll miss the Miata I'm looking forward to several years of driving pleasure in this beautiful 6.
 

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Well....my salesman texted me this morning to say that Mazda extended the Memorial Day $500 incentive until the end of the month. I asked him to run lease numbers and after a little back and forth we worked it out. I am now the proud lessee of a Snowflake/Parchment Signature Mazda6!!! Although there will be times when I'll miss the Miata I'm looking forward to several years of driving pleasure in this beautiful 6.

Congratulations.


I'd assume you've already taken possession of the car but if not make sure the Infotainment unit has the latest update.
I know there has been one, possibly two updates since we took possession of our 18 a year ago.
 

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Congratulations.


I'd assume you've already taken possession of the car but if not make sure the Infotainment unit has the latest update.
I know there has been one, possibly two updates since we took possession of our 18 a year ago.
This car was delivered to the dealer in Oct. Did the updates occur before then? I know one thing is for sure, the Bose audio system is one of the best I've heard in a car. Having previously owned 2 Lexus cars with the Mark Levinson systems the Bose unit in the M6 has nothing to be ashamed of. We were rocking the entire time on our hour long drive home! I think I'm gonna love this car...
 

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This car was delivered to the dealer in Oct. Did the updates occur before then? I know one thing is for sure, the Bose audio system is one of the best I've heard in a car. Having previously owned 2 Lexus cars with the Mark Levinson systems the Bose unit in the M6 has nothing to be ashamed of. We were rocking the entire time on our hour long drive home! I think I'm gonna love this car...


The latest version is 70.00.335 and was released recently. I took possession of my car last November and it wasn't available at that time. The dealer will do the update free of charge during the first 3 years. It was a little more than 1 hour of labour according to my invoice.


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