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Manual 2016 Touring with 84K miles for $12,800 after taxes/fees. Good deal?

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Hi all,

I found a manual 2016 Touring with 84K miles that I plan on checking out this Saturday. It was an Auction car and it looks good based on the pics. The dealer does give me 2-3 hours to get it inspected so my plan was to take it to the closest Mazda dealer for a PPI.

The carfax does show an accident without any damage. Not sure what that means…

Couple of questions:

  • is the 2016 model as noisy as it’s portrayed to be?
  • is 84K miles too much for used car with a direct injection engine or no need to worry about that?
  • is the car comfortable enough for road trips and a daily 40 mile commute?

I appreciate any feedback you can provide.

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I've been driving a Soul Red 2016 6 Touring automatic for almost three years now. My biggest gripes are that I had to replace the belt tensioner about three times (maybe low quality replacement parts?); the paint ... (hood and front bumper) get nicked fairly easily, and the noisy cold starts. A European friend here in the States drove a 2014 manual 6 and did not like/enjoy the transmission. I'm pleased with the auto, but not when I use the manumatic; it is slow to shift. The sport mode likes to hang in there mostly in third gear (my experience). The noise is mostly an issue at all if you compare it to more luxurious cars. I think it is pretty quiet at cruising speeds; you will hear the engine as you are revving up to cruising speed; certainly noisier than my wife's 2015 Accord XLE but only when you are accelerating. My Mazda's handling is superior to the '15 Accord and the Mazda also is/feels much tightly bolstered when going over a bump or rough pavement-love the ride completely, but that is personal taste. Also, I am 6' 1" @ 200 lbs and love the driver's seat comfort and adjustability as well. On the touring, however, the manual lumbar support doesn't stay where I want it, for very long ... not sure that's just my car or what. I'm sure the GT has a motor for that feature. I hope that helps.
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Well the car was sold to another dealer so scratch that. I did find a manual 2017.5 Touring with 37K miles for 18.5K. Is that too much?
In my opinion that is Grand Touring money, but as it has been mentioned here, now days car prices are a little unreasonably high driven by the situation with our (USA) economy.
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Seller just updated his ad saying to make him a suitable offer based on KBB. I texted him and his target price is 18.3K but he did asked what my offer was. What would you say a reasonable offer is? Hhmm
That's good. Most people would stay away from cars that have been in an accident even if it was cosmetic damage; you should make that a bigger deal they are making it look like. I would buy a car like that, no problem, but this dealer is probably having trouble selling it and is willing to move out ot their lot. I think a fair offer would be $16.5 and still seems high to me. Trade-in value would be around 13k for that car in excellent condition; I would asume they got it a lot cheaper and fixed the damage themselves ... think about it.
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