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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 have no idea what sort of screwing you get with one of these up north where they salt things, but I've yet to see a vehicle that tolerates that well beyond the 10 year point.
8.5 years and 175k miles living where they HEAVILY brine the roads for 5 months out of the year and this car is actually doing pretty well. I've had to spray the pinch points and a few spots in the wheel wells with rust inhibiter so it doesn't creep to bad areas, but it's nothing out of the ordinary. Of course I have plenty of rust everywhere, but I don't see anything beyond surface erosion and it's definitely not worse than any other car this age up here.
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So is the consensus that the asking price is a bit high?
Yes but ALL used car asking prices are a bit high right now - it's more the market than anything. Could you find something for a bit less? Maybe. If you can afford this or talk them down even a little, would it still be worth it? Probably, but that's for you and your wallet to decide. These cars are proving to be remarkably well-made and very few suffer any major problems.
Ok I see. Any potential issues I should keep in mind long term? I do plan on bringing it to a Mazda dealer
I'm pretty biased, but honestly not really. I've only heard of a few people with major issues, but thousands who have nothing but good things to say. Check your typical things - brakes, trans, plugs, filters, etc, read up on the TSBs that might have been missed, and take good care of it and you should be good.

I (sorry, never finished) wrote up a quick "things to look for before you buy" thread here: 3rd Gen Things to Know Before You Buy/Lease

For the 2016, it's a bit of a crapshoot depending on the manufacture date, as that was a weird year. The ones that came later in the year don't seem to suffer from warped rotors nearly as bad and the wind noise problem was drastically reduced.

If you really want more validation, go check out a Cx5 forum (or one that has a Cx5 section) because those are the same engine as the 6 but have been around a couple years longer. I rarely see people having issues with those as well - the Skyactive platform is arguably the most reliable and well-built ones to date.
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