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Originally posted by ozbot87 To the guys (and girls) who have already purchased the RX-8, how many of you had a trouble-free (or near trouble-free) experience of buying the car?
Mine was great! Loan arranged through the Credit Union at work, car waiting when I arrived, 5 minutes in Finance office, 2 minutes signing paperwork, a couple of hours meeting the "important" people, lunch with "budaman", home to Houston with the car.
Could not have been any smoother or better. Thanks again, budaman!
2004 Lightning Yellow RX-8 1SP
2005 Lapis Blue Mazda 6s 5-Door
Originally posted by RX-8 2004 My Dealership in Maryland was GREAT! Trouble Free and also got a SUPER GREAT PRICE TOO!!
Which dealership in Maryland did you go to? I'm looking for a good dealership to buy my car from when I'm ready to purchase one. Also, what salesman did you go through and how did you like him? Thanks in advance.
I posted the infomation on here once and one of the monitors e mail me and removed it. They don't any advertising done on delaerships. So, If you would like the information on Where and who to contact, please drop me a private email. I will be more than happy to reply with the information.
Zoom Zoom, Jeffrey
2004 RX-8 Winning Blue, Auto, Sport Package, Spoiler, Custom Accents & Grill Mesh, Strakes, Clear Markers, Tinted Windows 35%
2004 Mazda 6 s Sport Fully Loaded
As always, the folks at Mazda South were fantastic. From the moment we convinced them to start a pre-order list last year (with my name at the top ) to delivery and beyond, they've been nothing but friendly and helpful.
Realizing that they could glean more information about the forthcoming car online than they could from MNAO itself, they even started taking an active interest here, and were always glad to hear any new snippets that I was able to provide, including a copy of the Press Kit which was never provided to them.
While I don't totally blame other dealers for being clueless, since it seems that the information they're provided by MNAO is minimal as best, I applaud budaman and his team for going the extra mile to help out not only their own customers but the wider RX-8 community here.
1985 RX-7 GSL-SE
2004 RX-8 Winning Blue Sport Ordered 1/8/03; Delivered 7/25/03 ; Returned 10/21/03
2005 RX-8 Velocity Red Sport delivered 12/05 returned at lease end 12/07
My dealer in Richmond was very easy to work with. The salesman was great. They had originally marked up the car $2500 and I figured I'd never buy it there, but they quickly removed the markup. They also gave me $800 more for my trade than any other dealer offered.
The only thing was that they really tried to put the hard sell on for the extended warranty, but I wouldn't budge. It was not that big a deal, just a waste of my time. I'm especially glad I didn't cave in now, since I'll be getting free maintenance courtesy of Mazda.
My dealer was very good, we talked almost weekly during the preorder wait and he met all my demands for delivery (like no front plate, wax, etc.) The day it arrived the car was waiting for me ready for a test drive. Paperwork took literally 5 min. and I was driving home. Having price and financing pre arranged made a big difference from some car buying experiences I've had in the past.
BUT, the dealer did order/install the spare tire without my permission saying they did that for all their preorders. The finance guy tried to tell me it was a factory installed option that can't come out of the deal... hahaha, right. I really did want the spare but not at $400 so we split the cost on it, fair enough for me.