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I've been shopping for a car for many moons now. I was pretty much decided on an Optima EX, with or without the panoramic roof. A couple of days ago a bug bit me, I thought, "Mazda, hmm, why not?"
I'd shopped the 3 and the 3 hatch but after driving probably a dozen cars and still concluding the Optima EX is the best bang for the bucks and has what I want (dual zone, heated seats, more power than the Soul, longer range/more MPG than the Soul, more comfortable ride) and a better deal than Sonata, I went and drove a Mz6 Touring today. Nice car.
Sticker for the Touring with the Preferred Package and the Sunroof/Sound package is about $28,800. Initial lease negotiations for 3/36 are $3000 down and $277/month. That's high compared to Optima but the Optima is a 2016 and there's buckets of cash on the hood. Optima lease is $284/mo 3/36 with $00 down for a $30,085 sticker price car, per their website and the dealer has said he'd follow those numbers. His initial offer (at KIA) was $400/mo with zero down. Screw that.
Just curious what peoples' Mazda lease negotiations were like. I'm shopping Brown Mazda in Toledo.
When I was checking out the Mz6 specs, I saw the 19s and thought wtf. But the strongest impression driving the car is "this sucker has BIG FEET and they are PLANTED!" I don't know if that's tire effect or just the way the car is set up. I didn't drive the base model with 17s.
I've driven numerous Optimas, Sonatas, Elantras, a Golf, Mazda3, Cruz, Acura ILX, Civic hatch and sedan, but the Mazda6 is the only one with BIG FEET SOLIDLY PLANTED feel to it. Thanks for any comments.