Smokin deal. Dealer afraid of being unable to sell 6MT car.
No, not even close. As soon as the 2018s landed, I started seeing manual transmission 2017s selling quickly. Like me, I think MTX buyers waiting in the wings realized that a) the 2018 arguably doesn't look as good in person, and b) you lose a ton of features to get a manual transmission in the 2018 since it's relegated to only the Sport model. Add to that the rarity of the 2017.5 models overall, and the rarity of the MTX on top of that, and it's no wonder they sold briskly. I actually lost out on 2 other 2017.5 Mazda 6 Touring 6MTs - they got sold out from under me as I was negotiating my purchase out of state. I was finally lucky enough to snag the last Soul Red 6MT Touring in the entire United States by locking a deposit down on it sight unseen. In the meantime, watching inventory of other 6MT cars in other colors around the country, they just kept selling quickly, one after the other, until they were all gone in a matter of weeks.
Dealers honestly didn't have to deeply discount the MTX cars since they're very rare to begin with and more appealing than the 2018 MTXs. But they were deeply discounting all of the 2017 and 2017.5 models (...the vast majority of which were automatics) and MTX buyers were beneficiaries. My dealer had 2 others MTX cars that they sold the day before I bought mine. They told me they wished they had another dozen because they knew they'd be able to sell them all quickly. They were getting inquiries from all over the country.
WOW! I paid about that much for my 5-year old 2013 wagon. But in Austria a new 2018 costs approx. $ 36.000.
Is $19,400 all-in price are there any more taxes os similar that need to be added?
The $19,400 was the discounted selling price. To that, they added sales tax (just under 10%) and a few hundred in titling doc fees. The manual transmission touring has about a $1,300 lower MSRP than the Automatic Touring to begin wth, which also helped to bring the purchase price below $20,000 after factoring in all of the discounts. Mazda and the dealer offered $5,000+ in factory incentives and dealer discounts, plus I got another $500 off in brand loyalty bonus since we also own a 2016 CX-9. Overall, I couldn't be happier...The 6 is relative bargain at full MSRP, and the savings I got on mine are more than enough to pay for all of the modifications I plan to do on the car. And I'll still have money left over.