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Mazda sales in February were up 18.4% overall vs a year ago according to:

http://www.theautochannel.com/F/news/2004/03/02/183047.html

The gain was led by an 80% increase in sales of the 6.

Dragging the numbers down were disappointing sales of Mazda's vans and trucks. That segment lost 23.6% vs a year ago.
 

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Mazda seems to be focusing on their car line anyway, so the slump in trucks doesn't seem much of a surprise. Actually, the most interesting fact is that they were able to sell 3 new 626s last month. Who's still sitting on a few of those I wonder...
 

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Unfortunately only 70,000 3's are supposed to be imported. Think about it, that's only a little more than 1,000 per state on average. I've only seen one other one other than mine so far. The dealer is having a hard time getting anymore right now. I'm glad I walked in and got the last one :D . I've already had so many compliments. Alot of people don't even know what it is. I guess the idea is to make just enough so you don't have so many at the end of the model year. I notice this alot with U.S. manufacturers. Just saw an add for a brand new '03 Ford Taurus for $11,000. Do you think they're desperate? You never see Mazda, Honda, etc. with a bunch of model year leftovers.
 

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Yeah the trucks suck. IMO Glad the sales of the 6 is doing well. Hope new models that come out also do well.
 

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Trust me, Mazda will not have issues with selling more than the planned 70,000 figure.

"Oh my gawd! They all want to buy this car! What the heck am I going to do?"

Not a problem. Mazda will build more if people want more.

Acura sold 19,000 TSX based on a projection of 15,000.

Demand beyond forecast is the kind of "problem" people doesn't complain too much about.
 

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The decline in truck sales is bad news for Mazda as the profit margins are higher on trucks. Likewise the big bump in sales on the 6 isn't that helpful to the bottom line because Mazda was giving large rebates ($1500-$2000) on the 6 up through 3/1. So the best news was that sales of the 3 were strong without having to give large rebates, even though some people were getting $500-$1000.
 

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if they did a 1500 off msrp or like 0% apr i would buy one in a second

oh wait town north is selling for 199 over invoice
which is better
 

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Well, the deal on the 6 was $1500 rebate, additional $500 rebate for current Mazda owners, and all of this on top of a dealer discount down to just over invoice. Final net price was $1800 under invoice.
 
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