Questions to Ask Your Local MAZDA Dealer

Mazda FAQ

When you chat with a Mazda dealer at our local dealership, you’ll find that they encourage questions. Whether you have queries about Mazda vehicles or financing, we’re here to answer them all. To help you overcome any fears you might have about asking questions when you’re shopping for an automobile, we’ve put together a list of FAQs you may want to ask when you shop locally with Modern Mazda.

What Is an MSRP?

Also referred to as the sticker price, the “MSRP,” or manufacturer’s suggested retail price, is the price at which an automaker recommends a dealer sell an automobile. You can often find the MSRP on the window of a vehicle. Various factors drive the MSRP, such as a car’s trim level and standard features.

Is the MSRP the Final Sales Price?

Too often, inexperienced car shoppers mistake a vehicle’s MSRP for the final sales price, which is rarely the case. A car’s final sales price accounts for more than its trim level and amenities. The final sales price includes additional fees, such as dealer preparation fees and sales taxes, which is why it’s normally higher than the MSRP.

Does the Car Have Warranty Coverage?

Whether you’re shopping for a new car or a pre-owned model, you should always ask if the vehicle you’re interested in has a warranty. All new Mazda vehicles have a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, which is great news.

Mazda Certified Pre-Owned models also have factory-backed warranty coverage. Other pre-owned cars may have a warranty too, so it’s important to inquire if that’s the case.

Are the Interest Rate and APR the Same Thing?

Even if it’s zero, every car loan includes an interest rate. The interest rate is the cost you’ll pay to borrow money from your chosen lender. APR is shorthand for the annual percentage rate. The APR accounts for your interest rate, but it also includes additional fees associated with your loan.

Between the two, the APR is the more accurate measure of how much a vehicle will ultimately cost.

Can I Finance a New or Pre-Owned Car at Your Thomaston, CT MAZDA Dealership?

Yes, you can finance a new Mazda model or a previously owned vehicle through our Mazda dealership. Even if your credit score is on the lower side, our resident finance experts will help you secure an auto loan for the automobile of your choice. Apply for Mazda financing now, and then visit our Mazda finance center to work with our experts.