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Manufacturer Incentives Explained

Manufacturer incentives are a tool that manufacturers use to help sell new cars in a competitive market. There are a few different types of incentives that may be available in the new car market today. Sometimes, such as with Mazda’s Driver’s Choice Event, the customer may choose between a few different incentives that are being offered simultaneously. Some incentives may be combined with others to sweeten the deal, but most may not be, and must be used as a standalone deal. The good news is, it is The Driver’s Choice! 

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Redesigning the Mazda6 From the Inside

Image via Flickr by Mic V

Image via Flickr by Mic V

At first glance, and even after a second look, you most likely won’t notice a difference between the 2017 Mazda6 and the 2016 version, but that doesn’t mean the changes aren’t there.Instead of doing a major redesign, Mazda decided to upgrade the interior while sticking to the well-known — and well-liked — sleek 6 look. Although they aren’t obvious to the eye, the changes bring some…

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2016 New Mazda CX-9 Makes Crossovers Fun

2016 New Mazda CX-9 Makes Crossovers Fun

Mazda Emblem

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Crossovers have always existed as a happy medium between a conservative family sedan and a full-size SUV. Mazda’s 2016 lineup has been nothing short of impressive with its innovative touch on many longtime favorites. In keeping the trend going, the 2016 CX-9 promises to be another fun twist on the crossover.

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Crazy Concepts: Mazda’s Two New Miatas

Crazy Concepts: Mazda’s Two New Miatas

At this year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) show in Las Vegas, Mazda uncovered two new concepts based off of the 2016 MX-5 Miata: The Speedster and The Spyder. These two cars bring back some of the classic whilerevolutionizing aspects of car design. So, how exactly are they pulling this off?

The Speedster

Image via Flickr by Mic V.

Image via Flickr by Mic V.

The Miata has always been known for being a lightweight roadster that’s fun to drive, and the Speedster embodies those key tenets. With this variation of the MX-5, Mazda is really…

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing a Car in Dallas


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Image via Flickr by The National Roads and Motorists’ Association

Paying Too Much Upfront

Some buyers are tempted to shell out a chunk of cash upfront to get the lowest monthly payments. Auto manufacturers do this all the time. They advertise a super-low monthly payment and when you show up at the dealership to get the great deal, they tell you an upfront cash payment of several thousand dollars is required. This is great for the dealership, but terrible for the consumer. If the car is wrecked or stolen early in the lease, the insurance payment likely won’t cover…

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5 Benefits of Opening a Credit Union Account in Dallas

Low Maintenance Costs

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Image via Flickr by LendingMemo

If you’re tired of all the fees associated with a traditional bank account, you’ll love a credit union. Credit unions typically offer truly free checking, no strings attached. In fact, most even pay interest on the balance in your checking, or share, account. Routine financial transactions are free, too, and minimum balance requirements are minimal, usually just $5 or $10. And you will have no maintenance fees to deal with every month.

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4 Ways Leasing a Car in Dallas Can Save You Money

Monthly Cash Flow Improves

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Image via Flickr by realmazdaparts

When you finance a new car, you are paying for the entire cost of the vehicle plus interest, taxes, and fees in monthly payments spread out over a specified period of time, usually four to six years. When you lease a vehicle, you are only paying for the amount of depreciation (plus interest, taxes, and fees) of the vehicle during the term of the lease.

For example, say you financed a $30,000 car for five years. At today’s interest rates, you’re looking at a monthly payment in the…

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