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    Thumbs up Achilles Mazda

    Thought I'd contribute a bit with my Mazda buying experiences.

    The best one by far was with Achilles Mazda, a little out of the way in Acton. I was in school at Waterloo at the time, and passed by on the way home one day.

    Long story short, I just asked for his best price possible on a then-new 2003 Protege. Honest price on the 1st shot, and we wound up buying a car on the spot. Total transaction time = 10 minutes.

    He never used any pressure tactics, and didn't require us to put down a deposit. Just shook our hand, said he trusted us, and to come back in a week to pick up the car and finish paper work.

    8 years later we still own the car and never had anything to fault with this small-town experience. Highly recommended.

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    And oh yeah the price was pretty good too. He took $1300 off the sticker of a low-end protege sedan, which was a ~17k car at the time. Just said it was his honest best price and stuck by his word.

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    Wait a second you are posting a review from 8yrs ago??

    Damn you photobucket.....

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    Wait a second you are posting a review from 8yrs ago??

    Back To The Future FTL!!

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    Haha yeah I know its old, but I didn't see many posts for this dealer and I was posting for a more recent purchase anyway so I figured why not. That was why I posted the purchase date so people know.

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    In other news, I just bought the most recent K-Tel dance compilation down at K-Mart... it is neato...




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    Tradsies for Ace of Base?

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    I bought a 2002 protege5 and 2007 mazda3 from Achilles, now based in Milton, and had great experiences both times. Highly recommend Achilles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLIPDADY View Post
    Back To The Future FTL!!
    The only thing we are missing is the hoverboard....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtracrispy View Post
    Thought I'd contribute a bit with my Mazda buying experiences.

    The best one by far was with Achilles Mazda, a little out of the way in Acton. I was in school at Waterloo at the time, and passed by on the way home one day.

    Long story short, I just asked for his best price possible on a then-new 2003 Protege. Honest price on the 1st shot, and we wound up buying a car on the spot. Total transaction time = 10 minutes.

    He never used any pressure tactics, and didn't require us to put down a deposit. Just shook our hand, said he trusted us, and to come back in a week to pick up the car and finish paper work.

    8 years later we still own the car and never had anything to fault with this small-town experience. Highly recommended.
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    Same experience... Honest pricing (
    Matched carcost in the first quote (when I did not even specify that I have the figures), no pressure and always responded quickly for any doubts, No Admin fees and other BS, very flexible with my ever changing needs and queries. Best of all - It was all done through email only. No "Come down and we will work out the numbers" tactics.

    The first time I met was to pick up the car!

    Honestly between Venza and CX-5 it was the assurance of Achilles that made me decide on a CX-5.
    No buyers remorse, only glad about the purchase.

    Outstanding service and extremely friendly people....

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    I always get my car serviced there, head and shoulders above what other dealers in my area offer customer service wise.
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    Currently having my 3 serviced, so far so good. Kathleen McCauley has been helpful since the time I inquired about service appointments. Since Direct Mazda switched to Diect Nissan, I tried looking for dealerships near my area. Erin Mills was next but my online inquiries were never returned and when I did call, i was told that they were very busy to look over the bookings.

    Achilles Mazda returned mine after a few hours. Friendly staff and nice amenities. So far, I found a new home for my 3 and my wife's CX5.

    Bone Stock Slow

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    bought my 1st mazda there absolutely amazing experience. really wanted to give them my business once again. but had to go with another dealer... sorry but the 'mandatory' $500 admin/security was a deal breaker. its not all about the $$$ but their quote was beaten by many other dealers and buying elsewhere also meant i didnt have to drive 70kms to pick up my vehicle

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    So I went to Achilles again but this time to have the CX-5 warranty serviced.

    The service department is hands down admirable. Both Hal and Jordan were accommodating. But even before this trip, I brought the CX-5 there for a change oil last August and same thing, these guys were cordial and fast.

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    Was @ Achilles Mazda a few weeks ago for my first oil change and the service was impeccable. I will be returning here for all my future scheduled maintenance.
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    Took my car to Achilles yesterday for an oil change and tire change over, Terry was very helpful and as usual, very patient in answering my queries.

    I wish Achilles would support the forum.

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    +1 on Achilles supporting the forum and becoming an affiliate dealership

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkdupspeed3 View Post
    +1 on Achilles supporting the forum and becoming an affiliate dealership
    +1 I live around the corner and have yet to give them a try
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    Hal and Terry are very thorough when discussing the scope of work with the owner. I did not have that experience with some of the dealerships that I went to. So far, so good.

    Not to mention Milton Crossroads is just across the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3zilla View Post
    bought my 1st mazda there absolutely amazing experience. really wanted to give them my business once again. but had to go with another dealer... sorry but the 'mandatory' $500 admin/security was a deal breaker. its not all about the $$$ but their quote was beaten by many other dealers and buying elsewhere also meant i didnt have to drive 70kms to pick up my vehicle
    As an advocate of Achilles Mazda, we will never let this stop us from doing business. The Safety & Security fee is not mandatory nor is it an admin fee, but an excellent offering up front. We see a lot of clients make use of the Tire Guard Road hazard Warranty especially here in Milton, Nitrogen is good for your tire health and the Theft system is pretty widespread in our industry. Not a bad idea.

    In the end, if we are truly amazing are we not worth the $495? With proper communication it's amazing what we can achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLadyLisa View Post
    As an advocate of Achilles Mazda, we will never let this stop us from doing business. The Safety & Security fee is not mandatory nor is it an admin fee, but an excellent offering up front. We see a lot of clients make use of the Tire Guard Road hazard Warranty especially here in Milton, Nitrogen is good for your tire health and the Theft system is pretty widespread in our industry. Not a bad idea.

    In the end, if we are truly amazing are we not worth the $495? With proper communication it's amazing what we can achieve.
    That window etching fee is quite interesting.... It's usually done at the factory, right? So every vehicle on your lot has it already. Now, it's actually a third-party company that's responsible for handling the 'insurance' part of that deal. I did even more digging and found that it only costs $65 to register a vehicle with them and receive full protection. So, where does the other $430 go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_bisson View Post
    That window etching fee is quite interesting.... It's usually done at the factory, right? So every vehicle on your lot has it already. Now, it's actually a third-party company that's responsible for handling the 'insurance' part of that deal. I did even more digging and found that it only costs $65 to register a vehicle with them and receive full protection. So, where does the other $430 go?
    The best way to get intel on something is to go straight to the source. Hence, Moi.

    Although your intel may be correct from your source. It is entirely possible because there is a system that uses 'Window Etching'. This is however not to be confused with the Global Registration System we use. We complete all the administration here. Our lovely receptionist manages the registration part and it is installed by our amazing detailer. The system utilizes a series of branding tags that embed a serial number into certain parts of the vehicle in addition the Window tags on the driver&passenger windows. Next time you stroll through a parking lot, take a look at the driver side windows. Guaranteed you will see some sort of theft protector system.

    In regards to the money part....If you read a little further into my response you'll see I mentioned the Tire Guard Warranty & Nitrogen. Both of these have costs involved and are done through Sym-Tech. A reputable company that is very easy to deal with. The Tire Warranty covers repair/replacement of damaged tires due to Road Hazards for 3years/60,000kms. Nitrogen comes with top ups for life. We have an actual machine that takes the air out of the tires and inflated them with the Nitrogen.

    Now I can go on and on trying to justify why this is a good system and an incredible value, but I won't. Instead, you should come by for a visit. I'd be happy to show you how it all works, show you our dealership and you can get to know us. If you still feel strongly about it these products, just opt out. That simple.

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    I hate sobeys.

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    Lol You are too much. Canadian Superstore...Longos....that kind of level is what I'm talking. Can't hate on PC Points.

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    I trust these guys with my shitty ass ride.
    Great service always.

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