So I'm buying my wife a Mazda 2 to replace her current Tazz(1999 model), although I'm not entirely impressed by the service from some of the sales people thus far, she has her heart set on this car now.
The problem is that the prices go up tomorrow, Mazda can't tell me by how much yet though but they have given the option to purchase at the original price. The difference in the price apparently comes from the extending of the warranty on the car, its going from 3 years/100000km to 4 years/120000km. I'm not to worried about the warranty at this stage. My concern lies with the service/maintenance plan.
The car comes standard with a service plan and we have the option to upgrade to a full maintenance plan for R 6,000. I'm struggling to find details of what the difference is between these two plans and what is included on the service plan relating to consumables etc. I personally can't justify paying an additional R6k if the only difference is break pads for example.
Has anyone dealt with Mazda before or have any knowledge of these two plans they offer?
Would anyone suggest paying the additional R6000 for the maintenance plan instead of the normal service plan? Its basically 4% of the cars value