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First-Time Car Buyer Tips in Orange, CA

First-Time Car Buyer Tips in Orange, CA

     

At Mazda of Orange, we know just how difficult it can be to figure out how to purchase a new ride. This is especially true for folks who are first-time car buyers. If you feel in over your head, continue reading below to see our recommended tips. Afterwards, swing by 1360 West Katella Avenue in Orange, CA, and take a look at our immense selection of Mazda vehicles.

Budget

The most important factor to consider is your budget. Without this key piece of information, it might be difficult for you to narrow down the options once you arrive on our lot. You should know how much you can afford as a down payment as well as the monthly rate you can cover.  At the same time, think about how long you want to spend paying off your chosen ride since this will influence the final amount you have to pay. If you go for a longer contract, it’ll inevitably end up costing you more because more interest will accumulate. To get a better sense of your purchasing power, you can use the Payment Calculator under the Finance tab of our website.

Prioritizing

Once you know your budgetary constraints, you’ll have to start prioritizing the amenities you’re after. Although we all want a decked-out ride with all the bells and whistles, these vehicles end up costing much more than just base trim models. If you can’t afford the expense, consider coming up with a list of the features you want most. Bring this in to our friendly team, and they can point you in the direction of the rides that will fit your desires best. At the end of the day, you can be sure you’ll leave our dealership behind the wheel of the vehicle of your dreams.

Our Inventory

We understand that it can be difficult to find the time in the week to explore all your options at Mazda of Orange. That’s why we’ve put our entire stock of vehicles online for your perusal. From the comfort of your own couch, you’ll be able to click through our rides and see interior and exterior photos. To start, navigate to the top of the page and click on the New tab. Select an option that aligns with your priorities and budget, and then your page will populate with a list of models that match. You can narrow the results further by using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen. We suggest starting with price before the other options.

Hopefully, these first-time car buyer tips in Orange, CA, have helped you out in some way. If you need any more recommendations, contact Mazda of Orange at 888-695-7218.


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Testimonials

Couldn't Be Happier!

Roxane P.
5-16-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The best car buying experience yet! I spoke with Ramon in internet sales prior to going to the lot. He was knowledgeable, courtesy and friendly. My Mazda6 is ahhmazing! So easy to drive as well as being fun and sexy! (at least that's what all my friends say). Couldn't be happier- hope it lasts, but I must say I have always had good experiences with Mazda car- 1980 MAZDA GLC, 1986 RX7 and the 1996 MPV. Here's to fun driving!

They Make Me Feel Appreciated!

David W.
4-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been a customer for many years and want to thank two very special employees, SARAH POSELL & GENARO OLIVIO (JR). WOW!!! Sarah & Genaro have assisted me many times over the years. They are true professionals with a Commitment to Excellence. They really care about their customers. They make me feel appreciated. It is a pleasure to continue to come to Ford of Orange. Thank you, David Wasserman

Great Place to Go!

William J.
4-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast,friendly service. Advisers take information fast note all of your concerns and get you out the door quick. This is the second time I have them to service my truck and I will keep using them. Great place to go.

Guest Service is Excellent

Roberto G.
2-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Guest service is excellent, the service is prompt, and the info prior and during service is a plus. Additionally, you can see your auto while it’s being serviced, that you don’t see in other places.

They Made it a Streamline Process

Denise I.
1-2-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased our first Mazda ever; they made it a streamline process; had all basically done entire purchase over email and phone; arrived; signed and drive off. Very friendly; knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you

Car Buying Experience Was Great!

Amy
5-1-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

First car buying experience was great! Came to look at a specific used vehicle but ended up with another that I fell in love with. Joseph helped me out and he was great! Not pushy and very helpful. Definitely will be back when my boyfriend buys a car (if a Mazda or Ford). Thank you Joseph for making my car buying experience very smooth.

Got an Amazing Deal Without the Hassle

Alex
4-12-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The entire team at Mazda of Orange made it so incredibly easy to leave happy. Got an amazing deal without the hassle. I would recommend Mazda of Orange for anyone looking for friendly and genuine service.

The Team at Mazda of Orange are Great!

2-2-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Julie and the team at Mazda of Orange are great! Julie works to make the deal happen. She is the definition of professional. There are too many pushy amateurs in car sales. See Julie and don't waste your time with games at other dealers.

Thank You Gabino and Mazda of Orange!

1-29-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The fastest and easiest car buying experience I've ever had. Searched for a car, found what I wanted, spoke to Gabino, he gave me a reasonable price, I asked him told hold the car for me because I was on my way. Upon arrival I was greeted by him, he showed me the car, we went to his office and completed the paperwork. No pressure to buy anything else. very professional. In and out was about an hour, which has got to be a record. It is for me, at least. I live far, so I don't know how often I'll be going back to rate other services, such as the service department, but this experience was an easy 5 stars. Thank you Gabino and Mazda of Orange!

Julie is the best!

1-18-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good experience. Julie is the best! She spends a good quality time with the customer and has a lot of patient. I like the fact that she gave us time to think and did not call or contact you too much like other salesperson do trying to push people to buy car as quickly so they can get some shady commission. So far Julie know how to handle business like a professional. I got my new Mazda with confidence because she makes sure that that is the car I really wanted. We shared a lot of story together, making car buying a more fun experience. Never once that she gave us a look that she just want to earn that commission when I buy the car.. rather I feel like talking to a close friend or family member. they should hire more people like her at the car dealers :p I strongly recommend talking to her if you ever need to buy a Ford or a Mazda.. You won't be missing out :))

Proud Mazda owner

2-24-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The second I stepped into the dealership i received a warm welcome from Mr. Ben Franklin. Once it came down to purchasing and financing, i was helped with such warmth and respect. Instead of being ignored because I am a first time buyer, they gave me a great experience.

Customer Service

3-25-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The sales reps quickness to get the deal done. Tito and Ray came up with the best deal. Financing department was kind enough to match my credit union APR.

Mazda of Orange is fantastic!

3-6-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mazda of Orange has been servicing my Mazda Tribute, when they took over Mazda of Anaheim I couldn't be more thrilled with your service department. Mary, is exceptional and makes sure every is 100%! She is a STAR and more.

Service

4-20-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I liked that everyone is so friendly and that I was kept up to date with the work done on the car.

Professional & kept to their words

4-1-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All we can say is that this was a most pleasant experience in car buying, the best we've ever had. Both Ramon Palomo and you finance manager (forgot his name), were professional, kept to their words, and very courteous, never pushing anything on us. Wonderful experience! Loyel and Maureen Keeney

Amazing Service Department

4-25-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I cannot tell you enough how happy I am with Mazda of Orange Service Department. Bob and his team is truly the real thing when it comes to customer service. I have only had one problem with my 2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring edition, but have also taken the car in quite a few times for regular service and oil changes. Bob's team was quite amazing every single time. Bob, Mary, Jason and the rest of the team are always professional and friendly no matter what your issue. I strongly recommend taking your car any brand or model to Bob's team at Mazda of Orange. Thanks guys.

Great internet sale experience!

5-1-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast, easy and fair! A 5-star internet sale manager named Julie Frisch - make sure you "ask" for her! Had my deal before walking in and I was out in less than 2-hour and that included a test drive (again) around the block for a final inspection, getting the additional accessories installed, car wash, fuel tank filled-up, a stack of financial paper work done with a wonderful guy named Bernard, and lastly, a vehicle equipment walk through with Julie Frisch before we drove home. Oh, and the first service will be on the house :-) Thank you, Mazda of Orange! You made internet car shopping a piece of cake :-).

I would recommend to friends and family for sure!

12-28-2014
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Al Teranhi was the guy who helped me out. He was so nice and considerate when trying to help me choose a car out. He considered my needs and helped choose the perfect car for me. I would recommend him to friends and family for sure!

#1 Mazda Dealer

2-4-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very professional / friendly staff from A to Z experience Ali Tehrani Internet Sales/ Luis Parnass Floor Manager and Bernard N. Azar Finance Manager All made our visit to Mazda of Orange fun /memorable/exciting and now I considering upgrading my wife's car to another Mazda where we have never owned a Mazda before in whole entire 35 years I have been driving all kind of different Auto brands Honda/ BMW/ Toyota/ Mercedes / Jeep Cherokee so I personally think that having these valuable employees correct /friendly attitude /approach towards my family made me seriously giving more attention and consideration towards the brand itself but without these wonderful friendly Ali, Luis and Bernard I wouldn't know if I would of had the same experience in my visit to Mazda of Orange !? Maybe but I feel that those valuable/ honest/ friendly/helpful 3 individuals made even better than what any car buyer would have anticipated.

Simple Six

2-24-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The ease of buying my car was incredible. The service I received from the time I began the TrueCar process all the way through signing the papers was seamless. Buying a car has never been so stress-free.

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Sales Hours

888-721-9626
Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm