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Old 11-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Is Jim Ellis Mazda over price? or are the prices they list similar to the dealership. Are there any other places to find good prices on transmission parts??
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I normally order from Rosenthal Mazda. Great service and selection.


Rosenthal Arlington Mazda Parts Store
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nice website, but no transmission internals
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nice website, but no transmission internals
Not on the website but probably available through parts department. Call them.
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I just use my local Mazda dealer. I buy enough that they have me down for a permanent 25% discount, I don't pay shipping, and they can usually get everything I've ever needed in 2 days.

And your building a personal relationship with a business for when you need a deal, a rush order, have a problem, etc.
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Not on the website but probably available through parts department. Call them.
Indeed, Rosenthal is just a dealership parts dept, so like any other, they can order just about anything listed in the Mazda parts catalogs. I've purchased the AC evaporator bypass tube from them, for instance, just by calling them and describing what I wanted.

A local dealership can be nice to deal with if they're close by, well-stocked, and not dicks. When I lived in Carlsbad, the local dealership never had the parts I wanted in stock, so not only was Rosenthal far cheaper, it didn't take much longer either.
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+1 for Rosenthal. Bonus point because they ARE the local dealer for me.
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I've had good success with Rosenthal as well. They usually have some crusty old parts guy answering the phone with a strong knowledge of the Miata. That's a big value-add if you need help figuring out the correct part that not all local places can provide.
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I've had good success with Rosenthal as well. They usually have some crusty old parts guy answering the phone with a strong knowledge of the Miata. That's a big value-add if you need help figuring out the correct part that not all local places can provide.
His name is Tommy. I am not sure if he is still there or not. I have been using Rosenthal almost exclusively for any OEM Mazda part I have needed since about 2005.
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Thanks guys, Im gonna check with my dealership when i bring my CX-5 its 1st oil change. Ill also check with rosenthal
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