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#1977 of 2127 Re: 2005 RAV4 mileage problem [dabronxboy]
Dec 06, 2005 (6:11 am)
As suggested, a while longer with some more break-in may help. Toyota engine tolerances are much greater than a lot of other vehicle's, so it may take a bit longer to achieve optimum mileage. My wife's '03, consistently gets about 22-23 mpg City, but when new, until after about 5000 miles, she only got about 20 mpg City. If the mileage does not increase after 5K, then take to the dealer. Be aware that the EPA mileage figures (in small print on the window sticker can vary by 4-5 mpg depending on circumstances. So, the dealer may well say that the mileage is within 'norm'.
#1978 of 2127 Opinion on loaded '05 4x4
Dec 08, 2005 (6:06 am)
Hello all. I'm working with a dealer (in Maryland) that has a loaded '05 blue 4x4. They 'located' it for me and now it's at their dealership. I'm going to call other dealers and see if they can beat the pricing that I've been given. Here's what it's got, codes included. Quoted price is $25,325 before the $750 rebate (sticker is like $28,000 or something and I'm not doing a trade-in), I'm trying to get them to give me a price of $24,675 before the $750 rebate. I've checked KBB and Edmunds for this exact setup and 'invoice' (before $750 rebate) seems to be $25,022. Since they agreed so easily to the price, maybe they have a lot of room to bargain since the 06 comes out soon. Any opinions/experience on how much I can haggle this deal would be greatly appreciated.
Spectra Mica Blue
16" alloy wheels
Heated front seats
Roof rails w/crossbars
Remote keyless entry
Wide mud Guards
Daytime running lights
F&R floor mats
ay - spoke aluminum alloy wheels
dk - some stupid misc crap
dr - roof rails w/crossbars
fe - emission equip
gy - air bags
hd - heated front seats
ke - keyless entry
la - leather seats
ma - mud guards
rf - rear spoiler
rl - daytime running lights
sr - moon roof
up - L pkg
z1 - F&R floor mats/Cargo mat/Cargo net/emergency kit
#1979 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [citizenblue]
Dec 09, 2005 (5:25 am)
This is probably the wrong thread for your question.
But for your info, this past Sunday I wandered into a toyota dealer in Woodbridge, Virginia (DC area) to check out the new '06 RAV4, but they didn't have any. To my surprise, I was offered $20,890 on an '05 RAV4 with MSRP of $26,7-- without any haggling at all. I had to politely decline their offer because I was there just to see the '06. I guess they are desperate to get rid of those '05.
#1980 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [victord1]
Dec 09, 2005 (10:46 am)
Thanks, I posted in the 'prices paid' section too. Man, my MSRP is $27,762 (quoted price is now down to $24,726 before rebate), only $1,000 more than yours (maybe they were including rebate already?). Crap, I wonder how much more I can bargain on this deal. I actually drive by that Woodbridge dealer on my way home, maybe I'll call and ask around.
#1981 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [victord1]
Dec 09, 2005 (11:21 am)
I called them and they're telling me that there's a Flint Mica 05 Sport with MSRP of $26,047 there, is this the one? The salesman speaks bad English too, ugh. He's going to call me back, I asked him if he would honor that price. Now I'm all confused about pricing, this sucks.
#1982 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [citizenblue]
Dec 09, 2005 (12:12 pm)
I called them and they said I could have it for that price. UGH, that's like $1,700 below the Edmunds invoice price (I got them to read me the codes on the sticker). Crap. How does one figure out what's going on if they are willing to sell that much below sticker?
#1983 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [citizenblue]
Dec 09, 2005 (3:01 pm)
Well, I thought of the same thing too---their price was too low. It would be almost impossible to beat that price. The car they were referring to(me) was a frost white (a special $220 option?), 'L' package, side&curtain airbags, 235/60 16 inch alloy wheel, roof rack w/center rail, color-keyed fender flares and wide mudguards, sunroof, and auto trans. Last time I checked (their website) car was not there anymore. Probably got sold.
If it's convenient, you oughta stop by to check it out. It's definitely worth while. Good luck.
#1984 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [victord1]
Dec 09, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Yeah, I noticed that the frost white one was not on their site, but the next expensive one was a Sport $26,040. That frost white was exactly outfitted like mine except for leather. It really will bite if this is legit, although I don't see how they can really sell one for $1,750 under invoice. Demo? Wrecked? Well, they did agree mighty fast to selling that Sport model to me at the same price that they gave you ($26,047 sticker). I'm going to stop by that dealer tomorrow and get the real scoop. I'm even going to bring the Edmunds printouts for both the Sport they have and also the L that the other dealer has for me and get them to explain to me that if they can sell me that Sport for so much under invoice that they might as well get the blue one from the other dealer and sell it to me, right?? I called the other dealer and told them about this and the sales manager called me back and was nice but told me he couldn't possibly do that kind of deal (take another $1,500 off the $24,475 price they are offering me PLUS the $750 rebate).
#1985 of 2127 Re: 2005 RAV4 mileage problem [dabronxboy]
Dec 09, 2005 (5:10 pm)
I am getting above 30-31 MPG 70% city 30% highway driving with less than 4k miles in my ODO and I still have the original oil since vehicle purchase. As an FYI, I do believe the original oil has special additives to break the engine... so keep it and change it with no fear at 5000 miles or less. This is for a Toyota STD 5 speed manual, and yesterday I got 29.42 MPG due to colder weather...
#1986 of 2127 Re: Opinion on loaded '05 4x4 [citizenblue]
Dec 09, 2005 (8:36 pm)
I don't know about the history of the car. But the speedo had <20 miles. Maybe it was just a special deal for that one night. The sale manager got very persistent even though I kept saying that I didn't want to buy the car that night. In fact, it was the first and only number that he offered me. He must have felt really confused when I walked out. Again, good luck.