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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#1 of 4032 Toyota RAV4: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Aug 18, 2003 (7:23 am)
Share your RAV4 purchase experience here.
#2 of 4032 Greetings!
Dec 19, 2003 (1:36 pm)
Anyone bought a 2004 RAV4 recently?
How much did you pay?
Is invoice + $100 doable?
#3 of 4032 Help! Should I get a 4WD RAV4L or a 4WD RAV4 Sports Edition?
Jan 03, 2004 (10:12 am)
Can anyone tell me how much each one cost? And which one is better in durability? I appreciate any and all responses!
BTW, how much is APR rates if my credit is 758? My uncle said about 4% but I just want to make sure before I negotiate with my dealer.
I appreciate your help!
Jan 23, 2004 (12:38 pm)
Unlike Honda and Subaru, nobody would like to share RAV4 purchase experience here.
I checked on many web sites, it seems like we can't get the RAV4 under invoice.
Jan 23, 2004 (3:21 pm)
I bought a 2004 RAV4 in December. At that time, the dealers were all eager to sell me one. I used the Internet to check their inventory. On average, a dealer had about 10 in stock, so the supply was excellent.
I got a RAV4 L 4WD with side curtain bags and other options. The MSRP is about 25.2K. I paid about 22.7K (excluding tax, title, etc.).
I heard people could get one under invoice.
The key is to have the cash ready, let the dealers know that you want one by the end of 1/2004, and will only pay for the invoice.
Note that you need to calculate your own invoice price. Some dealers add bogus fees like "ad fees" to their invoice.
#6 of 4032 Thanks rav4driver
Jan 29, 2004 (12:38 pm)
There is 2.9% APR for 60 months this month. I may take this advantage. I am comparing the price for the RAV4 and CRV. The CRV EX is almost 2K more than a RAV AWD auto. I am going to try to get their invoice price. Hopefully under 20K with Destination Charge.
One thing I don't like the RAV4 is too many options. Please give me some advice.
1/What is the different between V5 (V.I.P R3200 Plus Security System) and V3?
2/Is keyless entry requied for either V3 or V5?
3/Should I get the Anti-Theft System w/Engine Immobilizer?
Jan 29, 2004 (1:52 pm)
The key is to find a car on a dealer's lot that has the options you want. For example, here is an 2004 RAV4 4WD auto with the following options:
50 STATE EMISSIONS
According to this site, the MSRP is $21,930, and the invoice is $19,982.
If you want the keyless entry and security, you may need to buy one with the "L" upgarde and other options that will bring the MSRP to $25K+.
I believe you need to get KE in order to get the V5 (my car has both). I don't have V5 or Engine Immobilizer.
Security systems can reduce your insurance cost; check with your ins. company.
I would buy the base model and install the security system later if needed.
#8 of 4032 Correction: I don't have V3
Jan 29, 2004 (3:21 pm)
I don't have the V3 or the PN (Anti-Theft System w/Engine Immobilizer) option.
The 2004 RAV4 is very nice and a good value if you buy the base model (no "L" package, aluminum wheels, and side air bags). It has more standard safety features than the CR-V EX.
Beside the side air bags, you can add the aluminum wheels, rear spoiler, etc. later when you have more budget to customize your RAV4.
#10 of 4032 Ready to buy,,,,Feedback needed
Feb 08, 2004 (2:44 pm)
I will be buying in the next month. Keep going back to the Highlander 6 Cyl AWD but don't really want or need that 3rd seat. The Rav is getting my attention. I am looking at a loaded sports edition AWD w/ leather pkg. What can I expect to pay ? Also, will I have a problem finding this vehicle in stock ?