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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#143 of 4032 Re: 2005 Rav4 $2388 off msrp + $500 rebate [mldj98]
Nov 02, 2005 (12:52 pm)
In my typicial dealings with Toyota (5) new buys in NY state I have found the following to be the average deal. Take the sticker price and subtract $2000. Subtract your trade and then add sales tax. Then subtract any rebate. In your case if your sticker was $21,000 and you got $2,500 for your trade and your tax is 8% with a $500 rebate $17,300 should be your price. Check your math before you talk to anyone.
#144 of 4032 Opinions on 05 RAV4 Pricing
Dec 09, 2005 (10:42 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 now down to $24,475 before the $750 rebate/tags ($171) and tax. I've checked KBB and Edmunds for this exact setup and 'invoice' (before $750 rebate) seems to be $24,726. Since they agreed so easily to the price and subsequent changes, maybe they have more room to bargain since the 06 comes out on the 19th. Another reader just posted in the RAV4 area that they were offered "$20,890 on an '05 RAV4 with MSRP of $26,700 without any haggling at all." MSRP on the one I'm looking at is $27,762.
Any opinions/experience on how much more 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
#145 of 4032 Re: 2005 Rav4 $2388 off msrp + $500 rebate [hounded]
Dec 10, 2005 (3:36 pm)
The dealer prepared and signed the contract; the deal is CLOSED. They're using your friend as a pawn to try and collect the additional money. It's not his fault the finance department made the error. Contact the corporate office and see if any relief can be found there. They can't do anything to your friend. If the dealership gives him problems, he should contact the corporate office about the matter.
#146 of 4032 Re: Opinions on 05 RAV4 Pricing [citizenblue]
Dec 12, 2005 (9:26 pm)
I bought the blue 4x4, but the dealer wouldn't budge more than $226 below invoice ($24,726).
I also called the Toyota hotline and gave them a line about not being able to decide between a RAV4 and a CRV and they told me to FAX them my purchase agreement if I bought one in the next 12 months and they would send me another $250. So, I effectively got a $1,000 rebate or got it for $500 under invoice, take your pick.
Dec 21, 2005 (6:52 am)
Anyone bought a new 2005 RAV4 AWD in the Boston area ? The best deal I am getting is 21K minus T/T (which seems really high). My target price is 19.6K including T/T (no options).
#148 of 4032 Re: Opinions on 05 RAV4 Pricing [citizenblue]
Dec 22, 2005 (5:31 pm)
I purchased a new 2005 RAV4 on 1 Dec 2005 and inquired about the 2006 models and was told they didn't have info on them . Well, I didn't realize they were going to change the styling and basically keep the price about the same. I noticed the change when I went to look at them on 20 Dec and was surprised. I only had 1,200 miles on my 2005 and they would only give me $19,100 for my new 2005 RAV4 trade-in when I just purchased it for $24,000. I wish they would've told me about the styling change and minimal increase in price. So, I decided to keep the 2005; still a nice vehicle but a year older and for same price. I'm a little disappointed and feel deceived. Soo stupid. I should've done more research before my purchase. Am I wrong to feel cheated?
Jan 09, 2006 (3:23 pm)
Hello! Got 1800 off for 28000 MSRP, 1400 for 26020 MSRP on fleet deal for 20 cars.Anyone better?
#150 of 4032 Beginning "talks"....
Jan 11, 2006 (8:47 pm)
next week with the fleet manager to discuss the purchase of a RAV4 Limited. I will not be financing the car through them so as far as they are concerned it will be a cash deal. Can anyone tell me if a credit check is mandatory from a dealer if you are paying cash? I would assume it is just a dealership policy if they want to check you out before they do the deal. I am in the process of buying a house and do not want anymore inquiries on my credit report. Thanks.
#151 of 4032 Re: Beginning "talks".... [ticoar]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 12, 2006 (5:20 am)
You might check out our topic called Credit Scores and Vehicle Financing. You'll probably get more feedback on your particular question if you post there.
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#152 of 4032 Re: Opinions on 05 RAV4 Pricing [pgentile]
Jan 13, 2006 (1:21 pm)
OMG.. too bad. You'r not wrong feeling it.
on Nov. 2005 Frankfurt motor show had 06 Rav4. and every salesperson must know 06 Rav4 will be available sometime end of December. I guess he just wanted to sell 05 Rav4 quickly before new one came out on their lot. In my case, I've researched for 6 months about CR-V and Rav4. All new 07 CR-V will show on summer this year. I thought 06 CR-V is not good to buy now. Same thing, 06 Rav4 coming. hence I've waited and bought it a week ago.
Sorry to tell you, but 06 is much better than 05 in my opinion.