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#2152 of 4032 Just bought: 2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 FWD
Jun 26, 2008 (11:20 pm)
Hello, everyone! I just bought this car TONIGHT and wanted to check that I did okay on the pricing!! Edmunds CarSpace is such a great resource!
I'm in SoCal, and it was a 2006 Toyota Certified Used Vehicle with 16,302 miles, a RAV4 Limited with the V6 FWD engine, automatic transmission in Blizzard Pearl (metallic white color) and Ash grey cloth seats. I think it's very pretty and in very nice, clean used condition.
Additional options included:
-JBL 9-speaker sound system w/6-disc in-dash CD changer
-3rd-row seat, Hill start/descent assist
-Rear bumper applique
I paid $19,999 for the car, plus $1995 for an additional $0-deductible Toyota-backed bumper-to-bumper 7-yr/100,000-mile warranty (not third-party; I can use any Toyota dealer for repairs) on top of the 1 year of original factory warranty remaining and 7-yr/100,000-mile Certified powertrain warranty), bringing it to $21,994. I thought maybe getting so much warranty was excessive, but on the CarFax, even though it was a single-owner car and with such low miles, it said that a computer module had been replaced last year, and I really did not want to risk anything going wrong with this car while it was being financed. With TTL, this came to: $23,918.46. They gave me $7750 for my 2003 Camry XLE V6 trade-in (85,000 miles) and I put $3000 down, so I ended up financing $13,168.46 5.38% x 60 months. Does that all sound reasonable to you? I have only had the car for a few hours, but I am very happy with it! It was a lovely drive home and my dogs will definitely appreciate the extra space. The experience was great from a human standpoint--everyone at the dealer was super-nice to me and I didn't feel pressured at all. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the economics end of things!
#2153 of 4032 RAV 4 2008 basic 4WD, automatic 4cyl with 3rd row option
Jun 27, 2008 (12:32 am)
As reading this forum was so helpful in my decision to purchase a 2008 RAV4, I thought I would return the favor and let people know what I paid for my car. I purchased a 2008 RAV, automatic, 4 cyl with 4WD and the 3rd row option, which also comes with the day time running lights, roof rack, and steel wheels. It also had floor mats. I purchased it for $23,496 plus tax and title. This is invoice. I emailed every dealer in Western WA as well as in Portland OR. No one would give me less than invoice, most would match, and one asked me how much profit I thought the dealer deserved and asked me to set the price there. I feel confident that I got the best deal I could. Thank you RAV4 discussion group.
#2154 of 4032 deal or not deal?
Jun 27, 2008 (1:31 pm)
Interested in RAV4 sports V6 4X4. I lives in Redmond, WA.
I've got several quotes from local dealer. One of them looks like this:
Vehicle Base Model ..........................: $ 23003.00
50 State Emissions .........................
JBL AM/FM 6-Disc In Dash CD Changer with ... 668.00
Hands-Free Phone Capability via Bluetooth ..
Wireless Technology, Satellite Radio .......
Capability, MP3/WMA Playback Capability ....
and 9 Speakers In 7 Locations (Includes ....
Cargo Area Tonneau Cover with .............. 112.00
Multipurpose Cargo Net with Support Poles ..
Daytime Running Lights ..................... 32.00
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/Sunshade ....... 720.00
Towing Prep Package - V6 3,500lb. Towing ... 128.00
Capacity - Includes Upgrade Radiator, Fan ..
Coupling, Alternator, and Pre-Wiring ......
Carpet Floor Mats/Cargo Mat ................ 126.00
Total accessories 1806.00
Destination Charge ..........................: $ 685.00
TDA .........................................: $ 557.00
Gasoline ....................................: $ 10.00
Dealer Holdback .............................: $ 527.00
Whsl. Financial Reserve .....................: $ 263.00
Total .......................................: $ 26851.00
Any suggestions about it? I know that I probably need to pay for destination charge. But why others? Gasoline and holdback???
#2155 of 4032 Re: Just bought: 2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited V6 FWD [firsttoyota1]
Jun 27, 2008 (5:58 pm)
Well, I had one hectic night and morning of discovering and trying to resolve the fact that I had been taken advantage of in regards to the price I paid for the warranty!! In any case, I just came back from the dealer--with good news!!! After some super helpful outside assistance, I managed to get the overpriced warranty knocked down to $805 for the exact same coverage, and they re-wrote the contract so that I could pay that in cash and take it out of the financing.
Thus, the total NOW spent on the car + warranty not incl TTL was $20,804. Not bad, I think, for a Certified 2006 Limited FWD V6 with only 16k miles, especially when compared to a brand-new 2008 model!!! YAY. I am now extremely happy, and can't wait for years and years of fun to be had with this car.
Jun 28, 2008 (5:27 pm)
Today (6/28/08) I bought a new RAV 4 Base 2 WD (4430) at Toyota of Orlando with the following options (there was only 1 car on the lot with the third row, so not really options but already on the only vehicle on the lot, with almost no cars with a third row available anywhere):
Car ------------invoice $19888
Roof rails----invoice $176
Daytime running lights--invoice $32
50/50 Split 3rd row seat---invoice $760
Toyota protection group--invoice $159
AM/FM 6 Disc in dash CD--invoice $250
17 in. 5-spoke alluminum ally wheels--invoice--$448
Floor mats--invoice 192.50
Fuel surcharge--- estimated invoice is 80% of MSRP- $27.50
A= Invoice price (with options) $21833
B= Holdback (in FL 2% of invoice price) $437
C= Wholesale reseve (1% of car MSRP $21500) $215
Dealer cost= A-B-C = $21181
Delivery charge $735
TDA at this dealer $700 (included dealer prep)
If I had offered 3% above dealer cost, I estimate my price would have been $23900
I got the car for $21750 (which included the delivery charge) +700 TDA= $22450 + TTL. Oh, by the way I was initially quoted an initial price of $22995- got to the dealer, and the sale price was $21995, and they lowered it to a final of $21750)
If my calculations are correct, the cost of the car before delivery and TDA was $21015, which is $100 less than the dealer's actual cost.
Appreciate anyone's comments. I think I got a steal, but could be wrong. I was already told by the internet Sales manager that since this was the end of the month, the initial price she quoted ($22995) was subject to further reduction, and sure enough they were very eager to deal on a car with a third row that can hardly be found.
#2157 of 4032 have a long negotiation with dealer today for a base V6 4WD
Jun 28, 2008 (10:59 pm)
I'm looking for a RAV4 base trim with V6 engine and 4WD, Options includes:
- cargo area tonneau cover
- daytime running light
- towing package
- carpet floor mats
- and some dealer installed VIP package (the one that I don't like)
The OTD price is 27500, which is kind higher than what I expected. I already tried hard with the dealer today. Any one has some ideas about this price. Is it fair or not?
BTW: I lives in seattle.
#2158 of 4032 Re: have a long negotiation with dealer today for a base V6 4WD [robomacro]
Jun 29, 2008 (12:13 pm)
If you paid more than invoice for the car, then I think you did pay too much. It's best not to deal with the sales people in person. I just bought my RAV4 in Seattle too, but I negotiated over email. Once I had the lowest price possible (invoice), I emailed every dealer from Canada to Portland to see if anyone wanted to beat it. No one did, so I asked for a confirmation email from the dealer that showed the invoice (which I confirmed on USAA as well as other sites) as well as the specs on the car so that I wouldn't show up and suddenly the car has magically disappeared etc. I found a number of dealers willing to negotiate over email, but Lake City, which I am guessing is where you went based on the VIP package, was not one of them, so I ditched them early on. I couldn't get below invoice b/c there are so few 3rd row RAV4s in our five state region, but I am fairly sure that you could get below invoice on the V6. Competition is stiff here. The V6s aren't selling well and the dealers need to move SUVs. Everyone wants a Prius and we've got lots of dealers to choose from. Good Luck!
#2159 of 4032 Re: have a long negotiation with dealer today for a base V6 4WD [dmb5]
Jun 29, 2008 (12:51 pm)
Just checked for our area code--the car you name with your particular options has an invoice of $24,250, so adding tax OTD would have been $26,408. Again, I still believe there are so many out there in our area, you could negotiate for below invoice over email. Hope this information is helpful to you as you make your final decision.
#2160 of 4032 Re: have a long negotiation with dealer today for a base V6 4WD [dmb5]
Jun 30, 2008 (12:33 am)
Thank you very much! Your information are very helpful! I'll try to negotiate with more dealers to see what I can get.
#2161 of 4032 Re: Price quotes [alamocity]
Jun 30, 2008 (10:52 am)
I bought a RAV4 2008 recently and would like to know if I can get a third row fitted to it, one that is kind of removable or foldable because when I tried to purchase it with the 3rd row, the dealer was asking for a price which is like 3 to 4 thousand dollars more than the normal one. So I would like to know if I can get it fixed after I purchase it and how much would it cost also where to get it done.