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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#2339 of 4032 Re: 2008 2WD RAV4 Limited [kriebebw]
Oct 08, 2008 (5:07 am)
Many thanks for your feedback kriebebw.
I didn't take the $500 rebate opting instead for the 0% financing for which I'm pre-approved.
As for the other Toyota dealers, the sales guys I've met with are even more pushy, aggressive and condescending. Same has applied so far for Toyota dealerships I've called around Austin, TX. I've not enjoyed the Toyota buying experience at all so far, except for the sales-person I dealt with yesterday... but who wouldn't come down on the price.
I've had much better luck dealing with Honda... no package d, option e, wood-grain-applique-that-looks-like-plastic-from-a-mile etc. shoved down my throat as they seem to be with the 'pre-config'd Toyotas.
Pity... I really liked this particular RAV4, but I'll have to instead go with the CR-V, which was a very close second choice.
#2340 of 4032 2008 Rav4 LTD V6 AWD
Oct 08, 2008 (9:42 am)
Paid $28,995. with 2.9% financing for 60mos.
gulp. can't wait for the reactions!
#2341 of 4032 Re: 2008 Rav4 LTD V6 AWD [liljo]
Oct 08, 2008 (10:14 am)
I assume that includes tax. Also Limited V6 loaded . What was your pre tax cost ?
#2342 of 4032 Re: 2008 Rav4 LTD V6 AWD [mazda626atx]
Oct 08, 2008 (3:51 pm)
uhm, no, pre-tax. I'm in Riverhead, NY, so the tax is substantial... so now, do you withdraw the Congrats? Hey, it's my first new car ever! Picked a heck of a time to take that leap! LOL
It's semi-loaded, as far as I know. I would like a couple of more things... but I'll live without (compass, for instance.) Figure I'll get a compass when I get a GPS (obviously, not included.)
#2343 of 4032 Re: 2008 Rav4 LTD V6 AWD [liljo]
Oct 09, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Well regardless of what you paid congratulations. I am in Manhattan and have gotten quotes from dealers in Queens, Upstate New york and New Jersey.
I had a $38,200 offer one month ago. I think I could have gotten an MSRP $31,500 or so for $37,800.
That being said there are a lot of after market items that can be added to this car. I assume your MSRP was above $31,500 or so ?
Best of Luck with your new car
#2344 of 4032 Re: 2008 Rav4 LTD V6 AWD [mazda626atx]
Oct 09, 2008 (7:36 pm)
thanks! picked it up today, and thoroughly enjoyed zipping around in it. had a full load of people, two of whom were 6'2" tall, and they both took turns in the back seat, and had tons of room! happy as a clam!
#2345 of 4032 How low to go? LTD V6 '08
Oct 10, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Got an internet quote of 28,807+ tax for Blizzard pearl Limited V6 with:
jbl stereo/tow pkg/wheel spare tire
This was the first quote, how low can I go with a counter offer? Does this sound high etc.. Any help appreciated!!
#2346 of 4032 Re: How low to go? LTD V6 '08 [snap919]
Oct 10, 2008 (2:25 pm)
I assume you are talking 2008 model
I looked at the Blizzard Pearl myself. I think its about a $200 extra . You did not mention tow prep but I feel quite certain thats included but check.
$27,390 AT FITZGERALD or
$27,566 BLIZZARD WHITE
You can use that for a reference but I also got an internet quote of
2008 RAV-4 LIMITED 4X4 V6 MODEL# 4453 W/ FE EJ HD LA RL SR TO CF MF MSRP 31,033.00 INVOICE 28,275.00 LESS 300.00 SELLING PRICE $ 27,975.00 PLUS TAX 2,342.90 = 30,317.90 AND DMV 227.50 NEW PLATE FEES = 30,545.40 , LESS 500.00
CASH BACK $ 30,045.40 OUT THE DOOR
The actual cost of car pre TTL and tax being $27,703
$30,045 minus the tax $2,342.
So I guess $27,703 plus $200 would be a fair price
$27,900 total. Remember I got this price a month ago and they should be more motivated to get rid of their inventory now .
Keep us informed
#2347 of 4032 Re: How low to go? LTD V6 '08 [mazda626atx]
Oct 10, 2008 (6:41 pm)
Thanks. It is an '08 and it has tow prep. They actually have quite a few 08's so I'm hoping they'll go down.
#2348 of 4032 Re: How low to go? LTD V6 '08 [snap919]
Oct 10, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Good luck! I really didn't haggle at all. I've been looking for a while, and to be honest, I'm just a bit worn down! Was hoping to wait for the Venza, but it's just taking too long, and I have a hunch, it's going to be more pricey than I originally expected. I'll be interested to hear how much you get it for. Please keep us informed, and good luck.