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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#2498 of 4032 Re: what is the OTD of 09 RAV4 V4 basic model in DFW area? [tongshantang]
Dec 12, 2008 (11:55 am)
I have no idea how Texas and the northeast compare.
As for up-coming promotions... who knows. Toyota's web site shows $1000 rebates or 0% APR on 2008 models. With such a small rebate on the 2008's, it seems unlikely they will have rebates on the 2009's until the 2010's come out.
Also, your area has higher delivery charges according to buyatoyota.com ("The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher.") This is not reflected in the Edmunds invoice price. So maybe you are closer to invoice than you think.
The other thing to think about is whether there are factory-to-dealer incentives that end at the end of the year. The dealer may be more motivated now than in January, and your deal could get worse if you wait. Although, the way the economy is, maybe not.
#2499 of 4032 Re: what is the OTD of 09 RAV4 V4 basic model in DFW area? [wayside1]
Dec 12, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Thanks a lot for your reply.
The Handling fee is $800 in TX.
Negotiation is a game. You never know the bottom line in car-buying. In fact, I mentioned the incentives and the dealer conveniently denied it.
I think a few hundreds dollars can buy me a peaceful mind.
Enjoy your new car.
#2500 of 4032 Today's Rav Purchase
Dec 17, 2008 (5:25 pm)
I just wrapped up my Rav buying experience here in the Fort Worth area. I had some pretty bad dealings with 2 other dealerships, but I was very happy with Freeman Toyota.
I originally had chosen an 08 Rav, mainly due to the low APR given. The weather was bad last night, and the car was pretty dirty after the test drive. We came to an agreement after I got the rate, along with a knock off of MSRP. The salesman told me he wanted me to wait until the weather was better today to get it detailed, so I drove the vehicle home. I was to come back this morning, have them drop me off at work, and they would deliver the vehicle to my job.
However, I noticed this morning, once there was sunlight, that there was about a baseball sized dent in the side of the driver door, along with some paint damage. There was so much mud and snow salt (whatever the city uses), that I didn't see it last night. I called the salesman on the way in to deal with him before any managers got involved.
He came outside and looked at it, and gave me the option of getting it fixed, or getting something else. I chose to get a 2009 Rav instead. I had a hard time justifying getting a damaged vehicle that was going to have to have some paint work done to it. I would have passed on it last night if I had seen it.
So, we found the 09 I had been looking at and we redid the paperwork. I'm sure I could have gotten this lower, however, the salesman (in fleet) was great, treated me like he wanted my business, and was very professional regarding the return and contract cancellation.
Here's the deal:
2009 Black Rav Base
22990.00 (including $800 destination fee)
-$570.00 Extra Value Package Discount
$948 AO Extra Mile Package A including:
carpet mat set
carpet floor mats
rear cargo net
body side molding
stainless steel exhaust tip
custom tape stripe
First Aid Kit.
$475 R1 Running Boards
$199 Glass Etch
Selling Price: $23,782
I didn't fight anymore, mainly because I was getting quoted about $2,000-$3,000 more for my trade than anybody else was offering, which was a nice tax benefit. Deals were killed b/c of that with the other dealerships. Also, I had a pre-approved rate with USAA of 5.49%, but Toyota offered me 5.1%. I bit, declined the offers in finance for warranty, and was out the door with the standard $50 doc fee, and typical government fees.
I was happy with the deal, so I didn't mind paying what I did. I had great customer service there, was thanked by the GM, and would gladly recommend the salesman in fleet who deals with USAA customers. They gave me absolutely no hassle about getting out of the 08 Rav and into the Black 09. I would rather pay a little bit more for quality customer service than a better money deal with a salesman who couldn't care less if a deal turned into repeat business.
#2501 of 4032 Re: Today's Rav Purchase [mcg0125]
Dec 17, 2008 (8:45 pm)
I just realized I left out part of the info.
The Extra Value discount was for the 17inch spoked steel wheels, daytime running, black roof rails/crossbar, rear privacy glass. That was $690 and discounted $570.
#2502 of 4032 About to purchase 2009 RAV4 Limited - Request urgent feedback
Dec 22, 2008 (2:00 pm)
I am about to close a deal and would like your feedback on the pricing.
2009 RAV4 4cyl 2WD Limited
Options: EJ (JBL sound system), SR (Moonroof), RL (Daytime running lights)
MSRP is $26,665
Per dealer, the invoice is $24,970. I'm getting for $24,470 ($500 below invoice)
There is a $2000 Rebate
OTD price is: $24,470 + Tax (CA) + License + $55 doc fee - 2K rebate = Appx. $24,800
Please let me know if its a good price or not. I plan to buy tomorrow, so appreciate fast response. Thanks!
#2503 of 4032 Re: About to purchase 2009 RAV4 Limited - Request urgent feedback [passaton
Dec 22, 2008 (5:43 pm)
According to Edmunds, the true invoice price is $24,516. My experience is that Toyota provides customers with "funny" (too high) invoice numbers. Nevertheless, by my calculation, you are purchasing the car for about $50 under invoice. I think that is very good. I would be very happy if I could get that. You are in California, right? Whereabouts?
Also, what is the $2000 rebate? DO you know anything about it? I haven't seen anything on incentives for 2009s.
I think you are doing great. Good luck.
#2504 of 4032 Re: About to purchase 2009 RAV4 Limited - Request urgent feedback [passaton [kkrtrek]
Dec 22, 2008 (6:53 pm)
Yes, I realized that Edmund shows $24,516 as invoice, but the dealer read out the invoice line items and it had additional items like advertising fees, etc.. which I think makes it more than the Edmund's invoice.
I'm in California bay area.
Regarding the $2000 rebate, I think its actually dealer cash incentive. Some 2009 models do have incentives ($500 for base, $1000 for sport, $2000 for limited) although certain packages are excluded. Edmunds does show the details in TMV pricing report page in the Incentives row at the end.
For e.g, for the Limited model it shows:
$2000 Cash to Dealer start: 12/02/2008 end: 01/05/2009
Restrictions $2000 Dealer Cash is available on a new 2009 RAV4 2WD Limited 4-cyl (model #4450) NOT equipped with options QY and TH.
Comments Dealer participation may vary. Incentives and Rebates are provided subject to the terms of our Visitor Agreement.
#2505 of 4032 Re: About to purchase 2009 RAV4 Limited - Request urgent feedback [passatoner]
Dec 22, 2008 (6:57 pm)
BTW, I wanted to get one with Third Row seats (TH) but since it is excluded from the incentive, I had to go for one without the TH.
#2506 of 4032 Price for 2008 Rav4 Limited 2WD in Chicago
Dec 23, 2008 (7:14 pm)
I am planing to buy 2008 Rav4 Limited 2WD in Chicago. Could any one suggest me the best price without Moon roof & 3rd row seat(No other add-ons).
#2507 of 4032 2009 RAV4 Base 4WD
Dec 23, 2008 (7:31 pm)
I am in Toronto, am going to buy the 2009 RAV4 Base 4WD. The MSRP is $26,500 and on the road is $32,030. Does anyone knows what should I be paying for this model? If you own the same vehicle, could you please share your buying experiences and how much you paid for it? Thanks in advance.