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#2921 of 4032 2009 RAV4 Sport 4x4 model 4443
Jul 18, 2009 (5:15 pm)
I've got a 12+year relationship with a dealer in town, a 30 year relationship with Toyota. I want to by a 2009 RAV4. The sticker price is $29281 - it includes:
RAV4 V6 4x4 Sport
Sport Appearance Package
Sport Extra Value
Backup Monitor Mirror
Auto lights on/off
I told them I had been looking online and saw that the average price for this vehicle was $27200 BEFORE the $500 rebate, and it INCLUDES the $800 destination. So all that's left would be taxes, tags and their document fee (27200 - 500 x .0317 + 60 + 340 = 27946 - OTD).
Their final offer to me was $29344. They pulled out the supposed factory invoice - which showed their invoice price as around 27300+/-. I noticed and questioned an additional charge of $500 for holdback - I said that I shouldn't have to pay the holdback - it makes no sense - that's what Toyota returns to the dealership. I was told, literally, "there's only one holdback, just one, that's all and that's it." WHAAADDDD??? Blah blah blah lick kill moist - if he had said that, it's just as informative, but at least it would have been entertaining!
Anyway, they let me walk. I've just searched fitzmall and found the exact vehicle with an internet price of 26806 - which includes freight. Add in the taxes, tags, and I've got a total right around 28000. I live in Northern VA, what are the implications of buying in Maryland? Could I still get it serviced in Virginia - or would they let the hammer fall and nail me each time I took it in for routine service (yes, I am paranoid - but this process is just so insane it makes me paranoid!).
Am I expecting too much - could it be because it's in Northern VA? I told them I had looked at the CRV but didn't care for it as it resembles a mini-van inside & out, but I also looked at the Nissan Rogue - which is a very nice vehicle, and I like that transmission. Granted, it's only a V4 - but it's also much cheaper - and I know a number of people with Nissans' that have had them for 8-12 years, so I think the quality is somewhat comparable.
My first choice is the RAV4 - but I can't get it in the color I want, they don't actually have it in stock - they've got to get it from another dealer and when it gets here it'll have over 100 miles on it.
I just don't get why they'd let me walk, after 12 years - my car is serviced there - REGULARLY - I just shelled out $2500 to get my camry's rear seal and other things fixed (I plan on giving my camry to my parents).
Looking forward to your thoughts and advice. . . Veronica!
#2922 of 4032 Re: 2009 RAV4 Sport 4x4 model 4443 [thearchies]
Jul 18, 2009 (11:21 pm)
If you choose to purchase your vehicle from Fitzmall you can have it serviced at any Toyota dealership, you are not obligated to have it done at a certain dealership as the initial warranty is from the manufacture and not the dealership. From the sound of things if Fitzmall has what you want I'd buy from them if the local dealers refuse to budge on their price.
#2923 of 4032 Re: 2009 Toyota Rav 4 [jenp1]
Jul 19, 2009 (6:29 pm)
Jenp1, I'm looking to buy the exact same car and was wondering where you bought yours? Thanks!
#2924 of 4032 Re: 2009 Toyota Rav 4 [jenp1]
Jul 21, 2009 (10:39 pm)
Hi, jenp1, does the OTD price include tax and everything? Thanks.
Jul 22, 2009 (5:21 pm)
Did anyone purchase security alarm as an option on RAV4? If so, how much did you pay for it? I'm shopping for a RAV4 I4 base model with value package, and can't find any already installed with security alarm? The dealer told me their customers are not interested in buying things like security alarm, mudguards, etc.
#2926 of 4032 Re: RAV4 security alarm [ecarbuyer123]
Jul 22, 2009 (6:50 pm)
When I was leasing my RAV4 in April, the dealer offered me the alarm for $23 a month for 36 months. If you do the math, that's $828. I thought that it was high, but he said that they go for about $700 but a little more if you want to spread it over the lease period. I didn't get it. I just got the gap coverage in case it gets stolen for $7/month.
#2927 of 4032 August 2009 Rebates?
Jul 23, 2009 (2:53 pm)
Does anyone have a hint at the rebates or financing deals for RAV4 in August?
#2928 of 4032 4-cylinder rav4 4x4
Jul 24, 2009 (4:03 am)
I am from Rochester, NY. I am interested in buying a new Rav4 4-cylinder 4x4 with the extra value package (daytime running light, tinted windows, 17 inch wheels, roof rack). Does anybody have an idea on what i should pay for this. Has anybody bought a car similar to this and got it for a good price? thanks for the help.
Jul 24, 2009 (4:48 am)
$22k even. However the this dealer has a special on one similarly equipped blue one for $21.3k.
I've bought 2 cars at this Boston area dealer. No real haggle on price, and they gave me decent value for my trade. (A 10 year old VW). I might have been able to do better on price, but the trade value I was given was $500 better than elsewhere, and I was not seeing $500 better prices.
Hit up the BDC's (internet department) at the local dealers. Boston has a lot of Toyota dealers so they compete aggressively against each other. Dunno about Rochester as it's a much smaller city.
I've found that some dealers will give price over the phone or email, some won't. If you won't give me a price over the phone, I'm not coming in. For me that simple, I got minorly burned (time only) with another dealer locally on a Highlander before buying the RAV.
My dealership is not the closest to my house but it's less than 20 minutes away. the closest is literally 5.
I'm not interested n the art of negotiating. I just want to buy a car at a good out the door price.
Our rav (had it for a week) is a base 4x4 with the EVP and floor mats. Sticker was $24019.
Hope this helps.
You can always go to www.fitzmall.com and check their prices for 'fair value' on a new Toyota. Make sure equipment is identical as different regions get differing equipment. My mom lives in Kentucky and they don't see many 4x4 RAVs. However we don;t see many 4x2's here in the Northeast.
#2930 of 4032 Used 2008 for 18K OTD
Jul 24, 2009 (7:35 am)
Can some one please let me know if a 2008 Base Rav4 2WD with 22K miles Leather & Running board for $18K OTD is a good price?
I am planning to buy it today, please let me know.