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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Jul 26, 2009 (6:24 pm)
Hi, I just brought a 2009 RAV4 Base Model with 3rd seat option and bluetooth wireless. MSRP $24,028 which including the value package discount which is standard on all base model. Anyway with the $500 loyalty, $1,000 college Grad. discount, and take the 3.9% 5 yrs. I paid $23K OTD... Was that a steal for me? I was quote at $23,800 at other dealer but this dealer LONGO Toyota got me for $23K OTD . Took me 5hrs just to nail it down to $23K. Overall I'm happy with the price. Anybody out there have/had a better deal than this? I'm from So Cal
#2938 of 4032 Re: RAV4 [kenleslie76]
Jul 26, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Hi Ken, I just pursued a quote from Longo Toyota as well for a Rav4. My "lowest" quote and your OTD price have very similar dealer discounts. It looks like you got about a $2000 dealer discount (or maybe just a little less). That is effectively what I am getting quoted as well for a Sport model. So, this isn't a steal, but you are probably doing better than most.
In the San Diego Area, It seems that most are willing to come $2000 off MSRP but it is more difficult to get more. Toyota of Temecula advertises $2000 off MSRP any model and a couple others (e.g. Toyota of Poway, Bob Baker Toyota and Mossy Toyota) are offering discounts ranging from $2200 to $2800 off select base models (with few options). In each of those ads, the price applies to only a select few models (e.g. three at this price). I'm not sure if the discount will apply to any other cars, but I'm going to do my best this week to try and get similar MSRP discounts off a Sport model!
Anyone geting $2500 off MSRP (don't count rebates) in Southern California for the FWD 4Cylinder Sport?
#2939 of 4032 Re: RAV4 [deepseabio]
Jul 26, 2009 (8:51 pm)
Hello deepseabio, I got alittle more than $2,100 OFF MSRP. Remember TAX rate in different cities, county are diiferent since Gov. Swaz increase the tax well actually not him. It was us that voted for the increase. Anyway LONGO tax rate are 10.25% so it make a different. Not sure what's the rate in San Diego. On the Sport Model. I think I can get it for $24,000 OTD with the MSRP of $25,179. Without College Grab rebate. It look like $25K. Let me know what happen...
#2940 of 4032 Re: RAV4 [kenleslie76]
Jul 27, 2009 (8:53 am)
Will do. Our tax rate is 8.75%, so yes, you did get more off MSRP than I had calculated (the difference being the extra tax). The tax rate reflects the city you live in, not the city of the dealership. So, if you live in a city with a 10.25% tax rate, then you pay that tax rate regardless of where you live.
You might want to try Toyota of Temecula, which is offering $2000 off MSRP any model and see if you can get them up to $2300 or so off MSRP. Then, bring the quote back to Longo for a match.
I'll let you know how my week goes.
#2941 of 4032 Re: On 7/25, fueleconomy.gov changed EPA estimate [ecarbuyer123]
Jul 28, 2009 (6:02 am)
YES! This happened to my car as well. On 7/11/09, my 1991 Audi 80 Quattro was listed with 18 mpg combined, now it is listed at 19 mpg. I didn't know exactly when it changed, but you saw it change on 7/25/09, so mine apparently changed on the same date. Have you found any other references to these changes? Any other info?
#2942 of 4032 Re: On 7/25, fueleconomy.gov changed EPA estimate [don_michaels]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 28, 2009 (7:55 am)
Hi Don, there are several consumers who have had the exact same experience - from 18 MPG prior to the 25th, to exactly 19 MPG on the 25th. You can check it out in our discussion titled Cash for Clunkers - Does it Work for You?
#2943 of 4032 Is this a good price for Limited Rav4 - 4x4
Jul 28, 2009 (8:36 am)
Hi, I just brought a 2009 RAV4 4cylinders Limited Model with Extra Value Package option at the OTD price of $26,989 at Brunswick toyota dealer in Cleveland(sale tax is 6.5%), OH. Please let me know if this is a good deal?
#2944 of 4032 Re: Just bought on [greytautumn]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:19 am)
Thank you, this was very helpful. The twenty-two thousand you paid was OTD right?
#2945 of 4032 Re: Just bought on [cableman2]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:29 am)
That was the price of the rav itself- Minus trade, Plus 5% tax, + title and transfer of tags ($110) and $250 doc fee.
Base model is fine fo our needs, We'll be ordering Weathertech mats soon. We've got them in our Sienna and love them. Best investment I've ever made in a car accessory.
#2946 of 4032 Re: RAV4 [kenleslie76]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:15 am)
Okay, finally got the car...
FWD Sport Model 4 cylinder with Leather Premium Package, Back-up Monitor, QX Value Package, and Mats. Sticker was $27,074. Price agreed upon was $24,700 minus the $500 factory rebate = $24,200. This is before any taxes, licensing, ect.
On top of this, we used the CARS rebate. So total OTD was $21.8k or so....
This was about $500 below invoice.
I'm not so sure that good deals are going to stay though, I know the dealer I went to sold 96 cars over the weekend, and 2/3 of them used the CARS rebate. If demand stays high and inventory drops, it will be hard to negotiate a price below invoice.