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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#2963 of 4032 Help Pls: Does discount include the "$2000 off Extra Value Packages" offer?
Aug 03, 2009 (10:50 am)
Hello, I am planning to purchase a Rav4 Limited, 4wd, V6 and would like to add the QZ Extra Value Packages.
Could someone confirm that there is an on-going discount offer from Toyota that takes $2000 off this package?
Edmunds lists the QZ package MSRP as 2110. Does this mean it now costs only $100?
It seems people are getting around 2000 off MSRP in California. This discount takes into account the discount above? That is, you are NOT getting $4000 off, right?
#2964 of 4032 Re: press request [kirstie_h]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:51 am)
I didn't know there were any 2010 models available yet. Are some dealers taking orders for them?
#2965 of 4032 Re: My success story [ted10375]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:59 am)
Great purchase, and price, Ted. I assume you are in Nebraska.
Anyone else wondering if they are getting a good deal, consider Ted's 9.4% off MSRP a very good benchmark. You might not do quite that good with a Sport or Base model. Always look at fitzmall.com to compare with, too. They are kind of a national benchmark.
Ted....did you only e-mail to the dealer you bought from or did you e-mail 5 different dealers?
#2966 of 4032 Re: My success story [evergreen]
Aug 03, 2009 (12:31 pm)
Thanks for the kind words, evergreen. Yes, I live just North of Omaha.
I only negotiated with the dealer I bought from. I had visited with the salesperson a couple months earlier, so he was aware I was tracking Cash For Clunkers. I figured if I didn't get a good deal from them I hadn't lost anything. I found the phone # and website for every dealer in a 200 mile radius, and was going to blanket all their Internet managers come July 24. I found the Black Forest RAV in a local inventory and made a move. Our next-to-last offers were $640 apart and I said I'd split the difference, take it or leave it. 5 minutes of phone calls later I had the price confirmed via e-mail. It makes the delivery process so much easier when you have the price established before you walk in.
I firmly believe that a dealer won't sell you a car if they're not making some money on it. If you feel you're getting a good deal, that's all that matters.
#2967 of 4032 What do you think about this lease offer?
Aug 03, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I just went to a local Toyota dealer in town this past weekend (8/1/09) and negotiated a lease on a new RAV4, 4WD, 6 cyc. Base model. I used Edmund's TMV price which came to $24,348.00 which includes the two options I wanted and the $800 destination charge.
The person I dealth with went to her finance person and said he could do that price. (to it we added $298 for two additional options that are on a car they have coming in soon)(Total now is : $24,646)
I have $1,000 down payment plus a $1,000 coupon the dealer advertised on their website that can be used towards new cars to increase your down pymt, getting more for your trade etc. My pymts would be $257.22 month with $2,000 down. ($285.75 mo. with $1,000 down)
I was expecting my $1,000 & their coupon of $1,000 to be subtracted off the agreed on price of $24,646 above. My lease pymts would now be based on the remaining $22,646. (I have been approved by TMCC already)
I have found out,however, that even though they did say they agreed on the TMV price ....they started at MSRP of $26,193, then subtracted their $1,000 coupon and another $547 because I am a previous Toyota buyer - not thru them however. That gets them down to the $24,646 I agreed on. Then....from there....they subtracted my $1,000 I have for a down pymt to get the lease amount to $ 23,646 (vs. $22,646 I was expecting) I have not signed any papers yet.
I explained to the sales person that I thought the $2,000 would be off the Edmund's price. They are just going by their Dealer price and they say they are very close to that. ($24,406.20) However.....the breakdown of their dealer price is... it starts at $22,191 then adds the Destination (which is fine), but also has TDA of $340..(I am told this is for advertising, $10.20 for gas, $498.00 for Dealer Holdback and $249.00 for Whsl. Financial Reserve.(I don't know what that is....!)
I feel I should not be paying these "other items!" under their dealer price- Just the $800 destination fee and that's it. Am I wrong?!
They said that they could go down another $146 dollars to an even $24,500 but that was the best they could do. I was thinking of calling them back and saying that if they go down to $24,000 they have a deal. Then at least my Lease pymts will be based on $23,000 after my $1,000 down pymt. Does this sound like a fair compromise? I would only be $354 higher than what I was expecting to be my Leased amount financed?
#2968 of 4032 Re: 2009 Rav4 Base Model [vvv0077]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:13 am)
Is it V6 engine?
#2969 of 4032 Re: 2009 Rav4 Base Model [proteas]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:26 am)
No its V4
#2970 of 4032 Re: Rav4 Limited V6 4WD [iceyblue]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:38 am)
I think you are paying too much. I just brought for my wife the same with (silver color) for $26,886 plus tax, title, reg. I lived in OHIO.
#2971 of 4032 August Incentives
Aug 04, 2009 (11:35 am)
When I go to http://buyatoyota.com and put in my ZIP code, the only incentives are for the Tacoma pick-up. I'm hoping for some kind of incentive for the RAV4. Will not have a trade-in. We live in the Seattle area. Are there incentives being offered in other regions, or perhaps they just aren't all posted for August yet.
Does anyone know when the 2010s will be out?
#2972 of 4032 Re: August Incentives [josiev]
Aug 04, 2009 (1:10 pm)
Kansas City region still has $500 RAV4 rebate through 9/8/09. My brother in Houston is getting a $750 rebate on a V6.