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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3007 of 4030 base 2009 RAV4
Aug 15, 2009 (8:11 pm)
I went to a dealer in dallas,texas to purchase
2009 toyota RAV4
Model 4430 5-door 4X2 SUV
and this is the price he quoted
Base MSRP $ 21,500 (He refused to go below MSRP for only standard options)
D/P/H $ 855
Window tint $ 319
Mat set $ 199
Rebate $ 1000
Total Selling Price $ 21,873 + TTL
Is this a good price, Please advice, we are a first time SUV buyer
#3008 of 4030 Rav4 vs CRV back seats
Aug 16, 2009 (2:43 am)
I don't know how important this is for buyers out there, but the new Rav does not have back seats that tumble as well as come out. My 2004 Rav's seats tumble and can be totally removed which creates additional cargo space. You can place stuff right on the floor of the vehicle. With the new model, you're placing stuff on top of the back of the seats. You're missing that space between the floor and the top of the back of the seats. This may not seem crucial - but if you need to pack up the Rav, you need all available space. The only 2009 models that I know of whose seats still tumble at least are the CRV, and I've been told the Outlander (which I have not seen first hand). That ability to at least tumble the back seats gives you access directly to the vehicle's floor....
Perhaps this might be of help to someone out there comparing the vehicles.
#3009 of 4030 Re: Rav4 V6 Limited Loaded
Aug 16, 2009 (5:55 am)
I purchased the fully loaded limited one too yday with a couple of additional options - security and anti dimming mirror and price came pretty much the same as you have mentioned. Though I did not trade in and opted for 0 % APR with college grad rebate. I did not think I did particularly good in negotiating but looks like from what you have mentioned it is not that bad deal.
Aug 16, 2009 (8:30 pm)
I have been internet shopping, and have some money coming in six weeks. The dealers by me all seem to be down to about three RAV4s each in the Limited model with the sunroof and leather package. I suspect they will all be gone by the time my money arrives.
Anyone have any idea what knd of price I might pay on a 2010 in very late Sept/early October? I am kind of thinking that I will have pay considerably more because the new model won't be discounted off MSRP, or will only be discounted like $500 off MSRP.
The way I undestand it, Edmunds might not even have TMV pricing for the 2010s at that time, since so few will have been sold.
#3011 of 4030 Re: Pricing on 2010s? [chuckfromli]
Aug 16, 2009 (11:47 pm)
Don't have the money but want to buy now? Go leasing, but you need pay extra 600 for acquisition fee. For me I will wait for another 6 weeks and let the cash for clunkers dies down, as dealers are now having very very good sales and don't want to offer deep discount.
#3012 of 4030 Re: What I paid on July 28 in Southern states [apache1]
Aug 17, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Yes, including everything that is said as out of door price (OTD).
Well, truth was I made this deal before July 24, 2009.
I assumed dealer would much like to give in to make deal before July 24. Still thought Dealer will make at least more than $800 from this sale on that day. Toyota has $1,000 market assistant to dealer for 2009 RAV4 then.
#3013 of 4030 Re: base 2009 RAV4 [apache1]
Aug 17, 2009 (12:40 pm)
This is much more than those quotes before July 24, 2009, $1,500 more if including tax. Sounds like Dealer is in fully position to take advantage of Cash 4 Clunker program now. All dealers I talked with before July 24 thought nothing to do with C4C. and C4C is the customer trade-in. Now they want one piece of C4C.
#3014 of 4030 Is $17,900 a good price for a 2006 RAV4?
Aug 17, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I'm so happy I found this forum!!
It's Certified Pre-Owned so it still has the Manufacturers Warranty.
The CarFax looks good. One owner.
4 wheel drive
It looks great (I think they call is "clean" condition)
Body Style- Sport Utility
Automatic four-speed transmission
has a roof rack
It's listed at $18,700. I talked the dealer down to $17,900. That's higher than I want to pay so I said I'd get back to him.
Thank you for any advice.
#3015 of 4030 2009 Base Rav4 AWD I4 with QV Package
Aug 18, 2009 (12:38 pm)
The best price I have been quoted is $23,475 for a new Base Rav4 AWD with the basic QV package. I am pretty sure this is just $500 below MSRP which is what they are offering on every Rav4.
This seems crazy to me. Before CARS I read people were getting Rav4's for almost $1000 below invoice. Now they are going for over $1000 above invoice. That is a $2000 swing. I guess the dealerships have us by the balls. I am going to negotiate this price Thursday and if they can't bring it down more I am going to walk right next door to Honda. They really want my business.
The CARS program has given the dealers all the power. Negotiation is tough.
#3016 of 4030 Re: Pricing on 2010s? [bigdadi118]
Aug 19, 2009 (6:13 am)
I don't do leases. Something about never ending car payments, having to return the car damn near perfect, and having to worry about getting ripped off by a dealer every 3 years turns me off.
I really like to buy the best quality item availabale and keep it for several years. Like with clothing, electronics, etc., it just pays off in the long run.
On the bright side, someone posted, I think on the CRV forum, that in six weeks or so the C4C should be just about over, or at least widing down, and inventory should be up.