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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3121 of 4032 Re: Can someone help me with my Rav4 Limited V6? [nikkiroy]
Nov 08, 2009 (10:34 am)
1. The port installed options are installed at the port of entry before the car is shipped to the dealer. Those options should be included on the sticker price in the window. Different ports install different options. Seems odd but that is the way it is. I have heard that if you want a car without some port installed option, you can special order the car so that when the port receives the car from Japan, they will not install the option on the car they are directing to you. It might be difficult to find a dealer who will work with you on this but it is something that can get done.
2. Your price is $2100 off MSRP and a pretty good deal. Not many will get a better price.
3. Dealer holdback is money heldback by Toyota but eventually given the dealer when the car is sold. $500 is in the ballpark. A dealer can potentiallly pass it to you but I have never known a dealer who even wants to talk about it, much less pass it on.
4. There is no answer to this question because it varies from dealer to dealer. It is also affected by a lot of different factors that frequently change. One example is when a dealer meets its quota, there may be some incentive from the factory. If a dealer has a monthly quota of 20 vehicles and the factory tells him he will get an extra $100 for each of the vehicles he sells during the month if he meets his quota, he might cut you a very nice deal if it is the last day of the month and he just needs to sell one more car to meet his quota. He could even sell the car to you for a loss just so he can collect the $2000 incentive from the factory. If he is not close to his quota, he just might try to get as much from you as he can not really caring a lot whether or not he sells you a vehicle. If it is a large dealer with a 100 car quota, he may be looking at getting an extra $10,000 for meeting his quota so he has a good reason to make you a better deal just to get the sale.
#3122 of 4032 2010 Rav4 Limited V4 purchased experience
Nov 10, 2009 (11:02 am)
Live in Central Jersey and just bought the above with QY, CF, MF, and WL. Car price is 26717 (msrp 28539) plus 1870 sales tax, 299 doc fees, and 409 license plate, registration, title, etc. I visited three dealerships over 4 weeks periods to seal the deal.
I believe I got a good bargain and would like to thank those who had given the advice.
#3123 of 4032 leased Rav 4
Nov 10, 2009 (7:39 pm)
I just leased a Rav 4 limited 4cylinder with extra value pack including back up camera for $268 a month 36 months 12000 miles a year with $2500 down. MSRP is $28834. How did I do.
#3124 of 4032 Rav4 Base FWD, 2010 with 3rd row
Nov 15, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I used this board during my buying purchase so I would like to contribute
I bought a 2010 Rav4 Base FWD, 3rd row, EVP, floor mats, side molding for 21850 after rebate. After TTL it was 24105.16. Im in N. California. I took the 500 rebate
21833 was truecar.com's great price. So 21850 is pretty good
#3125 of 4032 RAV4 Sport 2wd
Nov 15, 2009 (2:04 pm)
Just inked the deal in the Atlanta GA metro area on a 4 cyl. RAV4 Sport gray metallic with value package, floor mats and tonneau for invoice $21,853 and out the door at $23,822.
My insurance company has a partnership setup with Zag.com so there was no negotiating. The internet manager contacted me within the hour verifying the price and ready to setup delivery. The experience was incredible and as painless as it gets.
#3126 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Sport 2wd [sgresham]
Nov 16, 2009 (8:36 pm)
So you paid $2000 above invoice?
#3127 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Sport 2wd [evergreen]
Nov 16, 2009 (9:15 pm)
He said he got it AT INVOICE plus taxes, fees, etc. Seems like a pretty good deal to me....
#3129 of 4032 Re: Toyota 2010 RAV4 BASE 4x4 , Third row seating [nlauren]
Nov 17, 2009 (4:55 pm)
i had a tough time with dealers over 3 wks and best i managed in Sept '09 was 26.6k OTD after NYTax for 2009 base 4x4 +ThirdRow. (Dealer Cost at the time was 22.7K w a quote of 23.9 w/ minimal fees)
If only i were able to wait 2mo.s for the new wave of 2010 models. sucks to have been in the post ClunkersRebate market for 2009 vehicles.
got my best deal from Lawrence Toyota after a horrible experience at East Coast Toyota, both in NJ
#3130 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Sport 2wd [evergreen]
Nov 18, 2009 (9:02 am)
I paid $1900 under invoice. I should have worded that differently and also failed to mention this was on a 2010 model.