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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3184 of 4032 Re: Discount from MSRP [toyotagal]
Jan 01, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I went to TruCar.com and for our 2010 Rav 4 FWD V6....we paid $831 less than the great price, $1265 less than the factory invoice and $2325 off of the sticker price. This was the best deal from 3 different internet sales departments and we are very happy. Other things also come into play too.....they gave us the most money for our trade-in which was also a Toyota but a Corolla. So our total out of pocket costs were also less with this particular dealer. We had an extended warranty on the Corolla and we already cancelled the warranty and received a prorated refund which we are going to apply towards our new vehicle. As was previously mentioned in a prior post, the RAV4 V6 Base models (4431) are not that readily available....we did not want all the bells and whistles that the other versions came with.
#3185 of 4032 Re: 2010 Rav4 Limited V4 purchased experience [mdessimus]
Jan 01, 2010 (3:03 pm)
I bought the car from James Toyota in Flemington NJ. I recalled that I was quoted 27,250 initially. I checked back with the sales person in the following 3 weeks to find the car I want remains in their lot. That helped me to persuade the dealer to sell the car for 26,717.
#3186 of 4032 Toyota RAV4 - 4WD V6 Base.
Jan 01, 2010 (11:26 pm)
Is this a good price in Colorado.
Price - 23900
Theft Protection - 299 (They are refusing to take this off)
Dealer Handling fee - 499
Total - 24698 + taxes
AW - 17" 5 Spoke aluminium alloy wheels
FE - 50 States Emissions
QW - Extra Value Package
TO - Tow Prep Package
TC - Tonneau Cover
MF - Mud Gaurd
CF - Carpet Floor Mats / Cargo Mats
B3 - BLU Logic Hands Free System
#3187 of 4032 Re: Discount from MSRP [toyotagal]
Jan 02, 2010 (11:56 am)
What makes cases difficult to compare is that almost every car comes with some installed options that you cannot get rid of, and for some of those options, the invoice price is much lower than MSRP.
P4 invoice 99/ MSRP 349
Vehicle Shield Package
-Rental Car Assistance
So you might have to look at the details of other people’s buying experience to compare.
Like the car I mentioned, post 3176
It looks like I may be able to get $4527 off the MSRP for a RAV4 base V6 FWD
BUT, you have to know that
1. this is a 2009 instead of 2010 model and the dealer is trying to get rid of it
2. I can get $1000 college rebate
3. Many installed options on this car, the invoice price is much lower than the MSRP
So far I have not seen anyone’s comment on the price of this car yet and would certainly appreciate some advice.
#3188 of 4032 Re: Anyone recently bought a Base FWD V6 5-Spd AT? [serveace6]
Jan 02, 2010 (12:21 pm)
What I see is that there are very few RAV4s in general among the 3 Austin Toyota dealers.
I just checked their website and found
Champion Toyota has 35 RAV4 but 363 Camry
Charles Maund Toyota has 3 RAV4 but more than 100 Camry
Round Rock Toyota has 31 RAV4 but 295 Camry
I don't know whether it's because the RAV4s just sell very quickly in Austin or the dealers are not getting enough RAV4s. In either case, it becomes difficult to bargain with the dealers. Perhaps I am not good at negotiation so I am simply not getting similar low price that people at other states are posting here. I was talking to one of the dealer the other day and they told me that for a 2010 Base 2x4 V6 without installed options, they can only offer me $24000 and their invoice is about $23800. I told them that I am seeing an invoice price of $23000 on Edmund and $23300 on truecar, but they said those websites do not get all the information… I don’t know what to say…
I am looking for RAV4 Base V6 too and each dealer has only one or two and they usually come with some options that I donot need, like blue tooh cell phone or something…
Do you have any luck so far?
#3189 of 4032 Re: Anyone recently bought a Base FWD V6 5-Spd AT? [austin15]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:08 am)
Yeah, none of the dealers in stock have it in stock.. However, they told me they can do a dealer trade but that involved a dealer 100+ miles away and mostly meant it would be driven down. I was not a fan of the added miles but the quote was for $23900 (after rebate) which is still above invoice. It was too much of a hassle so I passed. Very odd for the base V6 to be that low volume.
#3190 of 4032 Re: Toyota RAV4 - 4WD V6 Base. [john_kpun]
Jan 04, 2010 (6:01 am)
That looks like a very good price, less than I recently paid in Colorado for my 2010 Rav4 in fact. My final price including tax was around $26600 but that included $1000 college grad bonus cash. I bought the Base 4x4 V6 also, in Black Forest Pearl with all the options you listed plus the Body Side Molding. I Love my Rav and I'm very happy that I made the purchase. Good luck with your purchase.
#3191 of 4032 Re: Anyone recently bought a Base FWD V6 5-Spd AT? [austin15]
Jan 04, 2010 (7:13 am)
Your scenerio sounds much like mine. i.e. I cannot get any of 5 Dealers in my area to offer a discount of more than $1,000 off MSRP. I try to start by talking of Dealer's Cost but they quickly move off that. And there are few RAV4s in stock with the options that I want. This seems to be a big change from past years when I could deal on some wheels. I can't find anyone willing go much above 1k off MSRP. This although the particular RAV4 I want would be loaded except for AWD and Navigation. From what I am seeing in TruCar.com is that the difference between Dealer Cost and MSRP is almost 3k. But it seems they won't move of of 2k apparent profit. At least after today the last day of the Toyotathon. I could get about $1,500 off MSRP "if" they had a car I wanted and I bought it today. But it looks like I am having to go to a "build" to get the vehicle I want. With from what they are telling me a 2-3 month wait.
#3192 of 4032 Re: Toyota RAV4 - 4WD V6 Base. [mtndtrain]
Jan 04, 2010 (8:29 am)
Thx. for your reply. They refused College Grad rebate for me as it is almost 4 years since I graduate. Do you know what and why the dealer handling fee is $499/-
Is this something you negotiated down?
#3193 of 4032 Re: Anyone recently bought a Base FWD V6 5-Spd AT? [serveace6]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:58 pm)
You can get exactly what you want (Base FWD V6-5 Spd) without any options at all if you request that your dealer order it from the factory. In our area (Southeast) this means a 6 week wait. Our dealer was able to find us one that was going to go to another dealer so we are all set and have to wait just 3 weeks. I'm not sure if this option is available in other areas, but on the Toyota web site..."build your own Toyota"...you can build one exactly the wayyou want it and it will let you know how many vehicles match your needs in your area. That is the tool that we used and it even has the last 6 digits of the Vin numbers so you can bring it to your dealer. Our OTD price which also includes the tow prep package as well as a hitch and wiring harness is $22.760 plus tax and title for our state which brings it to $23,090. We are getting no options other than the towing accessories...no mats, nothing. Good Luck in your search.