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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#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.
#3194 of 4032 Re: Limited 3rd Row I-4 JBL RearView Moonroof [sailakfan]
Jan 04, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I live in Southern Cal and looking for a Limited, 4X4,V6,extra value package #1 and backup camera with towing package. No one in this area seems to have this config (or anything close) in stock so are saying I can order but best quote I can get so far is about 4% off MSRP which is about $1250 and it's a 2-4 month wait time. Maybe the best strategy is to wait til dealer inventories come back up again?
Anybody had good luck with pricing in Southern California and what dealer?
#3195 of 4032 Re: Limited 3rd Row I-4 JBL RearView Moonroof [bhitchcock]
Jan 04, 2010 (8:20 pm)
I'm in MN and inventory is real slim here as well. Limited and Sport package models are rare, and even 2x4 models need to be traded from other dealers in the midwest area. This leaves me with almost no leverage to negotiate beyond the typical markdowns. I wonder how the January interest rate and leasing rates will change??
#3196 of 4032 Re: Toyota RAV4 - 4WD V6 Base. [john_kpun]
Jan 05, 2010 (3:55 am)
Supposedly the D/H fee is required for all dealerships in Colorado, different dealers have different fee amounts but they all have them. I didn't use that as the negotiator per se but took it into account when negotiating.
My final price had the 499 D/H fee(Mountain States Toyota), I could have probably got a better price but I had already missed out on a Blk For Prl Rav4 and they weren't budging so I took the already decent price and ran with it. One thing that might help negotiating, the finance guy told me the dealership that sells the most vehicles was getting a trip to Cabo, not sure if thats still going though.
#3197 of 4032 Re: Toyota RAV4 - 4WD V6 Base. [mtndtrain]
Jan 06, 2010 (2:41 am)
I didn't buy new and haven't bought a new vehicle since 1990. I usually buy a program vehicle and was lucky enough to find a Rav 4 with 13,000 miles on it. It is "Certified", so, it has the 7 year/ 100,000 mile drive train warranty with it. It's a 4 cylinder/automatic/front wheel drive from Vanderstyne Toyota in Rochester, NY. It may have been a company vehicle since it's white and has low mileage on it and came from the opposite end of the state. Do you guys have a good recommendation for a cargo area liner? Thanks.