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#3367 of 4032 The prices for my RAV4 and Camry in Chicago
May 03, 2010 (7:14 pm)
I bought RAV4 Sports 4 Cyl 4WD AT and Camry LE on April 30 and traded my Acura MDX Tech. Here are the prices.
Acura MDX Tech 2008 23K miles was traded for 35K (KBB Excellent condition traded in price was $36K and Good condition was $34K)
2010 New RAV4 Sports 4 Cly 4WD AT was bought for $23951 (including Dest) Plus tax (8%), Doc fee $154.38, title $194, County tax and fee $40. Options included were BC, FE, QX, RM, TC, CF.
2010 New Camry LE was bought for $21K (including Dest) Plus tax (8%), Doc fee $154.38, title $194, County tax and fee $40. Options included were FE, SR, CF. Then I got $1.5K Toyota Rebate too to make price even lower.
Also I paid $700 for each vehicle for 8 years 75K miles Toyota Bumper to Bumper extended protection plan.
Trade in benefit was applied to both cars and I paid only $11451 out the door for both cars.
Also Toyota is giving free maintenance for 2 years for both cars.
How is this deal?
#3368 of 4032 Southern California RAV4 and Highlander Shortages?
May 05, 2010 (1:26 pm)
I live in L.A. and am in the market for either a RAV4 V6 or a Highlander. I inquired my local dealer about prices and was told that there was only one Highlander model in stock, a fully loaded 4WD Limited. And there was only one V6 RAV4 on the lot, again a 4WD Limited. I want the Sport model of either. Thinking that this dealer was full of it, I contacted another dealer and was basically told the same.
Is anyone else getting this same story in L.A. or any part of the country for that matter? It's kinda lame that Toyota is advertising all of these specials and don't have many in stock.
#3369 of 4032 RAV4 4x4 LTD (4-CYL) w/o Backup Camera?
May 15, 2010 (7:47 am)
Anyone have the experience of trying to buy the Limited 4WD 4Cyl and being unable to find one without a backup camera? We don't want the camera and yet right now can't find the car without it in the DC/Baltimore region.
Salespeople (I've spoken to around 20 dealers at this point) tell me that the car routinely comes with this configuration and that to buy it without the camera requires an order from the factory.
#3370 of 4032 Re: RAV4 4x4 LTD (4-CYL) w/o Backup Camera? [abbotsbury]
May 15, 2010 (2:47 pm)
so why not just buy one with the back up camera? cant be that much more than the car itself.
#3371 of 4032 Re: RAV4 4x4 LTD (4-CYL) w/o Backup Camera? [ral2167]
May 18, 2010 (5:28 pm)
Well.. largely 'cause it's a $500 option that has no value to us.
#3372 of 4032 RAV 4 Quote in Philadelphia
May 19, 2010 (10:41 am)
Base 2010 RAV4, 4X4, V6 with extra value package
Invoice:- 25300 excluding taxes and tags
Monthly payment =480
Can any one tell me how is this deal ? Should I go for it or bargain more ?
#3373 of 4032 Re: RAV 4 Quote in Philadelphia [ks206]
May 21, 2010 (11:55 am)
Are you negotiating a monthly payment or the sale price of the car? The only way you can tell what you're paying in the interest rate is to negotiate the sale price of the car first, the financing separately, and then make a cash flow model of the monthly payments and residual value and find the internal rate of return (IRR function in a spreadsheet.)
We just took delivery of a new RAV4 LTD last night and paid below what TrueCar said is the current dealer cost. So if your dealer offered you invoice I would either push them or shop the deal more widely depending on what TrueCar or Edmunds data is telling you about the prices paid in your area.
I really recommend using the internet to solicit bids from multiple dealers. You can tell who has the exact car you want by checking their Web sites (where most show current inventory) and then who has the lowest-cost dealer structure by the initial bids you get. I did this and it worked really well (and I hadn't bought a new car in years.) I didn't actually have a conversation in person with a salesman until I called six of them to get final bids.
Also, line up the financing separately through a bank or credit union. At the dealership it's a shell game designed to claw back what they give up relative to the invoice. Remember, no dealer (or anyone else) is willing to lend to you below the rate at which your credit score indicates a commercial bank would lend to you. If a dealer appears to be cutting you a break on the financing relative to the rate a bank is offering you then that dealer is making you pay more than the difference in the sale price of the car relative to his cost.
In the eyes of most dealers we're potential marks. Their strategy is to confuse us by putting as much stuff on the table simultaneously in the form of a single package.
#3374 of 4032 Re: RAV 4 Quote in Philadelphia [ks206]
May 21, 2010 (12:00 pm)
BTW... we're in the Baltimore/DC area.
#3375 of 4032 Purchased RAV4 on May 16, 2010 details:
May 23, 2010 (11:04 am)
RAV4, Classic silver
V6, 4WD, w/Nav
Packages: BC: backup camera, QZ, Nav, leather, etc, TO, tow prep, CF, mats
Total MSRP sticker: 31,729.00
Paid dealer $29,868 including "processing charge"
Financed w/Toyota, at 1.9% for four years, I put about $10,000 down (w/trade)
Car was assembled in Canada about two weeks before I bought it with only 2 miles on the speedometer.
Runs great, seems like a good deal compared to the competition. HA, noticed the floor mats are shorter, they don't even get close to the pedals.
downside, Nav is not the best, does not come high-end radio w/subwoofer, does not have blu-tooth for phone.
#3376 of 4032 Re: Purchased RAV4 on May 16, 2010 details: [novacouple]
May 24, 2010 (12:34 pm)
I recently bought a 10RAV4, but noticed that the brake is soft (as compared to my old car). The brake padel travels long distance and requires more pressure to stop the car. Have you noticed anything in your new RAV?