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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#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?
#3377 of 4032 Re: Purchased RAV4 on May 16, 2010 details: [erye]
May 26, 2010 (7:35 pm)
This is not a Rav4, but test drove a i4 awd venza and the brake pedal is indeed extremely spongy. Didn't purchase because of that.
#3378 of 4032 Re: 2010 RAV4 4-Cyl FWD LTD Blizzard Pear in Houston, TX [cyrusd]
Jun 01, 2010 (9:53 am)
What is the dealer name, #? I am in market to buy one and don't have problem to go down to Houston if get good deal...I am in DFW area...Thanks in advance....
#3379 of 4032 Bought RAV4 Ltd on May 20th
Jun 02, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Suburban Washington DC:
Silver RAV4 Ltd 4-Cyl 4WD
Extra Value Pkg #1 (w/o Nav)
Backup camera (yeah... it turns out we decided this is useful, plus the car was a steal)
5-pc floor/cargo mats
First aid kit
Sticker price: $29,186
True Car (estimated) Dealer Cost: $26,743
We paid $26,500 all-in plus sales tax in Maryland (suburban DC.)
That's for everything... car + destination & ad fees + title ®istration + $100 for "processing." $26,500 even.
Very happy with the price and the car. Just got back from Memorial Day wknd in NYC. Put over 500 hwy miles on it and just love the car.
True Car says for sales in our area May 9-23:
Best pre-tax price next to ours = $27,055
Average = $28,284
"Great Price" = anything less than $27,745.
Internet bidding really works for the buyer!
#3380 of 4032 Re: Bought RAV4 Ltd on May 20th [abbotsbury]
Jun 07, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Hello, I think you've got a really great deal. I am also looking for exactly the same model you've got but the quotes I received are not even close to the deal you had. Do you mind share the dealer information? Thanks a lot in advance.
#3381 of 4032 Need "Good" Price for Base Model Rav-4 in S. Florida ?
Jun 07, 2010 (8:28 pm)
I've been quoted $22,800 OTD for a base model RAV-4, 4 cyl w/value package (sticker shows $600 on package discounted to msrp of $120), Also, floor mats ($300), which I don't need and they won't take off, claiming came from mfr that way. (I doubt that; sounds like they're trying to put one over on a female buyer.) The MSRP is around $22,700. SE Toyota tacks on an "Admin. Fee in Florida of $650, plus of course, the dreaded dealer fee of $699. Sales tax is 6%, plus tags/title. At first blush, thought this was a good deal, but now considering the Toyota incentive/marketing support of $1,500 thru Aug. 2, not so sure this is anything more than a mediocre offer. I think I caved too soon to dealer pressure, but haven't signed contract yet. Any thoughts on whether there is more room to press for a better price on this very basic model? Not very good at this negotiation process and appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks.
#3382 of 4032 Re: Need "Good" Price for Base Model Rav-4 in S. Florida ? [tinkerbell07]
Jun 07, 2010 (10:27 pm)
Didn't realize there were any additional incentives other that the $500.00 military and $1000.00 college grad ones, is this something unique to Florida? As for your quote sounds similar to what I've seen in TX and while our doc fees are not as high we too get hit with an additional fee (Gulf States Toyota fee). If there are additional incentives in your area I'd certainly figure that into your equations.
#3383 of 4032 Re: Need "Good" Price for Base Model Rav-4 in S. Florida ? [alamocity]
Jun 08, 2010 (11:14 am)
Thanks; it seemed to me that an out the door price of $22,800 appeared high, especially after subtracting out the $1,500 incentive from the sales price. This is a marketing support to dealer that may or may not get passed on to the buyer, rather than actual cash to the customer. This dealer supposedly passed on the $1,500 incentive to me in my price, but if that were so and the incentive was removed, I would be paying $24,300 including tax and tags of approx $1,600. Didn't think that was such a great price for a base model with very few options added. Dealer tried to "clip me" for $300 on floor mats; I'm fine with $50 mats from Walmart!
#3384 of 4032 Re: Need "Good" Price for Base Model Rav-4 in S. Florida ? [tinkerbell07]
Jun 08, 2010 (1:18 pm)
In my search I found it almost impossible to find a base model as most came with the the extra value package, tonneau cover, and premium carpet mat set and going price was anywhere between 21,300 and 21,700 before TT&L so all in all your price might not be all that bad given the higher doc fee they charge in Florida.