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Toyota RAV4, SUV
Dec 26, 2011 (6:36 am)
I am currently a resident of Atlanta, GA, but I am going to move to upstate New York for my job in about a month's time.
I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla that I either going to sell/trade-in. But I am in a bit of a dilemma, hence I thought I'd seek your advice.
I have the option of either buying the car here or going to NY and buying the car there, especially since my company is funding my entire move. However, my Corolla is due for a tire change and that would mean an extra $500 for a car I am not sure (i) I will have for that long and (ii) will be able to handle the driving conditions in upstate NY.
So, the problems with my current vehicle notwithstanding, do you think there are advantages to buying the car in GA vs NY? I am guessing that if I buy the car new from an authorized dealership, I should not have issues with warranty etc.
The one advantage that I can see of buying the car in NY is availability of the model I want. I am looking for the V6 4x4 and I can see that GA dealerships have either very limited or no stock of that combo. But I don't know if that is reason enough to pump in another $500 into my current car.
I would appreciate your advice/opinions on this matter.
#3637 of 4032 Purchasing a 2011 Rav 4
Dec 27, 2011 (2:59 pm)
Currently in process of buying and I will be getting mine in a week.
I had originally wanted a V-6 engine and the LTD but I am not a bells and whistles type of gal and I decided I wanted to save money and go with the base model. I am driving a 1994 Corolla now so the base Rav 4 will be loaded compared to my current vehicle!
So I am told that I really didnt need a V-6 engine unless I planned to drag race and tow things. Never of which I will do. lol I appreciated my local sales team not try to sell me something they didnt think I needed.
Anyone else on this thread of posts driving a V-4 engine and happy with it?
#3638 of 4032 Re: rav4 base [ravine33]
Dec 27, 2011 (4:45 pm)
How are you enjoying your RAV4? I am in process of buying one now. Base, 4 cylander, heated seats. I went in wanting a V-6 but they didnt really think I needed one and said V-6's were higher in gas consumption and unless I planned to drag race or tow things, the V-4 would serve me well.
Would love to hear from you! Thanks!
#3639 of 4032 Re: Rav4 new [rav42011buyer]
Jan 06, 2012 (9:17 am)
Was this a 2011 or 2012 model?
Also could you share the dealership name in Atlanta?
#3640 of 4032 Re: Rav4 new [samaneesh]
Jan 06, 2012 (9:24 am)
I bought it from Marietta Toyota. and Its a 2011 model. I printed the Zag.com pricing and they were ready to honor the price.
Jan 06, 2012 (2:17 pm)
I've had my 2011 Rav 4 for 4 days now and I love it. I've only used it to go to and from work but it's been just a joy.
However, what worries me is I go back and read consumer reviews from back in 2008 and alot of people have had troubles with various things. They've had their RAV's for 3 years and then things went drastically wrong. Reading that stuff is troublesome.
Would love to hear from others who are driving their 2011 with no problems!
#3642 of 4032 Re: Rav4 new [rav42011]
Jan 07, 2012 (6:46 am)
Can you please tell me the name of the delearship in Atlanta where you bout RAV4 for 21800? I am in here too and want to buy 2011 Rav4. Thanks.
#3643 of 4032 New Rav4 2011 Dallas
Jan 07, 2012 (5:08 pm)
I am on the lookout for a new Rav4 base model 2011. What would be a good drive out price in Dallas for this. Appreciate if anyone has bought a new vehicle at a good price recently. Thanks.
#3644 of 4032 Re: Rav4 new [jugnu]
Jan 07, 2012 (7:18 pm)
Hi not sure you are talking to me or not but I didnt get my Rav in Atlanta, I got mine in Quincy Illinois. One of the best purchases I have ever made! I got the base model with roof rack and heated seats. Love those heated seats. People asked me why I didnt go with the LTD and it's because I am a simple person, I dont need all the fancy extras offered in the LTD. Anyways, good luck and get your RAV because you will fall in love!!
#3645 of 4032 Re: New Rav4 2011 Dallas [dallas12]
Jan 07, 2012 (7:23 pm)
I got mine in Quincy Illinois and I'm sure some people will tell me I paid too much but I feel it was a fair price. I paid $26,000.00 for my base model with heated seats, roof rack, also had them apply something to the seats to repel dirt. On the outside they applied something to protect it better from all the salt on the roads during the winter. It is a 7 year protection. Prices are going to vary anywhere you go but I feel this was a decent price. I have had mine for 5 days and am so in love with it. I got a 4 cylandar and it's plenty of power for my simple needs. I got blue with sandy beige interior. It is so beautiful. I didnt like the gray interior. Anyways, good luck, the RAV rocks!