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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3724 of 3968 Re: Good deal on a 2012 RAV4? [shipwreckt]
May 24, 2012 (5:34 am)
I think they are gouging you on that doc fee and there probably is still a couple hundred bucks of room on the vehicle itself. You can probably legitimately get them to knock off another $500 in all off the OTD. E-mail other dealers in the area and see if they can beat that quoted price. If you can't get a better quote to leverage against the dealer and the dealer won't budge any on price, you can also push for free accessories and maintenance (though Toyota already gives you 2 years free). Don't buy the extended warranty through your dealer if you are interested in it. You can buy Toyota's extended plan through any dealer you want at any point until the vehicle is 3 years or 36k miles. There's a dealer in Missouri that sells them far cheaper than anyone else. you just call them and they'll bill it to your credit card. Toyota's extended warranty is good to use at any Toyota dealer. There's threads at both toyotanation and rav4world about it.
#3729 of 3968 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale)
May 25, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I went into a dealership today with my best quote. Was given a quote of $21,800 as their best offer after $1000 cash incentive and $1000 grad rebate. Told him I got a better quote by $1000 EXCLUDING the $1000 grad rebate (so better quote by $2000), so what can you do.
Finally, after a lot of reluctance on my part and saying I will just go buy the car in the other dealer, they finally agreed to my price. I got $19.8K for a silver 2012 RAV4 Base FWD. It had previously been left out, and there was hail, and caused some damage, although when I inspected it, there were no longer any cosmetic problems.
So, after applying the $750 Edmund's cashback, I would have paid $19,050 for a NEW RAV4. That is a killer price and I'm very happy with it. MSRP was $23,925 (Base w/value package), and I got it for almost $5K less.
Sale Price $21,800
Minus $1000 cash incentive
Minus $1000 grad incentive
Minus $750 Edmunds rebate
Plus $387 doc fee
Plus TTL $1531
#3730 of 3968 Re: 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale) [hvn0506]
May 25, 2012 (9:16 pm)
Enjoy your RAV4.
Happy Memorial Weekend !!
#3731 of 3968 Re: 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale) [hvn0506]
May 25, 2012 (9:18 pm)
$21K for base w/value package BEFORE any incentive ($1K cash, $1K Grad and Edmunds $750) has been offered by one of the dealers to me. I am still shopping.
#3732 of 3968 Re: 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale) [swat123]
May 26, 2012 (7:41 am)
Yeah, I'm sure the prices of the RAV4 will keep going down as the 2013 gets prepped for release. I'm moving this weekend, so this will help a lot with the space (I also have a Honda Fit Sport) so between the two, will be great.
What dealership did you get the quote at? I'm sure everyone would like to know considering I have yet to meet a dealership who would even touch that price.
#3733 of 3968 Re: 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale) [hvn0506]
May 26, 2012 (10:03 am)
The prices of RAV4 will keep going down probably... but then we do not know if the RAV4 with those particular options that one desires will be available or not... as the production of RAV4 2013 must have already started (and there may be only so many 2012 models to sell) and 2012 models are a close out.
For example being in snow belt of Michigan.. for me 4WD option is very important, but then I may not get it, if I wait too long.
On the other hand... if lot of models with sunroof option is left over, those prices may come down.
At the same time if MANY buyers are waiting for prices to go down and few 2012 models are available (dealers receiving calls from the buyers will sense it i.e. demand vs. supply) and may actually not budge in their deals on 2012 RAV4's either. i.e. many points to consider here..... But then an equally competitive Honda CRV is always there
Well it is your personal choice in the matter, and the amount of risk you are willing to take, while waiting for prices to go down.
I will watch this forum for some time to understand the demand vs. supply and price trend.