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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#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.
#3734 of 3968 looks like late release for 2013 models
May 26, 2012 (11:10 am)
According to this chart, they are taking build orders from dealers for the 2012 until September. 2013 model won't see production until December which means delivery to dealer in January or February of 2013. Given that we have yet to see any sort of unveil or leak already of the 2013 and we are already at the end of May, I'd have to say that this is probably right.
#3735 of 3968 Re: 2012 RAV4 Base FWD (Hail Sale) [practicalbuy]
May 26, 2012 (11:49 am)
I considered many other options before buying the RAV4. I considered another Honda Fit, the CRV, the Ford Focus, the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 3, the Hyundai Elantra GT (won't be out until July at the earliest) and Accent, and the Prius. Basically, all hatchback/5-door versions with decent gas mileage.
After going through all of that, and getting quotes for all the cars, we thought the RAV4 was the best bang for buck. It would give us the ability to grow into in a few years as we start our family and get more pets, and the incentives were just right.
If the Hyundai Elantra GT was already out with a known MSRP, we may have put off the buy until it was released. Alas, they still haven't released it, and because we don't know how the market will look in a month or two down the road, we decided to purchase now.
I have no qualms with the price I paid for my RAV4. Got it at Beaman Toyota in Nashville. The lowest quote I got was from Toyota Direct in Columbus, OH for $20.8K after $1000 customer cashback (not including grad cashback).
good luck to all who are considering buying a car. It wasn't a particularly enjoyable process, and salesmen do not make it easy. Just be sure of what your price points are for each car you are considering, and do not waiver from it. If the dealer refuses, you can and should walk. More likely than not, unless your price point is completely unreasonable, they'll budge, especially if it is end of the month.
#3736 of 3968 Re: looks like late release for 2013 models [bargugl]
May 26, 2012 (4:10 pm)
How did you get this information...??
What else do you know about RAV4's
May be for once we should put all buyers in strong position....
So far it is always the dealers who are in strong position.
Hey Toyota RAV4 buyers... You all got to share your winning stories with us..
#3738 of 3968 Re: looks like late release for 2013 models [bargugl]
May 26, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Naa... bargugl...I know that you are not a dealer or a salesman...
My sixth sense already told me so...
In fact we all in this form appreciate all the help/information you can provide...