Last post on May 22, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3735 of 3966 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 3966 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 3966 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...
#3741 of 3966 Re: Good deal on a 2012 RAV4? [swat123]
May 28, 2012 (1:20 pm)
I just bough a 2012 rav 4 limited. I has carpet mats and premium plus package. The msrp was 27385.00 My purchase agreement says 24496.00. We then added tax and title etc.
I got 0 percent financing for 60 months.. Does this sound inline. A little late I know..
#3742 of 3966 Looks like the final deal for me.
May 28, 2012 (5:30 pm)
Here is my final offer from a local dealer. This is for the RAV4 base FWD with the upgrade value package that includes the sunroof, privacy glass, etc. I was hoping to do better but I am about to run out of time to cash in on the 0% for 60 months. I also got the Edmunds rebate to utilize so the final OTD after Edmunds will be $22417.24.
I could have gotten a few hundred less at a competitor but this dealer also gives a lifetime engine and powertrain warranty for the life of the vehicle while I own it. I am sure that it has plenty of caveats but figured it would be worth a few hundred extra in case of receiving a catastrophic lemon of a car.
Special Internet Sales Price
(Includes Current Cash Incentives If Any) $21,898.00
DISCOUNT FROM MSRP
TOTAL BEFORE TAXES AND FEES $21,898.00
- TRADE $0.00
TAX 3% $656.94
DEALER FEES $499.00
TAGS, TITLE & INSPECTION $113.30
OUT THE DOOR PRICE $23,167.24
#3743 of 3966 Got Base FWD 2.5L with 3rd row option
May 29, 2012 (12:15 am)
Got today one I was looking for and probably at a good enough deal.
Base 2.5L FWD with 3rd row and value package + floor mat at $21,600
Took $1000 rebate on top of this
Will apply for $750 edmunds now
Final after fees and taxes (8.25%) out of door in CA is $21,950 (after $1000 rebate and $750 edmunds).
I could have got another $500 off from base price but in entire Northern CA, only 3-4 Rav4 were available with 3rd row package during this memorial day weekend and all but one were in white color, which I didn't want!
Tip: If you are looking for base (w/o 3rd row) - you may try to get in $20,500 to $21,000 as cost. If you are taking base + moon roof - you may try to get anywhere from $21,00 to $21,500
#3744 of 3966 Re: Good deal on a 2012 RAV4? [chopperkid2000]
May 29, 2012 (9:22 pm)
Congratulations on your RAV4 Purchase Join the family.
Chopperkid200... how much did you pay OTD..?
Will you please give the price break up?