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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3777 of 4032 Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750
Jun 19, 2012 (1:44 pm)
We did receive our $750 Rebate.
We followed all the guidelines.. and applied for the $750 rebate BEFORE our Toyota RAV4 purchase.
This rebate is a consolation because our toyota purchase price (deal) was not as extraordinary as claimed by many of our friends over here... as at the time there were not enough clues on price negotiatons.
Check my very first message no. 3669 and 3670 , posted on April 30, 2012.
Hoping to hear similar good news from many of our other fellow Toyota RAV4 purchasers too.
#3778 of 4032 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [practicalbuy]
Jun 19, 2012 (9:31 pm)
Apply = REGISTER..
We registered for the Toyota RAV4 rebate .. BEFORE the purchase actual purchase of our RAV4.
#3779 of 4032 Pricing question
Jun 23, 2012 (6:05 pm)
We've been looking for a RAV4 with third-row seating, either new or lightly used. We've managed to find a brand-new one locally. It's a base 4WD model (4432A).
The only options on the car are the 3rd-row seat itself ($940 MSRP) and the Value Package ($150 MSRP) that's required with it. Base MSRP is $24,050.; with options it's $25,950.
It's not quite the color we'd prefer (black instead of silver), but we've decided we can cope with that. The only other currently-available option for brand new is a red one, which we don't want.
All the used ones we can find w/ the 3rd-row are at least a few hundred miles away, and the price difference really isn't significant enough in our opinion to warrant the hassle.
The dealer we're talking to doesn't currently have the car on the lot. However, the dealership that DOES have it is very close - in the same town, in fact. So there would have to be a cross-town transfer involved.
The dealer we're talking to offered us the car today for $24,300 out the door (including the $750 factory rebate - and yes, I've registered for the Edmunds rebate too).
I know the holdback on the car is 2% of base MSRP, or $481 if I've calculated right.
So, I guess I'm wondering - is $24300-750 Edmunds Rebate=$23550 a good price for this car?
I was thinking of seeing if I could get them to come down to at least $24,000 and maybe throw in mudguards and the all-weather floormats. Do y'all think that'd be reasonable?
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
#3780 of 4032 Re: Pricing question [jasonq]
Jun 23, 2012 (9:46 pm)
Your OTD price of 24300 for RAV4 4wd + 3rd row seat option is definately much better than what we have paid when we purchased our Rav4 (.... WITHOUT the 3rd row seat option ....) on April 30th. In my opinion there are not many RAV4's with the 3rd row seat option available.
Hope this helps
All the best .
#3781 of 4032 Re: Pricing question [jasonq]
Jun 24, 2012 (3:10 am)
I bought third row seat RAV4 on may 31st. Out the door, 21500 - 750(edmunds rebate) = 20750. Only difference being mine is front wheel drive. So you can add up 4 wheel cost to it. No mud flops included, purchased online for 40+ dollars and is pretty easy to mount them.
Financed through my (1.99%) credit union, did not go with 0% toyota financing. There are limited third row seat vehicles in the market and you have to compromise with color. I was looking for Black forest pearl or silver but settled with pacific blue. Not bad though.
Hope this is helpful. All the best with your search.
#3782 of 4032 RAV4 - 3rd row seats + Leather heated seats
Jun 26, 2012 (10:19 am)
Can you suggest me if the offer i have got RAV 4 - base - 2WD with 3rd seats and leather heated seats
Manuf. Delv, Proc, & Hndlg $880.00
After all the dealer rebates the offered price is $25,218.00 . please let me know if this is the best offer or not.
#3783 of 4032 Re: RAV4 - 3rd row seats + Leather heated seats [patibandla]
Jun 26, 2012 (10:42 am)
Have you calculated the Invoice price and the Manufacturers Price on this vehicle? What is it (including destination) ?
Is 25,218.00 OTD price?
Does your offer include
1) Incentive to customer OR 0 percent financing
2) Incentive to dealer
3) Graduate Rebate of $1000
4) Edmunds rebate of $750
Buddy... need some more information before giving you our decision
Also there may be some 4th of July sales around
#3784 of 4032 Re: RAV4 - 3rd row seats + Leather heated seats [practicalbuy]
Jun 26, 2012 (11:27 am)
25,218.00 is the sales price after $2000.00 dealer intensive.
also comes with 0% or another $1000.00 off. I have opted 0%.
below fees are additional :
Doc Fee: $599.99
State & Local Taxes: $722.00
Total License and Fees: $129.00
OTD price is $26,665.00
#3785 of 4032 Re: RAV4 - 3rd row seats + Leather heated seats [patibandla]
Jun 26, 2012 (11:57 am)
I sincerely feel that your quote is on the higher side..
But then I am also aware that THIRD ROW seat cars are not easily available.
Do not know much about leather heated seats (but have heard that it can be installed even at the dealer's place). So may be you can ask different dealers "how much they will install the leather seats with heating for"?
Do you have other dealers around with whom you can bargain. Also 4th of July sales is around the corner....
We did internet shopping which was very easy... less stressful and convenient. I spoke with the manager on the phone. All we had to do was just walk into the dealership and sign the papers.
Register for Edmunds Rebate ... BEFORE buying the car.
Hope this helps.
All the Best
#3786 of 4032 Re: RAV4 - 3rd row seats + Leather heated seats [practicalbuy]
Jun 26, 2012 (11:51 am)
Thanks for the comment. what would be the reasonable price?
Leather heated seats are costing $1599.00.
Can you please explain how to register for edmunds rebate?