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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3869 of 3995 Where to Negotiate from Here?
Aug 08, 2012 (4:37 pm)
So, I'm armed with a bunch of quotes on virtually identical vehicles.
2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD v6
The prices I received are remarkably similar:
A couple don't include the freight/destination fee ($810-1,000 for these dealers), but the others do. All purport to have subtracted (as in, included) the $1000 incentive/rebate being offered in this area.
The "factory-installed options" at invoice are basically:
Value Pkg ($29)
Tow Prep Pkg ($142)
Alloy Wheels ($392)
Exhaust Tip ($52)
Cargo Floor Mats and Cargo Mat ($140)
Options at Invoice - TOTAL: $819
One might not include the exhaust tip, another the cargo mats, or both so that explains about a $200 difference between the dealer quotes.
Add on taxes (6%), processing ($200), tags/title ($300?) and with no discount on the options, my calculator can't seem to come up any less than $26,200 or so (already minus dealer holdback of 2%), and I'd like to get out as close to $24,500 as possible.
What's my negotiating tactic? Free options? Just negotiating the OTD price? Help!
#3870 of 3995 Buying New Rav4 2012 V6 Sport, leather package
Aug 25, 2012 (4:13 am)
Hi ! I am from Quebec and I will replace my fantastick Rav4 2007 for a 2012. First time in my life that I will replace my car for the same type of car. My Rav 2007 V6 Sport have 185000KM still run fantastick. The engine run really smooth and suspension steering everything run perferct. I had my (mineral)oil change every 8000KM. The only problem I had recently is to replace the water pump, it was really noisy and now back to normal no noise and smooth running V6 engine. In general it is really impressive how this car is fun to drive in the city and on the hignway during all seasons, especially during winter in the snow... so much fun ....My freinds wants to buy my Rav2007. If I didnt have an allocation from my compagny to buy new car every 5 years I would keep my Rav2007 for years ...
#3871 of 3995 Pickup a Rav4 on saturday
Sep 04, 2012 (5:30 am)
Boch toyota north attleboro ma.
Black ,4WD Base with Value package - 24500 MSRP.
price paid 22,700 and 0% financing from toyota.
they gave a little less for the camry i traded in but it had quiet a few issues and the gremlin check engine light comes on and off even after spend 1k in the last 6 months.
My mother in law is happy, so is the wife....secret to a happy life .
#3872 of 3995 Re: Pickup a Rav4 on saturday [banditboy]
Sep 04, 2012 (8:14 am)
Congratulations on your RAV4 Purchase.
You have a very good deal here
#3873 of 3995 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [KarenS]
Sep 11, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Um...what do you mean expired July 1? This is from our rebate email:
"Purchase or lease a NEW 2012 Toyota RAV4 from dealer stock before August 5, 2012."
We bought on July 12 and submitted July 24. I assume both of those still qualify. Next week it will be 8 weeks. Status still listed as Pending.
#3874 of 3995 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [blueguydotcom]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2012 (9:44 am)
Please send an email via our Contact Us form. Be sure to include your name and the email address you used on the submission. This way the incentives team can look into it and get back to you.
#3875 of 3995 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [KarenS]
Sep 17, 2012 (2:54 pm)
Karen - thanks. Got your email last week. Still not showing as paid. It's 8 weeks tomorrow.
#3876 of 3995 Rav4 2012 Limited Premium Plus Package
Sep 17, 2012 (7:42 pm)
I just bought a new Rav4 '12 Limited with Premium Plus Package 2WD 4Cyl. With OTD price $28700, bought this in Long Beach, CA. It has Auto-dimming backup camera as well (don't really see the use for such a small car).
Some advice: Do get dealers compete on OTD price is the key, don't deal with dealers that can't give you OTD price. If you already on test drive a vehicle on another dealership, DON'T DO IT AGAIN at the next dealership. They will INSIST you to test drive again, look at the car or whatever, because this is their trick and way to make you distracted and forget your MAIN MISSION, which is sit down and buy the car.
I went to 3 dealerships and they always insist me to test drive even I said NO. The don't like to see if you're determined and focus, therefore distraction and misdirection are needed to loosen up your guard. So good luck and be careful out there
#3877 of 3995 GAP Insurance for 2012 RAV 4
Sep 21, 2012 (6:07 am)
Looking to finance a new RAV 4 for about $30,000. Any thoughts on how much the charge for GAP insurance will be??
#3878 of 3995 RAV4 Base Model Price
Sep 29, 2012 (10:56 pm)
What should be a good deal for RAV4 Base Model + value package?
The vehicle will be registered in New Jersey. For New Jersey the sale tax is 7%.