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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3874 of 4032 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [blueguydotcom]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2012 (8:44 am)
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#3875 of 4032 Re: Edmunds Rebate Received $ 750 [KarenS]
Sep 17, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Karen - thanks. Got your email last week. Still not showing as paid. It's 8 weeks tomorrow.
#3876 of 4032 Rav4 2012 Limited Premium Plus Package
Sep 17, 2012 (6:42 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 4032 GAP Insurance for 2012 RAV 4
Sep 21, 2012 (5:07 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 4032 RAV4 Base Model Price
Sep 29, 2012 (9:56 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%.
#3879 of 4032 Re: Pretty Much Worthless Price Comparions
Oct 06, 2012 (1:00 pm)
Came here looking for idea on prices. Sadly, it is close to impossible. There is ZERO reason to include tax and various fees. The only fee other than cost of the car that would make sense is those MANDATORY doc/processing fees that dealers charge which is really the cost of the car. Everybody has different taxes and has nothing to do with your deal.
Also, unless you give the MSRP with options, most comparisons are pretty much a waste as well. Who knows WHAT you are comparing.
Please make this worthwhile by giving the MSRP and what you paid before taxes, trade in, etc.
#3880 of 4032 Anybody has recent prices in upstate new york?
Oct 13, 2012 (8:29 pm)
I'm eying a rav4 base model (2.5l, FWD) and the MSRP mentioned in the toyota site to be 22k+. However when I look through the dealers web pages most of them have either sport or limited trims. I was wondering what if a customer want a base model and dealer doesn't have it in the lot? also, does anybody has recent prices paid here in upstate NY for the base model? I saw some have paid around 20k (which are really good deals) but no idea of geographic region.
Oct 16, 2012 (1:40 am)
Please advise the October MF and Residuals on the 4 cylinder Limited models..36 months/36,000 miles...
Current deal is $2599 down/$189 month for base model. Looking to do $0 down on a Limited model. Been getting quotes all the way from $290-$320...anyone have any input on those quotes?
Wife is prego need to save every cent! Thanks!
#3882 of 4032 2012 4wd Silver 2.5 4cyl
Oct 17, 2012 (7:43 pm)
Base MSRP 24050 had upgraded value package $1145 and additional installed anodized running board, mats and tinting $1000. Total installed options was $2250 fees, del etc just under $900 Total just over $27k. Used Consumer reports car buying service and guidelines. OTD just under $22K with NC sales tax and fees. My credit is really bad and this dealer went to bat for me. 7.99% which many may think is high but considering very recent and ongoing credit issues i was satisfied with this. Also happy with trade in price. I did add 7/70 full coverage/service under $1000. I plan on keeping this car until it dies or i die whichever comes first so the extra piece of mind is worth it to me
#3883 of 4032 2011 4WD Silver 2.5 4 Cyl 33k
Oct 17, 2012 (10:25 pm)
I've been looking for quite some time to replace a 2003 Toyota Highlander. Looked long and high and at many many different makes and models. The current Highlander as new is not the price I wish to pay. I looked very hard at the Toyota Matrix and Scion XB, or as I like to call it, the X Box. The current production Matrix seems smaller in the back (with seats folded down) as compared to the previous Matrix and it's former twin, the Pontiac Vibe. As for the XB, I like the design and roominess in the back with the seats folded down, but just cannot get used to the speedometer, etc. being stuck in the middle. The XB rides great and has a lot of pep with the 2.4 liter engine, as does the Matrix with the same engine, but that stuff all in the middle of the dash just didn't work for me.
I then started looking at other makes, and being a Toyota owner since my first Camry in 1990, the other makes just don't cut it for me. Yes, Kia and Hyundai look really sharp, but after taking test drives, they just don't have that Toyota "feeling". Honda didn't appeal to me, although I looked at 2011 Element, which I thought was overpriced, but had a lot of room, especially when you remove the back seats. I even looked at the gas-stingy non-hybrid Nissan Versa, but that car feels like (and inside really looks like) a cheap car, sort of reminds me of the Yugo from the mid-1980's.
Probably the closest I came to purchase in this process was a Subaru Forester. I liked how the car handled, but the prices were not all that great, and in the ultra-competitive car crazy Los Angeles market, you don't see many ads for Scooby-doos (as I call them), let alone "ad car" prices. I do feel comfortable enough knowing that Toyota owns 20% of Subaru, and Subaru produces Camry's at their plant Indiana for Toyota, and Subaru is building the new Scion sports car at their plant in Japan, but replacement parts for the Forester are much more expensive than Toyota. Maybe that's because local Toyota dealers are more aggressive with their over-the-counter parts pricing with coupons, on-line specials, mailed to the home flyers, Costco discounts, etc. than what local Subaru dealers offer. I really liked the Subaru, but price is the issue, so, I passed on the Scooby-doo.
As my long story continues, one recent evening I was perusing Auto Trader and came across several RAV 4's that to my initial look appeared underpriced, and I just assumed they were salvage title vehicles. As I kept looking through the listings, I soon noticed that these were offerings from Hertz Rent-A-Car, model year 2011, with mileage ranges anywhere from 32k to 50k miles. Some were branded by Hertz as "certified", and others were not. I later determined that "certified" by Hertz are the nicew and not so beat up rentals that are brought to the Hertz used car lots and detailed, dings taken out and made to look "pretty" on the sales lot.
When I first began my car search, I ruled out the RAV 4 because in my mind, it is basically the same size as my current Highlander, and cost a lot more money than I paid for my Highlander in 2003. I didn't even give the RAV 4 another thought. When I saw the listings from Hertz, I started to research the RAV 4 once more, went to my local dealer and sat in a few, opened the hood, rear door, back seat and just generally played and pulled on them for a couple of hours one afternoon. The RAV 4 has a different feel than my current Highlander, but shares many of the same attributes, and has a very spacious front cabin. You don't feel closed in as you do in many of the newer small SUV's. During my test drive at Hertz, the RAV 4 was fairly quiet on the freeway and to me, and plenty of pick-up with the 4 cylinder engine. The plus is that this vehicle comes equipped with 4 wheel drive which will come in handy during the winter when we go up to the mountains.
Long story short (the whole process of purchasing a vehicle through Hertz requires another post), I purchased the following:
2.5 Liter, 4 Cylinder Engine
- 2011 RAV 4, 4 Wheel Drive
It's the base model, with the only option being the Value Package which includes P225/65R17 tires and 17" steel wheels, Daytime Running Lights, Privacy Glass and a Roof Rack with cross rails
Obtained 2.99% financing through the credit union
- Adding Toyota New Car Warranty through Midwest Toyota, as vehicle has less than 36k miles, and less than 3 years old
- Price: Original price was $17,450, less $1000.00 October sale discount, less $300.00 for being a Hertz #1 Club Member, less $25.00 for an overcharge on the DOC fee as compared to what was advertised. Sale price: $16,125, plus $80.00 DOC fee (not a mandated fee), plus 7.75% sales tax, plus $27.25 for state mandated title and transfer fees. That's it. No hidden charges or fees (other than the DOC fee)
To me, $16,125 for a 2011 RAV 4 with 33k and 4 Wheel Drive is a great deal as compared to what I see other used RAV 4's advertised for in the Los Angeles market.