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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#3895 of 3966 Re: 2012 rav4 V6 2wd base [adam2eden]
Feb 15, 2013 (7:40 pm)
Edmund's own "TMV" for this vehicle is $23,980 (prior to any rebate), and I know that is higher than what a dealer is really willing to take for these "last-year's unsold inventory" straggelers. I just paid $23,091 for a base V6 FWD, and I think I could have done a better if I hadn't been pressured by the end of Toyota's 0% financing offer. You need to be able to negotiate face-to-face, and know what the dealer actually paid for the vehicle (NOT "invoice"). The dealer will not give you his best price over the phone or via internet, you need to be in his showroom, appear like you're ready to buy, and have all your info in folder so the dealer can see that you're serious and have done your homework. If you are able to negotiate a price that you're willing to pay, don't get suckered into purchasing any of the junk that the dealer will try to add at the end (extra warranties, paint protection packages, window serial number etching, etc.). As we get further into 2013, dealers will be more and more anxious to unload any remaining 2012 inventory.
#3896 of 3966 Re: 2012 rav4 V6 2wd base [quarkster]
Feb 16, 2013 (3:12 am)
Does the price $23091 include the doc fee? Here it is $499.
#3897 of 3966 Re: 2012 rav4 V6 2wd base [adam2eden]
Feb 17, 2013 (5:19 pm)
Not sure exactly what you mean by "doc fee", but here's how it was broken down. Beyond the 23,097 vehicle price, there was:
1. Total state licensing fees: $259
2. The dealer's "documentation fee": $80
3. An "electronic vehicle registration or transfer fee": $16.60
4. Sales tax.
If the $499 "doc fee" you mentioned is only the dealer's fee for filling out the paperwork, then it's totally absurd.
#3898 of 3966 now that the 2013s are trickling in
Feb 18, 2013 (1:31 pm)
Anyone have any prices paid/etc? looks like the LE are getting snapped up as noone wants to pay over a grand for a silly sunroof.I'd like to know what deals are out there despite salemen BS about 'it's a new model, no discounts'.
Feb 19, 2013 (8:41 pm)
A lot more difference between the LE and XLE than just a sunroof: alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, roof rails, dual climate control and better seats. Seems worth it to me....
Prices? Looked at a new XLE today at a local dealer but they admitted it wouldn't sell for much below sticker. BUT, over in Spring, TX a dealer is selling for over $2500 off MSRP.....
Dealer I contacted in SC last week was offering at $250 under invoice which isn't too bad either.....
#3900 of 3966 2013 LE AWD Good Deal?
Feb 26, 2013 (6:57 pm)
Being offered new 2013 LE AWD with Floor/Carpet Mat and roof rails plus dealer installed Leather seats
$25899 incl 845.00 delivery not incl tax in NJ. Tough to tell the Leather seat in the whole picture.
#3901 of 3966 Re: 2013 LE AWD Good Deal? [flash35]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:17 pm)
Flash35, do you mean leather instead of the sof-tex that it comes with ? Also does it include any optional equipment - nav, audio, blind-spot ?
It sounds like an ok deal. Doesn't seem like the dealer is doing any extra favors with that price though - unless there's some more optional equip. thrown in.
#3902 of 3966 Rav4 2013 XLE AWD w/Navi
Feb 28, 2013 (7:37 am)
Just leased the RAV4 2013 XLE AWD with Navigation and Carpet floor Mats/net and Mudguard. Total down (including all taxes and transfer plates) $3073. Monthly $265.00 for 39 months/12K
#3903 of 3966 Re: 2013 LE AWD Good Deal? [kevin0017]
Feb 28, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Options includes protection package and roof rails. The leather seats are aftermarket that replace the cloth seats installed by the dealer (wife has bad allergies so avoiding cloth)
#3904 of 3966 Re: 2013 LE AWD Good Deal? [flash35]
Feb 28, 2013 (3:01 pm)
First of all let me say thanks to everyone for your help, I have been roaming around these threads looking for strategies so I could get the bet deals, and I am happy to say I made the purchase last week of a beautiful metallic grey-TERRACOTA awd.
Originally I was going for a cr-v, was this close to seal a deal, but didn't work out thanks to the honda dealership being arrogant to say the least. But that Is another story. I followed every single tip on this forum and ended up paying invoice price plus ttl. Me and my wife are very happy!