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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#445 of 4032 Florida Rav 4 v6 limited buying experience
Apr 27, 2006 (4:37 am)
This is my buying experience so far- After looking at every small suv on the market I made the decision to buy the Rav4 v6 limited. The local Toyota dealership in Naples, Fl called me and I made a appt. to drive one in Feb. I arrived on time for the appt. but the salesman dumped me for another couple who had missed their appt. two hours earlier. They had the car sitting in front of the dealership and said they could not find the keys. Several people were waiting in line to drive it so we left. I went to the dealership at the end of April and drove a v6 and really loved it, only I would rather have a limited. When we sat down and tried to make a deal, they tried and tried to talk me out of that car as they have none in stock. They also would not even look at my trade in - they wanted me to put $1000 down and said my trade in would be worth what they could get for it on the day my car came in. They were really rude and their was no getting the price below $28,000. We left and went to the Ft Myers dealership where they were really accomadating and friendly only they had no Rav 4 v6 limiteds. We were tempted by the Highlander and drove one, but I prevailed and put in a order for a Rav4. They did look at my trade-in and gave me a fair price for my gas gussling limited ford explorer. There was no haggling on the price of the car for a v6 limited with options they were just under the $28,000 from the first dealership. A few days later the salesman called me and said they had a car exactly like I wanted lined up but it had been sold at another dealership. He said 10 ravs would be put into the this area in May. Now I am wondering if I will ever get a car and is it worth the wait? I don't understand how all of you can get such good deals when there are no cars even available. The first dealership had a $3000 area charge and the second one had a $1500 charge added to the price of the cars. I am paying $2000 over the MSRP listed by Edmunds. Any thoughts appreciated.
#446 of 4032 Re: Florida Rav 4 v6 limited buying experience [bonanaples]
Apr 27, 2006 (5:48 am)
I had some similar experiences in my buying experience. Big push to unload a Highlander on me, but I wouldnt budge. Promises of we'll have one here for you in a week. I even put down $500 dollars to allocate one, then THAT never showed up as promised. The RAV4 V6 LTD's are so hot, the only way to go is to find one on a lot and go after it. I found one online on a Friday morning, then drove 4 hrs to the dealership on Monday to buy it. Well worth the trip for me to get what I wanted. I ended up paying about $1000 under MSRP. Good luck.
#447 of 4032 Re: 2006 4x4 v6 Limited $28,169 + Tax, Title, Doc Fee [scottyg1234]
Apr 27, 2006 (1:06 pm)
congrats!! the same car that i look will cost me about 30k out of the door in california bay area. where are you ? and what dealer is that... i am still waiting for 4x2 v6 basic and none of the dealers that i go have it. they only have limited and sport version or the basic 4x2 v4.
#448 of 4032 Re: 2006 4x4 v6 Limited $28,169 + Tax, Title, Doc Fee [scottyg1234]
Apr 27, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Wow!! This is a truely Awesome deal!
It is much below the invoice.
I got the same ( Minus the JBL) and paid $1200 over what you paid..! I had searched the internet and edmunds and I had gotten the deal at $490 over invoice...I am just wondering about your deal since the invoice itself would be over or almost 26K. I negotiated at 26K+ paid about 2200 In taxes and fees ( 8.75% tax).
Where are you located?
#449 of 4032 2006 RAV4 LTD 4X4 I4 - Seattle, WA
Apr 27, 2006 (5:05 pm)
We just purchased a Pacific Blue RAV4 "Limited" 4X4, 4 cylinder from Michael's Toyota in Bellevue WA. Options include JBL stereo system, Power moon roof, side and curtain airbags, mud flaps, rear bumper protector, and more. MSRP was $27187. I paid $27087 or the Costco price. Couldn't find hardly any RAV4's in the Seattle area. We really love the Limited Trim and the Pacific Blue color. What was really cool was that our actual vehicle will be in a national commercial! They were filming it yesterday just before we took delivery.
#450 of 4032 Re: 2006 4x4 v6 Limited $28,169 + Tax, Title, Doc Fee [carlover8]
Apr 27, 2006 (5:25 pm)
New York. Prestige Toyota in Ramsey, NJ.
#451 of 4032 Re: 2006 4x4 v6 Limited $28,169 + Tax, Title, Doc Fee [vmot]
Apr 27, 2006 (5:34 pm)
I am in NY too, purchased at Prestige Toyota in Ramsey, NJ. I paid exactly what I wanted to pay. It was perfect. I paid the extra $14 bucks at the consumer reports site to get the true invoice and HOLDBACK information. The CR report is line by line every option and package. I saved thousands on that $14 investment. I paid the ridiculous 8.75 NY tax too. I recommend negotiating from the dealer price not the invoice.
#452 of 4032 Re: 2006 4x4 v6 Limited $28,169 + Tax, Title, Doc Fee [wfcny]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:37 pm)
Are you saying there is a difference between the invoice and the "dealer price"? What does consumers tell you that isn't on the invoice? The invoice the dealer howed me included the holdback (about 2%). thanks.
#453 of 4032 2006 Rav4 Base 4x4
Apr 28, 2006 (7:23 am)
Just got a Natutical Blue Metalic Base 4x4. The car is from the dealer inventory and comes with options:
GY Curtain & Side Airbags
DR Roof Rack
CF Carpet Floor/Cargo Mat Set
CD Tonneau Cover
AA 17" Styled Steel Wheel
RL Daytime Running Lights
EF Rear Bumper Applique
and Portfolio Extended 6 Yr/75K warranty
MSRP without the Extended warranty is $23,764, with Edmunds invoice of $21,453.
Paid $23,284 total after all taxes, registration, and fees.
Price of the car is $19,744. This include $400 college grad rebate and dealer fees. So final cost to me is $19,344, about $2,000 under invoice. I fall for the extended warranty offer at $1,500.
I have to say that I don't particularly like Toyota interior though, I think Honda do a much better job on the interior of their cars.
#454 of 4032 Re: 2006 Rav4 Base 4x4 [bluerav]
Apr 28, 2006 (7:34 am)
Forgot to mention that the catch is I have to financed 85% through the dealer and they charge very high interest (if you go through with them you will end up pay 23K after 5 years).
I can pay off the loan after 4 months, so I plan to transfer most of the balance to my credit card with 0% APR on my first bill, and then pay off everything on my 4th bill.