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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#63 of 4032 Re: I have a RAV4 [myrav4toy]
Oct 19, 2004 (5:26 pm)
I HAD A VERY NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE TODAY AT BRONX TOYOTA. I AM ALSO SHOPPING FOR A RAV 4. I WENT TO THE DEALER LAST WEEK AND SAW THE RAV 4 THAT I WANT. IT IS THE 2004 AND IS THE BASE MODEL. BEFORE I MADE AN OFFER I RESEARCHED ON EDMUNDS.COM AND FOUND THAT THE INVOICE PRICE FOR THE 2005 MODEL IS 18,151.00. WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE DEALER HE WANTED TO SELL ME THE 2004 RAV4 FOR 19500 WHICH HE CLAIMED WAS INVOICE PRICE. I TOLD HIM THAT THIS WAS TOO MUCH AND SHOWED HIM THE RESEARCH THAT I HAD DONE. I QUESTIONED THE FACT THAT THE RESEARCH THAT I DID WAS ON THE 2005 AND THE INVOICE WAS CHEAPER ON THAT THAN ON THE DEAL HE WAS GIVING ME ON THE 2004. IT TURNED OUT THAT HE GOT SO FUSTRATED THAT HE BASICALLY TOLD ME TO GO FIND ANOTHER DEALER AND I LEFT. I TOLD HIM THAT I DID NOT WANT TO PAY MORE THAN 300.00 A MTH WITH NO MONEY DOWN. HE SAID THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE AND THAT I HAD TO LOOK AT ANOTHER CAR. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO FOR THE NEXT TIME.
Oct 20, 2004 (3:01 am)
The dealer should show you the invoice to back up his claim. If he will not show you you should walk.
#65 of 4032 Re: I have a RAV4 [lizzie1]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2004 (5:55 am)
$300 a month is not impossible, but you must realize that this could stretch your payments to 6 or 7 years. Unless you plan to keep the vehicle til it's nearly paid off, that could put you in a bad situation.
I just used Edmunds.com's Loan Calculator, and input the invoice price of $18,151. I put $0 for the tax, and for 60 months, came up with $349/month. Even at a 0% financing rate, it's $307/month. At that price, there's no way to go below $300/month without extending financing out to at least 72 months.
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#66 of 4032 Re: I have a RAV4 [kirstie_h]
Oct 21, 2004 (6:22 am)
This forum makes me happy I don't sell cars for a living. $300 a month doesn't buy much anymore, perhaps a lease would help
#68 of 4032 Re: Deal offered [crh]
Dec 11, 2004 (12:51 pm)
I'm way too new at this. How do you buy on the internet? How long does that take? What else do I need to know to buy this way?
#70 of 4032 2005 RAV4 AWD auto
Dec 13, 2004 (2:16 pm)
Actually, I tried to buy a CR-V. but it has engine fire problem.
I've got a lot of help from the CR-V forum, so I post this info for the future buyer.
2005 RAV4 AWD auto.
,PG,AW(alloy wheels),RF,MA,SP(Sport Package),DK
No incentive from the factory.
The dealer offered 4.3% APR with Gap, but I rejected it because they used a tricky loan calculator program. The monthly payment he showed was different from the amount I precalculated. When he used the back button, he showed what I expected. Why did he push the enter key one more? I could't believe them, so I brought the credit union check(3.9% APR) the next day.
I think July or August deal was better than this deal because there was $750 factory rebate at that time.
It was an internet deal and good experience.
#71 of 4032 2005 RAV4 awd auto
Mar 09, 2005 (7:56 pm)
just bought a 05 rav4 awd with basic options
exhaust tip by valor
took the $500 march rebate and dealer 4.9% apr for 36 months
paid $19,500 + TTL
you think that is still too high?
Mar 21, 2005 (3:49 pm)
hi. Id like to know which dealer in central MA would be a good place for the 05 Rav4. and how much would be a good price for the basic package?