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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#78 of 4032 need to find best deal in orlando or louisville
Apr 01, 2005 (1:23 pm)
hey there. i'm looking for a 2005 awd Rav4, with L package, mud flaps, roof rack, automatic, not sure what color yet. I live in Louisville, KY but have some strong ties down in Orlando FL. A couple of days ago, I got a quote from 'a friend' that works at a dealership in Orlando FL. Her pricing was as follows...MSRP $23,980...will sell to me for $22,000---which is $108 over their invoice of $21,891, then minus the $500 rebate.....out the door pricing, tax tags etc.....$22,400. I'm new to this, so i need help. I would like to pay at invoice or under if possible...i want to pay no more than $21,000 out the door. Am i just dreaming, or is this possible for me to achieve. I was looking at the Hyundai Tucson's, but i've seen a lot of negative feedback on them, and now i definitely want to go with the Toyota Rav4---I just need to find that deal.
#79 of 4032 Re: 2005 RAV4 AWD auto [jbrower]
Apr 07, 2005 (12:36 pm)
I sent emails to about 15 Toyota dealerships in DC metro area(Maryland, DC, and Virginia), but, I realized that other dealers could not beat the Darcars.
Sometimes, there was a special deal at the end of the month.
When I contacted 355 and Silver Spring Toyota by email, I received 200 coupon at the end of the month.
(I don't like this color, it's too hot in summer. but the same options.)
Search their inventory, and good luck!
#80 of 4032 Re: need to find best deal in orlando or louisville [heyunclej]
May 09, 2005 (4:06 pm)
Two questions . . . whoch dealership in Orlando are you referring to?
More complicated question. Since you appear to be a resident of Kentucky . . . how do you buy a car in Florida and get Kentucky tags on it and pay Kentucky taxes, etc. I live in Florida and I would like to buy a car in California since I will be visiting there for about 12 weeks and then would drive back to Florida. How do I make this hapopen in a way that I get Florida tags on the car and avoid paying fees, taxes, etc in two states?
#81 of 4032 Re: need to find best deal in orlando or louisville [g8rluva]
May 11, 2005 (7:32 am)
Buy the car in CA, it will come with a 30 day tag, when you get to FL go to AAA or anotory and pay sales tax and plate fee on car. You shoiuld not have to pay CA sales tax. I buy my cars in OHIO and im from PA... Hope this helps but call dealer in CA so your on the same page.
#82 of 4032 Re: 2005 RAV4 AWD auto [abies]
May 16, 2005 (9:05 am)
thank you SOOOOO much, you saved me 1700. This past weekend we drove from Connecticut to Mariland to Darcars dealership in Silver Spring to get a 4wd Rav4 with option package D as configured on Toyota Web site (which is basically: L package, side airbags, keyless entry, allow wheels, Roof rack, mud flaps, and some other stuff).
Darcars web price was 20,907 (invoice 22407, msrp 24385). So just like that for 1500 under invoice!!! Local dealers were making fun of me, they said this price was impossible. The closest price locally was 22608.
I half expected some kind of bait and switch or someother screwup that would have cost me the deal. But the entire experience was PERFECT. They gave me the VIN # over the phone, no deposit, just come down and buy the car. I even called TOYOTA to verify that the VIN of the car had all the package options they advertised, they confirmed that fact. Car was already prepped by the time we arrive (per agreement), so I signed all the necessary papers and that was it. To top it off they are open on sunday, none of the CT dealers are usually open. We did not pay tax or registration, just Doc fee (100) and Temporary Registration ($15) which is good for 60 days.
The only downside to the deal was the long drive.
This forum RULEZ
#83 of 4032 Toyota Holdback
May 26, 2005 (10:46 am)
I'm looking to buy a RAV 4 and live in Florida. Every website says Toyota's holdback is 2% but may differ in the south. Does anyone know what the actual holdback is in Florida?
#84 of 4032 1300 Under Invoice
May 31, 2005 (4:55 am)
400 under invoice + 900 in rebates + tax, tag and doc stamps. Not to shabby.
#85 of 4032 Re: 1300 Under Invoice [whtwndr]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:16 pm)
how do you guys get rebate? I cannot find it on this website.
Is it from Toyota? or dealers?
#86 of 4032 Re: 1300 Under Invoice [wkf2000]
Jun 03, 2005 (8:46 am)
in my recent purchase, the rebate was not a mail-in type rebate. Its basically customer cash-back, which means that they subtracted this amount from the purchase price. FYI, in few states including MD, you would pay tax on the amount before rebate.
#87 of 4032 Re: 1300 Under Invoice [wkf2000]
Jun 06, 2005 (7:45 am)
Go to Edmunds main page, search for your car, and click 'incentives'. When I bought mine the RAV-4 had 500 customer cash and an extra 400 for college grads (The college grad cash is now gone)">link title. Rebates come from the manufacturer, the lender (as with Southeast Toyota), or (rarely) the dealer. Know who is providing the rebate, but don't discuss ANY rebates until you've agreed on a price. Dealers love to quote you a great price based solely on a rebate you qualify for. It doesn't effect the dealer's bottom line if you qualify for a lender's rebate so they don't have a right to take it from you or take credit for it in their price. Remember their profit is realized BEFORE the rebates get subtracted.