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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#773 of 3968 RAV 4x4 V6 Ltd (no 3rd row seat) Price Tag
Aug 06, 2006 (8:17 am)
Just bought a red Rav4 4x4 V6 (no 3rd seat) in the metro Chicago area on July 31, 2006. I waited 3 months for dealer to find the options and color I wanted:
Base vehicle #4453A $23,540
Options: EJ, GY, HD, LA, RL, SR, TO, CF $3020 (these options are packaged for the Midwest and you can't get anything different unless you special order)
Delivery fee $605
Toyota Dealer Association (TDA)fee $455
Gas Charge $10
Got mudguards thrown in at no additional charge and 2 free oil changes
Dealer offered me a $4,500 for my 1999 Camry XLE V6 loaded with all the options available in 1999 so I sold the car myself for more than double the dealer's low trade-in offer
I paid $150 over dealer cost for a total of $27,780. I tried to negotiate the TDA down a little but no go here. A RAV V6 with the options above is hard to get in Illinois. I would not pay anything over invoice for a 2006 RAV for the rest of the year since the new '07 RAVs will be out in November. I think I got a reasonable deal for a end of the year car.
#774 of 3968 Re: Was this a good price ? [eros]
Aug 06, 2006 (8:57 am)
After matching up the option codes on the Dealer Order sheet with an Edmunds 'pricing with options' the result shows the TMV, 'What Others Are Paying' as, $ 22,519.
According to Edmunds, the MSRP and the Invoice prices with selected options was; $23,674 and $21,453, The TMV, Others Paying: $22,519.
Originally I 'built' my Rav on the Toyota site and sent, requested and internet quote, with the dealer. The sent back their online quote as $22,798.
I asked to have the price down to $22,500 to make the deal.
I hope this is good.
What do others think?
#775 of 3968 Re: Deals I got so far in Los Angeles. Good Deal? [mscherry]
Aug 06, 2006 (8:58 am)
Seems like all the low price dealers, e.g., Fitzgeralds Auto Mall, are on the east coast. Aren't there any dealers out west who offer prices near invoice without a lot of haggle?
#776 of 3968 Re: Was this a good price ? [jorgeorge]
Aug 06, 2006 (1:56 pm)
jorge, you can ask the dealer for their exact invoice price. If it approximates the Edmunds quote of $21,453, then I wouldn't pay any more than that for a 2006. $22,500 is just too much. JMHO. In Boston, you could buy it for $21,100.
#777 of 3968 S. Cali - Power Toyota - RAV4 Sport 4x2 V6 - Flint Mica
Aug 06, 2006 (7:17 pm)
Here in southern california, I m getting the out-the-door for RAV4 Sport 4x2 V6 - Flint Mica at $27000 (with manualfacture suggested options - pwr moonroof, side airbags, 6-cd changer, matts..), is it a good deal? I m thinking to get the price down to 26000 out-the-door.
anyone has ideas?
BTW, why V6-SUVs come out the factory have to have those manualfaturer suggested options? why dont we have just the
standard featured ones?
#778 of 3968 Watch out for King Toyota In Deerfield Florida I paid
Aug 06, 2006 (7:37 pm)
around $26800 for a 2WD V6 Sport with Moon Roof and JBL Sound, Air Bags, and mats and tunno cover. They however also sold me about $2100.00 in exteneded warranty and maint and GAP insurance. I was also lied about on the dealers cost as compared to Edmunds. Plus another $550.00 in Dealer Prep. It was a hastle cancelling the "extra" agreements and still working on GAP insurance.
#779 of 3968 Invoice and Destination fee?
Aug 06, 2006 (10:41 pm)
Does the invoice that you are talking include destination fee ($605)?
#780 of 3968 Longo Toyota, El Monte, CA
Aug 07, 2006 (12:40 am)
FWD V6 LTD Barcelona Red
leather, sunroof, side airbags, JBL, dealer installed Sirius Satellite Radio, which includes 9 mos. membership (I think this is "free" on all the models they sell, but I'm not 100% sure), floormats, tonneau cover, daytime running lights.
$28,200 plus tax & license
Only got $16,500 (below Blue Book) for 2004 Mazda RX-8 trade-in, but considering the problems we were having with that car, we were just happy to be rid of it!
Good buying experience...only dealt with one salesman the entire time we were there (about 4 hours).
Great selection of vehicles. Longo is the largest Toyota dealership in the U.S. (in terms of sheer physical size, I felt like I was in a Costco Warehouse)
The dealership had a host of amenities which made it seem more like a luxury car dealer than a Toyota dealer...in addition to a huge service department, the dealership houses a AAA office, Rent-a-Car Company (can't remember which one), Subway sandwich shop, computer room and a fully functioning Starbucks in the service waiting area.
#781 of 3968 Re: S. Cali - Power Toyota - RAV4 Sport 4x2 V6 - Flint Mica [jasondo]
Aug 07, 2006 (4:43 am)
No, a good deal would be $25000
#782 of 3968 Re: S. Cali - Power Toyota - RAV4 Sport 4x2 V6 - Flint Mica [jasondo]
Aug 07, 2006 (4:47 am)
Well Jason, with Toyota, you don't get to pick what you want. The regional districts decide what options they will bring in on cars so most have a fixed set of things. I guess that what the regional thinks is the way most people would want them. For example in NY you cannot buy a Sport with side bags but in the NJ/MD/PA region you can.