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Toyota RAV4, SUV
#862 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Special Order for Certain Colors? [cjosephson]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:48 am)
Well you realy don't give enough info to know. Is it a 4 or v6 and is it AWD or FWD model? Also what is on it.
It looks like the last of the 2006 models get delivered this week and some 2007 are coming in. Teh 2007 prices are almost identical to 2006 once you factor in that side curtain bags are standard on 2007. The only thing that went up really is the JBL stereo by about $300 due to Sirus and Bluetooth compatiblity.
Since you don't say much about what your buying, it is hard to say if $23,000 is good. But I would say if you can get a Limited 2007 now for $500 over invoice your doing well. You can find the exact invoice prices for every model and option here on Edmunds. You can see typical good prices for 2006 and 2007s at www.fitzmall.com.
In general Limited are hard to get. V6 AWC Limited are very hard to get and with leather, almost impossible. I think they are raising production amounts of Limited and V6 for 2007. You can see lots of RAV4s coming in if you go to Toyota web site and do a "build and price" using zip 34423.
In simple terms MSRP less $2000 is in the ballpark of a good price I think for a loaded RAV4. You do not really "special order" a Toyota. You tell the dealer what you like and if that configuration is set for your region he tries to get one allocated to him to sell to you. If he cannot get one via allocation, he tries to trade for one with an ohter dealer. If the detail configuration you want is not set for your region, you never get it! For example, in 2006 you could not get a Sport with side curtain bags in NY even though they are listed as an option.
Since 2007s are not really here for another week or two the posted prices are likely to come down sharply in a month. But you got a good markeup price already it seems.
#863 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Special Order for Certain Colors? [jimd4]
Aug 30, 2006 (7:04 am)
Thanks for the feedback! I ordered a 4 cylinder in the limited. You're right, the 07s have the side bags standard. The dealer printed me an invoice from "their" computer and it was about $500 more than what I found in Consumer Reports. I'm not going to haggle over $500, you know what I mean. What's the difference when youíre spending over $20,000 for a new car. They told me that the majority of the new 07 "limiteds" come with the upgraded JBL stereo system, satellite radio and "bluetooth" capabilities and mine will be equiped with these features. These are not considered "standard" but that's what I'm getting in the package. I told them I didn't want to pay for the Toyo group ($699). I think I'm getting it "thrown-in" the deal. Do you really need that extra undercoating and the vin etched in the window? Floor mats are iffy. I might get lucky and they will throw those in also.
My wife had to have the electronic seats (only on the limted)more than anything. I admit, the limited has alot of nice upgrades and is not much more costly than the base model. She also wanted a specific color which resulted in the special order for the "nautical blue" in the limited edition.
I also wanted the 4 cyl for fuel economy. We live in Florida and don't have hills to clime and we don't plan on towing anything.I thought the 4 was peppy enough and got me in and out of traffic and on the interstate with out fanfare.
Actually, the delay in taking delivery of the RAV4 is a good thing since it gives me time to sell her car privately. You never get what the car is worth in a trade! I also wanted to take a look at the redesigned Honda CRV. If it knocks my socks off, I my tell Toyota to take a hike! More than likely, Iíll stick with the RAV4. Toyotas have the greatest fuel economy, resale value, and reliability. The RAV4 is all fun to drive!
If you have any other thoughts, please respond.
Chuck from Florida
#864 of 4032 300 over invoice
Aug 30, 2006 (9:57 am)
We are looking for a RAV4 sport 4-cyl. I've contacted quite a few dealers and the best price I can find is 300 over invoice. One dealer did not have the 06 in the color we wanted, but had just got in an 07. He finally agreed to give us the 07 at 300 over invoice.
What do you think, is that the best price I will be able to get? We had planned to buy the car tomorrow.
In june I bought a v6 Ford Mustang at 500 under invoice so I was hoping to get the RAV4 under invoice not over.
I live in the San Francisco Bay area.
#865 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [diana3111]
Aug 30, 2006 (10:31 am)
Please read my comments regarding color selection. RAV4s are hard to get if you are looking for a specific color and trim. I needed the blue in a "limited". My wife insisted on electronic adjustable seats which are only available in the limited. The best I could do is $500 over invoice and will have to wait 30-60 days until the 07 in my color and trim is available. Your deal sounds reasonable. When you spend 23,000 for a new car, I don't see the sense of haggling over a couple of hundred dollars. The 07 has more standard equipment so it all works out in the long run. If you don't mind getting a base model and color is not an issue, you might get a better deal.
Chuck from FL
#866 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [cjosephson]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I'd always heard that car manufacturer "family plans" are not really great deals -- that you could get to the same number with a little haggling. But, with an in-demand vehicle as the 06-07 RAV4, I may have to take advantage of this price:
2007 RAV4 LTD 4x4 V6
Dealer Price = $23,249.00
Delivery Allowance Program Adjustment = -$264.00
Calculated Base Cost = $22,985.00
..what do you think?
#867 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [diana3111]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:39 pm)
For an 07 that is a good price for the next few months I would guess. If you could find a 2006 you might get it undr invoice by a few hundred. But may not be worth it if want to seel in 3 yrs or something due to being "last years model" in a way.
#868 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [anolin]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:41 pm)
Someone is fibbing if you are "buying" a RAV4 V6 limited for that price unless it totally stripped which is unusual
#869 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [jimd4]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Again, this is under the "Associates/Family Purchase" plan. Still too good to be true?
#870 of 4032 Re: RAV4 Special Order for Certain Colors? [cjosephson]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Just check the RAV4 Spec sheet. I know in 2006, only the driver seat was power in Limited.
#871 of 4032 Re: 300 over invoice [anolin]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:44 pm)
if you can get it for that price, buy it!