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#186 of 823 2006 Rav4 4x4 V6 Limited Purchase
Aug 06, 2006 (7:58 am)
Just bought a red Rav4 4x4 V6 (no 3rd seat) in the metro Chicago area:
Base vehicle #4453A $23,540
Options: EJ, GY, HD, LA, RL, SR, TO, CF $3020
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 RAVs will be out in November. I waited for 3 months for the dealer to locate a red RAV V6 with leather and I think I got a reasonable deal.
#187 of 823 Are Toyota's 'Extended Warranties' worth it?
Aug 06, 2006 (9:05 am)
Is it worth getting the extended Toyota warranties?
#188 of 823 Re: Are Toyota's 'Extended Warranties' worth it? [jorgeorge]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 06, 2006 (9:11 am)
There's lots of reading material in the Extended Warranties discussion you may want to skim while waiting for responses in here.
#189 of 823 Re: Are Toyota's 'Extended Warranties' worth it? [steve_]
Aug 06, 2006 (9:17 am)
didn't know there was one
#190 of 823 Re: Droning noise possible fix [xtek3]
Aug 06, 2006 (10:15 pm)
I will definitely keep you posted re the possible droning noise fix. I'm hoping the dealer calls me sometime this coming week to let me know that the new fuel pump is in so I can take the car in to hopefully get rid of this awful noise! I will let you know if that does the trick - and also if it does not solve the problem. Hopefully it will as I would hate to have this drag on for another 3 months while Toyota goes back to the drawing board.
#193 of 823 Gas Pedal resistance (or lack there of)
Aug 09, 2006 (4:07 pm)
In other cars (like my Maxima) I'm use to resting my foot on the gas pedal and having to press on it to accelerate (duh!). However I can't "rest" my foot on my 2006 RAV4 gas pedal because it provides little resistance and the pedal is too easily depressed. I have to restrain my foot from pushing down on it! Does anyone else have the same problem and is there a way to adjust the tension of the gas pedal?
#194 of 823 Tailgate configuration
Aug 10, 2006 (11:21 am)
How many RAV4 owners have found the tailgate configuration to be a problem? It seems to me that in close quarters like dropping visiting dignitaries off at the airport, it would be a hassle. Wouldn't the opposite side opening have been better for use in the US? Does the new proposed liftgate configuration for the 2007 CRV give Honda a better setup in this regard? Sorry if this discussion has already been beaten to death. I'm newly interested in purchase of a smaller AWD SUV in 2007, and I haven't previously looked at the CRV or RAV4. Thanks. Ralph
#195 of 823 Re: Tailgate configuration [ralph9]
Aug 10, 2006 (2:14 pm)
Well it might be a little more convient but it is not built that way so it is a question of how often you load at curb side I guess. For me that would be like 2% of my use so it is not a problem. I also wish the rear window went down for that occassional long item but Mama Toyota said no. I don't see that part of the RAV4 changing anytime soon.