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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • kriebebwkriebebw Posts: 26

    Thanks for your comments on the dealer profitablility issue. You seemed to confirm my thoughts in that it is vague to understand what is a 'fair' profit for a dealer. I do agree it is about supply and demand on the 'hot' cars and that is where these guys can makea bunch of $$$. I don't believe the Rav4 is in that 'hot' vehicle category. For us near-term buyers, I'm thinking that in our present bad economic times the dealers might be more willing and flexible to make a sale. I guess I will find out in time. BTW, I've been looking for an explanation as to the 'TDA' acronym used in prior posts (2156 from heartgod & 2154 from robomacro). Any idea?
  • kriebebwkriebebw Posts: 26

    I've been looking for an explanation as to the 'TDA' acronym used in prior posts as well as this post. Can you tell me what this terms stands for?

  • robomacrorobomacro Posts: 7
    Toyota Dealer Advertising. It is the fee that toyota charges for all dealers in WA.
  • mumtazmumtaz Posts: 1
    Have you considered aftermarket reupholstering? Very popular in this area. Good quality leatherwork without all the leather options package cost. Much, much cheaper than buying leather. Had my Toyota reupholstered in leather two years ago and it still looks great. Ask your dealer about it. Most have this option but you have to ask.
  • toddcttoddct Posts: 1
    I was able to get the dealer down to $26k out the door, including destination, taxes, registration, and the 'document processing' fee that everyone in CT seems to charge (base price incl. destination to $23978, plus $399 doc fee, plus tax, plus registration). Did I get a good deal?? They of course started me at the MSRP, but thanks to edmunds I felt reasonably confident giving them an ultimatum at $26k all in. They claimed to have to sell the car $400 under their cost, but I'm sure that's BS. I just want to be sure that I didn't do something stupid... Thanks!!
  • onekplonekpl Posts: 1
    Just paid $20.995 for my base 4wd everglade metallic + title, sales tax, and some minor fees. Overall I think I did good. Managed to get everything done in one day. Will have the car on monday. - NY/CT - fairfield county
  • geobeegeobee Posts: 2
    I'm in California too and am just starting to look into a Rav4 base with third row. What was your invoice price? $1000 rebate is until 7/31 right? Sounds like a good deal, but I can let you know what I find as I continue to look into it...Would appreciate knowing the invoice price you were given though. Thanks!
  • tilak_ytilak_y Posts: 1
    OTD price for RAV4 Base 4x4 with 3rd row in Oregon is 24100+218= 24318(TTL).
    I like the color. Is there any $1000 discount there on this 2008 RAV4?
    If so, I had paid little higher. But I have added 3rd row, roof rack, DRL, floor mats, Rear bumper applique, mud guards and 17" Alloy wheels. Is this a good price?
    Now I'm looking for Bumper-to-Bumper warranty.
  • obssessobssess Posts: 6
    Was wondering if anyone has had any recent buying experience in the DFW area. I have been quoted $23,900 for a Base V6 with Towing Pkg,Xtra Mile Pkg B, Alarm system, and vehicle shield pkg. This price is after the $500 rebate.
  • obssessobssess Posts: 6
    Can anyone tell me how I can get the invoice price on the Xtra Mile Option Packages. I purchased the report from CR but it does not show that as one of the options. Most of the Ravs I have looked at have it and I am trying to figure out what I should pay for the vehicle. Any help would be appreciated.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    KBB shows the invoice as $831.00 on option B.
  • obssessobssess Posts: 6
    Thanks for the help. In your opinion, does 23,900 sound like a good deal for an '08 Base V6 with daytime running lights, tow pkg, vehicle shield and alarm system?
  • irismgirismg Posts: 345
    I'd like an opinion. Would it be worthwhile to pay about $19.5K USD for a 2005 RAV4 (the cute one) with low mileage and power windows? Or would that be a bit much for a 4-year-old?
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Invoice goes for $22,760.00 for that setup however since we live in the gulf state region we get hit with additional fees that raise the price. Book value shows $23,892.00 for this region. Be careful of any added fees such as holdback or a high document charge.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    I'd say that's kind of high, I've seen an 05 Rav4 with 26,000 miles in my area for $16,991 from a dealer so hope that helps.
  • I would like to thank Edmunds and this forum for playing a big role in helping me purchase my car.
    Since I have gain much from this forum, I will give as much I as could to repay back.
    Bought my RAV4 2WD Limited I4 in Houston at $500 below invoice including the $500 rebate. 23.8k + TTL. Included special color "Blizzard Pearl", Sound Shield, Carpet, DRL and Molded Dash Applique.
    I'm happy to say that I'm a proud owner of my new RAV4.
  • mshastrymshastry Posts: 2
    Thats indeed a great deal. I am also from Houston and not able to get a good deal like you. Could you let me know the car salesman and dealership you worked with so I can also try a deal similar to yours.
  • I got it from Sterling McCall up at Highway 59. Any salesperson in there will offer you at $300 below invoice (including the $500 rebate). The last $200 was not easy negotiation though. I don't think I'm suppose to provide you the salesperson's name in here but if you're interested, you can drop me an email.
  • mshastrymshastry Posts: 2
    Thanks for all the info. I live close by so I will go in this weekend and try my luck. If I have difficulty get the deal I will then try getting the salesperson's name.

    By the way what were the extra charges(TTL etc) that you ended up paying.
  • I'm thinking of selling my 07 Rav once I get the title, which should be in the next month or so, just paid it off. I want to just drive my old bug now and save some money. I'm in the Los Angeles area if anyone's interested, it has only 6K. :blush:
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