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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I was able to track down the Fitzgerald website through Yahoo search. Prices do look attractive but wondering if there is manufacturer to dealer incentives hidden in the internet pricing. Also, do you know if there is add-ons for document fees? Obviously, tax & title are extra but I believe I read in earlier post that they provided a $99 credit and charged $15 for a temp tag for out of state purchases. May have to check them out if there willing to find a specific vehicle for me as there present inventory does not show my RAV of interest. Also noted that they had a few 2009's in their inventory. First dealership that I came across that had 2009's and these were advertised at $100 below invoice.
  • Click on this link. I have gained a lot of knowledge here, and have gotten a local dealer who started at $29,455 down to $28,200 and I told him I would get back to him .

    Go to their new cars and fill out what type of Rav you want
    They list MSRP, INVOICE, VIN #s etc. I have gone to site 4 times today
  • I was just offered $500 cash back in Long Island City New York zip code 11372 10028 etc
  • Was your $99 processing fee part of Fitzgerald's posted internet price or was that an additional line item? Anything happen in the last few days to change your opinion for dealing w/ Fitzgerald's. Only thing I would like to find out is if their internet pricing included any manufacturer to customer rebates or manufacturer to dealer incentives.
  • Just go to Toyota's website and select shopping tool/local specials..and type in your zipcode. Your zipcode states $500 cashback, and it looks like 0% for 36 months..they can be combined now?
  • Friggan NY again....it's another world up there!! Now you are talking Mazda..that's $4000 under MRSP if I am reading your numbers right. Why do you say $800 less than what you are getting locally? If you can wait until October..you will be able to get them for even less..maybe? But you are going to lose your choices of color and features, because people will be buying them quickly with the deals availible..and you might lose some incentives like financing and cashback. I am sure the prices they are quoting you include cash back deals. But who cares? You want the vehicle at the best possible price.

    I would make sure the car that they are quoting is on the up and up. Man..that sounds good so far!

    I
  • kreibebw - No you cant combine cashback and 0% financing; I went to a dealer and the incentives sheet read one "OR" the other.

    I have been negotiating over email for

    2008 v6 4x4 Limited
    3rd row seat
    JBL spkr + Bluetooth
    Sunroof

    tagged along - Tow prep and alloy wheels

    The best I could come up with was $17890 + TTL. I am still in the process and will post as I have an update. This is Seattle area by the way.
  • I say $800 less ( $810) to be exact, because at Fitzgerald world I can get the car for $27,390 while the New York dealer gave me his last best price as $28,200.

    Fitzgerald is $810 cheaper that that price.

    But I also realize that this same local dealer, that is now willing to sell me the car for $28,200 , gave me his best offer 3 days ago as $29,554. So I succeeded in getting his best price down by $1354 just from what I learned in this forum.
    And I aint done yet LOL :)
  • Is that a typo? Do you mean $27,890 for a Limited
  • oops sorry. Yeah meant $27890 + TTL
  • Too bad..I'd fly to Seattle in a heartbeat... ;)
  • Rupter can you please put a hyperlink here for the site where I can get the 2208 Invoice. I had it bookmarked I thought , but I can not find it for the life of me.
    Remember you got it for me yesterday. Then I got it myself and now I cant find the site to do it again with different options .
    Do all you guys know, that the longer a dealer has a car, the lower the selling price becomes.I do not know if that lowers the invoice also? Something like that reverse thinking by dealers? :)
    TIA
  • Sure Mazda, here it is. If this is not what you are looking for, let me know. Just add all your options. Mudguards will not be on there. Like I stated earlier..don't pay more than $50.00 for those.

    http://www.edmunds.com/new/2008/toyota/rav4/100920113/prices.html

    The invoice price is not going to change no matter how long the dealer has the car. What will change is the depreciation of the car as it gets older. Once the 09's come out the depreciation of the car is going to be more.
  • Came across this during my search. Anyone near VA looking for RAV4 should check this dealer out. They seem to have crazy prices.

    Here is one example:

    http://www.ourismanfairfaxtoyota.com/profile.asp?VIN=JTMBD31V686088280
  • Nice post kernel. They certainly do have some nice prices advertised there!
  • **excludes State taxes, tags and processing fee of $369. New vehicles are plus Delivery & Handling Fee (Freight), $660/720 for cars and $685/750 for Vans, Trucks & SUV's.
    Add that too the $26,960.00 ( of a comparably equipped Rav 4 V6 Limited )and I think my Fitzgerald World offer of $27,390 is better.Even if its just the delivery fee of $750 added it comes to $27,710 .
    I am almost certain Fitz said no delivery fees etc . I do not know about processing fees.
    I will call Fitz tomorrow and make sure there online price includes all those things ,like they say on their site.

    But as usual they more info we have the better off we are . :)
  • I did not look into the fine print on their site mazda..good work.

    So they have a separate delivery fee? And it's not the destination charge?

    I'll tell you..you gotta be really careful with these dealers. If someone is going to purchase a car a long way from home, I would recommend that they get the dealer to fax the deal on paper to them with the total price of everything involved down to the penny. This way you would know up front, before making that long drive only to discover hidden charges when you get there. If they won't do this, then something is amiss.
  • osagiosagi Posts: 15
    Kernelpanic
    Can you provide the dealer name and email me the rep that you're dealing with? I'm from Bellingham and the local dealer is offering $28,500 on a V6 Awd, Limited trim.
    Options include:
    * DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
    * JBL IN-DASH 6-CD PREMIUM AUDIO
    * LEATHER SEAT PACKAGE
    * MOONROOF
    * MUDGUARDS (PIO)
    * SEAT HEATER
    * TOWING PACKAGE
    and I think dealer doc fees are extras.
    Thanks.
  • In the market for a new RAV4. Love the Limited 4x4 AWD. Dealer won't budge below 29,600 ( Including TTL ). This has full leather package, heated seats, Moonroof, climate control and 6CD changer.
    Is this is a good deal or should I wait it out for a month or so for the '09's ??
    I'm in 06460
  • [This post applies to 2008s (not 2009s).]

    I know this may be an unpopular post but....

    I don't think people should be getting RAV4s right now, especially 6cyl 4WDs.

    I really researched small vs. mid size 6cyl AWD/4WD SUVs, and while I think RAV4s may have the best offerings for the small SUV, especially the great gas mileage, Toyota is just charging too much -- only $2000-4000 off MSRP on a typically $25-35K MSRP 6cyl 4WD model.

    Sticking to reliable, reasonabley priced Japanese makes -- Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, not Acura, Lexus, Infiniti -- I came to the following conclusion:

    If you really want a 7 passenger car, get a CX-9 -- with $7000-$10000 off a typically $30-40K MSRP AWD model. (plus the 3rd row is a real third row) (A Honda Pilot has good deals now, too.)

    If you only want a 5 passenger car, get an Xterra -- with $6000-$9000 off a typically $25-35K MSRP 4WD model. (plus you can go off-road if need be.)

    I know these aren't usually considered comparisons to the RAV4, but I think my conclusions are still valid. in particular, the typical comparisions to the RAV4 have their own problems -- CRV and Elements also have no real discounts and because they are 4cyl only, they are woefully underpowered.

    Again, I know the gas on the RAV4 is going to run something like $400-600/year less than a CX-9 or Xterra, but in 5 years, that is still just $2000-3000, not enough to justify the less-than-generous discounts on the RAV4. (I guess if you are going to keep the car for 7-10 years it may make sense????)

    anyway, I decided I wanted a true 7 passenger car, so I got a CX-9. ($7.5K off $36K MSRP, and i think i may have been able to get another $1K off if I had negotiated a bit longer and was not worried about the specific model i wanted getting taken.)

    also, if you get an Xterra, make sure to get the optional rear airbags, you save people and save money on insurance.

    best
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