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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • rav4_merav4_me Posts: 12
    FNamowicz,

    Right you are on that, dealerships are like casinos --the house always wins!

    No doubt as the inventory of 2007's increases the prices will come down accordingly. Hopefully my experience can help someone else save money as well.

    Happy RAVin'
    -Brian
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 208
    mixmanot....Isn't Longo Toyota in your neighborhood. I see from their website they have 101 RAV4s in their inventory, including a number of Limited 4WD, 6cyl vehicles. They seem to have the largest inventory of anyone in the country. I don't know anything about them or their pricing and, suprisingly, I haven't seen many folks discuss their buying experience with them. Maybe they are on other forums. I am in Oregon and would probably go to Californina rather than the East Coast to buy a RAV if the Cal. dealers were competetive with the East Coast people.
  • kalcikalci Posts: 4
    I got a quote of 21,350 + TTT for 2007 Rav4 4x2 V4. It is a very base model with no sun roof,6CD. Is this reasonable? :confuse:
  • rav4_merav4_me Posts: 12
    Kalci,

    You really have to shop a price around to see if it's any good. For all you know the next dealer might undercut it by a few hundred bucks and throw in free window tint. Check out my previous posts on OTD pricing, it takes a lot of the math out of car buying.

    Good Luck!
    -Brian
  • :cry: Brian & others: I thought all the Ravs came with window tinting. Are you talking about the front & front seat windows? I thought in California the front windows are not allowed to be tinted, yet I see quite a few SUV'S with every window tinted. Does anyone know how they get away with it? My eye's can't take a lot of sun and it sure would help? I couldn't believe those goofballs over at Subaru that don't even have window tinting as an option. They lost my business & probaly thousands of others. When you have dogs, the other tinting won't do. It's funny when you like 2 cars equally,it always comes down to some little feature one car has over the other. The Rav4 has same type of problem-you pay $25000.00 & they have no side protection along the doors. End of rant. Thanks
  • I have the 2006 RAV and the front windows did not come factory tinted. The dealership I went to automatically adds the tint and the door guards. As far as CA tint, I know at one time no tint at all was allowed, though I think it's relaxed a bit no? I know you can't go as dark as other states. Here in Nevada you can go almost limo tint.
  • I understand TMV calculation, except for one small detail. Here in Central Florida, usually the Toyota dealers add around $695 for what I deem "fluff", i.e. paint guard, sealant, underbody coating, etc. This is posted on the window sticker and of course, included in the price. When Edmunds shows, for example, that the TMV of a RAV4 is about $1,000 under MSP, do they include or EXCLUDE such dealer additions. Please understand that I am NOT talking about destination fees which are pretty typical and non-negotiable. Thanks for any info. GJC
  • Got this vehicle(2007 rav4 4 cyl, 2 drive in Dallas, TX last month, and thought to share some information. is this a good deal.

    MSRP : 21900.00
    options : 2850.00
    (which includes
    1. Multipurpose Cargo Net With Support Poles
    2. Black Roof Rails And Crossbars
    3. Daytime Running Lights
    4. Vehicle Shield Package
    5. Molded Dash Applique
    6. Nightvision Mirror Upgrade.
    7. Permavin/Glass Etch And Limited Warranty
    8. Extra Mile Aluminum Wheel Upgrade
    9. The Extra Mile Option Package A

    after few visits and bargains I got the vehicle for 1500 less on MSRP.

    that makes my deal as 20400 + 2850 + 995(Auto care premium packg) = 24205 + TTl + ++
    ON road the vehicle cost is : 26067.00.

    pls comment on the deal..
  • I finally got my 2007 Rav4 Pacific blue v6 2w Limited with 3rd row ,JBL,Moon Roof,Tow Prep,Daytime running lights,Toya Guard Protect Package for 26400 The MSRP was 28860.Total OTD 29300...
    It drives Great lot of Power for this little Baby....
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 208
    gjvfish....Edmunds obviously does not figure any dealer added "fluff" into their prices. Most dealers don't add "fluff" but some do. Edmunds has no way to produce prices for each dealer or even each region.
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 208
    rav_v4_2007.....$1500 below MSRP is a pretty good deal, expecially if you can get it from a nearby dealer. Some are finding deals for $2000+ below MSRP but I wouldn't complain to much with your deal. Just enjoy it and don't lose any sleep because a few have gotten better deals.
  • The "fluff" that you have referred to is the bogus and uselss $699 dealer option called "Toyoguard" that has been sold on Toyotas for decades. Consumer Reports say avoid it if you can. It's a waste of money. The RAV4s already have undercoating and paint sealant. The VIN etching kit can be purchased for $19.95 and some police stations will do it for free. You do get roadside assistance but go with AAA. The only way to avoid the "toyoguard" is to request a RAV4 without it. Many RAV4s in the SE region come without the "toyoguard." Most RAV4s on the lot have it and the dealer is hoping you buy fromthe lot. However you do have the option of requesting one without the "toyoguard" if you are willing to wait a few weeks.

    As far as prices, they will vary depending on options and dealer fees.If I had to doit allover again, I would insist on OTD pricing (the actual out the door price).
  • jimd4jimd4 Posts: 877
    BAD DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All fluff, no real options or engine or 4wd
  • This seems like a lot of fluff options that are bogus. The DRL is a standard option on all RAV4s. Some of the other options appear to be part of the "toyoguard" pkg. If you already purchased, no big deal. Some deals are better than others. Enjoy the ride. The RAV4 is the best SUV out there.
  • Got an '07 rav4 4wd v6 with JBL, moonroof, leather/heated seats, DRL & mats in S.Cal. Here's what I ended up paying:

    The MSRP on the car was $30,334

    Purchase price was $28,087 plus taxes and fees.
    tax: 2180.23
    tire fee: $8.75
    smog abatement fee: $12
    registration fee: $233
    electronic filing fee: $28
    documentation fee: $45

    TOTAL PAID: $30,593.98
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 208
    mixmanot...that is a very good price. Was this a special order or was it a car on their lot? Did your superior negotiating skills play a role or is this just the normal price anyone would pay? Would you care to divulge the nae of the dealer?
  • rudy13rudy13 Posts: 3
    Nautical Blue w/following options:

    Carpet Floor/Cargo Mat Set
    Roof Rack
    Tonneau Cover
    "17 Styled Steel Wheel
    Daytime Running Lights

    Cost = $22,300 OTD (tax, title, reg) and got them from $5200 up to $6000 for my '03 Elantra, an NYC car with all the wear on the body, brake system and frame you'd expect from the mean streets

    MSRP was $22,214 before tax, etc. so I saved almost $1300 over the asking price.
  • Hi rudy
    sound really good, I'm in nyc too could you tell me which dealer?????
  • rudy13rudy13 Posts: 3
    Got it in PA, outside of Philly. Just moved from NYC, away from Manhattan dealerships! (The one I bought my Elantra from dented it during an oil change and never really compensated me or fixed it....!) You might consider going out of state..
  • Hi, rudy13, Do you mind sharing the name of Philly dealer? I happen to live in metro pilly too and am looking for a rav4 base 4x4. Thanks.
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