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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • tamyra2tamyra2 Posts: 4
    Thanks for the info Ken. I graduated from college within the last 24 months, however I didn't want to finance through TFS because the rate they were offering me was 8%. So I financed through my credit union at 2.9% for 36 months. I didn't think of initially financing with TFS and then refinancing.
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    You're welcome. When did you purchase your vehicle. If it was in the last day or two, they may still be able to set that up for you. I'm sure you're going to enjoy the new RAV regardless.

  • tamyra2tamyra2 Posts: 4
    I purchased it last Saturday, July 23rd. However, just today I signed the loan paperwork at my credit union and received check to give to dealer.
  • debora2debora2 Posts: 3
    I am getting worse quotes in the Atlanta area-higher than Edmunds.
    I am asking for 2005 Rav 4 with roof rack, and hitch only-no packages and getting between 20,900 and 21,600. Also, they told me the JBL speakers don't really exist and the salesperson would not come down. Out of frustration I added the "L"
    package without leather and got quotes for over 23,000. I have walked out of two negotiations. Anybody with experience in the South?
  • I have never seen a RAV4 with a hitch. I did not think they had any towing ability. Maybe if it's a 2 wheel drive, but those prices seem very high for a 2 wheel drive. I have seen advertising for 2 wheel drive for as low as $17,500 in NYC area. Try and check out their weekly ad.
  • boatsboats Posts: 19
    I think its rated for towing at around 1500 lbs - so you could tow a motorcycle trailer or something small like that... Anybody have any ideas what I should offer for a 4WD with keyless entry, roof rack, privacy glass and alarm? I've got such divergent figures - most notably, the Toyota website vs. the car's window sticker... Edmunds reflects the website figures (and, CarsDirect too, I think)... Window stickers are running about $600 more! YIKES!
  • debora2debora2 Posts: 3
    The hitch is mostly for adding a unit to hold bikes. But thank you, I will look on the website
  • debora2debora2 Posts: 3
    If you get any good figures let me know!!!
  • boatsboats Posts: 19
    I did actually figure out where the difference in price was - $900 wheels! I don't know why I didn't notice it, but I didn't. I'm hoping because they fall in the realm of "accessory", I can get the dealer to switch them out for the standard wheels... Deducting that, the price seems more reasonable with the invoice price - including floor mats - at $20,621. I wonder if anybody gets below invoice in So. Cal.? I sure could use it! :shades:
  • boatsboats Posts: 19
    try - it seems like they have hitches for just about any kind of car (brother bought one for his Camry there recently)
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    I got a message from a dealer saying that there's a $500 cash back through the end of August. Combine that with the $300 price hike on the 1st and most quotes should be about $200 less than last month or $500 if the car that stickered with last month's MSRP.
  • boatsboats Posts: 19
    I've decided on a Mazda 6 wagon instead of the RAV4, but I did find that Longo Toyota (So Cal) was very good about providing online quotes and the prices were quite good - not fire sale prices, but good selection and a price I would have been willing to pay... also can't find any complaints about the dealership - amazing for a Toyota dealership! (it is a world of difference with most of the Mazda dealers - significantly less crazy)
  • slr9589slr9589 Posts: 121
    i bought 5 spd,2wd,everglade green in the houston,tx area for 18, was a bare bones model and only came with rugs and storage shield..
    i love the car and had driven CRV,Scion XB,Element, and Equinox...the most features for the buck was hands down the RAV4.
    I traded out of a GMC sierra 1500 hd,crrew cab ...
  • I have a few new 2005 RAV4s that need a good home. I am overstocked and need to move them. I will sell them for $1 over dealer invoice and I have $1000 rebate on them until 8-31-05. These RAV4s are in central Illinois. They are equipped with the following optional equipment: Keyless entry (KE), Roof Rack w/Crossbars (DR), Removable Tonneau Cover (CD), Front and Rear Mudguards (MG), Daytime Running Lights (RL), Carpet Floor Mats/Cargo Mat (CF), and Cargo Net (GN). These are 4wd RAVs

    MSRP on these RAV's $22,640. I am selling them for $19,891 with the rebate applied.

    I have one in black and one in blue that I will sell for this price. Email me if you are interested.
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    When did the rebate go from $500 to $1000?
  • raywrayw Posts: 9
    Automatics ?
  • Where are you in Central Illonois? How far is it from St. Louis? I am interested in RAV4.
  • Both are automatics. We are about a 3 1/2 hr drive from St. Louis. We are 10 minutes from Peoria.
  • Rebate is $750 for a 2wd and $1000 for a 4wd. The rebate on the 2wd was $500 last month it just went to $750.
  • The rebate can vary from one part of the country to another. Toyota bases the rebates on day's supply of inventory in each region on the country. Regions with a higher day's supply of inventory will have a larger rebate to help move more vehicles.
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