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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ddororyddorory Posts: 1
    edited April 2010
    Since limited inventory of Rav 4 on my town, it was hard to buy rav 4
    2010 Rav4 4wd,v4.
    my break down. is
    negociate car $22889
    tax 8.75% $1959
    TTL $172
    Rebate $1400
    total $23121

    I quailfied for 0% apr.

    Is this a good deal? or just normal?
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 213
    That's a very good price, in my opinion. Since most people pay MSRP or maybe a few hundred less, you have done well. Enjoy.
  • neil5neil5 Posts: 118
    I sold my honda accord 1997 for 4500 and bought RAV4 base 15.9k awsome little car. I put on Nudflaps myself and bought cargo liner off net...great car and fun to drive. I may pick up another for other daughter. Not a small car by any means
  • eryeerye Posts: 7
    What is the year of your RAV4? I just bought a 2010 RAV4, and have driven it for about a month. Everything is perfect except for the brake... I felt like I have to put more pressure and press very deep in order to stop it as compared to my old car, in which the brake was very commanding. Does anyone else have the similar feeling about the brake? Is that normal? It's a brand new car so I guess maybe I am just not used to it...
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
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  • Just purchased a 2010 Rav4 Limited 4 Cylinder. Sticker was $27,239 and I paid $24,800 and received the 0% for 60 Months Financing. I think anything 9% or more of MSRP with the financing is a good deal.
  • Just purchased a 2010 Rav4 Limited 4 Cylinder. Sticker was $27,239 and I paid $24,800 and received the 0% for 60 Months Financing. I think anything 9% or more of MSRP with the financing is a good deal.

    Purchased from WorldToyota in Atlanta, GA
  • jess4fjess4f Posts: 2
    I have noticed the same problem problem with soft and deeper travel on brake pedal
    on my 2010 RAV4. I 'm comparing it to Nissan Rogue which was more responsive.
  • arumallaarumalla Posts: 1
    I bought a 2007 RAV4 for 15K with 31K that a good deal?
  • dawtipsdawtips Posts: 1
    I was just quoted a price for a 2009 RAV4 Limited AWD V6 at $29,100 out the door. This car has 2301 miles on it, so very low. My sales tax is 9.8% here. How does that look?
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 213
    Does anyone know what the retail price is for the 6yr/75,000 mile Platinum Warranty for the RAV4?. I have heard it is $1480 and only about $100 of it is dealer profit. I don't know if that is true or not. I realize some might pay a lot less or even get it free if the dealer gets a high enough price for the car but there must be some standard cost that Toyota charges the dealer.
  • eryeerye Posts: 7
    I bought the platinum warranty (7yr, 75k miles) for $1098 with the originial price at around $1598. My coworker paid the same price for his new Highlander so I guess it's about right.
  • brixbrix Posts: 4
    Just closed a deal on a new rav4 2wd, 6cyl,tow pkg. $23,000 out the door. The next lowest price was $24,300.
  • jln120jln120 Posts: 1
    I need help with my quote!

    I just received a internet quote for 4WD 2.5 L - 4-cyl RAV4 with 3rd seating in Super White/Ash.

    Options included are:
    50 State Emissions
    Base L4 EVP Package
    Black Roof Rails w/Crossbars
    Daytime Running Lights
    Rear Privacy Glass
    Third Row 50/50 Split Seat
    Wheels: 17" 5-Spoke Styled Steel
    BluLogic (bluetooth)
    Carpet Floor Mats w/3rd Row

    MSRP: $25343
    Internet/Phone Quote: $24049.52 plus tax and tags.

    Location I'm buying is eastern PA and Northern NJ area. Could you let me know what you think of this price? It seems awfully high compared to some of the post, but location seems to make a huge difference. I missed the 0% finance, but hope to take advantage of the 2.9%/60 mo.
  • I found one certificated pre-owned RAV4 BASE 4WD 4-cyl 4-Spd AT with 3rd row at the local dealer.

    It has 2,040 miles on it, and the MSRP is $23,951.

    I checked the CARFAX showed someone bought it 11/2009 and sold it 02/2010.

    I really like this car, but I don't know is that possible that this car might have some problems and the previous owner returned it to Toyota, and now the problems have been solved and put in the market again? :confuse:

    Thanks a lot.
  • cohenfivecohenfive Posts: 85
    that sounds like about $26,500 before tax, which doesn't sound all that great to me for a used, last model year car. if the car stickers for about $32k new and you can buy it for about $28k, then this one is only $1500 below the price of a new one...just my rough thoughts.
  • does your Rav4 have a VIN starting with J? If it was built in Japan, the pedal was not replaced. Some people claimed that those built in US has this problem with soft and deeper travel on the brake pedal after replacing the pedal.
  • bsurbsur Posts: 1
    msrp $26224 (base msrp $24775, $669 SEV package and $800 delivery), let me have it for $24492, free 36 month loan and 2 year auto care premium coverage, i'm in mass and this is a dark charcoal supposedly hard to find, 4 c, 4 speed, should i try to get for less? will be trading in a highlander, 110,000 miles, 4 c, 4s, do i go for the lowest price for the rav and then negotiate for the highlander trade in price, all info would be appreciated, should i be concerned with a new 2010 rav with the toyota problems out there
  • iamstidiiamstidi Posts: 1
    The MSRP for this vehicle is $32522. This is a 2010 rav4 limited v6 4wd. It is the blizzard pearl color, with the navigation package, vehicle tint, backup camera, tow package, vehicle shield protection package and 5 piece carpeted floor mat set. I was able to negotiate the price to $32500 OTD with them adding running boards. Is this a good price? I live in the Houston area.
  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 213
    Maybe Texas is wierd but in Oregon I could easily drive that RAV4 out the door for around $30,500 from just about any dealer.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,725
    No sales tax in Oregon, right?


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  • evergreenevergreen Posts: 213
    What is a sales tax? :)
  • i just got one 4wd,v6,5spd. the sticker price was 26881.00,and i got it for 24450.00 plus tax and tag. with 2 years maintenance free 0% finance, is that a good offer?,
  • crvexl4wdcrvexl4wd Posts: 35
    I bought RAV4 Sports 4 Cyl 4WD AT and Camry LE on April 30 and traded my Acura MDX Tech. Here are the prices.
    Acura MDX Tech 2008 23K miles was traded for 35K (KBB Excellent condition traded in price was $36K and Good condition was $34K)

    2010 New RAV4 Sports 4 Cly 4WD AT was bought for $23951 (including Dest) Plus tax (8%), Doc fee $154.38, title $194, County tax and fee $40. Options included were BC, FE, QX, RM, TC, CF.

    2010 New Camry LE was bought for $21K (including Dest) Plus tax (8%), Doc fee $154.38, title $194, County tax and fee $40. Options included were FE, SR, CF. Then I got $1.5K Toyota Rebate too to make price even lower.

    Also I paid $700 for each vehicle for 8 years 75K miles Toyota Bumper to Bumper extended protection plan.

    Trade in benefit was applied to both cars and I paid only $11451 out the door for both cars.

    Also Toyota is giving free maintenance for 2 years for both cars.

    How is this deal?
  • aquilles10aquilles10 Posts: 3
    I live in L.A. and am in the market for either a RAV4 V6 or a Highlander. I inquired my local dealer about prices and was told that there was only one Highlander model in stock, a fully loaded 4WD Limited. And there was only one V6 RAV4 on the lot, again a 4WD Limited. I want the Sport model of either. Thinking that this dealer was full of it, I contacted another dealer and was basically told the same.

    Is anyone else getting this same story in L.A. or any part of the country for that matter? It's kinda lame that Toyota is advertising all of these specials and don't have many in stock.
  • abbotsburyabbotsbury Posts: 10
    Anyone have the experience of trying to buy the Limited 4WD 4Cyl and being unable to find one without a backup camera? We don't want the camera and yet right now can't find the car without it in the DC/Baltimore region.

    Salespeople (I've spoken to around 20 dealers at this point) tell me that the car routinely comes with this configuration and that to buy it without the camera requires an order from the factory.
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 723
    so why not just buy one with the back up camera? cant be that much more than the car itself.
  • abbotsburyabbotsbury Posts: 10
    Well.. largely 'cause it's a $500 option that has no value to us.
  • ks206ks206 Posts: 2
    Base 2010 RAV4, 4X4, V6 with extra value package
    Invoice:- 25300 excluding taxes and tags
    APR 2.9%
    Monthly payment =480

    Can any one tell me how is this deal ? Should I go for it or bargain more ?

  • abbotsburyabbotsbury Posts: 10
    Are you negotiating a monthly payment or the sale price of the car? The only way you can tell what you're paying in the interest rate is to negotiate the sale price of the car first, the financing separately, and then make a cash flow model of the monthly payments and residual value and find the internal rate of return (IRR function in a spreadsheet.)

    We just took delivery of a new RAV4 LTD last night and paid below what TrueCar said is the current dealer cost. So if your dealer offered you invoice I would either push them or shop the deal more widely depending on what TrueCar or Edmunds data is telling you about the prices paid in your area.

    I really recommend using the internet to solicit bids from multiple dealers. You can tell who has the exact car you want by checking their Web sites (where most show current inventory) and then who has the lowest-cost dealer structure by the initial bids you get. I did this and it worked really well (and I hadn't bought a new car in years.) I didn't actually have a conversation in person with a salesman until I called six of them to get final bids.

    Also, line up the financing separately through a bank or credit union. At the dealership it's a shell game designed to claw back what they give up relative to the invoice. Remember, no dealer (or anyone else) is willing to lend to you below the rate at which your credit score indicates a commercial bank would lend to you. If a dealer appears to be cutting you a break on the financing relative to the rate a bank is offering you then that dealer is making you pay more than the difference in the sale price of the car relative to his cost.

    In the eyes of most dealers we're potential marks. Their strategy is to confuse us by putting as much stuff on the table simultaneously in the form of a single package.

    Good luck.
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