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Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • webbewebbe Posts: 15
    Have another question to add to the above, is their a
    place that shows the MSRP and Invoice price for the 08 Rav4's?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,637


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • webbewebbe Posts: 15
    Went to that link-are those prices right>
    Cause the one she is interested in says
    MSRP $24,535 Invoice $22,325
    This is for the 2008 RAV4 Base 6cl and 4x4.
    The dealer told her that the MSRP was 26000 something
    and and told her they would only come down to 25,500.
    This is without any add on's.
  • You have to add the destination charge of $685 to the MSRP and the invoice - The MSRP is 25,220 and the invoice is 23,010. The must of added additional equipment to get to the 26,000 something.
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    On the Toyota Rav4 brochure :
    4x4 V6 5 speed auto Base $24,285.00
  • ferretferret Posts: 4
    What's the boston dealer? Are they still running Rav4s for 17,800? Seems...too good to be true...
  • ferretferret Posts: 4
    I'm still negotiating but wanted to see what others thought of the pricing so far.

    Base 2007 Rav4
    2WD, 4cyl
    6disk CD Changer
    Roof Rack/Cross Bar
    Tonneau Cover
    Daytime Running Lights

    Base - 20038
    Out the door - 22051

    Is that a good deal or can they do better?
  • ferretferret Posts: 4
    I'm also trading in a 2004 Chrysler sebring convertible - Trade in value at is between 10,000 - 12,000 - does anyone have any advice on what they think the dealership will offer for it?
  • I am thinking about buying a RAV4 base, 3.5 L, 4WD of 2007 or 2008. It is difficult to get a quote in Kansas, always shown no dealer in this area somehow when I tried on the Internet. Has anyone bought the same model recently? Do you mind giving some suggestions on pricing and dealer information?

    Also, it seems there are not much differences between 2007 and 2008 model, except some security alarm added in 2008. I am wondering whether it worth to buy a 2008 model. Thanks.
  • webbewebbe Posts: 15
    Ok I just want to know if what the dealer is saying is correct.
    We are being told that the base model's can not be ordered.
    That too late for 2007 and the Toyota is only currently making so many 2008's and sending them to dealers-being told they have no way of knowing which they will get. They say they can order from other dealers within a certain range but that usually Toyota does not send just the base model's out to dealers even on the Limited.
    Reason is she was wanting either the 07 or 08 with a 6cl 4x4 and preferably in black. They say they have found one and it is a 08 but it is not the base price since they have added other options to it already.
    We were under the impression that a 2008 could be ordered as a base model and then add only what she wants but they are saying it cannot or that it would takes a long time even if it could be. I also went on and if you try to but in 6cl and base (though it says it on another page and edmunds) a prompt comes up and says must press limited.
    Has any one ordered the base 2008 yet and added their own options?

  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    For example in BOCH Toyota sales ends 9/25
    EVERY New 2007 Rav4 save $4,000 off MSRP
    Sample MSRP 31,288

    In Oct this is the special at BOCH
    Buy a brand new 2008 Highlander, "Toyota’s family friendly, 7 passenger, 4x4, Sport Utility Vehicle," for only 24,800!
    Stock # 91054, 90740, 22257 - MSRP: 30,597
    sales ends 10/31/07

    The cheapest among dealers in Massachusetts. The other dealers hate BOCH.
  • de77de77 Posts: 40
    I Maybe a little late on this one however, I added up all your numbers in this post and in a later post that mentioned your payoff. I got a total of $26,973 which includes the new car @ 25,600, the dealer fee $585, less the trade amount of $13,500 and adding tax and your payoff of $13,384. So from there you said they tacked on a warranty which you eventually declined on, I believe that was your $1,927 difference. You weren't ripped off at all if my math is correct.
  • jimdrewjimdrew Posts: 84
    the extra's....I was ripped off and big time. I am 61 though and can only blame myself. The finance manager could not finance my son and had already delivered the van. Well, he called and actually begged that I cosign. I did so he promised me a terrfic deal if I ever wanted a Toyota. I went in with that mentality. I was wrong...a salesman is a salesman....I lowered my guard...that is my fault.

    Jimmy Drew
  • ronnronn Posts: 398
    I haven't seen any VA sales posted yet...thought I would share my price.
    2008 RAV4 AWD V6 Limited 30,200.00

    50 State Emissions
    JBL AM/FM 6 disc with 9 speakers and subwoofer
    Heated Seats
    Daytime running lights
    Power Moonroof
    Towing Prep Package
    Accesory Package
    XM Satellite Radio
    Chrome Exhust Tip
    Rear Bumper Applique for 08 Savannah ( Taupe)
  • Dont talk to the local dealer in person up front, call the major toyota dealers in your state on the phone and ask for their internet sales manager and ask for a written quote for the 2007 RAV 4. Dont give them your phone number just your e-mail address.Use the excuse of not wanted junk calls

    2007 will be cheaper than the 2008 but thye make more commision on the 2008 so dont belive them when they say they are the same price.

    Get written quotes to your e mail (5 -6) (dont talk about color now) and then take the lowest quote into your local dealer and tell him that you are on your way to the big city to buy the car in the quote and you really would like to support the local dealer but $2000 is $2000 dollars................

    normally they will come down dramatically...........

    now talk about color and options and remember the costs on the options is normally only 70-80% cost to the dealer so he has wiggle room.

    Do all this before discussions on trade ins etc

    Good Luck
  • de77de77 Posts: 40
    I am sure you've gotten some good responses by now, however you did mention that your daughter may be considering leasing the RAV-4. If she does you want to have a lease numbers ran ahead of time on a 2007 and a 2008 before you decide. The newer models tend to lease bettter.
  • anacatanacat Posts: 1
    We ordered a new 2008 Rav4 from a local dealer in NJ, we were told it would be a custom build which would 6-8 wks to deliver. Then we got a call yesterday that what we want is not available in this area, they want us to sign a waiver saying we'll take the car even though it will now take 3-4 months for delivery (or loose the deposit)

    Does that sound right? 3-4 months for delivery?

    If it helps any - we ordered a 2008 Limited Rav4, 4x4, third row, 6 disc changer, remote starter, sunroof. My husband negotiated this waay below MSRP even when considering options (he used consumer report's info).
    (BTW, they told us that the Limited was not available in 2x4 in our region, so we had to get the 4x4)
  • First of all, I would like to thank all the participants in this forum. All your postings help me a lot in my whole car buying process. Here are the options installed in the car:

    50 State Emissions
    Daytime Running Lights
    JBL In-Dash 6-CD Premium Audio
    Leather Seat Package
    Mudguards (PIO)
    Rear Bumper Applique (PIO)
    Seat Heater
    Towing package
    Floor and Trunk Mats (added myself for $130)

    MSRP: $30759
    Paid: $28070 (include the mats)
    MD Tax: $1403.5
    Tag: $210
    Processing Fee: $100
    OTD: $29783.5

    Exterior color is Everglade Metallic and Interior color is Taupe. I almost got an Ash interior from another local dealer for the same price. Fortunately, before I placed deposit, I checked website and found the vechicle. I called them right away and they were willing to match the price of the other dealer.

    Just wanna share with others who are looking for the same car. Rav4 Limited V6 AWD is still in very high demand. Pacific Blue and Everglade Metallic are both hard to find at this point. They get sold fast. So if you can find one, go ahead and get it right away.

    One more thing. I called multiple local dealers and all of them claimed they could check all the vechicles coming to the DC Metro area from the computer. Nobody could find the car that I wanted. When I called Darcars yesterday, the salesperson told me he has the car coming in today. So it seems to me that it is not reliable to depend on dealers to look at the allocation from the computers.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,094
    A reporter seeks to talk with owners and serious shoppers of the 2007 or 2008 Toyota RAV4 who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to no later than Thursday, November 15, 2007 and include your city and state of residence as well as the age of your child/ren.

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  • ppf1ppf1 Posts: 1
    I think You ARE. Cong. Probably your state doesn't collect tax or collect little tax?

    Just got a similar 2007 base V4 4wd Rav4 with moonroof. The moonroof comes with it, thought I am not really a fan of it.

    Other add-on options are

    Roof rack
    floor mat /cargo mat/ first aid kit
    17" steel wheel
    Tonneau cover

    OTD price for me is 23700 including 400 college cash, the invoice price is around 22300 including destination. The amount I paid is ~100 over if the price were set at the invoice price recommended by edmunds.

    Any adjustment on the purchase? I could have done better but was tired of bargaining.
  • hphamhpham Posts: 2
    Got quote from Fred Haas.

    • Multipurpose Cargo Net With Support Poles$140
    • Black Roof Rails And Crossbars $220
    • Daytime Running Lights $40
    • Towing Prep Package - V6 3,500lb. $160
    • Permavin/Glass Etch And Limited Warranty $199

    MSRP $24,600
    Invoice $23,425
    Tax $1,600
    Fee $249
    O.T.D. $25,329

    Is this a good deal ?
  • hphamhpham Posts: 2
    Got quote from Fred Haas.

    • Multipurpose Cargo Net With Support Poles$140
    • Black Roof Rails And Crossbars $220
    • Daytime Running Lights $40
    • Towing Prep Package - V6 3,500lb. $160
    • Permavin/Glass Etch And Limited Warranty $199

    Invoice $23,425
    Tax $1,600
    Fee $249
    O.T.D. $25,329

    Is this a good deal ?
  • vispkvispk Posts: 1

    The quote looks good. I am also interested in RAV4.

    Need to know what is the fuel consumption of
    2.4L I4 vs 3.5L V6

    Please help.

    I am thinking to buy 2.4L if the fuel consumption is good. Alternatively I am thiking Nissan Rogue! any comments?\
  • Had a terrible experience with Westbury Toyota, Long Island, NY. Stay away from them for sure. They lack the basic etiquette and skills to keep you comfortable while you are considering a purchase. Besides, you can get way better prices elsewhere. This dealership needs a serious change in staff.

    Dick Milham Toyota, although their prices are slightly above the lowest price is excellent. They will not try to force you into a sale like Westbury, they will not make you uncomfortable or resentful. Although I picked my car up from Atlantic Toyota, I still must commend Dick Milham Toyota on how they deal with their customers, especially the manager there.
  • Regarding "I live in South Carolina and I am leaning towards the Rav4 over the CRV. Now, in SC, there is what is called "SET administration fees". It is added to the price and it is about $600. This is not a dealer fee, it is a Toyota fee. You thus still have to pay the normal dealer fees and taxes. The "SET administration fees" appears on a Toyota model when it iis time to choose the options on "

    Kyfdx writes:

    "It is what it is... I wouldn't focus on the $600.. "

    ??? You've gotta be kidding. The person who wrote this lives in SC. Depending on WHERE in SC, they very likely could be less than an hour's drive from NC or TN. All it would take is a few phone calls or e-mails to save the $600.

    How absurd is it in this day and age where information is freely shared and distances of a hundred miles or so are no hassle at all to just eat $600 on a deal because of some archaic Toyota system?

    Just another reason for me to go back to Honda!
  • 2008 4 cylinder sport 4X4 Sunroof, mats, and Tonneau cover

    $24K + TTL. Is that a good deal? Thanks!
  • 4x4 V6 Limited
    JBL CD changer
    Daytime running lights
    Heated seats
    Leather seats
    Tow prep package. MSRP $30585

    Dealer wants $28803 and probably before tax, licence & other bs fees.
  • I was interested in RAV4 4WD V6 and asked for a local dealer for it. He said they didn't have it in stock and would trade one for me. I signed a form and gave him my credit card number. However, he could not find after a week. THEN we agreed to move on RAV 2WD V6 and he told me he would get one in stock from another dealer as early as tomorrow. However, I decided not to take this car this afternoon. I told the dealer, who first said that there should not be any charge and then said he would discuss with the sale manager. Because the car will be shipped from other dealer and there may be a shipping charge. I think I told him before he got the car in and there should not be any shippong charge. Even if there is, it should NOT be mine because this should be the business risk of the dealer.

    What shall I do if they charge me tomorrow.

  • Since you are using a credit card, you can always cancel the payment with your credit card company. I hope you signed something with the dealer upfront showing you could withdraw the order anytime.
    I am not sure which area you are living. But in the East Coast, there are more and more 08 Rav4 selling close to Toyota's invoice (not Edmunds invoice).
    When I was shopping for my car, several dealers were also trying to do a dealer swap to get the car I want since at that time, availability was limited. However, you should not be charged for anything. All dealers in my area are willing to do without extra charge, since I would have already paid the toll since the car would have more miles on it. Yes, they have to drive the car from the other dealer.
    I would say move on to another dealer. This dealer doesn't look honest to me. They should be able to give you an idea the inventory situation of other dealerships from the computer, though not 100% accurate.
  • Just thought I'd share. I just took delivery on a brand new, gorgeous 2008 Rav4 Limited V6 4WD in Blizzard Pearl with the following:

    Mud Guards
    Tonneau Cover
    Daytime Running Lights
    Tow Prep Package
    Leather Seats
    Heated Seats
    Upgraded JBL sound system (with subwoofer, amp, and steering wheel controls)
    Carpet Mats
    Rear Bumper Applique

    MSRP: $31,200
    Invoice: $28,790

    I PAID $27,235 after my $400 COLLEGE GRADUATE DISCOUNT before TTL.

    Did I get a decent deal?
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