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Timing for a 2012 Rav4 Purchase?

Given the coming 2013 model, when is the best time to purchase a 2012 model? Is the price on the 2012 expected to dip slightly once the new 2013's are out in January?
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in my province the toyota dealers are offering 0 % financing up to 72 months or 0% lease rate over 48 months on remaining 2012's--which makes a nice savings over the long haul compared to 2.9 'ish rate.

I emailed one of the salesmen and he quoted me a price 700 bucks more than what the canadian toyota ''build and price'' website tool spits back at me when used --and I made sure to clik on the box that will include taxes,frieght/PDI,fees .

if his quote was in same ballpark of what the build and price tool spat out I would have taken the next step in negotiating a deal --but 700 bucks difference kinda ticked me off enough to wait a few more weeks to talk to the sales manager in person instead of this salesman via email
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Many makers offer a cooperative incentive with the dealer to flush out old models. For instance I bought my 2008 Limited new in Jan. of '09. It was the last one and they wanted it gone so it was invoice minus $1000. Toyota put in $500 and the dealer put in $500. They also gave me full book for my trade in. The deals will be flowing big time at the end of the year but choices will be less. If I were in the market I'd start looking right now. Both manufacturers and dealers want to close out the last month of the year with record sales.

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in my province the toyota dealers are offering 0 % financing up to 72 months or 0% lease rate over 48 months on remaining 2012's--which makes a nice savings over the long haul compared to 2.9 'ish rate.

I emailed one of the salesmen and he quoted me a price 700 bucks more than what the canadian toyota ''build and price'' website tool spits back at me when used --and I made sure to clik on the box that will include taxes,frieght/PDI,fees .

if his quote was in same ballpark of what the build and price tool spat out I would have taken the next step in negotiating a deal --but 700 bucks difference kinda ticked me off enough to wait a few more weeks to talk to the sales manager in person instead of this salesman via email
I had a similar experience with a Toyota dealer some years ago - interest-free financing, but the price quoted for the Tacoma I was looking at was full MSRP +. I did some investigating and discovered that the zero financing was partially covered by the dealer, which took away their ability to bargain for a lower vehicle price. At the time, ordinary finance interest percentage rates were rather high.

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2012 RAVs are now out of production. If there was a particular color or option combination you wanted, be aware that as each day passes by the inventory gets less and less and what you wanted may no longer be available.

As for price, research the online guides such as edmunds.com, kbb.com and truecar.com. Edmunds will tell you if there are any incentives in place. The incentives will control what the dealer's bottom line price will be.
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Here the price varies depending if it's a lease, a financing or cash sale. I paid cash and had $4,000 off the MSRP plus a small discount from the dealer and I'm quite happy with the deal.

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I know we're running out in our region. No 3rd rows left, not too many in general left on the lot, so I suppose at this point the answer would be as soon as possible, unless you don't care about color or options.

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Buy now - especially if you're looking for a V6 AWD. We got 2 of them in our family for $700 under invoice. And 0% interest for 60 months on the one that we financed.
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I just bought a 2012 basic model with EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE plus Toyota return 750. The MSRP is 27,270 but I paid 27319.6 (included fees and Taxes) and got a New Blue RAV4.
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I just bought a 2012 basic model with EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE plus Toyota return 750. The MSRP is 27,270 but I paid 27319.6 (included fees and Taxes) and got a New Blue RAV4.

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