I think this is as good as it gets for awhile. Dealership is in Illinois. Contacting them right now to see what they have. Naturally Im pitting them against each other to see if I can actually get someone at invoice or below. Stay tuned.
I couldn't find specifics in the Forums FAQ but you can always pm or email the info to the requestor.purduealum91 said:Are we allowed to post dealer names and salesmen info here?
1. 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base 4x4 with a few options
2. MSRP price: 23,200
3. Invoice price: 21,385
4. Paid: 21,200 (before tax, DMV (65), NYS tire fee (12.50))
5. Brand new model, so getting it under invoice was a little work! Unlike the 2005 model, no rebate was available.
Yes ---> But NOT referrals (Example of NOT allowed: Tell them Kelly Smith sent you... so I earn $100). I'm afraid things would get out of hand if we all started trying to earn a "dealer referral fee" :?purduealum91 said:Are we allowed to post dealer names and salesmen info here?
lkwan said:it illonios.. but which one.... Can you give me a number to the place!
:lol: Your right the dealers a very hard nosed when it comes to the V6. I live on the south west coast of Florida and up untill last week some dealers were putting a $2,000. MSRP "marketing adjustment" on the four cylinder Rav's, they were selling too! The V6's "whatever the market will bare", I'm sure. I placed my order(not on the ground yet) for a V6 limted, a couple of months ago, with only stand alone options. I'm not going to buy anyone packages, for options I don't want. I feel I got a very good deal on my new Rav4. The dealer was great! not my local local dealer though, next town over, told me I could order the car anyway I wanted it. Even sent me his cost sheet for me to pick and chose. And only one large over cost. Let me know if you want the salesmans name and number?lkwan said:purduealum91,
Awesome... I'm jealous! but i noticed that you got the 4 cyclinder. I'm assuming that your dealer gave you the $100 over invoice because you bought the 4 cyclinder. Has anyone had any luck getting a dealer to commit to selling a v6 limited for $100 or $300 over cost.? Every dealer that I've talk to about the v6 will not budge on the price. And is pretty adamant that it'll go for sticker. because it's such an hot car. in six months they be begging for people to buy it!
The closest I've gotten so far is maybe 3% over invoice. But that means about 1000-1500 over invoice. I have contacted every dealer in my city and in the major cities surrounding houston. I'm branching out to maybe illinois; This is the first new car i've ever bought. If I buy from one dealer per se in austin,tx. can i take my car to any dealer in houston to get warranty work done?
Also does anyone have opinion on the 4wd v6. Toyota says that i should only affect MPG by 1 . I don't believe that until Car & driver or motortrend. Has actual reports.
since this car is also so new, Does anyone else has concerns about buying this redesigned car before car test ratings has come in.
Last question for those who are in the know. these v6 in at least houston. Have not "Hit the Ground", who gets allocation first? I talked to a fleet manager and she said they are in the port and will be allcoated next week. I had one dealer tell me that if I where to put my money down first I would get first dibbs. Every other dealer tells me that the first allcoation has been presold or which ever dealer was lucky enough to be allocated a v6 RAV4 will not give up the car to another dealer that does have it sold. I'm in the retail electronics business. And our policy is if you haven't sold it yet. we are required to give it to anyone that needs it. I also work alot of "Buddy Deals "with other store location in Houston. i.e I'll give them five of these not so hot digital cameras, and in return they'll give me 2 of the really hot ones. Trading inventory is just a way of business, So their notion that this above example just doesn't work for me. I think, if you give me this one RAV4 v6 , on my next allocation, you can take my next two v6's?