Yeah, ive been told/heard the same. Much more room to bargain for the I4 than with the V6.. especially now that they are JUST arriving.
Maybe if you waited a few months, you would have better luck getting a good deal, but if you are trying to be the first person to leave the dealership with a V6 - well good luck getting a discount (remember, others are in line as well, and any one of them will gladly take the care if you are trying to play hardball).
Tis unfortunate, but I guess thats what we get for wanting to be the first
During the first week of January I got that story from 2 dealers in NJ; one didn't have the car we wanted (but said we could order from them at MSRP and wait 8 weeks, or come back in the summer and they would make us a deal), (3 others also didnt have the car, didn't even ask 'em about price); last one where we bought the car also said "MSRP" and I said No, I wanted $1000 below, so they came down $500 (which is what I really expected given it had just come out - I think they said it was their first 06 RAV sale). Now that it is 6 weeks later, it should be easier to find a dealer much less than MSRP, especially if you dont want the V6. Bargain up from the invoice price, being aware the dealer gets a rebate for ever sale so their cost is even less than invoice.
PS Beware of them adding dealer options to make up their profit. Ours tried to sell us Scotchguard for $299 (buy in store for $3) and VIN etching for $399, later lowered to $199 when we said No (buy DIY kit online for $19).
One of the 4 dealers I visited told me that I would pay OVER sticker since they were marking the RAV's up. I told him that I wouldn't pay it, but I'm sure some other suckers would. Ended up getting a decent deal (less than sticker) at another dealer.
I was told by a few dealers only MSRP....i waited a couple days and went to one. Sticker w/options was 25,700 , I got it for about 22,800 after talking to them. 4cyl Sport with remote start and all the other typical sport accesories.
When starting out cold I hear a slight squeal from the REAR brake area when backing out of the garage, then going forward a loud squeal, without touching brakes, that will continue up until about 25 mph! The noise is cyclical, not a continuous noise until reaching higher speeds, about 10mph. The...
Recently retired, love to drive, wife wants me out of the house ;-) ... decided to start looking into this type of thing to see the country and earn some cash. Anyone have info to share?
I've found companies on the web that do this (and will apply) but am also wondering if forums like...
I'm looking at purchasing a 3rd gen RAV4. What should I watch for when inspecting these cars?
I'm looking at either 2007-2012 V6 4WD cars or 2009-2012 I4 4WD cars. I'll probably get a V6. I'm looking for a 4WD V6 with 3rd row seats...but I can't find any.
Most of the ones I've looked at have...
I purchased these key fobs here. The ones I received have the following tags with them:
FFC ID: 2AOVX-T3
Part No: BBY-67
After reading @JuneBug 's thread here, he said he has FCC ID "HYQ12BBY"...clearly different from the ones I got.
Will the ones I got still work? It...