We are awaiting our RAV to be delivered to the dealership (Due today actually) and we are trying to decide to buy the dealerships $700 package that coats the paint and gives and undercoating. Any ideas here :?:
I can't speak to the value of this treatment, but I would recommend figuring out how much it is worth to you and offer the dealer that amount. I'm fairly sure the dealer will move on the $700. You could probably get this for $400-ish or so, I bet.HandleAnythingRAV said:I ma not sure its worth $700. But I do want my vehicle to still look godd in 15 years.
Thatâ€™s a big affirmative! Every time Iâ€™ve declined their offer during the past 4 Toyota purchases, theyâ€™ve come back with â€œIâ€™ve talked to the manager and would you be willing to get it for $xxx?â€ I'm really glazed over at that point and canâ€™t remember but it was less than $700.ppuder said:I'm fairly sure the dealer will move on the $700. You could probably get this for $400-ish or so, I bet.
Flyman just hit the nail right on the head - absolute waste of money and pure profit markup for the dealer. I'm surprised the dealers still try to pull this crap along with the "rustproofing " and "fabric guard".Its a 100% absolutly a waste of $$ for you and a top money maker for the dealer. Wax it yourself OR let a detailer do it once a year to protect the truck and keep it looking it nice for many years.
How about leftover volcanic ash from Mt. St Helen's?? :roll:Hmmm...I wonder what marketing tools they use out west?
Desert UV damage?
Extreme Washington/Oregon moisture?
Grain belt windblown fertilizer?