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toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold #5451048 06/11/20 07:00 AM
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so I've been looking around for another cuv, and one of them I'm cross shopping is the rav4 hybrid. just to see where the #'s are at I asked to give me a firm price on the trd in and vehicle on the lot. their offer....500.00 off msrp, and a few thousand less for my trade then other(non Toyota) dealers. Toyota is offering 0/60 financing on these, and 1.9/60 for the regular rav's. I know Toyota would only do this for reasons that would only benefit Toyota corp. the so called "Toyota tax" is real, and the dealers think their you no what doesn't stink. I'm just baffled that they think a pot of gold is in each one of their vehicles...


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451054 06/11/20 07:11 AM
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Perhaps go somewhere else then.

You should have worked your way into this thread:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...-i-get-banned-if-i-complain-about-toyota


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451063 06/11/20 07:31 AM
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The TRD is pretty new I think. New or newish models tend to not have much wiggle room--not until people start getting bored with them.

Want to say, they run sales in August? to move old stock with incoming model year. This year being a completely wonky year, who knows what will happen.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451068 06/11/20 07:39 AM
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You need to check out a Mazda CX5. I think you'll be surprised.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451072 06/11/20 07:41 AM
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The OP earthbound shouldn't have used " trd " for trade when talking about Toyotas. Point of confusion with TRD.

Earth, Why are you trading? You are giving the whole profit to the dealer! Likely Thousands if its not a auction car.

Also, Sales must of guessed you are not ready to buy at that moment.

Buy the car outright - no trade - at then end of the month and negotiate hard.

They can sell their cars for whatever they want. Demand or end of period quota target will set the price

Is this a Japanese Rav or a Canadian Rav?


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: vwmaniaman] #5451073 06/11/20 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by vwmaniaman
You need to check out a Mazda CX5. I think you'll be surprised.


That they cost a fortune? smile


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451076 06/11/20 07:45 AM
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Its a matter of finding the right dealer. I have a local Toy dealer that thinks their product is gold. A dealer an hour drive away gives great discounts on all their lineup.

Bought a Venza before at launch in 2009, $2500 off.

Bought the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid in August last year, when there were waiting lists of 80 per dealer, $2000 off.

Toyota Kentucky plant started producing hybrids in January, there is a good supply. Shop your business.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451086 06/11/20 07:54 AM
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They say its better to start with invoice price and work up than MSRP and work down. The dealer will always know more about pricing than you. Their best offer is when you don't agree and walk out.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451087 06/11/20 07:55 AM
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I don't think it's just Toyota. I was in Florida earlier this year and I saw some good deals online for Kia's...
(there seemed to be several Kia dealers in the area so there was competition I assume). I stopped at one dealer as I was
passing it and they had approx. $3000 in mark-up...pinstripe, sealant, additional dealer prep. and even something called
"market adjustment". This wasn't just on a hot seller like the 'Stinger' but on every model from the Rio on up.
I would NEVER buy from a dealer who plays that game....


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: vwmaniaman] #5451100 06/11/20 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by vwmaniaman
You need to check out a Mazda CX5. I think you'll be surprised.


We're on our second one - got a heck of a deal in late April on one. And that 2.5L turbo........... zoom zoom for sure.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451105 06/11/20 08:17 AM
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I wish I understood psychology behind customers who become offended when a seller won't agree to their price.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451117 06/11/20 08:32 AM
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Walk away.

Find another dealer.

Problem solved.

I helped my MIL buy an Avalon. Three Toyota dealers in town. Three radically different quoted prices. Easy choice on where to buy a car. Done.

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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5451146 06/11/20 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
I wish I understood psychology behind customers who become offended when a seller won't agree to their price.


Agreed...what dealer in their right mind would actually give the rock-bottom price from the get-go. Just because you ask doesn't mean they will gladly offer their lowest...that's just bad business. Actions speak louder than words and negotiating is a process, not a one question and out the door solution.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: Astro14] #5451148 06/11/20 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Astro14
Walk away.

Find another dealer.

Problem solved.

I helped my MIL buy an Avalon. Three Toyota dealers in town. Three radically different quoted prices. Easy choice on where to buy a car. Done.


And don't be afraid to drive a couple hundred miles. Sometimes a dealer will bend over backwards to get a sale. Buddy of mine just drove 4 hours because a Toyota dealer absolutely blew everyone else away on a new Camry.


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Re: toyota dealers think their cars are made of gold [Re: earthbound] #5451150 06/11/20 08:58 AM
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Try True Car and Costco.
As others have said, hit up all the dealerships you can.
Good luck.


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