Buying a 2009 Toyota RAV4, and saving $5000 off of MSRP.
I actually made the deal over the phone and put deposit with Visa but I would avoid the salesman you have to go to manager top 3 guys at the dealership.
Ab from Calgary, AB
reported on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Buying a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and saving $2000 off of MSRP.
Why this vehicle? - I need to go into the Kananaskis backcountry on gravel "washboard" roads. Need the clearance and carrying capacity. Although I have a dealer 3 year anywhere in N. America roadside assistance, I don't rely on this. Hence the easy access to the tire. No other 'baby' SUV is as economical / reliable and has an exterior mounted full size spare.
All dealers were competitive. I keep my vehicles until they died (not a 3 year turnover kind of guy). Country Hills was closest and offered a life time free oil / lube service with the deal.
My wholesale price report was NOT available on time for the 2011 model. Tried to rely on the 2010 report as a basis but didn't really help me as the dealer 'volunteered' the invoice price even when I didn't have it.
BERNARD from CALGARY, AB
reported on Saturday, November 13, 2010
Buying a 2009 Toyota RAV4, and saving $1000 off of MSRP.
Having narrowed down on a RAV4 and with the cost details on hand, I simply asked two dealers to provide their best price "above cost". I aimed at 3-4% markup and ended up at 3.75%.
Maneesh from Calgary, AB
reported on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Leasing a 2009 Toyota RAV4, and saving $2000 off of MSRP.
Map out your % increases (3,4,5 etc) based on the report before you go. Have as clear and mapped out price and negotiation strategies as possible.
Make sure you are in the driving seat - don't be sold a car but go to buy a car.
Mark from Calgary, AB
reported on Friday, July 17, 2009
Buying a 2009 Toyota RAV4, and saving $1500 off of MSRP.
Very professional, the negotiation lasted 15 minutes!
tom from airdrie, AB
reported on Sunday, March 22, 2009
Buying a 2008 Toyota RAV4, and saving $1000 off of MSRP.
Make sure that you ask for the discount off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price prior to the GST being added in. (The dealer calculated discount after adding the GST, which meant less off. This created more negotiating.)
Decide what extras you want e.g. undercoating, rust protection, paint protection, 3M clear coat. Make your offer on these extras at the time of negotiating the price of the vehicle, when there could be more movement in price, as dealer wants to make a sale.
Yvonne from Olds, AB
reported on Sunday, September 07, 2008
Buying a 2008 Toyota RAV4, and saving $1500 off of MSRP.
The vehicle was the right fit for our needs and provided good fuel economy. This was important as we were downsizing from a Dodge Ram 1500.
We used our Wholesale price report from the very start. We didn't hide anything and our sales rep was impressed that we had "done our homework" on the vehicle.
As Toyota's have a very good reputation and are in demand our savings were reasonable and made the membership worthwhile.
Brian from Calgary, AB
reported on Friday, August 01, 2008
Buying a 2008 Toyota RAV4, and saving $2000 off of MSRP.
I went into the dealership with the price report and therefore I went in knowing what the wholesale price was and where I should begin negotiating. The sales rep was very amenable to negotiating, especially when I had the report. It also gave me a very clear idea of what promotions I should be asking about.
Buying a 2010 Toyota Camry, and saving $1000 off of MSRP.
I send an email to all dealer in my area requesting a quote for the specified car. I exactly listed all the features/packages I wanted, so there was no confusion. Some of dealers responded, some of them didn't.
I negotiated the price based on the lowest offer I received having in mind 3 - 6% fair dealer margin as CarCostsCanada suggested in the report. Thank you CarCostCanada!
Buying a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser, and saving $7000 off of MSRP.
Show them the report. Be straight forward about what you want. Leverage 2008 dealer incentives! If they say they can't discount more, get them to increase trade-in value. Offer to pay cash instead to get higher rebate instead of low financing.
Leasing a 2008 Toyota Sienna, and saving $2000 off of MSRP.
Todd from Calgary, AB
reported on Friday, May 02, 2008
Buying a 2008 Toyota Sienna, and saving $2500 off of MSRP.
Dealer choice was initially based on car configuration availability. Wholesale Price Report meant that the negotiation was over in 2 minutes - we simply agreed on a "fair" (mutually acceptable) profit margin for the dealer and that was it.
Just make sure you negotiate an on-the-road price from this baseline price. This was a non-issue for me as the only thing I added was the 3M shield ($388), but if there were more things, it could have added up to a few $ left on the table.