Any other people on a list to buy a Rav4 Prime at a local dealer

Discussion in 'Rav4 Prime' started by Blue Adept, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. BeHart

    BeHart New Member

    Full MSRP. No mark-up. :)
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  2. I believe he did mention full MSRP a couple of posts up;)
    Sorry- beat me to it.
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  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    D'oh. See it now.
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  5. Ohliuw

    Ohliuw Member

    I had a deposit for one since the spring with a dealer in Gatineau, Quebec

    they called me today that they have an XSE, which I am not willing to get.

    they put me back on the waiting list for SE.

    I have also another order with another local dealer.
    Apparently the big chunk of the primes are being shipped to QC. The dealer even asked me if I was from Ontario as they are not allowed to sell outside QC.

    the final price of the SE after taxes and fees minus 13k rebate is 41k CAD, which is about 31500 US
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  6. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    That seems like a pretty great deal after the rebate. Almost as cheap as the gas ones and a lot cheaper to run.
  7. CA e-tron owner

    CA e-tron owner New Member

    It is supposed to come with an 18.1kWh pack, which will easily allow for the full $7500 tax credit from the Federal Government.
  8. David Hrivnak

    David Hrivnak New Member

    We purchased one last week and had to go two states away because they will not sell them in TN. We paid MSRP and it was a quick painless transaction to trade in our 2015 Volt for the Prime. The Prime is rated to tow as it towed our camper back home at 30 mpg. A good 10 mpg better than the Vote.
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  9. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Congrats on the car and not paying over MSRP. Great to hear about your towing mileage result.
    If you tow a lot, feel free to share more info about your experiences. People always seem to have towing questions.
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  10. Ohliuw

    Ohliuw Member

    Ok, just got some more info for
    those in Canada. It came from a director of sales at one of the stealers hops where I have an order, so not sure how accurate it is.

    he said that “Quebec paid Toyota to reserve all the production for Canada for Quebec dealers”. While I doubt they “paid Toyota”, I think they have some agreements in place (which aligns with the statement from the other dealership that they can’t place an order unless I reside in Quebec).

    I know QC has some contracts for fuel cell with Toyota (they are piloting them in Quebec City).

    So it appears that folks outside QC will have to wait until next fall to get one.

    He also said that I was now number 7 in line (I had paid a deposit back in March just prior to Covid closings). The guy told they are rank 1 dealer which get the biggest deliveries. I will update my timeline if/when I get a call.

    One thing I don’t believe is when he said that most of the orders are for XSE, so they are delivering more XSEs. I don’t believe many people are willing to shed extra $8000 (when you add the sales tax) just to get 1” extra on the wheels and a sunroof.

    I bet $$$$ that they had to reduce the price
    of SE in order to qualify for the rebate, so they don’t want to sell many of them as they don’t make as much profit!

    if the SE US price is 38k, this would be 38*1.3=51k CAD (vs 45k msrp). Whereas the XSE base model would be 41*1.3=55k, which is way closer to the ~52CAD price.
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