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 Post subject: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 2013
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:42 am 
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2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:12 pm 
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So Toyota is keeping $1700 of the Federal $7500 which is essentially raising the price of the vehicle? That doesn't make any sense. Why would they not even apply the fully $7500? They want to hold off on selling the 2014's until all the 2013's are sold I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:37 pm 
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The 2014 RAV4 EV is definitely eligible for the $7,500 tax credit (http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/30D-New-Q ... es-SSA-Inc). The 2013 and 2014 cars are the same, so essentially Toyota is charging $8,200 for Blue! Argh!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
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I'm not understanding this comment.
I sold all three colors of 2013 Rav4 EV at pretty much the same price for months. And frankly I sold a lot of these. The white is $395 more at MSRP.
Why do you say blue is 8000+ more?
Or is this a case of waiting way too long to get one?

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2013 Rav4 EV Blue #2030 & 2014 Rav4 EV blue #3473
2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Since there are no Blue 2013 models available, you have to lease a 2014 if you want blue. The incentive for the 2014 is $8,200 less than the 2013 model. So Blue --> 2014 model --> $8,200 more than a white or silver 2013 model.

No, I didn't wait too long. I just started looking at buying/leasing a new car last week. Several of my friends have the RAV4 EV and love it. Four friends even have the original RAV4 EVs from 10 years ago. I drove one last week and really like it. Ideally, I would like one in black but will settle for blue. But for what ever reason, Toyota is not offering the same incentive for the 2014 models even though they are the same car.


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Tim, I was afraid that was what you meant.
I'm certain that most everyone here's pretty smart but wise too.
These things happen.
When it got down to the last few 13's here, they were all pearl white. When the last 12's were sold off here, mine left here were silver because the pearl white was super hot popular. Blue never was the most popular but color popularity kind of goes in waves, I notice.

This happens with most every car model on the planet. End of the model run, what's left is usually what was most plentiful to begin with.

By the way, you really do realize there won't be competing incentives on 2013/2014 right? All 13's have to vanish before any changes happen to the 14 incentives. There's no other way to move off the few remaining 13's. But, for me, that said, my last few remaining 13's are still sitting at the plant in limbo, waiting for Tesla to supply some part to replace something that's obviously an issue. I say that because anyone reading these boards is reading everything here! :)

I have, still at the plant, one blue, two silvers and a pearl white - all are promised off to other buyers who are patiently waiting for their cars.

You have an option you aren't mentioning.
Wait. Wait for a blue 2014 to eventually have a similar special next year. When? No idea. But Toyota's got two model years 2012/2013 jammed into one calendar year. Now they have a full year to roll every 2014 they need to roll out.
Sales must be OK because they slammed the out of state business down firm and final.

For you, if its about the money, for whatever reason you have, grab something in another color. This blue 2013 car's been out there for months... and since early July with an unlimited mileage lease on it. Even I got one. I had a blue car available till about 10-12 days ago, when I pre-sold the one at the plant... so for you, it's the timing.

But, you know they aren't going to just throw some huge incentive out there for the 14's. They really don't need to. If they do, at some point, you'll see it posted here for certain.

I'm going to re-post my deals here under this reply, and if you have further comment, let's start a new thread in a different forum or just email me if you aren't already. The Rav4 EV deals that are currently offered by me are going to be in this thread and reading thru a bunch of this to get to them is sometimes a daunting task. For you, my advise is if it's about color, wait. If it's about the deal, get one of the other colors you can locate. Sometimes, in life, we cannot have both. It takes good timing, and no one's got that all the time. :D Maybe Steven Jobs did, tho.. LOL!

Dianne

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2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:09 pm 
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bumping to end to make things easier for those seeking 2014 terms and deals.

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In my garage:
2013 Rav4 EV Blue #2030 & 2014 Rav4 EV blue #3473
2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:42 pm 
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I almost had the same situation as tim in April. At that time, the promotion was $8,800 purchase finance cash in Northern California and $10,000 in Southern California. This was treated as a down payment paid by Toyota on 60 month 0% purchase financing. Not a lease. I figured out that the 2012's were rapidly disappearing and that if I wanted a Blue one, I would have to find one fast. I could not find any Shoreline Blue in Northern California and quickly discovered that the Blue 2013's at some dealers in SoCal were not eligible for the $10k promotion. On a Friday afternoon I found one at Oxnard and put it on hold. Saturday afternoon I drove down, traded in my gasser, and drove the RAV home. I later discovered that there were a couple more blue cars in NorCal either at dealers who did not list their inventory online or had them in transit from the factory. In any case, the $10k Toyota purchase cash was never offered again. The July/Aug/Sept lease deal was almost as good, but I'm glad I pulled the trigger when I did. It's all about timing.

It will probably take until January or February for Toyota to start ramping up the deals again for the 2014's. June this year was the first month with the 2012's flushed out but without a good deal on the 2013's and they only sold 44 units. July picked up to 109 units sold because of the good lease deal and it took until August for the green car web sites to pick up on it - then sales hit the peak of 231 units. For October, they cut back the lease deal a little and moved 91 cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:05 pm 
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The cutting back of the lease didn't create less sales numbers.
Running out of cars did!
Out of state sales being eliminated didn't matter in my case, I was out of cars the last day anyway. I'd just have been sold out sooner. ;)

Now, back to deals. :roll:

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2013 Rav4 EV Blue #2030 & 2014 Rav4 EV blue #3473
2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Dianne's deals on Rav4 EV Nov 5th 2013 - thru Dec 2, 201
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update

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2013 Rav4 EV Blue #2030 & 2014 Rav4 EV blue #3473
2012 Prius PlugIn
My son is a USMC Sergeant & am SO proud of him!


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