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 Post subject: 50k range + advice?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:48 am 
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Hey guys! I have to say, this forum is full of so much knowledge, I've had a great time skimming threads old and new in the past week! Wanted to start by thanking everyone who has shared their experiences good and bad. It really does help those of us still peering in from the outside.

Long story short, I purchased my first EV in 2015, it was a '13 Nissan Leaf. Drove it daily and fell in love with the non-ICE lifestyle, there's no way I could go back! Unfortunately however the Leaf also showed me how amazing it would be to just have a LITTLE bit more range. I remember drooling over the RAV4 EV years ago when I would occasionally see one around town, and now the universe has brought me back around! So I'm currently looking at one for sale at a local Toyota dealership, it's a 2014 w/ about 50k miles and they are asking $14,900. I'd try to get them to include a used car warranty in that price. Another one is available from a private seller, 2012 w/ 50k miles w/ Jdemo installed for the same price. This would be the one I'd pick up, except for the fact that I wouldn't have any warranty. :\ I've seen a few pop up in the $16k range with half the mileage, but they seem to disappear just as quickly, and rightfully so.

My big question for those of you with some mileage under your belts, I'm just wondering what the avg max range seems to be at 50k miles? I've read Tonys chart projecting 10% degredation at that mileage so I guess I'm just wondering if that reflects in all your experiences? My basic math of 142mi - 10% leaves us with about 127mi range at 50k, does that seem accurate?

Thanks all!

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:09 am 
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Also as a sanity check/confirmation... I DEFINITELY shouldn't buy one of these from Carmax, right? Because they actually have a pretty great deal on one for $17k w/ 29k miles... That damn warranty. :?

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:44 pm 
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BrinkHouse wrote:
Also as a sanity check/confirmation... I DEFINITELY shouldn't buy one of these from Carmax, right? Because they actually have a pretty great deal on one for $17k w/ 29k miles... That damn warranty. :?


Why not buy from CarMax?

Certainly, don't buy the CarMax warranty. ONLY considered the Toyota new or used Platinum warranty for the RAV4 EV.


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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:07 pm 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
BrinkHouse wrote:
Also as a sanity check/confirmation... I DEFINITELY shouldn't buy one of these from Carmax, right? Because they actually have a pretty great deal on one for $17k w/ 29k miles... That damn warranty. :?


Why not buy from CarMax?

Certainly, don't buy the CarMax warranty. ONLY considered the Toyota new or used Platinum warranty for the RAV4 EV.


I was under the impression from people here that the Toyota warranty was only able to be purchased at the same time as a purchase of a vehicle FROM a Toyota dealer. Is that not the case?

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
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BrinkHouse wrote:
I was under the impression from people here that the Toyota warranty was only able to be purchased at the same time as a purchase of a vehicle FROM a Toyota dealer. Is that not the case?


See this post.

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
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Hmm, so seems it is possible to get a warranty from Toyota without buying a car at the same time? Guess I'll have to call around my local dealers tomorrow and see if anyone seems willing to consider it.

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
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I've also emailed Thorn for clarification on this, hopefully I'll hear back.

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BrinkHouse wrote:
I've also emailed Thorn for clarification on this, hopefully I'll hear back.

That's really not his area. The extended warranty products are sold and backed by Toyota Financial, not Toyota Motor Sales who administer the factory warranties and all of the national customer service operations.

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
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I would consider a potential Toyota owner emailing about a warranty question 'national customer service'. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 50k range + advice?
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Found another at Carmax for 15k w/ 35k miles... Still has powertrain warranty till June of next year... Going to see it today, can't help myself.

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