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 Post subject: Re: Used RAV4 EVs in NY state
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:00 am 
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Salesman called me today and the Toyota Platinum warranties they sell range from 1yr/12,000 miles for $1625 to 5 years/60,000 miles for $2025. Considering they won't come down in price this is definitely a no go.

Mike, thanks for the cold weather info. I don't have a heated garage, so I know that's also a factor.

I was impressed by it in person, so I'll do some thinking about shipping one. I've been part of the 1100 FitEV beta test for the past 5 years and have loved the car. I also enjoy talking EVs up to people who stop to chat when I charge.

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 Post subject: Re: Used RAV4 EVs in NY state
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 am 
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mikegerard wrote:
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Thanks, it sounds like the cold would not that big an issue for me.
Well, I went to the dealer today. I drove one of them, but it was so low in charge that it was in turtle mode. It is a beautiful vehicle.
The salesman told me the dealer got 5 of them; they are using 2, and they sold one this week, so 2 left for sale. Toyota offered to ship the 5 free from CA, so the dealer took them. Salesman was clueless about warranties and told me that $20,987 was not negotiable. They seem content to wait since they know no other dealers anywhere near here will get any. They do have an EV trained tech.
So I'm not in a rush since I have the Fit EV until July. If the price comes down, I might be interested.
Drew


That sounds way too expensive. You could buy one and have it shipped to you for much less.

The lowest range levels I have personally seen on the GOM (Guess o meter) with the heat on have been about 50 miles. I'm in Webster Ny so we are probably the same or colder than you on average. I will also say that I have always beaten the GOM range by at least 10% and sometimes as much as a factor of 2. Last week I did a 40 mile round trip at 30 degrees and averaged 3 miles/kwh....which means I could go about 100 miles without going into extended mode.

The Rav4EV is a unique car. You'll be part of a 2600 car beta test. For me personally, using it is about being the change I hope to see in the world instead of just putting some stupid sticker on my gas car that means nothing.


Hey Mike! Drew, listen to mike. He has had his Rav since 2012. I called him back in 2014 when I was considering buying one. He kindly answered all of my questions and calmed my worries.

Drew, Id purchase the longest warranty that they offer you. There are a lot of rare and expensive parts on this vehicle. You end up ahead after one repair. Also keep in mind that because these parts are hard to get, if you decided to try to pay for it out of pocket you might have difficulty finding the part yourself. I bought a 7/125k. I wish I bought a longer one.

I really like the Fitev. Its too bad they wouldnt let you buy it. I wish our Rav was as efficient as that small car.

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 Post subject: Re: Used RAV4 EVs in NY state
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 am 
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I am glad I can tap into all the knowledge here; I really appreciate the responses.

The price at the dealer is too high right now so I'll see if they come down. The costs for warranties seem to vary greatly by dealer I see.

The Fit EV is really efficient. In my first three years I was regularly seeing 5.5 to 6 m/kWh on my commute; my record was 6.6. I have two good size elevations to go over and about 20 highway miles out of 35. My GOM readings were 100 - 120. Plus the lease deal was ridiculous: no money down, $199/ month, dropped to $149 for years 4-5. Free at home level 2 charger, free maintenance (which was rotating tires), and they cover collision insurance.
We also got a free set of tires in year 4, but these were not as range friendly as the originals, which went OOP, so there was a drop. Some have been offered a 6th year, but not everyone for some reason. Haven't heard about mine yet.

It's a shame Honda isn't serious about EVs because they made a great one. The only issue was cold weather range. I'm not impressed with the Clarity: pathetic range, worse than the Fit.
Honda claims that Fit drivers wanted more comfort and room, which none of us complained about. A number of people said something about range, though.

Drew


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 Post subject: Re: Used RAV4 EVs in NY state
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:50 am 
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The price they're asking is not that bad for the low mileage that they have. Provided of course that they included the 5 year 60,000 mile Platinum Used Car Warranty in the price. That way you don't negotiate on the price of the warranty itself and they technically still get their asking price. If they don't go for that, then the only practical thing to do is to buy one from California, also with warranty, and ship it.

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 Post subject: Re: Used RAV4 EVs in NY state
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:57 am 
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hey, i went a few months ago when that Toyota dealer got them in, they kept telling me the vehicles werent up for purchase. I was able to see one back in November i believe but they wouldnt move on the price. I ended up buying from Cali and having one shipped much much less. Im in NYC and have jdemo installed really as backup only used it once on a test at the woodbury charger. let me know if you have any questions.


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