Went in looking to buy a CPO 2016 Golf R, and trade-in my 2015 Jetta. After sending information and pictures they offered me $9000, which was about $1000 above market average. After sending me a quote I noticed quite a few discrepancies:
The trade-in value on the quote was only $8000, there was a "security package" for $600 added which ended up being a pure-profit insurance policy for your keys and wheels that the dealership offers. An additional $400 CPO fee, which I was explained was "there to lower the interest rate".
They also swapped out the typical 2 year CPO-standard promotional .9% interest loan with a Scotia loan with a 5.99% interest rate for 2yrs.
After speaking with the salesman he explained to me that the discrepancy between his offer of $9000 and the quoted $8000 was that he was including the GOVERNMENT MANDATED TAX BENEFITS I received from trading in the vehicle and saving $1000 in taxes .. in the trade-in offer...
It was clear to me at this point that this dealership was using underhanded methods and could not be trusted to sell a vehicle.