I thought this car dealer Scam had gone away ... “VTR” it
doesn’t stand for Vehicle Title Registration. It stands for Vehicle Theft Registration! Another dealer rip-off scam in which the VIN is etched onto
doesn’t stand for Vehicle Title Registration. It stands for Vehicle Theft Registration! Another dealer rip-off scam in which the VIN is etched onto the vehicle's windows and then the vehicle is "registered" into some kind of database in case it is stolen. That was done years ago. Now dealers have gotten even lazier and it’s no more than a sticker put on the inside of the doors, the trunk or hatch and the hood. Apparently, the registration process is optional and you should be informed ahead of time. They didn’t even do that, they just added it into the contract for an additional $249.00. I spotted it and new right away exactly what it was. I told the salesman & the GM I didn’t want it. I was told “everyone pays for it and they won’t take it off!” I was also told that the owner was making sure every new car being sold was going to have VTR, Period!”
Okay, here’s what really pisses me off, not the fact I’m paying an extra $249.00 that is unnecessary but the simple fact the dealership is making sure every new car is going to be sold with that extra fee. They sell on average approximately 125 new Audis a year, that’s an extra $31,125.00 a year they are making. Probably double that on their VW sales [est. $62,250]
It’s an unnecessary option to buy, especially on an Audi. A thief is not going to be able to steal an Audi unless he/she has the key, Period! You shouldn’t have to be required to buy such an option!
I will never buy a car from here ever again, this is one of many crappy things they do!