I can see that inductive reasoning isnt working, so lets just look at data that supports my assertion that Joules' "18K firm" + travel costs + hassle of arranging isnt a realistic price to a buyer in Califhttps://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchres ... 7&zc=94002
Here's 5 2015 SELs in the Bay Area from dealers available to me RIGHT NOW, no supposition, no debate.
Avg ASKING 17.9K, average Miles 12K. 3 of the 5 have a VW CPO tag on them.
On a 18K ASKING price used car at a dealer, one can pretty easily get to 16.5K or so. They are probably paying 13K for them at auction.
So here's the choice:
16.5K for the car, from a dealer, several with CPO warranty. OR
18K for the same car, from some dude on the internet who wants you to buy him a plane ticket home.
To come full circle, that is way I said would pay no more than 16K for a private party car 2015 SEL like the one offered to everyone on this board by Joules.
As why this price what it is, that's a rehash that I'll spare the board.