That's illegal in almost every state. People don't generally know this though, so nobody calls them on it, and so they get away with it, a lot. It's bulls***, but so is the entire dealership franchise model here in the 21st century.
There was a news report that a local station in Florida that I watched that got a dealer in a ton of hot water, and they were forced to refund tens of thousands of dollars to unsuspecting victims.
Your response above was in reference to prior members post "dealer taking lease car back, certify it and resell it back to you for an additonal 1 k +."
( I'm assuming this is 1k over your lease buyout and not 1k additonal over the current Market value.)
Normally i would agree with you. However,
Depending on the numbers that may not be a bad things.
While a dealership almost always profits...
This may be a win-win scenario for dealer and customer.
Again a numbers crunch would need ta be done but if you got it turned into a cpo with 7 year/100,000 mile warranty especially with the potential engine/coolant mishap of these engine then that might work in your favor.
Of course, you would want these new terms(purchase price and warranty) laid out on paper before you relinquish your lease.
And no new add on fees(aside from taxes and tags, if necessary)