FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System Workshop Will Explore Competition, State Regulations, and Emerging Trends in the Industry, Project No. P131202
Do NOT make any changes to the existing system. 1. Under no circumstances will online relationships with vehicle manufacturers make any sense. Motor vehicles, whether gas or electric, break down in many ways. It is in consumers' best interests to have (basically) immediate restitution of these break-downs, which will occur at a local dealer, and NOT with an online manufacturer! I positively do not trust any manufacturer to "take care of" vehicle malfunctions. Note that Tesla has been removed from Consumer Reports' Recommended List because of: a. too frequent break-downs, and b. lack of timely repair of those break-downs. That's simply another reason to keep the existing dealers out there to fix stuff. 2. Also, there are frequent problems with the "paperwork", and disputes arise from those problems. Another reason to keep the thousands of dealerships that are out there. 3. However, if you wish to take service and sales away from existing dealers, will all of you on this FTC panel please give me your personal cell phone number, so that I can call YOU in the event of my or my wife's vehicle malfunctions or sales disputes (should the manufacturer not be prompt in repairing any future break-downs or resolutions)...