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
I have never had a pleasant experience at an auto dealership. In my recent quest to find out more information about electric cars from representatives at dealerships, I found the sales people unmotivated, uninformed, and sometimes intentionally so, about electric vehicles or the refueling of electric vehicles. I am in favor of allowing automakers various methods of selling vehicles. The alleged benefits to the consumer that dealerships tout are hugley overstated. If in fact the dealership model is the best, they should have no problem in competition from a direct sales model. Consumers deserve a choice in how purchase their vehicles.