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 stand on the side of allowing MORE customer choices when purchasing my next new vehicle. The current restrictive system in many states limits me to franchised dealers. This is PROTECTIONISM by laws promoted and defended by the beneficiaries (the dealers) with political contributions. They should be willing to compete for my business like any other retail outlet. Instead they have promoted and defended laws to protect their businesses from competition. Please stand with the consumers and public, not the business trying to limit our choices to themselves.