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 #70

Submission Number:
70
Commenter:
David Dyar
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
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
There are times I am so disappointed in this country. We are supposed to stand for a certain set of principals and the fact that we allow Dealers to force us to do business with them is one of the most Un-American things I can possibly imagine. This is not the 1800's and it is time for America to stop allowing a few rich, powerful individuals to use their money and political power to force the rest of us to do business with them. If they can survive in open competition and prove value then they will survive just fine. But they will NOT survive simply by bribing politicians with campaign contributions. It will not last forever and you're on the wrong side of history if you allow them to continue. The time is short on this and it has become public. If you allow them to maintain the monopoly position they now enjoy, you will be part of the business cases and law cases that will be studied and scorned for hundreds of years. Because this is coming to a head and the people involved NOW will be famous for both the good and the bad they do while it happens. Tesla and any other manufacturer has the right to do business in any way they chose. If Tesla does not provide us with a good product, then we'll buy one from GM, BMW, Toyota or any of the dozens of other automakers. The Dealers serve no purpose other than to FORCE themselves into the equation as a middle-man who takes our money without adding value. If the Dealers think they add legitimate value, then let them prove it in open competition with the manufacturers that want to sell directly and the service companies that we all go to as we don't trust the Dealers anyway. I gladly go to Riethmeyer's Auto Repair here in Austin with ALL my cars and have done so for 15 years. Every official Dealer I've ever been to provides terrible service by comparison and I would never use them. Thank you, David J. Dyar