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
If the dealership model suits some automobile manufacturers so be it. As a Tesla owner, I have found my dealings to be quite transparent with the manufacturer. As a consumer, I think there is room for both models and resent the fact that some states feel the need to prohibit Tesla Motors from having factory owned sales galleries or service centers. If indeed these state legislatures are lobbied by the old, established automobile dealers associations it at least suggests that these dealers, NOT consumers, are threatened by opening up a new sales model.