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 #178

Submission Number:
178
Commenter:
Krause
State:
California
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
I'm writing with regards to the question about whether car companies should be able to sell cars directly to consumers. I believe strongly that they should. A requirement that cars can only be sold by dealers is a significant burden on the auto industry and the economy generally. Consumers should be allowed to choose whether to buy from a dealer, a broker or directly from a car company. This "unbundling" if dealer services from the overall car buying experience will result in a more competitive, more service oriented, buying environment that will allow consumers to choose the elements of the buying experience they want to pay for and whether they want to obtain those various services from a dealer or elsewhere. Allow consumers to house whether they want to buy cars without dealers involvement.