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
The old dealer system is antiquated and designed to put money in certain people's pockets. I'd have no problem, and would support any auto dealer, selling directly in mine or any state they choose. It's silly to even be debating this! As far as sales taxes for states, consumers can pay that when they have to register the car in their state or at purchase time just as easily. If I purchase a car out of state, which I have to avoid dealer mark ups, I still have to pay state tax on the car. No serious amount of jobs will be lost. Americans always appreciate choice and auto dealers can still operate the current way, or they can shift if they like and maybe take advantage of both ways even. This is more about fear of losing customers to electric vehicles over internal combustion. Relax auto dealers! Some of us still like the roar of a powerful engine, but we also like the quiet electric engine and it's gas free ways too. Let the people make the choice and stop trying to dictate what we want or what's best for us!