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 for one am completely against the traditional dealer model. Most dealerships are in it to sell you a car, ANY car, they do not care if it is the car you need, they do not care if it is the car you want. They simply want to sell you something, anything. After you spend hours negotiating your "deal", they then tack on a ton of extra fees and paperwork (there is even a fee for them to write your paperwork up), extended warranty's and floor mats. The idea of the manufacturer selling directly to the customer takes out the shady middleman. Every person I know has been taken advantage of or had a bad experience at a dealership, it is time they come to an end. No one is saying there can't still be traditional dealerships, when you're looking for a used car that might be the way to go, but I would rather buy direct. After all, who knows more about the product? The manufacturer or the guy who was working at Toyota last week and now is selling Chevy's?