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 don't have a problem with allowing automakers to sell directly to the general public. In fact, I cannot wait for the day it is legal. I *HATE* dealing with dealerships and it is no exaggeration to say that every single one of my worst retail experiences have occurred at auto dealerships. We have actually stopped going to dealerships altogether, electing instead to purchase vehicles using dealer on-line portals. There is simply no reason to force consumers to deal with smarmy, sleazy nogoodniks who are simply trying to move as much metal as possible and who know they won't be working at the same dealership six months later.