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 a manufacturer doesn't wish to use dealers, they should be allowed to sell directly to the public, or use distributors, or all of the above. If the dealer model actually provides value to consumers, then consumers will vote with their wallets. Let the free market decide.