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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: No Deal....Ers! Reply with quote

A comment I made in the Washington Post about an article from a major GM dealer apologizing for his trade:

Gone are the days when many models had to be sold piece by piece, radio by radio, chrome strip by chrome strip in order to build up profit.

Now people select one of a few packages, DX, LX, Si...whatever.

Quite frankly, if I were GM I'd get rid of all the dealers entirely and sell my cars via the Internet. I would use one of the big rental car companies like Enterprise for customers to pick up their car. If the car breaks down, Enterprise would loan them a car....same for service, recalls etc.

You pay one fixed fee and you get the entire service of personal transportation.

Dealers add extra cost, make the cars uncompetitive and provide little or no value. Most people don't kick the tires any more. They see a picture on the Web and that's what they want to buy. End of sale.

Also, the screwy loan deals are enough to want to sink all the dealers. I'd feel safe present the Submit button for $20,000 car if I knew I had all the loan options for the best rate worked out with my bank. I don't want to get 'domed' on the loan after getting a good price on the car.
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