Source: Tesla Motors
quote: The credible reason for keeping auto dealers local is to keep auto sales profit local.
quote: In case you have completely missed it, this argument is about letting the manufacturers run the dealerships
quote: Any savings that would come about for the consumer would only be temporary while they run the locals out of business. Once firmly in the monopoly it is likely prices would rise as corporate could control local competition.
quote: No...as a matter of fact, no such thing has been uttered until you did just now. This categorically isn't about letting manufacturers run dealerships - it's about whether or not a state should *require* dealerships in order to sell cars there at all.
quote: What monopoly?