Source: Federal Trade Commission
quote: On top of that, the dealership makes most of their money on servicing and parts. Which interests them in making you do "extra servicing" that you do not even need.
quote: I highly doubt a direct sales auto manufacturer is going to spend the post-sale trying to convince me that the new car I was just convinced was awesome needs a special undercoat, special regional weatherization, and a special after market warranty and care package.
quote: If I'm buying a Chrysler
quote: Permitting direct sales would put Ford in the position of competing on both product and services directly against GM, Chrysler, Toyota and others, with much stricter control of the end to end experience. A crappy experience could not be written off to the 'dealer' but instead would be a black mark against the automaker itself. That's huge.
quote: As I, and many others I know always say, the worst part of buying a car is the dealer.