Ford Credit program makes dealer visit optional

Discussion in 'Luxury and Lifestyle' started by dealmaker, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. dealmaker


    Ford Credit program makes dealer visit optional
    Ford Motor Credit customers will soon be able topurchase and finance new vehiclesfrom a dealership's website, thereby making a visit to the store optional. Through a platform powered by Ford Credit and AutoFi, a financial technology company that automates online vehicle sales and financing, customers will be able to complete the entire transaction online.(Automotive News)
  2. Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    Hmm... I thought the whole point of having to endure the horrible experience of the car showroom was to screw the greasy oik of a sales rep and see what freebies / discounts you could get thrown in because you just know he's gagging for it (i.e. needs the commission to meet his targets).

    Can't do that on a website !
  3. dealmaker


    Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the dealers...
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  5. java


    I'm waiting for Walmart to sell a car. There it is, here's the price.
  6. vanzandt


    This probably works well without a trade-in, ....but most people have trades and that's where the dealerships' smoke and mirrors goes into full swing. Its also where they make a lot of money... especially if the buyer is upside-down on their current vehicle's financing. I don't see dealership's becoming obsolete. You need service centers too.
  7. dealmaker


    Wal-Mart enters car-selling business
    The nation's largest retailer isgoing into businesswith dealership groups, including AutoNation, the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer. CarSaver, an online auto retail platform, is expected to launch the programApril 1at about 25 Wal-Mart Supercenters in four markets: Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Oklahoma City.(Ad Age)
  8. java


    Lets see

    Apple sauce
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