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Old 01-21-2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by iamthewalrus View Post

This might seem revolutionary today, but think about when my 5-year-old niece goes to buy her first car 15 years from now. "What do you mean I can't just buy it online? I buy everything else online!"

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Although I do agree that dealers will be more sparse (they already are) as a result of online shopping, the ability to test-drive a vehicle, and have warranty work done, are both strong reasons dealers will always be around with at least SOME vehicles on the lot, for better or for worse, from a consumer standpoint.

I work at a marina where we sell outboard motors; people come in all the time with their internet research done, and want us to order just the motor they want (we keep a very small inventory). After the purchase, we may or may not ever see them again, unless a warranty or recall item comes up, but it allows Honda to be assured that the customer has a good experience with their product, and spreads the word or buys again.
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